Monday, May 19, 2014
I would have to say that a good 75% of my patients/clients really struggle with getting in some protein in the morning.
Why do you need protein?
Well, among other things, it is more slowly digested than carbohydrates so it can help to stabilize your blood sugars, and keep you fuller, longer.
This spread is a great alternative to peanut butter on your toast! I know many many people who have an aversion per say to cottage cheese. Texture maybe? This pureed version is delicious without the texture, and no added sugar either!
Blueberry Protein Spread
1/2 cup cottage cheese (I prefer the 4% version- you NEED some fat in your diet)
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
Combine both ingredients in a small food processor. Mix until a puree is formed.
Spread on crackers or toast!
Nutrition Info per ~1/3 cup: 62 calories, 6 g protein, 2 g fat, 4 g carbohydrates
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 2:36 PM