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01-30-2009, 02:00 PM
Yep, a second thread on "mix-ins" :) This time it's ricotta cheese. What do you mix with ricotta for a quick snack? I have tried the following with low-fat ricotta:

Fresh blueberries and splenda - sometimes I add a little lemon zest or a squirt of lemon juice
Cocoa powder and splenda
Lemon juice or zest and splenda

01-30-2009, 09:21 PM
I use English toffee stevia and make a parfait with SF Chocolate pudding.
Lemon stevia with blueberries
Orange stevia with no added sugar peaches
Ricotta with SF strawberry jam
Ricotta and mandrian oranges

Sometimes I just get a spoonful and eat it. I heart ricotta.

Thighs Be Gone
01-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Am I missing something with the Ricotta? I always thought it was loaded with fat and calories. Fill me in! I love this type texture. I have been mixing fat-free cream cheese with all sorts of things but the Ricotta sounds divine.

01-30-2009, 11:18 PM
Thighs be gone - You're right, regular ricotta is fattening. You can however, buy low fat (or light, can't remember what it's called) and fat free. I buy the low fat version and it is 50 calories for a 1/4 cup. While that's not super low calorie, a half cup of ricotta mixed with a half cup of blueberries is 150 calories. I count the splenda and lemon zest/juice as free. To be honest, it's not a huge serving but it is adequate for a snack or breakfast. And while I love ricotta, it's not something I would eat on its own in a large serving so the half cup is perfect.

Thighs Be Gone
01-30-2009, 11:48 PM
Thanks Marie. I especially liked the splenda and cocoa idea!

03-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Sometimes I add in a bit of sugar free jello in various flavors. But I usually just do plain splenda.

I'm going to have try the lemon juice.

03-13-2009, 09:38 PM
I mix in defrosted frozen blueberries and roasted flax seed.

I mix the same stuff in with yogurt, depending on my mood.

(fat free varieties in either case)

03-14-2009, 09:13 AM
1/2 cup ricotta plus 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (35 cals), vanilla, Splenda & cinnamon to taste.

03-27-2009, 07:38 PM
I used to mix mine with cocoa powder, sf torani syrup, and maybe a tsp or two of peanut butter. Of course, the way I made it, it ended up being like 200 cals, so I haven't had it in a while... haha.

03-27-2009, 11:06 PM
I like it mixed with canned pineapple (pineapple sweetened in it's own juice)

03-27-2009, 11:38 PM
I like mine with za'atar, which is a Middle Eastern spice blend that includes Arabic thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac, toasted sesame, garlic and salt. Then I spread it on a toasted whole wheat pita. You can buy it at The za'atar is also good on grilled meats.


03-28-2009, 12:34 AM
I like to mix mine with cocoa powder,a half cup of ricotta ,garlic and salt.

04-11-2009, 05:28 AM
honey!! and sliced almonds

Jennifer 3FC
04-11-2009, 12:57 PM
I like a spoonful dipped in warm marinara. Yum! Kinda plain, but nice.

Georgia, thanks for sharing the za'atar tip. I have a pouch of it that I haven't done anything with yet, but now I have an idea!