I love grilled cheese sandwiches! However, I know that cheese is high in fat. The nonfat cheeses that I use just don’t melt. What are some good-tasting low-fat cheeses that actually melt?
So you’re tired of trying to melt non-fat cheese that ends up looking like Silly Putty too?
When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, you may want to use a low- or reduced-fat cheese, instead of a non-fat cheese. Lower fat cheeses such as Kraft 2 Percent Milk American Singles and Cabot 50 Percent Light Cheddar Cheese melt like a dream and have no more than 4.5 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat per ounce. (A person who needs 2,000 calories daily should keep their fat intake to no more than around 65 grams and the heart-unhealthy saturated fat in their diet to less than 22 grams.)
Leaner cheeses have the benefit of adding a chunk of needed calcium to a healthy diet! A serving of both of these cheeses slice up 200 milligrams of calcium — 20 percent of the average adult’s daily needs.
What I love best about these two great tasting lower fat cheeses is that they come pre-sliced in either 3/4 ounce or one ounce servings. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t pay close attention to my cheese slicing once the brick of cheddar is on the cheese board, I could slice until the cows come home. The pre-sliced cheeses help me feed my yen for cheese without overfeeding my saturated fat limit for the day.
If you would rather slice your own reduced fat cheese, use a hand-held cheese slicer that allows for paper-thin slices so that you don’t over-slice. You’ll be surprised how many cheese slivers you can get from an ounce when you can practically see through each slice.