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Six low-fat cheeses that are delicious and nutritious

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

The Skinny on Low-fat Cheese

If you're trying to lose a few pounds this summer but don't want to feel deprived, try sinking your teeth into these six healthy cheeses which may actually help you feel better, physically and mentally. Studies show that the calcium and protein in cheese can help you lose weight and be in a better mood. With the following delicious low-fat varieties, you will definitely not feel like you are on a diet.

Variety of Cheese

Delicious and Nutritious Low-fat Cheeses


1. Jarlsberg Lite

This Swiss-style cheese is perfect as a substitute for deli-sliced cheese on sandwiches and burgers.
1 ounce: 70 calories, 4g fat, 2g saturated fat, 9g protein

2. Boursin Light

Spreadable garlic cheese that tastes superb on crackers, toasted bread, or sliced apples.
1-2/3 tablespoon: 40 calories, 2.5g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 3.4g protein

3. Sargento Reduced-Fat Provolone

Classic Italian cheese with very little fat.
1 slice: 50 calories, 3.5g fat, 2g saturated fat, 5g protein

4. Mini Babybel Light

A perfect one-bite snack, this creamy and delicious cheese pairs perfectly with fruit and nuts.
1 piece: 50 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 6g protein

5. Treasure Cave Reduced-Fat Crumbled Blue Cheese

Tangy cheese with half the fat of regular blue cheese. Perfect to sprinkle on salads or burgers.
1/4 cup: 80 calories, 5g fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 7g protein

6. Trader Joe's Fat-Free Feta

Pungent and creamy feta crumbles that taste great over a spinach salad or melted on pizza.
1 ounce: 35 calories, 0g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 3.4g protein

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