Creative Ways to Use Cottage Cheese After WLS That Aren’t Boring

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Hey Babe! How are you? 

Are you a cottage cheese fan?!

Cottage Cheese is one of the top consumed sources of protein in the bariatric community, and one of my personal favorites, too!

A half-cup serving of low-fat (2%) plain cottage cheese typically contains around 90 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein, and 2.5 grams of total fat. A gold star in my book!

Adding cottage cheese to your meals/snacks can be a great way to get some added in protein, which can help keep you fuller longer, stop the snacking and meet your goals for the day! I teach you how to meet your nutrition goals after WLS inside the T.R.I.B.E. Membership in a realistic and sustainable way.

I know some people don’t like cottage cheese because of its texture, so that’s why I’m bringing you some creative ways to use cottage cheese in your meals for some extra protein!

Creative Ways to Use Cottage Cheese

  1. Cottage Cheese Wrap

Make a wrap out of cottage cheese! This is a super easy way to get some extra protein in. Here is the recipe: 

Cottage Cheese “Wrap”
1 serving

Ingredients:
* 2-3 ounces of a low moisture cottage cheese (I used Friendship 1% in this recipe)
* Italian seasoning

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Spread cottage cheese onto parchment paper in the shape you want your wrap to be. Make sure it is an even, thin layer
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are browning
5. Let cool for 10-15 min or place in the fridge to cool down
6. Peel wrap off parchment paper and add toppings of choice

MACROS: 45 kcal, Total Fat 0.7g, Carbs 2g, Sugars 1.5g, Protein 8g, Fiber 0g

2.  Add it to your smoothie to make it thick and creamy

Blueberries, spinach, 1/2 a banana, protein powder, 2oz cottage cheese, and milk of choice is my go-to recipes! You can’t even taste the cottage cheese in it

3. Blend some in your eggs or add some to your egg bites

This makes your eggs nice and fluffy! The beauty of cottage cheese is that it takes on the flavors of whatever you add it to.

4. Blend into your favorite pasta sauce for added protein

Take some jarred pasta sauce, add in some blended cottage cheese and then pour over ground meat with spaghetti squash noodles

5. Make this awesome Mac and Cheese sauce to go over some veggies or low-carb pasta

Cottage cheese (blended), cheddar cheese, milk, cheddar powder, and milk of choice. You can even add some taco seasoning and dip some chips into it like queso!

6. Use it on a slice of bread and top with balsamic vinegar, eggs and avocado

Wrapping it up

As you can see, it can be used in so many different and versatile ways. The goal is to get creative, enjoy your meals and hit all of your goals! 

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Remember: this post is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as legal, financial, or medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional advice of your own attorney, accountant, physician, or financial advisor. Always check with your own physician, attorney, financial advisor, accountant, or other business or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.