With the weather finally feeling like Summer is just around the corner, it’s time for some lighter meals. Thankfully, my family is a salad family. Yes, even my husband and 5 year old daughter love their salads! Spinach salad, mixed greens, kale…they love it all. I try to change things up often for variety. One of our favourite salads is a simple and easy fruit salad.
When Hubby and I were still dating, his mom made this awesome salad with ingredients I would never have thought to put together!! It’s nice and light, tasty, filling, and good for you! I really love this fruity cottage cheese salad at breakfast with a slice of crusty French bread and my morning tea!
Pineapple-Green Grape Cottage Cheese Salad
- 250 g Gay Lea cottage cheese (I use Nordica 2%)
- 1/2 c. seedless green grapes; halved
- 1 can bite sized pineapple; drained (save and use juice for something else–waste not want not!)
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
Blend first three ingredients together. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.
This is a very yummy salad. You can sweeten the mixture with a natural sugar replacement like coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey. I personally don’t add any sweetener or sugar because I don’t feel the recipe needs it.
Cottage cheese is protein rich, a good source of calcium, and can be enjoyed by anyone anytime of the day; it’s an excellent component of a healthy diet. There are so many ways to enjoy Cottage Cheese right from the container as a quick snack, or at breakfast or lunch on top of fruit, a bagel or salad.
While perusing the Gay Lea website, I came across this Mega Mango Smoothie that I’d like to try! I’m a big fan of cottage cheese and this looks like a refreshing and tasty recipe!
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