Grits are a traditional breakfast food in the southern United States made from ground corn. There are many different preparations, but one of the most common additions to grits is cheese.
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Cheese grits are so popular that you can purchase instant grits with cheese flavor added. One serving, a single packet, contains 100 calories, 420 mg of sodium, and has 45 percent of your daily RDA of iron.
Making your own grits takes a little more time, but some prefer the flavor and texture. A small bowl of homemade grits with two ounces of shredded cheese will contain 428 calories, 14 g of protein, and provide you with 40 percent of your calcium for the day.
The chief disadvantage of homemade cheese grits is the fat content. Using two ounces of full-fat cheese will bring the total fat content of your breakfast to 23 g, with 13 g of saturated fat. This represents more than 1/3 of your fat allowance for the day, and more than 1/2 of your saturated fat.