Disclosure: Today’s post is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own!
Some foods just make my brain full of memories. Good memories, crazy memories, fun memories, bad memories and memories of people who have left this earth. One of those faces that comes to my head a lot when my family has some of the traditional foods and meals is my Grandma. She passed away when I was 16, it was heartbreaking. I still remember that day vividly. She was a woman that only showed love and respect to her family. She was also that woman that loved to cook a giant Sunday dinner for her family. Lucky us!!
Every Sunday we would go to my Grandma’s house for dinner and the Denver Bronco’s game. It was tradition. This meal was always home cooked and so good. She was a fantastic cook and baker. We always had a full meal and dessert – and we knew the dessert would be yummy because she always had to try it before she served it. Yes, this meant all of her desserts had a piece missing from it. Seriously, how cute is that!?!?! Good woman and man I wish she was around to see Jude and Teagan. I can hear her voice every time they wrestle in the living room before dinner; “Take it OUTSIDE!” She HATED when we rough housed in her living room! I mean HATE!!
Like I said, she prepared a big dinner every Sunday. Every meal consisted of some sort of fruit salad treat. She had her favorites and so did I. One of my very favorite fruit salad treat was her Pineapple and Cottage Cheese Treat. This was the perfect way for her to get the kids to get healthy cottage cheese by making it even more of a treat with the sweet pineapple.
Grandma’s Pineapple and Cottage Cheese Treat Recipe
Pineapple Slices – drained
Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese 2%
Place 2 slices of cold pineapple on each plate. Top the pineapple with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese. I use about 1/2 cup for each plate. Enjoy!!
I remember my grandma using the Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese for this recipe and as an adult I have always gone for the Daisy difference! I especially enjoy Daisy because it is 100% pure, with no additives, preservatives, or added growth hormones* it’s also an excellent source of protein, a good source of calcium, and gluten free.
I have continued to use this recipe as a great healthy snack or even for a dessert when entertaining. Because it has just 90 calories and 13 grams of protein (26% of your daily value!) per 1/2-cup serving of 2% cottage cheese, you can enjoy low-fat, 100% natural cottage cheese without giving up the creamy, delicious taste. Whether you’re enjoying it as a quick snack or making a healthy meal, Daisy Cottage Cheese will help keep you going throughout the day.
Sometimes those traditional family foods that flood your brain with memories are not healthy meals or recipes but this one is! Grandma was right on point! With this recipe I can focus on my health and continue to serve this traditional fruit treat to my family knowing that it is packed full of protein and that my favorite Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese contains less than 4 ingredients! What a great healthy snack to keep in mind! Oh and how easy?? 2 steps and you have a great versatile dish for every occasion!!
Ha! That’s me and my Grandma at Sunday dinner. Oh that 80’s fashion is perfect! But what a great photo of one of my very favorite women I have ever known.
Thanks to Daisy I can continue to have the memory of one of my Grandma’s favorite dishes to serve. The Daisy difference makes me smile at the thought of continuing this tradition.
What is your favorite Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes and Snacks?