Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges!

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on May 20, 2009

laughing_cowThis has got to be one of my favorite cheese products by far. They have three flavors – Light Original, Light Garlic & Herb, and Light French Onion. One wedge has only 35 calories and 2.5g protein! This is a great substitute for:

– Cream cheese on bagels

– Cream in a Recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo (use in place of cream cheese or heavy cream)

– Base for Bruschetta (just top with chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil and a bit of lemon juice!)

– Base spread for garlic bread

– “Grilled Cheese” – I toast two pieces of bread, spread one wedge of the garlic & herb cheese on each slice (so two wedges total) – top with spinach leaves, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, chopped bell pepper, and lots of salt & pepper (and other seasonings as you see fit!) then I grill the sandwich lightly using one spray of olive oil cooking spray. The result is an ooey-gooey cheesy yummy sandwich that only has 250-300 calories and is quite filling!

Try it and let me know what you think!

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristi May 21, 2009 at 5:00 am

I love the Laughing Cow too. Creamy and delicious. I hadn’t thought about making a grilled cheese sandwich. Great idea. Thank you.

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anjalim May 21, 2009 at 5:42 am

No problem! Glad it’s helpful 🙂

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hASHbrown July 16, 2009 at 12:09 am

Hi hi.. came across ur post on this cheese. It is my fav and it taste great in salad as well.

I tried toasting my bread with the cheese on top. it is heavenly!!!

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samara March 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Omg come make over my fridge and pantry! Lol I’m going grocery shopping and I’m going to try the grilled cheese sandwhich idea. Btw (what do you think.of natures own whole wheat bread or Sara Lee’s whole wheat bread? (Those are the kind I usually use)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Haha! Oh yay – I’m so excited that you’re going to try the grilled cheese sandwich! I know you’ll love it – it’s super satisfying and delicious 🙂 As for types of bread – try to find whole wheat breads that have 70-100 calories per slice, with at least 3-5g fiber per slice, and no added sugars or high fructose corn syrup. I think Nature’s Own and Sara Lee’s Whole Wheat bread fit that criteria – so you’re probably ok. But if you want to go above and beyond, try getting bread that doesn’t have any ingredients you can’t pronounce (basically no chemicals). Sprouted Wheat Bread is usually the best for the all-natural / super-nutritious variety, but if you don’t like the texture of sprouted wheat, pretty much any bread with 100% natural ingredients is great (Safeway has an Open Nature brand of whole wheat bread that’s fluffy and soft and fits that criteria). Hope that helps, and let me know how you like the sandwich!

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