One highly nutritious food that many people are often avoiding on their diet plan simply because they don’t like the taste or texture of it is cottage cheese.
This is a big shame because cottage cheese is loaded with protein, high in calcium, low in fat and carbs, and will make the perfect weight loss slimming snack on the go.
So how can you overcome this? With a little creativity in your preparation, you can find a way to enjoy cottage cheese and add it into your day.
Let’s look at a few serving options to consider.
Mix With Salsa And Serve With Veggies
The first way to eat your cottage cheese is to mix it together with some salsa and then use it as a dip for your veggies. This is a perfect low-cal, low-carb snack for those who really want to kick fat loss into high gear and is ready whenever you are.
If you still can’t eat the dip, consider mixing half cottage cheese, half no-fat sour cream instead. This way you’ll hardly notice the cottage cheese in there.
Combine With Protein Powder
If you’re someone who suffers from a sweet tooth, consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder into cottage cheese.
Sweeten it with some stevia or Splenda and you’ll have a delicious, very high protein snack in minutes.
If you’d like, also top with some sliced strawberries, peaches, or a banana for added carbs and fiber.
Add To A Shake
Another quick and simple way to get more cottage cheese into your day is to blend it up into a protein smoothie. This is a very fast method and since most people are already using protein shakes during the day at some point, it’s relatively easy to incorporate into your diet plan.
Plus, the added cottage cheese in your protein shake will add a creamier taste while enhancing the thickness, making it taste more like a milkshake rather than a straight protein shake.
Make Into A Pancake
Finally, the last option to get cottage cheese into your day is to make it into a protein pancake. When cooked with other foods you definitely won’t notice it as much as the texture will be hidden and you’ll have a mixture of tastes going on.
For this one, you’ll want to combine a quarter cup of cottage cheese with half a cup of dry oats and 2-3 egg whites. Add in a half scoop of your favourite protein powder if desired, or consider adding a tablespoon of natural peanut butter for added flavour and healthy fats.
Pour this batter onto the grill and cook as you would a normal pancake, flipping at half-time.
This is a much healthier way to start your day than a traditional pancake and will provide you with a very good dose of protein.
So there you have the top tips to enhance the flavour of cottage cheese so that you can tolerate it on your diet plan. Make sure that you aren’t overlooking it as it’s one food that offers too many nutrition benefits to miss out.