Thanksgiving Menu: Adding cheese to your salad

Thanksgiving menus at our house always include a giant salad bowl. But most of the items I once added to salads such as olives, croutons, capers and cheese, are high in sodium. Cheese is also high in fat, so it’s a double no-no.

Fat-free feta works well on salads but beware the sodium, it's loaded.
Fat-free feta works well on salads but beware the sodium, it’s loaded.

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Recently, however, I’ve found some low-fat and no-fat cheeses. One I enjoy is Athenos fat free feta crumbled for easy use on a salad.

As you can see in the pictures I took, a quarter cup of the feta has zero fat. But it does have 430 mgs of sodium, demonstrating how high in sodium cheese is. A quarter cup of this is a lot to eat in the average bowl of salad, though. I’m assuming I may have half of that, so 215 mgs of sodium, or a sixth of my daily allowance. You’ll have to judge for yourself how much works for your diet.


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