Cottage cheese is known for its high calcium and protein content. Unlike other kinds of cheese, cottage cheese has not been pressed. Therefore, much of the whey contained by the milk is retained in the cheese. This cheese is also low in fat, which makes it ideal as a diet food. Here are some some healthy snacks that you can make with cottage cheese.
1. Cottage Cheese Banana Bread
Cottage cheese banana bread is one of the snack recipes that you can make using this healthy food. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Make sure that you coat the loaf tin with a bit of oil to prevent sticking. To make the cake, mix baking powder and flour in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together cottage cheese, some castor sugar, sour cream and butter. Stir the mixture well. Mash several medium-sized bananas and add this to the cheesy mixture. Add the flour mixture. This will serve as your batter for the bread. Place it in a loaf tin and bake for about an hour. To make the icing for the bread, mix together some rind and confectioner’s sugar. Add lemon juice and stir. Top your banana bread with this icing.
2. Broccoli Bread
Broccoli Bread is another healthy snack where you can use cottage cheese as one of the main ingredients. In a bowl, combine some drained and chopped broccoli, chopped onions, beaten eggs, cottage cheese, melted margarine and some salt. Add a box of corn muffin mix as well. Stir the ingredients until you have a smooth and creamy batter. Pour this batter into a baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
3. Cottage Cheese Dip
If you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack, cottage cheese dip is another recipe that you should try. To make the dip, mix together the following ingredients in a blender: cottage cheese, lemon juice, ground black pepper, turmeric, paprika and dill weed. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with some more dill weed and paprika. Add a bit of salt to taste. Chill before serving. This dip can be used for vegetables, whole grain bagels, crackers and other healthy options.
4. Apple and Cheese Pancakes
Pancakes are traditionally breakfast items, but you can also use this recipe if you’re looking for a filling and nutritious snack. The first thing you need to do is to get four eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Set aside the egg whites. In a bowl, combine the egg yolks with cottage cheese, grated apples, chopped almonds, honey, flour, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Heat the saucepan and coat with some butter before cooking the pancakes.
5. Peach Raisin Salad
If you’re a fan of salads then you can also use some cottage cheese to make a delicious peach raisin salad. Arrange some lettuce leaves on a salad bowl or plate. Spread a layer of cottage cheese on the lettuce, followed by peach halves. Sprinkle with raisins and serve.