Normally I don’t like cottage cheese. There’s just something about the taste and texture. I also don’t like cheese curds, although I love cheese. I’m weird and I admit it. But when you’re looking for something to jazz up a boring morning snack, cottage cheese does the trick. So below is my cottage cheese experience that made me like this dairy product a little bit. Now I’m wanting more in season blueberries to make this again. I do recommend using the brands I name since they do have the most natural products. Daisy by far had the least amount of chemicals and junk in it. Actually, I’m not sure it has any added preservatives and sugars like other cottage cheeses.
This makes one serving for a snack. I kept the ingredients separate using Fit & Fresh or Fresh & Fit…I forget…breakfast bowl. until I was ready to eat it so the nuts didn’t get soggy. I did put the syrup in the cottage cheese right away, though.
- 1/4 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese (I use small curd)
- 1 cup fresh organic blueberries
- 1 ounce chopped raw walnuts
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (really to just suit your own taste)
Measure out your ingredients and combine and enjoy. That’s really how simple it is. You can forgo the maple syrup if you want or replace it with raw honey or some type of sweetener like stevia.
I’m sure a lot of people will bulk at the maple syrup part. It may sound strange, but maple syrup (or any syrup) on cottage cheese is a staple in my household thanks to my grandfather. I have no idea why he eats it that way, but because he does, that’s how my sister eats it and my cousins. Since I never really liked cottage cheese even with maple syrup, I stayed away until I discovered the beauty of fresh fruits and nuts mixed with this dairy delight.
I don’t know how true this is, but this in Beyond diet terms is 3 protein servings and one carb serving. The cottage cheese and nuts are your proteins while the blueberries count towards your carbs. I can’t break down the nutritional value like you see on real recipes because I won’t lie, I don’t understand that.