Packed with protein, vitamins, and calcium, it’s no wonder cottage cheese is a dieter’s go-to food. With a single cup providing 25 grams of protein (this is about the same amount of protein found in three ounces of chicken), it’s a filling and versatile option to incorporate into your diet. It’s also high in amino acids, which makes it a great post-workout snack.
At a time when you are what you Instagram, cottage cheese alone doesn’t have the same social-media appeal as the ever-popular avocado on toast post, but that’s quickly changing thanks to a wave of top chefs who are incorporating cottage cheese – in an oh-so-pretty way – into their menus.
This new food craze seems to consist of crispy bread topped with the magic ingredient of cottage cheese and a drizzle of honey, or sometimes something more adventurous, like cherry tomatoes and chives.
Cottage cheese is the latest topping to hop on the ‘artisanal’ toast bandwagon, which has been going strong, from New York to Dubai, for several years now. According to this article in the New York Times, “The most successful food trends reflect what’s going on in society at a given time. Americans wanted cupcakes ten years ago, because they sought childhood comforts after the trauma of 9/11; Americans wanted fondue in the sixties because they aspired to cosmopolitanism. Artisanal toast, one might posit, represents our intensifying obsession with and fetishization of food. Every meal is special and important, every dish should be elevated, revered, and broadcast – even something as pedestrian as toast.”
The only way to decide if you’ll jump on the cottage cheese trend is to try it out yourself.
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