I feel like cottage cheese has gotten the cold shoulder this last decade. I’m here to tell you game on!  It’s back.

A truly healthy eating style includes high protein and a low glycemic index which helps sustain energy and curb sugar cravings. Did you know that 4 oz of low fat cottage cheese has 14grams of protein vs 4 oz of regular low fat yogurt which has only 6 grams of protein. Yep, cottage cheese kicks yogurts butt in the protein arena AND it converts to a savory lunch more easily than yogurt.

I clearly remember, as a little girl, in 1974 when we moved from New York to sunny, healthy California where my mom discovered Spike seasoning. I use to call it the “hippie spice”. If you don’t have Spike you can substitute it for garlic and onion salt, parsley, basil, rosemary and thyme. Any combination of those. The main thing we are going for is to add flavor to the cottage cheese. And cayenne pepper too. Yes, I said cayenne pepper.  If you like cayenne trust me on this one, it ads a satisfying kick.

These seasonings make this snack taste like a full meal. I call it my vegetarian meatloaf. It’s true, it tastes like that, only chilled.

It’s clean, it’s light, it’s protein rich and best of all it’s filling.


Lay out 2 Wasa crisp cracker strips (you can use Ak-Mak or other light whole grain crackers)


Place an ounce of cottage cheese on each cracker (this is 2 tablespoons)

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Spice it up, guuuuuuurl!

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Now eat!


Mangia Bene!