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Friday, August 3, 2018

Goat Cheese Is Good For You and Great Tasting

Goat Cheese has many attributes to why it is good for us to eat. First, goat cheese is low in calories. A 1 oz. serving contains around 70 calories. The same amount of milk normally has 110 calories. There is also more fat in regular milk than in goat milk. A substitute of goat cheese for regular cheese will also cut calories out of your diet. 

So you are watching your cholesterol?? Goat cheese also has help save your iet in cholesterol. Goat cheese only has 5 g of fat for every 1 oz portion but regular cheddar cheese contains 9 g. Goat cheese also contains no cholesterol where regular cheese has around 25 mg of it. 

To much salt can cause issues with the cardiovascular system. The Institute of Medicine suggests grown ups eat less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. Goat cheese contains 65 mg of sodium for each oz. consumed an oz of cheddar cheese has 170 mg of sodium

Goat cheddar cheese does not contain as much protein as regular cheddar does but it still has sufficient amount of protein. It will help you meet your daily needs. One serving of goat cheese contains 4g protein, the same amount of regular cheddar cheese has 7g. 

Goat cheese is higher in vitamins D, K, thiamine and niacin than a serving of  cow's cheese. Both cheese are equal in levels of vitamin A. Goat cheese is higher in vitamin B riboflavin and mineral phosphorus. 

It is easy to tell that goat cheese is better for your diet but can you cook with it?? Why not try this recipe then let me know

2 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup honey
1 large sprig fresh rosemary
1 baguette, sliced (I used a multigrain baguette)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
6 oz. fresh blackberries
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 lime, zested (you won’t need to juice the lime for this recipe, so use a microplane to shave off the zest and save the lime itself for later!)

Crumble cream cheese and goat cheese into the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 10 seconds or so, then scrape down the sides of the bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Blend again for 10-20 seconds until cheese is creamy and well-blended.
Scoop whipped goat cheese into a small bowl and set aside.

Pour honey into a small saucepan.
Roll the rosemary sprig around a bit with your hands or hit it a few times with the back of a knife to help it start releasing some of its flavor. Add rosemary to honey and stir to combine.
Warm honey over very low heat – we don’t want it to simmer at all! – for 10-15 minutes to help it absorb the rosemary flavor. Remove from heat and set aside to cool briefly while you prep the rest of the crostini ingredients.
Lay baguette slices in a single layer on a sheet pan. Drizzle bread with olive oil and bake at 375 degrees until bread is lightly toasted, about 4-7 minutes.
When crostini is toasted, it’s time to assemble! Top each crostini with a bit of whipped goat cheese, then 1 or 2 blackberries. Sprinkle chopped basil and a pinch of lime zest over each crostini.
Finally, use a small spoon to drizzle a bit of warm honey over each crostini. Serve immediately.

recipe resource here

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