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6 Times Cheese Is the Answer

In Mashed Potatotes

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Swap 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon mascarpone.
Cuts: 42 calories, 5g fat

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On Salads

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Swap 1/2 ounce seasoned croutons with 1/2 ounce feta.
Cuts: 29 calories, 3g carbs
Adds: 66mg calcium

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In Sandwiches and Wraps

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Swap 1 tablespoon mayonnaise with 1 slice provolone.
Cuts: 3g fat
Adds: 7g protein, 211mg calcium

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In Fettuccine Alfredo

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Swap 1 ounce heavy cream with 1 ounce whole-milk ricotta. [Tweet this tip!]
Cuts: 54 calories, 7.5g fat (4.5g saturated)
Adds: 2.5g protein

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In Dips

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Swap each cup sour cream with 1/2 cup each unsalted cottage cheese and plain lowfat yogurt.
Cuts (per 2-tablespoon serving): 32 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated)
Adds (per 2-tablespoon serving): 2g protein, 30mg calcium

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On Baked Potatoes

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Swap 1 tablespoon sour cream with 1 tablespoon shredded parmesan.
Cuts: 2 calories, 1g fat
Adds: 1.5g protein, 50mg calcium

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