I could live off of cheese. I eat it just about everyday in some form. (I once at an entire block in about 24 hours, but we won’t go there.) It’s a delicious way to get calcium and protein, however, I often forget about its fat and calorie content. It’s important to know the nutritional breakdown of fromage before Munster-munching.

This content is an estimate and based on a half-cup serving (unless otherwise stated). There are many reduced-fat options available, and limiting your serving size makes cheese a great snack.

Cheddar: 266 calories, 22 grams of fat, 17 grams of protein

Swiss: 251 calories, 18 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein

Brie: 240 calories, 20 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein

Blue: 238 calories, 19 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein

Feta: 198 calories, 16 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein

Cottage cheese with 1% milk: 163 calories, 2.3 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein

Reduced Fat-Shredded Cheddar with 2% milk: 160 calories, 12 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein

Laughing Cow Light Swiss (one serving): 35 calories, 2 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of protein

Fat Free Cream Cheese (1 tbsp): 14 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein

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