cottage cheese question
- 08-30-2004, 12:03 AM
cottage cheese question
I know the benefits of eating cottage cheese and i try to eat 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) of 1% cottage cheese before bed with 25 grams of micellar casein protein every night. The problem is i HATE the taste of cottage cheese i hold my nose and immediately drink water after each tablespoon
any suggestions as to a way i could prepare the cottage cheese or mix it with something that might make it more pallitable to me? or should i just screw the cottage cheese and take in 50 grams of micellar casein before bed and a slice of whole wheat bread?
- 08-30-2004, 03:52 AM
If you don't wanna add any calories add some cinnamon and Splenda. If you don't mind adding calories add that plus some raisins. If you wanna add a ton of calories add either pancake syrup or brown sugar plus raisins. Either way... Mmmmmm I wouldn't use that last option before bed though, maybe post workout, if at all.
While bulking I eat cottage cheese with raisins, some All Bran Extra fiber, and sugar free (they use sugar alcohols, still lower calories) pancake syrup, first thing when I wake up. Sometimes I'll eat it post workout too, with extra oatmeal. I usually train about 2-3 hours after waking.
It's far from perfect, but I get this stuff for free, and being the poor bastard that I am...
- 08-30-2004, 07:02 AM
08-30-2004, 08:01 AM
I can't stand cottage cheese. I've tried several times and I actually get ill and start to gag.
Instead, I've been doing a protein shake (or food) and a tablespoon of EFA's before bed. This seems to do its job well.
08-30-2004, 08:45 AM
08-30-2004, 09:49 AM
the sodium isnt too great either. i put splenda to sweeten the taste up. If i have some during the day, i throw in some berries, granola, or other fruits with the splenda.Originally Posted by supersoldier
08-30-2004, 03:43 PM
You could try switching brands. I couldn't stand one kind, but switched to a more expensive kind and it was tolerable.
08-30-2004, 03:47 PM
That is true, there is a big taste difference between some brands. There is also a small taste difference from carton to carton in the same brand.
08-30-2004, 03:47 PM
Yeah I eat mine with fruits.. Great stuff.. Mix in a little jam if you don't mind the sugar (I do mind). But fresh seasonal fruit is a great way, mix in some splenda too.. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc... Good stuff..
I am sick in that I also sometimes throw in a can of that flavoured tuna from clover leaf... Lemon dill or Spicy Thai are my fave's... Really adds lots of flavour and some protien to your cottage cheese. Just a thought
08-30-2004, 06:28 PM
08-30-2004, 07:06 PM
08-30-2004, 07:42 PM
Switch brands. Also, unless your on some kinda strict diet, I wouldn't worry about "all that lactose", there's not much to worry about in 1/2 cup.
08-30-2004, 07:54 PM
I love cottage cheese mixed with low carb yogurt and fiber one or oatmeal. I've heard you can rinse and strain the curds to wash away some of the lactose, but I've never tried.
08-30-2004, 09:48 PM
08-31-2004, 02:47 AM
I either have cottage cheese sandwiches on WW bread, or before bed, I mix 150g with 20g peanuts.
That gives a nice 25/5/10(PCF) pre bed snack
08-31-2004, 03:09 AM
As far as brands and taste/texture go, I really like Breakstone. I believe it has a little more lactose/carbs than others, though.
08-31-2004, 06:00 AM
no idea how does the cottage cheese in usa taste but i mix it either with fatfree smoked and chopped turkey meat or with veggies (carots and peas, i buy them frozen) - hate everything sweet so I found this to work for me. A "normal" cottage cheese is however not so bad if its fat enough (no less than 20 % abs)
08-31-2004, 06:58 AM
This might sound really stupid, but does it ever seem like cottage cheese bloats you more so than other high sodium foods? I always feel like a fatass after eating a bunch of it. I've been eating it everyday for the past week or two, now. And I'm bloated as ****! I figured it was because my estradiol was 128pg/ml last time I checked it, but now I'm starting to wonder...Originally Posted by sage
08-31-2004, 07:45 AM
lately i've been taking fat free cottage cheese with pineapples.. to me nothing beats that flavor.. reminds me of a pina colada..
09-01-2004, 01:43 PM
ok i tried the cottage cheese mixed with a can of chicken of the sea tuna ... i'm now convinced that you were playing a cruel joke on me because that was easily the most disgusting thing i've could imagine ever eating short of slurping down elephant crap
i think i may just give up on cottage cheese its not worth the near vomitting it always entails thanks for all the suggestions guys
09-01-2004, 01:48 PM
Ugh!...that's one disgusting mixture. I mix it with pineapple, peaches, or berries. I try to do fresh fruit, but can't always get what I want.
09-01-2004, 03:21 PM
When bulking I drop some honey in it and add a little natural peanut butter or almond butter.
But I eat the stuff like it's nothing anyways, taste never bothered me.
09-01-2004, 04:01 PM
I either cover it with fresh ground pepper or mix in unsalted sunflower seeds. I eat cottage cheese every day.
09-01-2004, 09:57 PM
LOL. That's what all my friends say when i recommend it to them. I eat a can of tuna, and half cup of cottage cheese everyday. I know there's somebody else out there with taste buds as messed up as mine.Originally Posted by glenihan
09-03-2004, 07:22 PM
If you're sugar conscious, try it with 'no sugar added' jam. There still are carbs in it but not too many if you use ~2Tbsp. 2.5g of carbs/1TBSP
09-03-2004, 09:04 PM
Usually it's the texture of Cottage Cheese that makes some people gag. Just by adding a bit of Splenda and putting it in a blender and getting it nice and smoothed out makes all the difference in the world, it comes out with the consitency of yogurt and if you add some low GI fruit like berries it taste just like yogurt to me.
09-05-2004, 09:33 PM
Eating cottage cheese by itself is pretty difficult. Like everyone's been saying, you gotta mix it with something. I like to think of it as a dipping sauce. I'll cook a turkey or chicken breast, cut it up into bite size pieces, and just dip the pieces into the cottage cheese like it's ketchup. I know, sounds a little gross, but it makes it a lot easier to go down.
09-05-2004, 11:46 PM
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09-18-2004, 10:28 AM
09-20-2004, 07:49 PM
10-15-2004, 02:06 AM
i used to eat so much as a kid, plain always, loved it, started eating it again, still tastes good, just cant hold as much down, never even considered mixing it with anything, army gave it to us when i was in a few years back, not sure if it really was cottage cheese but it tasted different, i wouldnt force yourself to eat it, find something else you enjoy
10-15-2004, 04:59 AM
strawberries and granola. You can't beat it although the granloa may have to go because of the sugar.
10-18-2004, 07:50 PM
A good way to eat cottage cheese, in my opinion, is to cut up some apple, banana, peaches, etc...whatever you prefer, put some nuts in it...makes for a good meal and the taste of cottage cheese is very minimal due to the fruits mixed in. Experiment with it man...glad to know you are giving it a shot even though you can't stand it....
10-18-2004, 08:10 PM
10-18-2004, 10:10 PM
i just mix it with some protein powder and peanuts.maybe some oat bran in the am.might try the tuna for lunch tomm.hmmmmmmmmm
10-19-2004, 04:55 AM
when i first tried cottage cheese i hated it, but i mixed it with oats, and a little milk, now i cant get enough!
10-19-2004, 05:32 PM
10-19-2004, 06:17 PM
This may sound unappetizing, but trut me, it is good. Mix cottage cheese with sugar free lime jello (when it is half way set) then add in some walnuts, a fruit of chice and let it set in the fridge. This is good when you get a sweet tooth , but don't want to be too bad.
10-19-2004, 07:13 PM
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