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21 Healthyish Recipes For People Who Can't Live Without Cheese

It's all gouda.

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Cheese is delicious, obviously, but it can be hard to eat healthy when your current diet is around 50% cheddar. While we would never expect you to just stop eating cheese entirely, there are ways to pair it with vegetables, lean protein, and other unprocessed ingredients so that it's at least slightly more nourishing. If that sounds good to you, here are some recipes with whole, healthy foods and smart substitutes so you can have your cheesecake and eat it too.

And, OK, sure, you might want to take it down a notch cheese-wise depending on your body composition goals (more info on that here) but if you're really just looking to make your favorite cheesy dishes healthier, these recipes are a good place to start.


5. Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Panko breadcrumbs and skim mozzarella make this classic recipe a little lighter, without sacrificing all the gooey goodness.

Find the recipe here, via The Comfort of Cooking.


21. A Healthier Cheese Plate

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OK, so this is basically JUST cheese, but there are healthier options for your cheese plate and ways to control portion sizes so you cut the extra fat and sugar when you're hanging out at the hors d'oeuvres table.

Find out how to build a better cheese plate here, via The Skinny Fork.