South Beach Diet - What is Quark?? Uses?? Allowable on phase 1?

05-27-2011, 12:15 AM
I just heard about Quark at the store the other day..just wondering what you are supposed to use it for? Or how do you eat it? Is it allowed on phase 1? if its the low fat kind?

05-27-2011, 12:57 AM
I had to look this up. Here's al link about what it is and how to make it

Essentially it's a homestyle yogurt cheese made from buttermilk culture.

05-27-2011, 01:08 AM
but is it allowed on phase 1? and how much?

05-27-2011, 01:34 AM
I'm pretty sure it's not listed in the book, so I think you'd have to compare the nutrition label (or find a recipe online with nutrition information) to dairy products that are allowed, looking for similar fat/carb/protein counts.

05-27-2011, 07:19 AM
Hi Heather. I've used Quark. It is usually low fat and sort of a cross between cottage cheese and cream cheese but not lumpy. I sometimes make a savory spread by adding chopped veggies and seasoning or a sweet spread by adding sweetener and cinnamon. "Farmer's cheese" is very similar.

05-27-2011, 01:54 PM its not to be eaten like cottage cheese then? You want to use it more as a spread then an actual eating a cup of cottage cheese for instance..

05-27-2011, 03:18 PM
I'm sure you could eat it like cottage cheese. Compare the calories and content and then decide. It's not something I use every day but there is a recipe called Liptauer. Here's the link. I'd use an OK spread like Becel light or ICBINB.

05-27-2011, 03:35 PM
Quark is like greek yogurt though quite low fat. You can eat it instead of yogurt with fruit or make a dip for veggies etc. You can also use it in baking.