Ingredient of the Week: Cottage Cheese

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Welcome to Another Ingredient of the Week!This week’s feature is cottage cheese.

Cottage cheese seems to be one of those foods that people either love or love to hate. Personally, I’ve been a fan of a long time because of how versatile it is: you can eat it on its own or add it both sweet and savory dishes. Another plus is that it’s packed with protein. Check out the nutrition stats of my favorite brand:

16 grams—not too shabby, right? It’s a pretty good deal, especially when you consider that a serving has only 90 calories and 1 gram of fat. For someone who gets most of their protein from meat, a dairy product with a silly name  may seem lame, but for others looking for something that packs a little more of a punch than, say, peanut butter, this is a pretty good go-to. Read the rest of this entry »