Of all the “healthy” foods out there, cottage cheese had to be one of my least favorite. The texture of the curds, the smell, and the taste – it was all just a but much to handle. But, with its high protein and low Glycemic Load score (which combines the Glycemic Index of a food with the quantity of carbs per serving, to give the overall effect on blood-sugar levels by eating a given food) cottage cheese is an excellent snack.
There are many ways to liven up cottage cheese, though, including adding fruits. For me, though, thanks to a recipe in Metabolic Cooking, I have found the solution to my cottage cheese dilemma. Enter peanut butter…
- 1/2 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (or nut butter of your choice)
- 5-10 Cashews
- 4-5 Walnut Halves
- Crush cashews and walnut halves thoroughly
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Here is some nutritional info on this snack:
While the Metabolic Cooking recipe calls for a slightly different protocol, it is very close nonetheless. If you like this snack, I’d definitely suggest checking out the entire cookbook which can be found HERE.
Feel free to mix and match to your own taste – cottage cheese serves as a great base for many different snack combinations, much like yogurt does.