Skinny dipping is a classic Ontario summer experience that we have all thought about doing but most have never followed up on. With the holidays over and the snow piling up, people are starting to daydream about the warmth of summer again. And there is no better way to prepare for summer (and possible skinny dipping), than to start eating a little healthier now.
Cottage Country Dip:
A perfect solution is our new Cottage Country Dip. Cottage Country Dip’s Skinny Dip has taken spreadable cottage cheese dip to the next level with three unique flavors: Habanera & Lime, Kale & Bacon, and Onion & Garlic. They have made this an easy item to keep on hand for your next get together, include portions in the kid’s school lunch boxes, or to satisfy that cheese craving as a healthier addition to many recipes. They are very versatile and beg to be experimented with.
Back in the early 1800s, cottage cheese was made from milk that was already starting to produce natural bacteria. The milk was then placed in a warm spot, like near a fire or behind a stove. After a day or so the bacteria would produce enough acid that it caused the milk to form curds. Today cottage cheese is made by boiling and curdling milk with the help of acidic substances like lime or vinegar. As it boils, it curdles and forms lumps. Then they are pressed to squeeze out any whey and milk. That is how your cottage cheese is made today!
Cottage cheese has many benefits, making it a healthier alternative to fattier dips. It is full of good bacteria like Lactobacillus casei: a pro-biotic that helps digestive health and helps prevent bladder infections. Some benefits to cottage cheese are that it:
- Is low in calories.
- Is high in calcium, iron, foliate and vitamin A.
- Provides a good source of protein, B complex and healthy fats.
- Provides minerals such as, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and selenium.
Cottage cheese and this new Cottage Cheese Skinny Dip Spreadable Cottage Cheese are versatile and can be added to just about anything. Adding cottage cheese adds protein and the cheesy taste that we all crave. Try adding it to or eating it with:
- Dips/Spreads for vegetables and crackers
- Creamy Light Pastas,
- Salads, (especially a cheesy Kale Caesar salad!)
- Stuffed Baked Potatoes.
Pick up your Cottage Country Dip’s Skinny Dip today and try it with crackers, vegetables or on your pasta and meat as a marinade to start your healthier adventure this New Year.
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Until next time,
The team at Lorenz Food