One of my favorite foods is cottage cheese by far! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all can include this protein packed food. Cottage cheese is a very healthy way to sneak in some dairy and protein to your meal. You can make cottage cheese taste a bit savory, like a typical cheese, or can even be paired with something sweet, like fruit.
A common grumble with cottage cheese is that it is a bit bland and some of the kids might not be wild about getting a bowl full. If you are in a run, here is a wonderful site I found of 101 ways to get cottage cheese.
Do you like sweet with salty? I know I do. Combining cottage cheese with fruit hits both of those cravings and provided a nutritious snack. Take some fresh strawberries and sprinkle them on top of a serving of cottage cheese. Or, pair slices from a ripe peach with cottage cheese. Get out the grill and put some fruit (pineapple, banana, etc.) and serve with cottage cheese.
Top it off for Breakfast
Cottage cheese also works as a spread. Instead of butter you can use low-fat or no-fat cottage cheese the next time you make toast. If you want to make it a taste event better, sprinkle with cinnamon and a dash of sugar. Another idea is to add you favorite jam or some honey.
Cottage cheese can zest up your pancake. I found a yummy recipe on Food Network’s website, Lemon Cottage Cheese Pancakes.
- My ultimate favorite snack is baked cheddar chips with cottage cheese as dip! Other ideas for snacking:
- Salsa with cottage cheese
- Hummus and cottage cheese
- Use cottage cheese as a salad dressing on salads (tastes great and good for you!)
- You can cook with cottage cheese as well. Use it in your lasagna or in a taco dip.
Since it is high in protein it helps in satiety and weight management and great way to get calcium and other nutrition in your diet!