Cheese Kebabs

Cheese Kebabs

Nutrients in Cheese

Cheese is produced throughout the world; it is an ancient food with origins that predate recorded history. It is a dairy product made from pressed milk curds. Different varieties are made from unripened (fresh) cheese or ripened (aged) cheese.

Cheese is a delicious and nutritious food that is very versatile. You can add it to other dishes or eat it by itself. It’s convenient and portable. There are more than 300 varieties of cheese—including American, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Colby—many of which are available in various flavors, forms (chunks, slices, cubes, shredded, grated, crumbled, sticks, spreads) and packages to meet consumers’ needs.

Hi friends!The Healthy Cheese Kebabs recipe makes a perfect appetizer to make for the cold winter parties or tea time snack for the monsoons. These Kebabs with bread slices are  flavored with garlic, gingers, green chillies and coriander leaves. The Kebabs are deep fried and you can use your Air frier making them healthy and super delicious as well.…

Ingredients:

  • 6 White Bread slices
  • 4 Cheese cubes (Amul)
  • 5-6 pods Garlic (finely ground to paste)
  • 2 Green chilies, ground to paste
  • 1” Ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 level tsp Salt / or salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying

Method:

 Step 1.

 Soak bread slices in water until completely moist. Hold the moist bread slices in the palm of your hand and thoroughly drain all the water out. Keep aside.

Step 2.

Grate the cheese and ginger. Mash the bread in a mixing dish.

Step 3.

 Add grated cheese, garlic paste, grated ginger, green chili paste, coriander leaves and salt, mix well. Knead like a dough gently.

Step 4.

Make small balls out of the mixture, press them between your palms gently, deep fry in hot oil on medium flame. Drain on a paper kitchen towel.

Step 5.

Serve hot cheese kebabs with coriander chutney.

Note: Cheese quantity can be slightly increased or reduced as per individual’s taste while making these delicious kebabs.

Health Benefits of Cheese:

Cheese contains a host of nutrients like calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. Calcium is one of the nutrients most likely to be lacking in the American diet. According to government statistics, nine out of 10 women and six out of 10 men fall short of calcium recommendations. The high-quality protein in cheese provides the body with essential building blocks for strong muscles. For a complete listing of the nutrients in cheese, see the table below.

If you are lactose intolerant, many cheeses, particularly aged cheeses such as Cheddar and Swiss, contain little or no lactose and are often well tolerated.

For the past 30 years or so, saturated fat—found in meats, eggs, cheese, butter, whole milk, lard and some oils—was considered a primary cause of heart disease. New research, however, is showing that saturated fat has a minimal impact on heart disease risk, which is changing the “saturated fat is bad” paradigm and allowing people to enjoy more cheese and other favorite foods. Further research is needed showing significant scientific agreement.

Even if saturated fat is less of a concern, calories still matter. To reduce calories, you can grate or sprinkle harder cheeses over your dishes or use small amounts of aromatic and sharp cheeses for their delicious cheese flavor. Many reduced-fat varieties of cheeses are also available. This 2014 article in the Food and Nutrition Magazine provides more information on the Charms and Challenges of Cheese.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that individuals ages 9 and older consume at least 3 servings of milk, cheese or yogurt each day; children aged 4-8 years need 2-1/2 cups per day. One serving of cheese is one and one-half ounces of hard cheese, one-third cup for grated cheese and two ounces for processed cheese.

Ref. http://www.healthyeating.org/Milk-Dairy/Nutrients-in-Milk-Cheese-Yogurt/Nutrients-in-Cheese.aspx

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.
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