If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you’ve probably seen that I’ve been on quite the cottage cheese kick lately. I love eating it along side a plate of veggie crudités for dipping. It’s such a quick and easy – not to mention nutritious and delicious – snack to quickly throw together. Whatever your mood – morning, noon or night – cottage cheese is an awesome (and protein-packed!) addition to your day, which is why I am so excited to partner with Hood Cottage Cheese on this blog post.
Hood Cottage Cheese is available in 10 (!!) tasty flavors, and it’s super versatile as a healthy snack – whether it’s a topper, a dip, used in recipe, or simply enjoyed on its own. The options are endless with Hood’s line of sweet, savory, and classic flavors. I mean, just listen to some of these flavors: pineapple, peach, honey & pear, maple & vanilla, cucumber & dill, garden veggie, chive & toasted onion, and more! (They’re also available in 7 convenient single-serve options, which are perfect for on-the-go snacking.)
With so much variety in their products, I wanted to share 3 delicious ways to incorporate Hood’s Cottage Cheese into your day. Each of these ideas is a fun twist on some tried-and-true favorites and even take them up a notch with regard to flavor, texture, satisfaction, and nutrition. In fact, one serving of Hood Cottage Cheese has just 120 calories and packed with 13 grams of protein per serving. Plus, it’s a great source of calcium! Read on for some rich, creamy, and truly tasty ideas!
Bacon Chive Cottage Cheese Dip
Here’s the party dip you need to try this summer! Savory bacon bites and chives combined with rich, creamy cottage cheese makes an incredible flavor combination for snacking. Just combine a container of Hood Cottage Cheese with Chive with 3-4 sliced of cooked bacon, broken into pieces, and then garnish with fresh chopped chives. Easy as that! Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita chips.
Cottage Cheese Peanut Butter Banana Split
A healthier banana split? Oh, yes! And it’s incredible! Made with maple-infused Hood Cottage Cheese, this dessert is a good source of protein and calcium, which means you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Just slice a ripe banana in half, top with cottage cheese, peanut butter sauce (or melt a spoonful of creamy peanut butter in the microwave), and finish with you favorite toppings!
Loaded Cottage Cheese Egg Sandwich
Rise ‘n shine! It’s breakfast time, and this Loaded Cottage Cheese Egg Sandwich will most definitely start your day off on the right foot. Made with Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese, toasted ciabatta bread, eggs, and bacon, it’ll make your taste buds and stomach happy. Your favorite traditional breakfast ingredients combine with rich, creamy, and protein-packed cottage cheese for a meal that will leave you satisfied for hours!
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to eat cottage cheese?
For more than 170 years, Hood has been committed to providing consumers with high-quality dairy products that deliver a rich, creamy, and delicious taste. For more information and recipe ideas, please visit Hood.com.