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How To Dress Up Cottage Cheese

One of the biggest obstacles you face when going on Metagenics is figuring out what to eat. Peggy, is a great help with that. 

One of the items on the protein list is Cottage Cheese. When I was growing up and saw my mom or sister eating that I had to quickly walk away. It looked like curdled milk and made me sick. 

Then at our first meeting, Renee brought in this egg dish from the Metgenics Recipe Book that included Cottage cheese. Okay, it wasn’t THAT bad. Yes, I couldn’t taste it but I was eating cottage cheese. Wanting to make that same recipe I went out and bought the dreaded cottage cheese. 

After baking, I had ½ of a container left. I did not want it to go to waste, as I hate having to throw any food out. Without dressing cottage cheese up, I find it gross and a really bad texture. 

So I decided to put together a list for you on ways to dress up cottage cheese. One of the best things about this meal plan is trying new items you would never had tried before. Once you find something you like, stick with it! Share your ideas with us!

1) Whip cottage cheese can be spread on toast. You can mix this with some fresh fruit, jam or top with an egg for extra protein.

2) Mix it with nut butter. Stir a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter into a half cup of cottage cheese. Use it to stuff celery or spread on whole grain toast or crackers.

3) Spread it onto an apple and drizzle some honey or cinnamon on it. 

4) Eat with fresh fruit. I found melon is delicious with it. 

5) If you are eating a category 2 veggie (baked potato or regular potato) instead of sour cream go for cottage cheese and top with some salsa!