Cottage cheese is a staple food in many healthy diets. The cheese is made from pasteurized milk. After the milk is curdled through heating, an acid like vinegar or citrus juice is added. The curd is drained, rinsed, and broken up into small pieces.
Cottage cheese is a popular afternoon snack, but did you know it can also serve as a well-rounded breakfast food? Cottage cheese is packed with protein, Vitamin D, and calcium. Here are a few ways you can eat this healthy food for breakfast.
Sweet serving suggestions
The tangy, creamy texture of cottage cheese makes it a great dish when paired with fruit. Cottage cheese and pineapple is a popular pairing. It also tastes great mixed with berries, orange slices, pears or other fruit combinations.
Make a healthy version of a sugary breakfast pastry by toasting a thick slice of whole grain bread and spreading a layer of cottage cheese on top. Drizzle honey or maple syrup over the cottage cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon. Run your toast under the broiler until the cheese begins to bubble. You will have a crispy, creamy treat that is healthy too!
Savory breakfast ideas
Cottage cheese has a creamy texture. Try adding a crunch to the dish by adding chopped nuts, green onions, and black pepper. These savory toppings go well with toasted, whole-grain toast. For another savory option, try scooping cottage cheese into a small bowl and topping with sliced radishes. Add avocado and a poached egg. You can use soy sauce for added flavor.
Think outside of the box
If you don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, try running it through a blender or food processor with a few tablespoons of boiling water. Substitute sour cream with cottage cheese in a breakfast burrito or sweeten the curd with honey and add it as a topping for fruit, French toast and pancakes.
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