You know we believe in a balanced diet and a cheese platter on a Saturday afternoon is our perfect idea of balance. Here we have 4 quick tips to make your cheese plater more guilt-free.

Stock up on the Parmesan 

Parmesan cheese has the highest percentage of protein, so if you are going to opt for a cheese plate night make sure there is some parmesan on there.

Go nuts 

Add a mixture of nuts to your cheese plate, particularly almonds, Almonds are a wonder nut as they include monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamins like riboflavin and magnesium.

Add fruit 

Having fresh fruit to snack on helps to makes it easier that you don’t over indulge on the cheese. Fruit is always a great low calorie and nutrient rich snack to have that it also rich in fibre. Opt for strawberries and pears, as they have a lower sugar content.

Choose red wine over white wine

Lets be real, wine and cheese go hand in hand. If you are going to accompany your cheese plate with a glass of wine choose red over white  A Journal of Biological Chemistry study found that a compound found in red wine can actually block the growth of fat cells. The drink also has high levels of resveratrol, a polyphenol that helps lower blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol. It’s a win-win!