I have a strange new snack obsession.
The main ingredient is cottage cheese. I know some people quiver at the thought of cottage cheese, so I apologize if that is you. I mentioned the other day, that I go on cottage cheese kicks, and right now I am most definitely on one.
As a kid, I remember eating it with canned peaches, barely able to gag it down.
My taste buds have definitely changed over the years and now I love it. I used to eat it only with fruit like peaches or pineapple but then I started eating it with savory combinations. It’s delicious with cucumber, dill, salt + pepper. Eating it plain with salt + pepper also works. Oh, and how could I forget cottage cheese and cantaloupe? I have a true love for cantaloupe and eat them by the HALF. Oh summer fruit, please hurry.
Back to this snack obsession, which sadly does not include cantaloupe.
I have no idea where this came from. It was just one of those days, where I looked in my fridge and thought, “hmmm, well maybe if I combine….”
- cottage cheese
- ground flax
Sound terrible? Think again!! The texture that the flax adds is amazing and the little bit of sweetness from the jelly is perfect. The banana makes things a bit creamier + obviously adds some banana flavor goodness.
If I’m making this for a quick snack, I’ll mash this together and gobble down:
- 1/3c cottage cheese
- 1-2T flax meal
- 2t jelly
- 1/2 banana
Yesterday, I turned this lovely snack into lunch! I lightly broiled a brown rice tortilla, which I’m currently obsessed with. At first I didn’t like them. I thought they were tough + too chewy. But if you pop them in a broiler until very lightly browned they are amazing. Now I love their chewiness and how they crisp up and become really flakey. It reminds me of phyllo dough! [just in flakiness, not the buttery taste ;)]
I used 1/2-2/3c cottage cheese, a full 2T of flax, 1/2t cinnamon and a dusting of cocoa powder. Eaten alongside a veggie-lovin’ salad, this is my kind of quick + delicious lunch!
Today I threw some almond butter in the mix too.
Think you’ll give it a go? Have you tried my other crazy recipe for a tempeh, pumpkin, apple, peanut butter sandwich yet?
Am I starting to weird you out? If not, there’s always next week!
Have a great rest of your day!