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Old 06-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Best tasting LC cheese?

Now that I can have an occassional sandwich again, I'm looking for the best tasting Low Calorie Cheese out there. There are so many kinds so can anyone suggest one along with the calorie count? The lower the better but I don't want it to taste like rubber. It can be a cheese product as long as it tastes good.

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Most peeps around here use Laughing Cow or WW wedges.

I like to use reduced-fat cream cheese on sammiches...it takes the place of cheese AND mayo, and actually feels/tastes cheesier than a slice of cheese.

There are no low-cal cheeses that I like.
But a lot of sliced cheeses are 3/4oz and around 70-80 cals...some DDs I can fit that in. Other times I wait for an UD to eat loads of real cheese.

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Old 06-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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I use very thin slices of full-fat, real cheeses- cut 'em with a super sharp knife and weigh them thereafter. I find it does not take much cheese to add flavor.

On DD, when the mood hits, I make 'salad in a wrap'. 75 cals in the wrap, about 40 cals of veggies/lettuce, and 100 cals of cheese. 215 is a lot of calories but, oh it works. On UD, cheese is a great way to make my calories.

Okay, before everyone starts shouting, I do add Laughing Cow wedges to my cabbage stir fry. And it is delish .
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Agreeing with Nancy, but I use finely shredded. That way I can add a little TWANG of my favorite, sharp cheddar, without feeling like I broke the nutritional bank. I have determined what 1/8-cup looks like, and can add that much without bothering to measure now, which makes it easy to enter into a calorie calculator.

LC cheeses Vote - I vote for Laughing Cow, Elise, simply because of the attention to packaging. Because of the perfect little wrapped portions, I know exactly how much I ate, and enter into a calorie calculator. Just as important, it remains sanitary and well-preserved when I may wait several DDs to eat it the next time. To my taste, Light Garlic and Herb, Light Creamy Swiss, and of the Smooth Sensations Cream Cheeses, the Garden Vegetable.


Wrap chat - I shred carrots and fresh yellow squash together in a small food processor, Nancy, and add just a little mayo. I place long thin slices of cucumber onto the wrap and fill with the carrot/squash mixture. It is messy to eat, but wonderful!!! Now here's the TMI part - it will keep a DD from being constipating, without adding too many carbs. Hmmm... I need to add that to the not-a-recipe thread.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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I just use the regular cheese and count the calories.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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I think it is because on UD we can eat more cheese. For a short time I did keep low cal cheese and the real thing. And, every other day, I was reminded of how very good the real thing is.

As Whitlin' says, 1/8 cup, or a one ounce slice of good Gruyere, is...oh golly....mmmmmm

Re: TMI. I think shredding, finely chopping, food processoring veggies enhances digestion, increases apparent volume, creates a very satisfying texture/mouth-feel, and - ah - leaves town quickly. I love 'em.
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I actually like the Kraft 2% American slices for 45 calories. Worlds better than the fat free 30 calorie ones, I think.
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I bought Kraft Fat Free slices at 25 cals and they are OK -- I don't think much about it because it LOOKS like the good old full-fat slices. It's a mental thing for me, I guess. Laughing Cow swiss wedges I use more than any of the other flavors because it replaces mayo but still adds the cheesy flavor. If I have a roast beef sandwich, the tomato basil (or whatever it is--I'm out of it or I'd check for accuracy) is my choice; the French Onion is good on some Wasa crackers. I'm not much into the spicier ones but I'm sure they're good if you like spice.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #9
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Sargento makes a very thin slice cheese in swiss, cheddar and colby jack. it is 40-45 cals and is the real thing. I love it I get it at Wal-mart.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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I love Swiss cheese.
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I love, love, LOVE cheese! All types of cheese. But so far I've been disappointed in any low fat or fat free fake cheeses that are very low calorie... except for the Laughing Cow lite cheese wedges (and related brands), but particularly the Laughing Cow brand.

So on DDs, if I need cheese, it's Laughing Cow wedges. They are truly delicious. And I save my real full fat cheese eating for UDs and eat the real yummy thing!

Sort of like eating desserts, for me. I don't like the fake ones, weird ingredients, alternative sweeteners, etc. so I just don't eat desserts on Down Days. If I'm going to eat a dessert, it's going to be a great one made with real sugar, and it will be in a decent but still modest portion, eaten on an Up Day. God Bless JUDDD!
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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Sargento makes a very thin slice cheese in swiss, cheddar and colby jack. it is 40-45 cals and is the real thing. I love it I get it at Wal-mart.
Ditto this - for sandwiches, etc....it is the way to go. They are REAL cheese, just sliced very thin, so you get all the flavor without the calories.

For melting purposes, Laughing Cow light or WW wedges work quite nicely.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
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Kerrygold, the Irish cheese maker, has a reduced-calorie cheddar which is amazingly good. Trader Joe's often carries it. Cabot has an excellent reduced calories cheddar as well. TJs often has reduced calorie cheeses from Switzerland which are yummy as well.
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