Dairy products What kind of cheese and yogurt to choose, by comparing different alternatives

Diary products What kind of cheese and yogurt to choose,  by comparing different alternatives 

Diary products are one of the most common ingredient is a lot of different products, so it's not easy to complete avoid them, so let's compare and discuss the best alternatives in this huge range of alternatives, starting from cheese.

To all the cheese lovers is not easy to cut down on the fat intake without cutting down on cheese and sometimes low fat or light alternatives are not exactly the same in terms of taste plus another thing to consider is the amount of salt and cholesterol.

Portions and frequency are important to achieve a balance with any kind of food but with the right choices, we can still enjoone of the most delicious product. so let's find some good alternatives.

Cheese, Wheels, Wheels Of Cheese, Dairy

Cheeses comparison

  • QUARK: only 30 Kcal per 50 gr and almost fat and salt free (0.2-0.1 gr) usually you can get 250 gr for only 1.25£

  • MOZZARELLA: 1 Oz contains 85 Kcal even less if you choose the light mozzarella, also the salt intake is not high

  • GOAT CHEESE: highly nutritious with only 75 kcal per Oz and not high in salt

  • Low-fat COTTAGE CHEESE: half a cup contains 80 kcal and just 1 gr of fat but high in salt

  • FETA GREEK CHEESE: around 70 kcal per Oz again high in salt so not recommended in case of high blood pressure 

  • HALLOUMI: 120 kcal per 50 gr could something to have just once in a while to not get bored of the same low far cheese all the time

  • BRIE: 80 kcal per 30 gr here is more about portion control to not end up having half or more of the package

Käseplatte, Cheese, Buffet, Cold Buffet

A good yogurt alternative

To still include a diary product low in fat and high in protein this solution could be a good option instead of cheese and with a unique flavour that could be better that the classic low fat yogurt which sometimes could be really high in sugar

Icelandic style yogurt is famous because of:

 - The high amount of protein

 - The low amount of fat but this doesn't mean that is low in calories

 - Also high in Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B12

A portion of 150 gr (one third of the big 450gr pot) 

Contains 95 kcal which are more than some other low fat yogurt, so why is that?

Simply because proteins contain calories too and having an excessive amount gives you too many calories exactly like carbs or fat.

This alternative could be used as a replacement of one main meal like a quick Breakfast or Lunch or as a high protein snack  as well

To have more dairy alternatives here some useful options to introduce in your daily intake:


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