munchin’ or lunchin’

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
  • banana
  • ground flax
  • jelly

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.

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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. 

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Think you’ll give it a go?  Have you tried my other crazy recipe for a tempeh, pumpkin, apple, peanut butter sandwich yet? 

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Am I starting to weird you out?  If not, there’s always next week!

Have a great rest of your day!