Thursday, May 24, 2007

Little Bo Peep's favourite snack


Cottage cheese is made by adding lactic acid to milk, creating a precipitate of casein proteins. The whey (The watery part of milk) is drained off, and the curds (the lumpy bits) are repeatedly washed to remove the lactose.

Cottage cheese is high in protein, vitamins B12 & B6, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, folate (a water soluble B vitamin) and riboflavin (another B vitamin).

A 100g serving of skimmed milk cottage cheese contains less than 90 calories, provides nearly 15 grammes of protein, 4 grammes of carbs and less than 2 grammes of fat. And because casein releases its amino acids slowly, you'll feel 'full' for longer.

One of President Richard Nixon's favourite breakfasts was cottage cheese smothered with ketchup and/or black pepper, but if, like me, that's triggering your gag reflex, it also goes very well with blueberries, apple pieces or raisins.

It also makes an excellent protein component in a main meal (serving suggestion: salad potatoes, tinned tomatoes and sweetcorn).
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7 comments:

soraneko said...

To be honest, the idea of eating stodgy-looking cheese is doing more than enough for triggering my gag reflex...

Major Look said...

I agree - unless the said cheese is grilled onto some toast and maybe a chorizo or two placed on the said melted cheese.

brett jordan said...

to sora... So, consuming alcoholic drinks that have colours and ingredients not found in nature is OK, and yet you cringe at this cream-coloured and tasty comestible... shame on you :-)

brett jordan said...

to mr look... you must be on a diet, you neglected to mention your usual half-pound of salted butter.

Major Look said...

I said cheese on toast - it's a given that the toast is buttered!

soraneko said...

My alcoholic beverages don't look so stodgy... also, what's not cool about a drink that turns your tongue bright colours?!

brett jordan said...

I surrender... beaten once again by your superior insight and intelligence :-)