While a cheese plate is certainly an indulgence, a few types of the delicious snack are healthier than others—some are even a great source of nutrients. Dietitian Jessica Levinson of Nutritioulicious.com helped us weigh our options.
Mozzarella String Cheese is great for snacking! It’s portable, conveniently packaged, and low-calorie (about 70-80 calories per serving). It’s also stocked with seven grams of protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.
Enjoy: Cottage Cheese
Goat cheese is higher in protein and lower in fat than many cow’s milk varieties. Because it has the soft, creamy texture that many people love, it’s a good replacement for those high in fat Brie and Camemberts.
Enjoy: Light Cheese
“Cabot’s Sharp Light Cheddar is one of my favorites because it’s made with skim milk,” says Levinson. “This automatically makes it lower in fat than other reduced fat cheeses because they are typically made from two percent milk.”
Avoid: Cream Cheese