15 Cheesy Foods for the Ultimate Cheese Lover

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Eating right doesn’t mean you have to cut out foods you love from your diet like cheese or dairy. If you’re one of the many people that agrees cheese can improve almost any dish, you may want to add some of these mouthwatering, cheesy foods to your regular menu. With the South Beach Diet, you still get to eat all of your favorite foods, including cheese!

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Not to sound cheesy, but we’ve got 15 amazing, cheesy foods you need to add to your cart ASAP:

1. Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin >

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To kick off our list of cheesy foods, we’ve got a classic breakfast. Canadian turkey bacon and egg whites are layered with shapely slices of cheddar cheese and smacked between a whole wheat English muffin in this 170-calorie twist on the classic breakfast sandwich. With 11 grams of protein and just three grams of fat, you can enjoy a filling yet light breakfast sandwich to start your day off right.

2. Farmstand Garden & Cheese Omelet >

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This fresh farmstand omelet offers a ton of essential nutrients from its variety of veggies including vine-ripened tomatoes, broccoli and bell peppers, all of which are topped with delicious cheddar cheese and expertly folded into protein-packed egg whites. This vibrant breakfast offers melty bites of a healthy meal with just 110 calories and 12 grams of protein.

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3. Just Add Eggs ~ Ham & Cheese Scramble >

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An egg scramble just like mom used to make is the perfect, home-cooked meal to satisfy your cheese fix. Bites of cooked ham, spinach, kale and onions are all tied together by melted cheddar cheese in this lean and savory egg mixture that has just 70 calories! Enjoy seven grams of protein in this simple, egg scramble breakfast from South Beach Diet and get ready to take on the day!

4. Just Add Eggs ~ Tuscan-Inspired Scramble >

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A Tuscan twist brightens up this simple, 70-calorie egg scramble breakfast that’s ready in mere minutes. Every bite is better than the next in this egg dish with crumbles of Italian-style turkey sausage complemented by kale, mushrooms, tomatoes and, to top it off, cheddar cheese! Not to mention—it has five grams of protein!

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5. Vegetable Frittata >

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Start your day with a sizzling feast of flavors and nutrients by indulging in this vegetable frittata that’s topped with two different kinds of cheese. A symphony of veggies, including zucchini, spinach and bell peppers, is sprinkled with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to really make this egg bake sing! This smart breakfast staple has just 120 calories and a total 12 grams of protein.

6. Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast >

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Anything stuffed with cheese is always a good idea—but it’s even better when it’s diet-friendly and just 210 calories! A rosemary-infused chicken breast is oven-roasted to golden perfection in this easy lunch or dinner, but the best-kept secret lies inside. With one warm bite, you’ll get a flavorful heap of fresh broccoli coated in melted American and Swiss cheeses for a truly delicious chicken dish that’s also stuffed with 17 grams of protein.

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7. Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast >


This tender, oven-roasted chicken breast is expertly seasoned with herbs and spices before being stuffed with a special medley of white and portabella mushrooms and caramelized onions. Packed with a smooth combo of Swiss and American cheeses, this melty chicken and mushroom dish has a mere 190 calories yet an ample 23 grams of protein to make it your best bet for lunch or dinner.

8. Mushroom Parmesan Soup with Chicken >

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A creamy, cheesy soup may sound like a tempting treat, but it’s actually a great choice for lunch or dinner with just 210 calories. In this bowl, Chicken, mushrooms and onions are happily bobbing in a rich soup base of heavy cream, butter and garlic. A perfect amount of Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt top off this table-worthy meal that can be ready in minutes. We recommend that you sit and savor every flavorful spoonful for a total of 18 grams of protein!

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9. Cheeseburger Soup >

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One of the classic choices for cheesy foods off of our menu is this cheeseburger-inspired meal. Trade a bun for a spoon and try this South Beach Diet-twist on the classic American cheeseburger. And trade the excessive calories for just 230 in this lean lunch or dinner! In this hearty meal, beefy crumbles float amidst onions and celery in a sea of creamy sharp cheddar cheese. Just try and stop yourself from enjoying every spoonful of warm, cheesy goodness in this decadent and filling soup made with 18 grams of protein.

10. Chicken Roma >

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Enjoy roasted chicken tenders smothered with a rich tomato sauce and sharp Parmesan cheese for just 210 calories with this irresistible dish. A baked twist on the classic chicken parm, the Chicken Roma is everything you want in a home-cooked meal, including a hassle-free, fast prep time. Served with sautéed green beans, this hot lunch or dinner is sure to please with just 21 grams of protein and four grams of fiber.

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11. Italian-Style Meatballs in Zesty Tomato Sauce >

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Tantalize your taste buds and quiet your hunger with help from this bowl of zesty meatballs, made right with six grams of net carbs and 15 grams of protein. Onions and garlic flavor beefy meatballs before they roast and simmer in a sweet tomato sauce—all for your enjoyment with just 160 calories!

12. Garlic Cheese Flatbread >

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Turns out, you can enjoy cheesy foods like flatbreads, too, while on a healthy diet! Crunch your way through every bite of our very own crispy flatbread with a delicious whole-wheat crust coated in a savory garlic sauce and topped with generous amounts of cheese. Four grams of fiber and ten grams of protein are sure to make this cheesy flatbread your new go-to.

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13. Taqueria-Style Beef & Cheese Skillet >

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A sizzling skillet topped by bubbling cheese is a sight to be seen with this 190-calorie lunch or dinner. Pan seared bites of beef are mixed with tomatoes and heaps of cheddar cheese for a hot, Mexican-inspired meal that’s sure to hit the spot. Simmering in flavors of smoky paprika, cumin, chili pepper and garlic, this tasty beef bowl can satisfy any craving with a hearty six grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein.

14. Chicken Fajita Bowl >

Chicken Fajita Bowl

A freshly grilled chicken bowl made with all your favorite toppings is just what you’re looking for with this tasty 250-calorie lunch or dinner. Beautiful pieces of grilled chicken are mixed with bell peppers, onions, black beans and brown rice and doused in a smoky chipotle sauce. Finished with jalapenos, cilantro, scallions and Monterey jack cheese, this dazzling fajita favorite has five grams of fiber and 20 grams of protein to fuel your body.

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15. Cheddar Cheese Crisps >

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To wrap up our list of cheesy foods, we’ve got a crispy and delicious snack. When the cravings kick in, reach for this tasty yet healthy snack from South Beach Diet to tide you over. Packed with big cheddar cheese flavor, these bite-size baked crisps have just 90 calories with five grams of protein, so you can happily snack on them guilt-free!

Check out even more delicious South Beach breakfasts, lunches and dinners right here! >