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Parmesan cheese is your low carb friend

Parmesan CheeseBy Mike Thayer

In giving up breads, pasta, rice, chips and the like in a low-carb diet, getting enough variety in the foods you eat can be challenging.  Enter, Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan cheese can give whatever you're eating another layer of flavor, a fun twist if you will, no more, 'ho-hum' if you're on the food boredom edge. Bonus: No carbs!

This morning I had Parmesan cheese on my eggs, over easy.  After cracking two eggs into the fry pan, I hit them with some black pepper and instead of reaching for the salt, I sprinkled the eggs with Parmesan cheese.  Remember, Parmesan has a salty edge to it - adding salt would have been an overdose of saltiness.  The Parm not only adds another flavor element to eggs prepared over easy, it gives them another texture too.  When you flip those eggs over, the cheese meets the oil which creates a nice little golden brown, slightly crispy bite to the eggs and combined with those flowing yolks, well, it's another does of YUM!

I'm sure you've sprinkled Parmesan cheese on spaghetti and pizza, perhaps even a salad, but don't stop there!  Parmesan is so good on many other dishes.  I like to use Parmesan for example in pan frying fish.  It's great on popcorn, excellent sprinkled on veggies like green beans, broccoli and cauliflower and it's a fantastic add to things like chicken and tuna salad.   The next time you roast or grill some asparagus, don't forget the Parmesan!   Frying up some country-style potatoes or home fries?  Hit 'em with Parmesan.   Try roasting some tomato slices in the oven, top them with Parmesan.   And here's one everybody should try, Parmesan crusted bacon!  Everything's better with bacon!

Play with it, add it to your favorite dishes for a new flavor profile.  Don't forget to hold back on the salt.

Parmesan cheese is a Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly cheese that packs a lot of flavor and if you didn't already know before reading this, it's also very versatile!

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