"Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away."
Does anyone out there know what "curds and whey" actually are? I didn't but a quick google soon provided the answer...from Cheesaholics blog I discovered that today's curds and whey are comparable to cottage cheese. Huh. And all this time I thought it was a type of oatmeal! You learn something new every day.
Now, I happen to love cottage cheese..heck, I love cheese of any sort. Since my dogs also enjoy the stuff, I try to keep a Costco-sized vat of it in my fridge at all times. In addition to eating it straight, I also top it with fruit and use it as a substitute for ricotta cheese in recipes. I'd never thought of combining it with eggs, though, until I saw the recipe below from the Eat-Clean website:
Eat-Clean Egg Salad
Egg Salad is the perfect school lunch! It’s hearty, tasty and takes no time at all to prepare. Trade the fatty, mayonnaise-laden version for this Eat-Clean recipe from my latest book, The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids! Make sure to pack it in a cooler.
• 1/4 cup / 60 ml fat-free cottage cheese
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml skim milk
• 1 tsp / 5 ml mustard
• 4 hardboiled egg whites, diced
• 1 hardboiled yolk
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml chopped green onion
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml chopped celery
• Dash curry powder
• 1/4 tsp / 1 ml sea salt
1. Whip cottage cheese and milk until smooth in medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Blend remaining ingredients except egg whites with cottage cheese mixture.
3. Add diced egg whites to cottage cheese mixture. Mix well.
SERVINGS: 1 cup of egg salad
Calories from Fat: 30
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
Mmm...guess what I'll be having for lunch today? Perhaps Miss Muffet would like to join me? *wink*
Have a Beauty-Full Day,