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DAVVIK Posts: 235
4/21/09 2:47 P

Try farmers cheese, but you dn't have to face cheese of dairy on yourself. calcium can be gotten from vegetables (ex. collard greens has about the same ammount of calcium as milk).

KALORIE-KILLAH SparkPoints: (20,313)
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4/21/09 2:35 P

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates cottage cheese!!

I've tried it every way possible: topped with ground pepper, on top of a salad, mixed with fruit, mixed with salsa... nothing works! Yuck.

Greek yogurt (plain) is very versatile and although there's no chunky texture, it can be used in all sorts of ways: mixed with fruit, on top of crackers or used as a veggie dip... I like it a LOT better than cottage cheese!

ANAVLY Posts: 2,426
4/21/09 12:44 P

I mix cottage cheese into smoothies. That gets rid of the texture issue. I too like to go savory rather than sweet if I'm eating it straight (I'll do cottage cheese mixed with a bit of salsa).

1/3 to 1/2 cup cottage cheese
2/3 to 1 cup of milk or milk substitute
2/3 to 1 banana (I freeze my bananas into thirds)
About 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, blueberries, mixed berries..)

(I'll add about 1tbsp of flax seed or wheat germ too)


But, if you've really tried it a number of times in different ways and really don't want to see it again for a while, in addition to suggestions given already, silken tofu can work in some situations - substitute it in my smoothie recipe above for one; you can also buy it in "desert" flavors (or make it into mousse / "cheesecake" type deserts).

WEBGIRL7 Posts: 90
4/21/09 11:43 A

I'm with you - I don't like cottage cheese either. Low fat ricotta is okay - since the curds are tiny the texture is different, but the taste is pretty similar.

Maybe yogurt? Or chevre?

CLRICHM SparkPoints: (53,967)
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4/21/09 11:35 A

Ricotta is the typical sub. Watch out for higher fat content, though.

For my part, I can't think of it as a sweet food - it's savory, and I treat it that way when I season or pair it. Add sunflower seeds, salt and pepper, or put it on a baked potato or similar food.

MPINSLEY Posts: 6
4/21/09 10:29 A

Ok,

I just really don't like cottage cheese. I know it is good for you. I have tried mixing it with other things. Including cinnamon and other things. I am not sure if it is just the taste or the texture or both....but I figure rather than continue to try to make myself eat it, perhaps there is a good alternative that has the right amount of protein. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Mark


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