Cheese is delicious and is a big component of your favorite foods, like pizza, macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese. It’s hard to eat healthy when all you can think about is having a cheese melt. We’ve found a way for you to get your cheese fix and not feel so bad about it with these “healthy-ish” recipes.
You can have pizza once in a while, but it would be better to pair cheese with unprocessed ingredients, vegetables, and lean proteins. Use cheese in an eggplant parm recipe or honey goat cheese salad. And if you really want pizza, make it with low-fat cheese. Here are a few recipes that will allow you have the cheese you desire without all of the calories.
Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
For an easy side dish that's a great match for this cheesy, baked eggplant Parmesan, sauté broccoli rabe in a bit of olive oil with some chopped garlic and red pepper flakes, then finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. — Whole Foods Market
This isn't like a standard pizza crust, but it’s a great option if you are looking to cut out carbohydrates or looking for a gluten-free pizza. Top it with a low-sodium based sauce along with small amounts of low-fat cheese and a large amount of vegetables. Skip the fatty sausage and pepperoni and opt for lean chicken instead. — Patrician Stagich
Honey Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad
This salad creates the perfect balance with sweet honey and savory goat cheese. — Taste of Home