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by Maria

Eat cheddar cheese without the fat? Yes, please!
 

Eating cheddar cheese has its big drawback: all the fat content that even one ounce has. In just one ounce of cheddar cheese, there are 9 grams of fat including 5 grams of saturated fat. Plus, the saturated fat in one ounce of cheddar cheese is a quarter of the saturated fat a person is to have in a day based on the Daily Value guidelines. Cheese has a considerable amount of fat content.


However, the benefits from one ounce of cheddar cheese include 200 grams of calcium, which is 15 percent of the calcium we should get in a day. One ounce of cheddar cheese also has 6 grams of protein. You even get 2 percent of the needed Vitamin D. So I started wondering if there was a way to eat cheddar cheese without having to eat all that fat.


I found that baking the cheese in the oven gets a lot of the fat out. You will be able to see all the oil that comes out.


To bake the cheddar cheese, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice some cheddar cheese about an inch thick and place it in between parchment paper on a baking tray. Bake for about 6 to 10 minutes.

Microwaving the cheddar cheese is another option. Slice the cheese and place it between parchment paper. The only difference with this recipe is checking the cheddar cheese every minute.


I am glad I found this simple way of making cheddar cheese a healthy snack. Plus my toddler really liked eating the crispy cheese slices.


Tip from wichealth: Place your crispy cheese slices on paper towels when done to remove excess oil.

 

This blog post was written by Maria. . .


About Maria - My family and I moved to Trona near Ridgecrest, CA. We just welcomed our second child at the beginning of August. My focus is being a mom and wife. During my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, note-taking, watching movies, and sewing. I studied journalism in college.

 

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Want more inspiration for easy snack ideas? wichealth.org has a free online lesson called Make Meals And Snacks Simple. Find it on wichealth.org in the Planning Simple Meals And Snacks category!