I’ve been perusing cookbooks and magazines for some new recipes to try and I’ve noticed something: most “healthy” recipes call for “light”, “fat free”, or “low fat” products. Cheese, sauces, soups, broth…it seems that if you want to make something healthy you have to use “light” ingredients.

But then I see things like this:

Sorry for the bad word!

…and I’m confused. The “light” and “free” products are lower in calories, but a lot of time they are higher in salt or sugar. So when one is trying to lose weight, what is the best way to go?

Yes, I get it that ultimately, it’s best to use whole, fresh ingredients, but sometimes I want melted cheese!! So do I go with the full fat stuff or the light/free type? I’m curious to see what you have to say!

Hey, I know! Let’s do a poll!! I haven’t done one of those in a long time.

I look forward to your answers!! Feel free to expand on this in the comments below – tell me WHY you like/don’t like full fat/ light versions of things.