I don't know anyone who doesn't like cheese. I, for one, am deeply and madly in love with it. What makes our favourite pizza, pasta and burger taste so good? Yes, it's cheese; without cheese, you would find these foods just like regular, boring foods. Ironically, the more we eat cheese and cheese-based foods, the more it fills us with guilt. We have always been made to believe that cheese, with all its high-fat content, is harmful for us and leads to weight gain. But, to our delight, some studies claim it be a myth.
A study, conducted by the researchers at Iowa State University and published in the Journal of Alzhiemer's Disease, stated that if you eat cheese responsibly, i.e in limited quantity, it may actually also help your mental health. Surprised? So was I when I saw this, but my surprise was accompanied by boundless happiness.
This is a fact that cheese is rich in protein which keeps us sated for long and may prevent excessive eating. So, now that I know that we can eat cheese guilt-free, but sparingly, of course, here are some yummy cheese snacks recipes I can't wait to try.
(Also Read: Say Cheese! These 4 Healthy Cheese Varieties Are Diet-Friendly)
5 Cheese-Based Snacks For Weight Loss Diet:
1.Baked Cheese Fingers
Cheddar cheese and jalapeno combined with a buttery batter of cornmeal, buttermilk and corn, and baked, not fried. This crunchy snack recipe will amp up your snaking time. Click here for the full recipe.
These cheese fingers will win your heart. Image Credit: iStock
2. Cheese Potato Wedges
Potato wedges are an all-time favourite snack. Smear some cheese on them and bake them to make a healthier version of this flavourful finger snack. Click here for the full recipe.
3. Cheese and Ham Roll
Ham and asparagus are rolled with a striking filling of hung curd, butter, cheese and lemon juice. Serve with a topping of pineapple slices. Here's the full recipe.
4. Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Cheese
Marinate mushroom caps with oil, vinegar and herbs. Then top them with a delicious mixture of diced onions, bell pepper, dates and cheese, and bake to perfection. Click here for the full recipe.
5. Cottage Cheese Skewers
When we talk about healthy cheese, how can we forget about cottage cheese?! This cheese variety has always enjoyed a good reputation in the world of health. So, this cottage cheese skewer recipe is not to be left out. Click here for the full recipe.
These healthy paneer skewers are a perfect evening treat. Image Credit: iStock
Relish the taste of your favourite cheese in these 'healthier' cheese snacks recipes.
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