Galaxy Nutritional Foods offers a line of cheese alternatives that are perfect for anyone who needs to avoid cheese or for anyone who wants to eat a healthier diet.
Veggie - Cheese Alternatives
I've tried vegetarian cheeses before and have always been disappointed with the flavor and texture, so I wasn't expecting much. So I was very pleasantly surprised at the flavor of the Veggie Slices. It actually tasted like cheese.
I found the cheese alternative was perfect for my favorite turkey sandwich. For this sandwich I put sliced turkey on two slices of whole grain bread, added the Veggie Slices on top and then placed them under the broiler. The cheese alternative doesn't melt exactly like cheese, but it gets nice and soft, not drippy . I added low fat mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and found that my sandwich was just as tasty with the cheese alternative, and now it had fewer calories and fat than with regular cheese.
Each slice has only 35 calories, two grams of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, 20 percent of your daily calcium need, plus several vitamins you won't find in regular cheese.
Rice - Cheese Alternatives
The Rice cheese alternatives are also available in shredded form or as a topping similar to parmesan cheese. The rice cheese alternatives are soy-free, so they are perfect for anyone who wishes to avoid soy products in their diet.
Each slice has 40 calories, 2.5 grams of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, plus 20 percent of your daily calcium need.
Super Stix - Cheese Alternatives
I decided to enlist the help of my daughter, who is one of the pickiest eaters on the planet. She took one bite of the Super Stix and reported to me that it was really good. I took a bite as well, and I was very pleased with the flavor and the texture. If you like string cheese, you will enjoy the healthy Super Stix mozzarella flavored snacks.
One snack stick has 70 calories, 35 percent of your daily calcium need, 25 percent of most other vitamins, a bit of vitamin C and 4.5 grams of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids.