Osteoporosis (or major bone) loss is a common condition for many women today. I do not have osteoporosis, but I do have osteopenia, one step above osteoporosis. It is very important that I consume enough calcium, but I would rather get it from my food supply than from a vitamin.
Many foods contain calcium, including dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt. I love cheese, but I don’t like the high fat content that comes with it. Several months ago my daughter convinced me to try Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese and I have been purchasing it ever since.
Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese comes in a 6.67 ounce plastic bag, and it looks similar to the full fat version of Sargento cheese. Look for the “Reduced Fat” label on the front of the package. I actually have a hard time finding this cheese, and the only retailer who seems to have it in stock on a regular basis is Fred Meyer (or Kroger).
Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese comes in ten thin slices, and the side of the package has a “Fresh-Lock” double zipper to keep the contents fresher longer. The package states that this cheese is made with 2% milk, that it contains 33% less fat and 35% fewer calories when compared to Sargento Colby-Jack Cheese. Each slice contains 20 fewer calories and 2 grams less fat, so it is the perfect addition to my diet!
Although each square slice of cheese is not individually wrapped, the thin pieces of paper that are inserted between each slice allow me to remove only one at a time. My husband hates fat free foods, he says all of the flavor has been removed. However, when I make him a sandwich using Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese he does not realize he is eating a reduced fat food product. This cheese tastes amazing!
I generally use Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese in two ways. I layer one slice on top of eggs and turkey sausage when I make a breakfast sandwich using an English muffin. I also use one slice every time I make a sandwich for lunch in my Pannini maker.
When eating Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese I don’t have to sacrifice flavor or taste, it really tastes as good as the full fat varieties. This is one staple that is always in my refrigerator and on my shopping list.