Cottage cheese is not attractive in appearance; however, it is one of the most delicious and also nutritious ingredients you can afford anytime.
The applications of cottage cheese are versatile, whether you need it for cooking or baking. In some cases, people even eat raw cottage cheese.
Its mild flavor is an advantage to make cottage cheese a wonderful topping. Besides, you can also make use of it in case you lack other necessary kinds of cheese.
Regarding nutrition, cottage cheese is outstanding as well. It provides 90 calories per 100 grams and contains a great number of minerals and proteins. Unlike many people’s belief, cottage cheese is beneficial for controlling weight.
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Top 3 Recipes with Cottage Cheese
Sadly, not many people know how to do with cottage cheese or make it more shining in cooking. Here are top 3 recipes you can switch day to day so as to take advantage of cottage cheese to the fullest extent.
Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes
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Cottage cheese is one of the basic ingredients to make this type of pancake. The reason why you should think about this recipe is that the pancake provides such healthy carbs, proteins, and fiber.
It is a good choice for people who just finished their workout. However, you had better make use of gluten-free oats for the best results.
You will need some ingredients, besides cottage cheese:
- Gluten-free oats
- Baking powder
- Egg whites
- Almond milk
- Banana or blueberries (optional)
How to do:
- First of all, you need to put everything in the blender and turn it on for 30 seconds.
- Then, prepare a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and pour the mixture into the skillet.
- You can place your expected toppings (blueberries) above the cake. Do not forget to flip the cakes and wait until both sides are golden brown.
You can repeat the last step to produce as many pancakes as you want. It is important to pay attention to the thickness of your cakes as well and then; you can add the amount of milk or oats appropriately.
Cottage Cheese Salad
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The benefits of salad are countless, but it is particularly useful for those who want to lose weight or control weight better.
Even though cottage cheese is not the main ingredient of salad, it is one of the best additions to make your eating more interesting.
To make four servings, you need:
- 4 Persian cucumbers
- Half a cup of sliced olives
- Cherry tomatoes (1 cup)
- Sliced green onion (1/4 cup)
- Cottage cheese
The making of cottage cheese salad is very simple. You just need to put every veggie inside a bowl.
Then, pour 1 cup of cottage cheese (you had better choose low-fat one), and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Everything should be stirred together, and it is ready for serving immediately.
Blueberry Ice-cream (Photo credit: m01229 via foter.com) http://foter.com/photo/blueberry-ice-cream-cone/
Another wonderful application of cottage cheese is to make ice-cream. And the reason why I strongly recommend blueberry is because of its miraculous color.
The flavor of blueberries is sweet and adorable. You can add chocolate chips as the topping for this ice-cream. Even though it is optional, I must admit that the combination of chocolate and blueberry is so good.
The main ingredients you need for making blueberry ice-cream are:
- Blueberries (about 2 cups)
- Sugar (3/4 cup)
- Salt (1/8 teaspoon)
- Cottage cheese (1 cup)
- Whole milk (1 cup)
- Chocolate chips
You should also prepare a saucepan because it is one of the most important cookware.
How to do:
- Get blueberries, salt, and sugar into a saucepan and adjust the heat to be moderate
- Make sure that blueberries are mashed well
- Simmer and stir everything for more or less than 5 minutes (make sure all sugar is dissolved)
- Then, wait until it becomes cool and blend it with milk and cheese
- The mixture should be frozen with an ice-cream maker
- You can add chocolate chips in the last stage and store your result in the fridge
Overall, cottage cheese is not only simple to cook, but also very good for our health. You will need some cookware to turn cottage cheese into a delicious dish, but do not worry! Anyone can make it at home.
My name is Vickie Evans, and my great passion is cooking. Thus, I founded Sweet Lady Cook to share simple but useful home recipes. I hope to get more support from other mothers.