Cottage Cheese

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Rumptacular

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 06:43
I really want to like cottage cheese, I think it is great protein for me since I am a vegetarian and it isn't terrible I just feel like I haven't been letting it be all it could be. What are your favorite ways to eat it or things to eat it with? I usually cut up strawberries or throw in some blueberries to make it more enjoyable
slwat7

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 06:52
I usually eat it with fruit as well and I will also add some chopped walnuts or pecans and a drizzle of honey. I will also sprinkle it with flaxseed meal to bump of the fiber. And I always have to get the small curd. The larger curd kinda makes me gag. lol!
Saralyn

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 08:12
I usually have cottage cheese or greek yogurt every morning for breakfast. I'll put non-sweet things in the cottage cheese and lots of fruit in the yogurt. Today I have pumpkin seeds and tomato in my cottage cheese and most of the time I'll put raspberries in the yogurt. So tasty!

Both are very good ways to get good amounts of protein.
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healthnutmom

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 08:33
I have found that pineapple goes well with cottage cheese. Get the kind that's packed in pineapple juice. On the non-sweet side, I like chopped tomatoes with plenty of salt and pepper. Plain- I can't handle it.
vanessa896

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 08:54
I eat bagel thin with light cream cheese and have cottage cheese as I eat my bagel. Sometimes I put the cottage cheese right on the bagel with the cream cheese.
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 10:57
For a high protein summer snack and as an ice-cream substitute, put a cup of low-fat cottage cheese and a cup of frozen blueberries in a food processor with a little sweetener. This is almost like frozen yogurt, and it's soooo good for you!
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isaacjr

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 11:55
For a salty rather than sweet option, I add few tbsp of chopped onion, pepper, chopped baby spinach and eat it on top of a couple of toasted whole wheat bread. I love it.
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 15:44
I always ate cottage cheese plain or I made it into a desert with coolwhip crushed pineapple and sugar free orange jello packet. Really good!
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Rumptacular

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 16:02
interesting ideas guys thanks a lot I am going to try those out! The jello sounds like a good idea maybe sugar free pudding mix would be good? omg I am going to experiment!
RichK73

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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 16:18
Also check out Faga Greek Yogurt. It is plain and unsweetened and a perfect substrate to add ingredients to. Honey is the first traditional addition, then go nuts (you COULD add nuts), granola, blueberries, bran cereal for a little crunch. I love it.
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 16:34
I have never tried it with pudding. Good luck!
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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 03:19
if you really can't stand the taste of it do the pineapple, pineapple has a way of masking the taste of a lot of things
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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 10:05
The only way I can tolerate cottage cheese: with tomatoes, onion and Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb.
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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 10:08
I don't like the sweet adds to cottage cheese. My favorite way to eat it is more like a salad, adding copped tomatoes, green onions, salt and pepper. It's wonderful. I can eat just that, or eat that as a side with a meal. We have it at holiday dinners. Smile
gestaltgarde...

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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 12:42
I like to use cottage cheese in savory dishes like lasagna, spinach pie spanakopita, quiche etc. I like the firmer texture the cheese gets when it is drained.
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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 14:15
I've been experimenting with cottage cheese. Here's what I've found:

1. Handful of trail mix - good
2. Handful of almonds - good
3. Scoop of protein power - not good.

Horrible actually. I think it altered the atomic structure of the cottage cheese and converted it into some sort of chunky glue.

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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 16:22
Cottage Cheese was the featured ingredient in this week's NYTimes recipes for health. Some interesting sounding dishes here! I want to try the pesto Smile

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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 16:28
The all sound good, but I'm leaning towards the Summer Squash and Cottage Cheese Gratin! It would be a great treat on a Fall evening!
healthnutmom

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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 18:16
Well, anything will taste good if you add cheese and pesto to it! Aren't we trying to be careful with the calories here? <smile>
gestaltgarde...

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Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 19:50
healthnutmom wrote:
Well, anything will taste good if you add cheese and pesto to it! Aren't we trying to be careful with the calories here? <smile>


Well, 43 to 47 calories an ounce doesn't seem like an excessive amount of calories for a dip. At least not to me. Consider the nutritional benefits you get from the raw garlic, basil, olive oil and yogurt along with the protein from the cottage cheese.



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