Grits are a favorite breakfast food around the United States – especially in the south. Grits are actually made from ground up corn. For those trying to eat a healthy diet and lose weight it is helpful to know how may calories are in the foods we eat. So how many calories in grits are there? It depends on the type of grits. One cup of plain grits has approximately 105 calories in it when made with water.
Most people do not like to eat grits plain. Most enjoy making them with milk and cheese. The same one cup serving of grits with cheese has 290 calories in it along with 14 grams of fat. Not exactly the healthiest breakfast around.
Many people eat instant grits. They taste great and are easy to make. Instant grits made with water have 160 calories in them and about .5 grams of fat. Instant grits with cheese come in around 260 calories with 11 grams of fat.
As you can see it depends on what type of grits you’re eating. You can still enjoy grits for breakfast but make sure you eat the low fat variety if you want to maintain or lose weight. If you love grits with all the trimmings try making instant grits with skim milk or water and adding some low fat cheese to them.
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