cheese: everything you wanted to know ... and more.
& FACTS ABOUT
IS YOGURT CHEESE?
the creamy white cheese you get when liquid whey drains from
It's all natural -- and the best way
to add calcium to your diet without adding fat.
It's low in sodium and lactose.
It's FAT FREE when
made from nonfat yogurt. BUT
IT TASTES RICH!
natural (no additives)
WHY IS YOGURT CHEESE SPECIAL?
cheese takes on the flavor of whatever you mix it with.
That means you can "thin out" the fat calories from
ice cream, peanut butter, mayonnaise, etc. by mixing them
with yogurt cheese.
you're on a diet (like low-fat or low-sodium or you're lactose
intolerant), yogurt cheese can help you stick with it. That's
because it TASTES RICH -- no sodium or chemicals are added,
as in commercial "lite" foods.
you make yogurt cheese from sweet yogurt (like lemon or vanilla),
most of the sugar drains out in the whey. But the sweet taste
stays in the cheese!
TIPS TO LOWER FAT & CALORIES WITHOUT GOING ON A DIET
BAGEL & CREAM CHEESE:
spread a bagel with plain yogurt cheese. Variation:
mix in a teaspoon of jam or spreadable fruit.
split an English muffin in half, toast it, and spread
with sweetened yogurt cheese. Sprinkle with cinnamon and heat
under broiler until bubbly.
1 tablespoon peanut butter with 1 or 2 tablespoons yogurt
cheese (the yogurt cheese takes on the peanut butter flavor).
mix 1 tablespoon commercial mayonnaise with 1 or 2 tablespoons
yogurt cheese (the yogurt cheese takes on the mayonnaise flavor).
add sour cream flavor buds, chives and/or herb mix to
mix 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to vanilla
1/4 cup commercial ice cream and 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt cheese.
a thin cookie in the bottom of a cupcake paper; spoon in lemon
yogurt cheese; top with slice of fruit. Chill.
1 packet low-calorie chocolate drink mix to 1 cup yogurt cheese.
FROSTING: mix 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 1/2
teaspoon vanilla with 1 cup vanilla yogurt cheese. Chill.
Spread on cake just before serving.
Cheese Is Easy to "Cook" With. TRY
yogurt cheese recipes need no cooking!