Holiday Party Guide: Eat, Drink, and Still Be Slim
What to Eat: More Cheese, Please!
Cloned, packaged queso is so cheesy. "Consumers want an artisan-quality product now, bursting with flavor and creative flair," says Peggy Smith, cofounder of the California-based "cheesery" Cowgirl Creamery. One thing that hasn't changed is the fat content. Your serving should be no more than two ounces, Zied says, about the length of two fingers. Pick only two or three varieties, so as not to provoke your appetite.
|229 Calories||19g Fat||12g Sat. Fat|
|Chevre||207 Calories||17g Fat||12g Sat. Fat|
|Brie||189 Calories||16g Fat||10g Sat. Fat|
|Swiss||215 Calories||16g Fat||10g Sat. Fat|
|Gruyere||234 Calories||18g Fat||11g Sat. Fat|
Mozzarella (whole milk)
|170 Calories||13g Fat||7g Sat. Fat|
|Blue||200 Calories||16g Fat||11g Sat. Fat|
|Gouda||202 Calories||16g Fat||10g Sat. Fat|
Your Best Choice?
Fresh mozzarella is the lowest in fat and calories, but its mild taste may not satisfy your craving. "All the varieties here are good sources of protein," says Zied. Gruyere, Swiss, and cheddar contain the most calcium.
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