4. Parmesan This cheese goes well with a wide variety of dishes and recipes, which makes it a really great ingredient to keep on hand. It also happens to be delicious, and because it has a strong flavor, you don’t need to eat much of it. In solid form Parmesan cheese is really concentrated so a few small bites go a long way, and in its grated form a little sprinkling on top of your pasta, omelet or salad adds a ton of taste without too many calories. Plus it’s got protein, so you can add some salty flavor and health benefits.