How to Live to Senior Year: Cottage Cheese

By Sabrina Katz, Staff Writer
@sabrina_katz

Cottage cheese is far more versatile than people give it credit for./PHOTO VIA Sabrina Katz

Cottage cheese is far more versatile than people give it credit for./PHOTO VIA Sabrina Katz

Whether it’s eaten plain, with fruit, or even in a lasagna, cottage cheese is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of protein without all the fat. Though some people shun dairy products because they’re thought to be too high in sugar and not easily digestible, fat-free cottage cheese is unique because it is low in sugars, high in protein, and contains calcium for strong and healthy bones.

A creamy and delicious cup of the stuff only carries about 160 calories, a scant seven grams of sugar (natural sugars that dairy produces) and up to 30 grams of protein, making it a staple for people trying to get healthy or stay fit.

As a breakfast meal, cottage cheese can replace greasy omelets, high-sugar yogurts (yes, even plain!), and deceptive granola parfaits. Cottage cheese is not just for breakfast though! Because of its versatility, it can be used in a number of dishes, including casseroles and even stuffed chicken.

Fortunately, you can find fat-free cottage cheese every morning in the BU dining halls. Here’s my favorite way to make it:

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

Roughly 1 cup cottage cheese
1 heaping ladle of frozen blueberries
3-4 shakes of cinnamon from the shaker (about 2 teaspoons, more or less to taste)

Add the cottage cheese and cinnamon into a bowl and mix together. Next, spoon in the blueberries, and you’re good to go!

What are some of your favorite cottage cheese recipes? Let us know in the comments.

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