Sunday, September 19, 2010

Raspberries with Cottage Cheese

I've been eating cottage cheese with some type of fruit once a day since I changed my eating habits almost 2 years ago. You would think I would get sick of cottage cheese, but there are just so many different option to eat cottage cheese with, it hasn't gotten old yet. The other day I had some raspberries in the fridge that needed eaten. Cottage cheese toped with raspberries and drizzled with agave syrup was a low calorie, low fat, carb and protein balanced snack that tastes like a treat. I was reminded of the cottage cheese and apple snack shared last fall by my friend Michelle, check that recipe out as well, it's a great fall eating idea.

1/2 c. low fat cottage cheese
1c. fresh raspberries (sprinkle with Truvia, natural, no calorie sweetener)
1/2 c. low fat cottage cheese
1t. agave syrup and 1/2 c. raspberries

160 calories, 14 g.carbs. 14 g. protein, and only 2.5 g. fat

What is your favorite thing to eat with cottage cheese? Please share

Luanne's Chicken Veronique Salad

4 (6 oz.) cooked chicken breast (cooled and cubed)
1-2 T. dry tarragon (to your taste)
3 T. fat free sour cream
3 T. low fat mayonnaise (I like the kind made with Olive oil)
1/2 oz. pecans (about 8 pecan halves)
1 1/2 c. washed, whole, purple grapes
Top with fresh Tarragon

* bake chicken with sliced onion, lemon, and 1T. of butter at 350 for 45 mins. turning once after 20 mins. of baking. Cool, and cube chicken, throw out lemons, you can chop baked onions and add to salad if desired. Mix remaining ingredients together, stir into cooled chicken, and chill. Can serve over lettuce greens or in a low carb./ high fiber pita or wrap. Or eat with whole grain crackers.
* Chicken salad divided into 8 (3/4 c.)servings = 18 g. protein, 4g. carbs., 3g. fat, 130 Calories