Step aside, avocado toast, cottage cheese is back and gaining a lot of attention from health-conscious foodies with good reason.
Packed with protein, cottage cheese provides calcium to support strong bones and may also contain probiotics to boost gut health, according to CentraState registered dietitian Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND. She suggests looking for versions that are fat-free, 1% fat or 2% fat. There are also varieties with low sodium and no added salt for those watching their sodium intake.
To address its texture, many cottage cheese fans blend it for a velvety consistency. This can enhance the taste and open the door to use in a variety of recipes – from creamy pasta sauces and smoothie bowls to pancakes. Or try it with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh herbs. It’s good for your health – and your palate.
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