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Cooking Through The Cookbooks: Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad

This recipe has become a lunchtime staple for me.  I love how easy and filling it is.  Florida summers are especially brutal, so I don’t always want a hot lunch.  This waldorf cottage cheese salad will keep you cool and satisfied.  If you have been hesitant to make it, I strongly encourage you to give it a try!

When I first looked at the recipe, I was kind of indecisive about all the different flavors but I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad that I did!! I have had it for breakfast and lunch.  It is very versatile.  I know you will be glad you tried it, too!!

Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad, Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook p 190

What I Learned:

  • You don’t really need to measure your lemon juice.  Just splash your diced apple and toss it in the juice.  I mean, as a THM, we always have sinks full of dirty dishes- especially measuring spoons- so save yourself a dirty dish and just add a splash.
  • I normally use a small apple and add a few sliced grapes (maybe 4 or 6).  The grapes just give the waldorf flavor a little push.
  • Don’t be afraid of adding celery.  At first, I was.  I just recently started adding in celery.  It gives you even more crunch with non-starchy veggie benefits.
  • If you have Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, DO try them in this salad.  I couldn’t find them around here for a while so I first started making the salad without.  I finally found some, and they really do anchor the flavors.  But don’t add too much.  Just a little will do.
  • This is a really filling salad.  You don’t need to worry about what you are going to pair it with.  It is enough to stand on it’s own.

I’m sorry I can’t share the recipes because they are copyrighted.  If you don’t have the cookbooks, I really encourage you to get them.  They have been wonderful to have in the kitchen and have really helped me stick to plan.  You can buy them directly from the sisters at trimhealthymama.com, at a bookstore, and even on Amazon!  If you don’t want to purchase them yet, you can check with your local library.

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