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Nonfat Dairy Products

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I am not a picky eater. Honest, I am not. Except for fish or sushi, I will try most anything once.

So, when I saw nonfat cottage cheese and plain, nonfat yogurt on the grocery list for this week I thought, "I haven't had nonfat cottage cheese in years. I bet it's improved a lot." I had never had plain, nonfat yogurt. Into the grocery cart they went.

And soon the nonfat cottage cheese will be going down the garbage disposal. That and the yogurt I had for breakfast this morning are two of the most disgusting things I have put in my mouth for a long time.

I had good, vine ripened tomatoes to eat with the cottage cheese for lunch yesterday. The cottage cheese was so bad, it drained the enjoyment of eating the tomatoes. I wish I had just had a glass of skim milk.

This morning I had a cup of the most delicious strawberries washed and sliced. I poured the container of yogurt over them. I love yogurt. I just had never had nonfat, plain yogurt. It ruined the taste of the strawberries, and it left a hideous chalky aftertaste in my mouth.

These are foods that give healthy eating a bad name. These are two foods that are banished from my refrigerator permanently.

I don't have cholesterol or blood pressure issues, and we do enjoy low fat cottage cheese and low fat yogurt. We also enjoy skim milk.

Part of the reason for using the Spark Menu this summer is making me try new foods. Now I know. These two products (nonfat cottage cheese and nonfat, plain yogurt) are not for me. I'm not going to feel guilty about changing the menu when these foods are on it!
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HEALTHY-SPARK 5/3/2013 11:34AM

    I can't do the non-fat cottage cheese either, but I like the low fat 1% or 2% as a snack. For non-fat yogurt, I like yoplait either regular or Greek yogurts -- but I have to get the flavored kinds (vanilla is my favorite). Plain nonfat yogurt is kindof yucko as far as I'm concerned too.

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SENIORSWIMMER 5/3/2013 11:13AM

    This was a different brand of nonfat plain yogurt than I have bought in the past. It was terrible. And, I have never just eaten it with fruit. It's always been in a recipe. I was on a rant, and I need to clarify. I'm just not going to try to eat the nonfat plain yogurt by itself anymore. The nonfat cottage cheese is definitely not coming in the house anymore. Learning experiences.


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GLORYB2014 5/2/2013 6:40PM

    I don't eat cottage cheese but always eat nonfat Greek yogurt daily. Mine is so creamy and rich tasting, maybe it's the brand that you got??
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ELLENIRENE 5/2/2013 12:09PM

    I really like nonfat and lowfat plain yogurt but it has to be greek yogurt

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 5/2/2013 11:06AM

    It's great to see you blogging again. I just hate it for you that you had to throw away these things, but that's how we learn. I'm still tempted to try the cottage cheese in scrambled egg, or even a frittata or something. There has to be a way! Non-fat, plain yogurt I can handle. I use it in place of sour cream, or add fruit and honey to it.

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AKATHLEEN54 5/2/2013 11:00AM

    It's always said that the low fat version is better for you anyway than the no fat version because you do need some fat in your diet. I have found that the no fat version does have a rubbery texture. I find the plain non fat yogurt is good if you are going to use it as an "additive" to make a salad dressing or a sauce etc, but otherwise better to stick with a low fat fruity version. Oh well, lesson learned. I know that in a lot of the spark recipes they usually call for LOW fat no fat free. I hope that won't discourage you from trying more new things. keep sparking!! emoticon

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