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Some Things You Didn’t Know about Cottage Cheese

September 20, 2011



1. WHAT IS IT: Cottage cheese is still cheese, but it has been curdled and drained. The result is a delicious white crumble that’s a great source of high protein – specifically high in casein due to most of the whey being drained away. From what I understand, a lot of bodybuilders take casein before bed to prevent muscle loss. “Casein protein is a slow-digesting protein because it forms a gel in the gut, which results in a steady release of amino acids into the blood stream over time.”

2. NUTRITION FACTS: 1 cup of low fat (1%) cottage cheese contains 163 cals, 28g protein, 6g carbs, and 2g fat. I eat nonfat and low fat 1% only. But! You must watch out for the salt!!! Cottage cheese has a ridiculously high sodium content! 1 cup can get nearly 1000mg of salt! Sometimes I rinse my cottage cheese and then dry it on a paper towel to get the salt out. I don’t eat salty things very much so I do this to make it taste better.

3. MAKES YOU STAY FULL LONGER: Because of cottage cheese’s casein content, and its ability to make you stay full longer, you should try packing some on a day when you know there will be a long gap between your meals. This will help you control your appetite.

4. FOOD IDEAS: Try mashing it with a hardboiled egg for egg salad or with tuna for a creamy tuna sandwich. Blend it with milk to make a creamy sauce for pasta. Mix it with avocado for a protein packed guacamole! I like mine mixed with some sugarfree strawberry jam and topped with sunflower seeds.

How do you eat your cottage cheese?

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  1. Georgie says:

    Just tried Lowfat cottage cheese the other week, I never ate it before cos “didn’t like the look of it” but now woooaah its always in my fridge, cottage cheese is so good and so true that it keeps you full! I eat it on rice cakes or crackers, and Srsly u have to try: Pancakes, Raspberries and Co Cheese. Just had that for breakfast it was Amaze. So good. I can actually eat CoCh it on its own. Cant wait to try the special k bars with CoCh in em next week xxxxxx Lots of love from Ireland love the blog Cassey keep up the good work

  2. Clo says:

    I eat it with banana, or fresh fruit. I make salads like apple, cabbage, and add cottage cheese as dressing. I read you could add it to eggs to make fluffy and filling omelettes or scrambled eggs, it’s very versatile!

  3. Katie says:

    I adore cottage cheese either mixed with greek yoghurt and grated 90% cocoa, plus vanilla paste to flavour it, or with greek yog and a heaped teaspoon of peanut butter!! Uh-mazin.

  4. Cristina says:

    my mom refuses to buy cottage cheese because it’s so fattening! I guess she doesn’t know there’s low fat types..? I don’t know, but does this mean I will lose my muscle if I don’t eat it?

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