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Blueberries & Cottage Cheese

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by HeartShineGirl, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. HeartShineGirl

    HeartShineGirl Prediabetes · Member

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    This morning, I decided to have a bowl of cottage cheese with black pepper on it. While looking through the foods I have here at work to eat, I realized I had bought a pack of blueberries yesterday, and decided to toss a handful of blueberries onto my cottage cheese. What a treat! I wanted to share on the off chance that people here may like cottage cheese and might want to try it with a sweet topping that's not going to tip the glycemic scales too much.

    If anyone has any other Cottage Cheese topping ideas let me know.

    I'm new here, and just newly discovered I'm pre-diabetic. I'm not sure if Cottage Cheese is okay to have, but I am guessing that it's not too bad. Blueberries I read are low on the glycemic load index, so I figured it was okay.

    I've not eaten dairy in a very long time, so cutting out most carbs left me feeling like I didn't have much food choices, so I added dairy back in. This is my first time eating cottage cheese in over 10 years. I'm getting used to it. :)
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Sunflower or pumpkin seeds maybe?
     
  3. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Off the top of my head, cottage cheese is low in carbs. I eat it occasionally. I tend to go for Brie, Camembert, Halloumi in the main and they are all low carb.

    With cottage cheese? Pineapple chunks but they are higher in carbs?
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure personally about the pineapple chunks, I tried some pineapple when first diagnosed and my sugars shot up like a rocket, may as well have sprinkled sugar on my plate! Test & test though obviously.:)
     
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  6. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I always found the combination to be a good one, but don’t touch that variety anymore. If I have cottage cheese now it is with walnuts and a low carb slice of toast or something. Cottage cheese with corned beef is nice.
     
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  7. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to love cottage cheese. I found it too high carb now so sadly, for me, no more.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    3.4grams per hundred. Is that too high for yourself there?
     
  9. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My meter says "no". Can't argue with that.
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Chopped tomatoes, halved black olives, bit of salt, splash of olive oil. But mostly my cottage cheese slowly disappears by stealing a little every time I pass the fridge.
     
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  11. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems bizarre to me but I am guessing it's all relative depending on whether you are keto or aiming for NO carb. If so I imagine eating cheddar (virtually 0 carb?) would be preferable to 3.4 carbs. I sometime think we should all declare our preferred carb intake before posting as referring to something being 'too high carb' that has 3 carbs in it is misleading to others. I don't mean xfieldoc because she said 'for her' and I'm guessing if you are very insulin resistant even 3 carbs might send you higher than you would like.
     
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  12. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Goes very well in a spinach salad too.
     
  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Which one is that .. most seem to say 4.2g per 100g?
     
  15. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Most cottage cheese on the market is a watery, lumpy, tasteless mess.

    The proper stuff is from Loseby Daries.
    Thick and creamy and now off bounds for me for a while as I’m doing meat only for a bit longer.
     
  16. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Early on in my LCHF journey I tested my BG response to cottage cheese. Even though it is relatively low carb it did spike my BG.
    I just assumed was because cottage cheese is low fat.
     
  17. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    ...only the awful stuff.
     
  18. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    The highest fat we can get here is 2%
     
  19. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That’s awful although most supermarkets here only sell low or fat free versions.
     
  20. Hotpepper20000

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    Well I guess 36% fat cream will have to do instead.:)
    Not really a hardship
     
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