11 Ways to Enjoy Cottage Cheese

Here’s how to add this healthy snack into your daily menu.

11 Ways to Enjoy Cottage Cheese

By Reina Berger

Cottage cheese is a nutritional powerhouse that many of us have been neglecting lately. What was once thought of us a fad food from the ’70s is bouncing back big time, thanks to its health benefits and versatility. Looking for a new way to enjoy an old classic? Here are 11 ideas to help you incorporate cottage cheese into your daily menu.


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Sample Different Spices

If you want your cottage cheese to taste less bland, add Sriracha sauce, chili flakes, or different kinds of salsa. These spicy flavors will elevate an otherwise plain dish and breathe new life into it.

Watch: The Health Benefits of Sriracha

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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