Thursday, March 11, 2010

There are six cheeses you can easily incorporate into a healthy diet today let's look at Goat Cheese 5 of 6.

Goat Cheese
Also called chèvre, goat cheese can be creamy, crumbly, or semi-firm. It has a mild aroma and a strong, tangy taste. Lower in fat and calories than cheese made from cow's milk, goat cheese is high in protein. It's easily digestible, too, making it a good choice if you have lactose intolerance or dairy allergies. Avoid goat cheese if you're pregnant, as it may have bacteria that can be harmful to the baby.

Goat Cheese Salmon

4 salmon fillets
1/2 cup herb goat cheese
1/4 cup (naturally low calorie) honey/dijon salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.
2. Arrange the salmon fillets in the baking dish. Make small incisions in each fillet, and stuff with equal amounts of the herbed goat cheese. Spread equal amounts honey/dijon salad dressing over each fillet. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake salmon 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until easily flaked with a

Amount Per Serving Calories: 247 | Total Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 68mg

Waldorf Goat Cheese Salad

2 cups red leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn
2 tablespoons raspberry walnut vinaigrette
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1. Toss lettuce with dressing in a mixing bowl; transfer to a serving dish. Scatter grapes, goat cheese, and pecans on top.

Calories: 266 | Total Fat: 15.4g | Cholesterol: 11mg

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