You don’t need to give up cheese to lose weight. Using it in place of other ingredients in these recipes saves calories and fat while adding protein and calcium
In Mashed Potatotes
1 of 6All photos
Swap 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon mascarpone.
Cuts: 42 calories, 5g fat
2 of 6All photos
Swap 1/2 ounce seasoned croutons with 1/2 ounce feta.
Cuts: 29 calories, 3g carbs
Adds: 66mg calcium
In Sandwiches and Wraps
3 of 6All photos
Swap 1 tablespoon mayonnaise with 1 slice provolone.
Cuts: 3g fat
Adds: 7g protein, 211mg calcium
In Fettuccine Alfredo
4 of 6All photos
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
5 of 6All photos
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
On Baked Potatoes
6 of 6All photos
Swap 1 tablespoon sour cream with 1 tablespoon shredded parmesan.
Cuts: 2 calories, 1g fat
Adds: 1.5g protein, 50mg calcium