In addition to cheese, blintzes may also be filled with ground meat, potato, or fruit. Danielle Dolinsky, MSLO ad sales coordinator, shares her family's Hanukkah recipe for the traditional pancake dish.
Cottage cheese provides a honey-flavored spread with calcium, while banana and blueberries deliver potassium and antioxidants. Use this spread in place of cream cheese on whole-grain toast, and scatter more blueberries on top. Or serve it with granola, as you would yogurt.
Transform lasagna with meat sauce from a guilty pleasure into a wholesome meal. Small swap-ins can make a mighty difference: Whole-wheat noodles, low-fat cottage cheese, and lean ground sirloin create a light and delicious baked pasta. A topping of melted mozzarella and Parmesan keeps this dish feeling indulgent.
These little cakes resemble molten chocolate cakes, but are actually cheesecakes. The dessert may seem rich, but it's made with nonfat cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. Bake them in a muffin tin and let them set in the fridge before turning out onto plates.