Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad | Low Smart Points Recipe

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If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, you have probably had cottage cheese on the menu more than once. I love finding new and healthy ways to recreate some of my favorite dishes. This cottage cheese caprese salad is delicious and it’s a much more healthy alternative to the traditional version. Cottage cheese caprese salad is even Weight Watchers friendly!

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One of the biggest challenges I face on my quest to live an active and healthy lifestyle is coming up with ideas for easy lunches and snacks. I need to make good choices about the foods I eat, but don’t want to sacrifice taste and convenience. There are hundreds of ways to combine ingredients to make cottage cheese mix-ins and smoothies that will have your taste buds asking for more. You can take cottage cheese to places it has never gone before! If you aren’t a fan of cottage cheese, I’d challenge you to give it a try with some different mix in’s. Sometimes the traditional presentation can overwhelming and less appealing.

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!

If you are looking for a fun way to recreate your own recipes using more health concious ingredients don’t forget to think about textures! You can choose ingredients from categories like crunchy, sweet, veggies, spices, or select a food based on its nutritional benefit, like antioxidant, potassium,vitamins or fiber. If you keep it fresh and new there’s less of a chance you’ll get bored, hit a plateau, or simple give up altogether.

Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!Step 1 is selecting the cottage cheese you will use to create the recipe. When I created the Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad, I chose the 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese. 15 grams of protein and long-lasting energy will be the perfect way to get me through the mid-day slump!

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!Step 2 is adding your mix in’s. In this case that means some fresh basil and cherry tomatoes from my local farmers market.

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!Step 3 is seeing your creation. I made the Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad high in protein, anti-oxidants, and some Vitamin K, too. I also made several other creations that I will be trying as snacks and breakfast. Cottage cheese is versatile and will keep you energized all day long. Feel free to add cottage cheese to your meal plan, anytime of the day.

 

If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!

Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad Recipe and Weight Watchers Info:

1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
8-10 Grape Tomatoes
4-5 Fresh Basil Leaves
Balsamic Vinegar
Cut grape tomatoes in half lengthwise
Chop 1/2 the fresh basil into bite-size pieces.
Fold 1/2 of the grape tomatoes and chopped basil into the cottage cheese and stir lightly.
Garnish with remaining tomatoes and basil leaves.
Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.
Enjoy!

This is the recipe for one portion, it’s a total of 1.5 Smart Points. You can have a cup of cottage cheese for a more filling option and that would be 3 Smart Points!

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Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese
  • 8-10 Grape Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cut grape tomatoes in half lengthwise
  2. Chop ½ the fresh basil into bite size pieces.
  3. Fold ½ of the grape tomatoes and chopped basil into the cottage cheese and stir lightly.
  4. Garnish with remaining tomatoes and basil leaves.
  5. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Enjoy!

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If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and make better food choices, this recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad is easy and delicious!

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

4 thoughts on “Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad | Low Smart Points Recipe

  • September 19, 2015 at 11:18 am
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    I will have to try this one. I love cottage cheese anyway you fix it.

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  • September 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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    Never tried it with balsamic vinegar. Thanks. I just might do this for my light dinner.

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  • June 5, 2016 at 11:46 am
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    This sounds like a yummy twist on a caprese salad! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday.

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