If you are on low-fat or low-calorie diet, you don't have to exclude cheese from the diet, particularly if you're fond of cheeses. Many dairy brands offer non-fat or low-fat cheeses to fulfill your cravings. Although non-fat cheeses are usually processed, some cheeses are naturally low-fat. Read the nutrition labels carefully before you purchase any type of cheese.
Non Fat American Cheese
Non-fat American cheese is high in phosphorus and a great source of calcium, zinc and Vitamin A. The nutrition labels vary with different brands. Usually, there are 31 calories, 1 percent carbohydrates, 0 percent fat and cholesterol, 11 to 13 percent sodium and 10 percent protein in single slice of cheese. In one slice serving, there are 21 grams of iron, 9 percent vitamin A, and 15 percent calcium.
Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
After having normal cheddar cheese, it can be difficult to develop taste for non-fat cheddar cheese. However, its a good compromise if you want to create a recipe containing traditional cheddar cheese. It is a great source of nutrition. Non-fat cheddar cheese may contain 0 percent fat and fiber, 40 to 45 calories, 8 to 9 g of protein, 2 g of carbohydrates and 12 percent sodium in a serving size of ¼ cup. Many brands offer fat-free sharp cheddar cheese as well.
Non Fat Mozzarella Cheese
Non-fat mozzarella cheese in a serving size of ¼ cup usually contains 45 calories, 0 percent fat, iron and potassium, 2 percent cholesterol, 12 percent sodium, 1 percent carbohydrates, 9 g protein, 10 percent vitamin A and 25 percent calcium. It can be difficult to develop taste for and cook with fat-free mozzarella cheese, however, it can be used to create baked pastas, pizzas, casseroles, lasagnas and soups.
Natural Low Fat Cheeses
Some cheeses are naturally low-fat and do not have any synthetic ingredients. They are satisfying in taste and may help you consume less. Based on a 1-oz. portion size, goat-cheese contains 6 g fat, 4 g saturated fat and 76 calories; parmesan cheese contains 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat and 110 calories; feta contains 6 g fat, 4 g saturated fat and 75 calories; and provolone cheese contains 7 g fat, 5 g saturated fat and 100 calories.