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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!

 

 

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix November 5, 2011

Jamie says: So you were good and roasted and toasted your pumpkin seeds. Tired of ’em yet? Have no fear, J & K are here with more ideas! Like Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix.

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

There’s something very comforting about eating (or drinking) out of a Mason jar. Reminds me of the days we used to go to Roadhouse Grill and they’d serve the beverages in Mason jars…

Up close and personal

The best thing about trail mix is that you can make so many varieties. If you don’t have something or just don’t like one of the ingredients, you can easily omit it and add another snack food. Be creative.

Aw, cute!

Wouldn’t this make a cute gift?

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • toasted pumpkin seeds
  • baked cheddar crackers (Annie’s)
  • dried cranberries
  • ultra thin pretzel sticks (H.K. Anderson)
  • toasted walnut halves (baked for 10 minutes at 350°F)
  • dried tart cherries
  • semi-sweet chocolate nonpareils (Sno Caps)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl or container. Lightly shake to mix.
  2. Enjoy now or store in an air-tight container for later or to give as a gift to a friend.
  • Nutrition note: Share food with friends. Not only will it bring a smile to their day, but you won’t have mass quantities of food the same food around (boring). And hey, they just may return the favor one day…