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Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 21:01
Ive eaten it on lettuce, and frankly it gets boring Sad ive also eaten it with peanut butter and the combo is just way too salty for me...

anyone have some other options for me?!! PLEASE?Smile

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Posted: 26 Sep 2010, 03:43
I confess, I really like cottage cheese and rarely find it boring. So I might not be much help!

I find it to be a savoury creaminess that really complements with sweeter flavours - but not too much. I usually put fruit with it - though nothing in a tin packed in syrup (aside from ruining any health benefits, it tastes awful). A little goes a long way. Pineapple, peaches or pears are good. Fresh is best, but tinned is cheaper. Strawberries or any sort of fresh berries are lovely. Sometimes I have a bit of melon (cantaloupe or honeydew) diced up and then tear up a bit of low fat, low sodium ham with it. That may sound odd, but when you think one classic of fine dining is a melon and prosciutto appetiser, it makes perfect sense!

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Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 10:43
I like cottage cheese too but have discovered a couple way recently to change it up some. If artificial sweetner is not an issue, you can mix a little sugar free jello powder in it to give different flavor or try a little Splenda and cinnamon.

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Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 13:50
Great suggestions! Must try!
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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 20:33
thanks for the suggestions.. i do like with with cinnamon and lately ive also enjoyed it on toast with a little black pepper sprinkled on it!

the reason why i dont like it with sweet stuff is that it already tastes so salty to me, that i cant seem to like the sweet added to it.

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 06:38
I'm not a real fan of cottage cheese, but I do like it with fruit. One of my favorites is sugar free lime jello with cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, and pecans. Not REALLY low calorie, but not too bad. It depends on how much pineapple and pecans you use.

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 20:21
I really like cottage cheese, and I think the brand sometimes makes a different. Breakstone's is my favorite. You could try it with chopped tomatoes (fresh, not canned) or cucumbers. I prefer fruit myself, but that is good too.

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Posted: 15 Dec 2010, 15:16
buy frozen blueberries (no sugar added.) Warm them over a skillet with a little bit of water- they will naturally form a syrup in a few quick minutes. I find this syrup stirs well in my yogurt. I bet it will work well with cottage cheese as well.

I got that tip from "Cook this, not That" from the "Eat this no That" Book series. They suggested using this blueberry syrup on pancakes but I find it mixes very well into other things Smile
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Posted: 08 Jan 2011, 13:43
I love cottage cheese with red peppers. I slice the red peppers a little thicker (vertically) and spoon the cottage cheese on. It is delicious that way. I also spoon it on to regular salad with a little balsamic vinagrette and turkey....also delicious, high protein and low-cal.
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Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 16:50
I take my cottage cheese right out of the carton. lol open, spoon, mouth. Doesnt get boring to me. although Ive heard to try it with fruit.
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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 12:36
i like to put some cottage cheese in a small bowl, grab a bunch of low-fat, low-cal, low GI crackers and start scooping away! yum..and a healthy snack

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 17:51
I mix 1/4 c of lowfat cottage cheese with 3/4 c whole wheat or multigrain pasta and 1/3 c homemade tomato sauce for a poor man's lasagna. mangia!

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Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 18:39
Taziem, that sounds REALLY good! I am going to try that!

I wish I had more suggestions on how to enjoy cottage cheese, but like some of the others here, I am a huge fan and enjoy it just on its own. Though, I will say that what originally got me into cottage cheese was eating it with melon at salad bars.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2011, 08:42
Cottage cheese is a great protein source and I love it straight up with a little cracked black pepper with my dinner as a 2nd protein on my plate instead of a carbohydrate of potato, rice or something like that. Problem is that I like the lowfat small curd but it is very difficult to find cc with no salt. I have to watch sodium carefully and goal is to not exceed 2000mg a day although the rdi for it is 1200-1300mg. Many days I am well within that range. Most people eat around 4000-5000mg if they are not conscious of it. Do you know how much of it you eat? Sorry, didn't mean to go off on a sodium rant, but just that I have a hard time finding it without the sodium. I think I will ask my market if they can start carrying it. They are usually pretty good about that.


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Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 13:49
Okay... cottage cheese is my thing... <3 cottage cheese. I love it on top of caramel or chocolate rice cakes, actually any flavor rice cake other than "salty" works good... I got into using the mini rice cakes and started scooping cottage cheese on them. My friend introduced me to adding cinnamon and splenda to the cottage cheese and putting it on top of toast with cinnamon... Also, cottage cheese is a GREAT addidtion to any caserole, like hamburger helper... Makes it more tasty... I could go on forever, but there is a few I like!

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Posted: 18 Feb 2011, 13:13
I've always liked cottage cheese but have been eating much more of it lately as its a good low-cal, high protein snack for the late afternoon. I grew up eating it with canned peaches, pears, or fruit cocktail- for now, I eat it with no-sugar added cups of peaches- only 85 cals for the cup with 1/2 c of 1% cottage cheese. On the savory side, I love to eat it with a ton of pepper. I've also substituted it for ricotta in lasagna and pasta bakes. My dad always used to top it with grated cheddar cheese, but I never got into that.

I've been thinking that it would be good in a salad with frozen peas, maybe some red onion and lots of dill and pepper- maybe some cubes of cheddar thrown in. Substituting it for mayo in a classic pea salad, basically.

It is high sodium, but I'm not really tracking my sodium too closely at the moment. I've been doing most of my own cooking, which keeps the levels down. I figure as long as I'm minimizing my processed foods, I can take the hit.
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Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 05:22
I like cottage cheese with either chives, chive blossoms, or just plain onion powder. Of course, I like cottage cheese just about anyway.

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Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 22:04
cottage cheese on top of lettuce with tomatoes and cucumbers. YUM!
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Posted: 09 Aug 2011, 12:27
I'm a fan of cottage cheese and peanut butter WITH splenda and cinnamon! It definitely satisfies my sweet tooth, without splurging on icecream, chocolate, etc. Also, mix in some granola and sprinkle with Splenda. I'm a sweets fanatic... if you couldn't tell Smile

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Posted: 09 Aug 2011, 18:41
Cottage cheese over a whole grain kashi waffle w/ strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, a touch of ginger, and pomegranate seeds. I had some blueberry syrup and drizzled some over the top but I don't always have it.

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