5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Overcome your dairy cheese addiction with these alternatives.

5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Think you're not eating that much cheese? Most of us don't even notice how much cheese we consume, but it's everywhere -- in our breakfast sandwiches, salads, burritos, and more. To cut back on the saturated fat and sodium, give these five deliciously healthy alternatives a try. You'll get the texture and flavor you crave, without any of the unwelcomed side-effects.

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Avocado

With avocado you get the same creamy texture that comes from melted cheese but without the unwelcome sodium and saturated fat. You can smear avocado on a freshly toasted slice of bread, mix it into your pasta, add it to your favorite sandwich, or blend it into a sauce – the options are endless.

More: 50 Ways to Use Avocados

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