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1/29/12 12:51 P

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I like 4% cottage cheese, too. Low-fat and no-fat cottage cheese sometimes contains corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup to make it taste edible. And the sodium content varies by maker. I got used to reading labels many years ago and I still do it. It only takes a minute and what goes in my body is important to me.

I read milk, cheese, and half-and-half labels, too. Sometimes companies add salt and/or corn syrup to improve the taste of low fat and no fat products. I never realized that until I started paying attention.

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1/28/12 10:58 P

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Oh I know! I just keep trying different products in the hope of finding some that are better suited to my reduced sugar and sodium palate!
When I finally give up trying...and I will, eventually. I'll be making even MORE homemade foods...and that's just fine with my husband and myself. We only have us to satisfy these days, and we are reducing sugar and salt more and more with almost every recipe.

Just today, at a local Health & Wellness fair, my Spark Buddy tried a sample of frozen yogurt, and remarked how sickly sweet it was. I was glad I didn't try it!!!

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1/28/12 8:59 P

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Anne,
it's interesting that I actually find many ice creams, even organic ones, too sweat for my taste. I like to have at most half the sweetness. It's amazing how your taste buds adjust. I tried a donut a couple of months ago and had to stop after two bites, no fun any more, LOL.
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1/28/12 8:17 P

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IMHO: There is no need to have the 2% or lower-fat Cottage Cheese, since at 4% cottage Cheese is already low in enough in fat for most healthy eating habits.
The only change I would make, would be to buy organic and check on the sodium levels...some are higher than they need to be.

Ice cream choice have grown tremendously in recent years. Soy, Coconut and even rice-milk ice creams are available. There are also small "creameries" making excellent, small-batch, hand made ice creams with wholesome and/or organic ingredients.
Companies like Boulder Ice Cream, sells to Whole Foods and other health food chains.
Or, as Birgit wrote, making your own is not difficult.
I make my own, with a LOT less sugar, and all organic ingredients.




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1/27/12 3:49 P

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I would say make your own ice cream with organic full-fat milk or cream, raw agave nectar and nuts, dried fruit or fresh fruit. No reason to give up ice cream, although I can see how full fat cottage cheese could be really good, too. I like full-fat plain yoghurt a lot and will add my own fruit without any sugar. Sometimes I add cinnamon, a little raw honey, nuts, dried fruit etc.
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1/27/12 3:18 P

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OK so dairy's not on too many clean-eating lists, but I was trying hard to make a break from ICE CREAM. (Probably no one else here on EATING CLEAN has had such challenges, but thought I'd bring it up.)

I just needed to BREAK the ice cream habit. And trainer Jackie Warner is big on cottage cheese. I was surprised that the 4% milk fat CC was quite nice.

Not sure I can deal with the 2, 1, or 0% cottage cheese as a substitute. Anyone have any experience or info to share? Thanks much!!

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