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Sweet & Salty Coffee Cottage Cheese Blend January 27, 2015

Jamie says: Mom is always right. My Mom recommended blending cottage cheese and prunes. Honestly, at first I thought the idea sounded a little wierd, but sure enough, she was right, and it was great! I went a step further and added coffee, which I’m adding to everything lately, and pretzels. I liked it so much I made it a few days in a row!

Sweet & Salty Coffee Cottage Cheese Blend

Sweet & Salty Coffee Cottage Cheese Blend

Prunes add natural sweetness. We can keep this our little secret…

Hidden prune love

Hidden prune love

I’m a fan of the contrasting combinations- sweet and salty; smooth and crunchy, chilled and room-temp. Yum!

Creamy blend with a crunchy topping

Creamy blend with a crunchy topping

Sweet & Salty Coffee Cottage Cheese Blend

Ingredients

  • 2% cottage cheese with live and active cultures (Breakstone’s)
  • 4 prunes (SunSweet Naturals D’Noir)
  • 3 Tbsp coffee (Starbucks)
  • 6 ultra thin pretzel stix (H.K. Anderson)

Directions:

  1. In a mini blender, add cottage cheese, prunes, and coffee. Pulse until well-blended, using a spatula to scrape down the sides as needed. Scoop into a bowl.
  2. Break pretzels into bite- sized pieces and pour on top. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Prunes, calcium, and vitamin D (the latter two are from the cottage cheese) have been associated with strong bones. Yes, you read that right. Prunes may improve bone health. Cool stuff!

 

 

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait January 7, 2014

Jamie says: I was on a roll cooking this weekend. I made about five recipes, including this delicious and oh-so-easy Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait.

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

All I’m seeing right now is orange and blue, orange and blue. I am forever a University of Florida Gator.

Alternating layers of textured creaminess and citrus sweetness

Alternating layers of textured creaminess and citrus sweetness

Four ingredients. Ready in no time.

Parfaits aren't only for yogurt...

Parfaits aren’t only for yogurt…

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Peel skin off tangerine and discard. Peel tangerine in half (along the lines of the segments). Laying each half flat on a cutting board, use a knife to cut strips in the opposite direction as the segment lines, creating bite-size pieces. Place pieces in a small bowl. Top with cinnamon and sugar. Stir to mix well.
  2. In a serving bowl, layer tangerine segments and cottage cheese by alternating spoonfuls from the cottage cheese tub and the tangerine bowl to create a parfait (e.g. tangerines, cottage cheese, tangerines, cottage cheese, tangerines). Serve cold. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Cottage cheese and fruit make a great snack option. The protein in cottage cheese provides fullness and the carbohydrates in fruit give you energy. To reduce the saturated fat (which is the type of fat that when consumed in excess is not good for your cholesterol or heart), you can reduce fat content by choosing fat free or 1% (or 2% if you’re currently considering full fat varieties).