Here’s a fun recipe for a “cottage cheese danish” from the original 1967 Weight Watchers Cookbook. While this may not taste exactly like a fresh-baked cheese danish, as the book suggests, this simple sweetened cottage cheese topped toast recipe does make for a deliciously satisfying healthy breakfast, that is if you like cottage cheese (which I do). Just add your favorite breakfast beverage and a serving or 2 of fruit and you should be satisfied for several hours.
I was reminded of this classic Weight Watchers recipe last summer at a meeting where a longtime lifetime member who has successfully been at goal for years (You can learn so much about losing weight and staying slim from these ladies.) mentioned it.
And was excited to come across it in my copy of this recently acquired vintage Weight Watchers Cookbook, which provides a fun, informative, nostalgic look at the original 50-year-old Weight Watchers program…
I’ve decided to add this old Weight Watchers cottage cheese danish into my regular breakfast rotation this winter. One variation that I want to try is to top the cheese with 1 to 2 tablespoons drained crushed pineapple before broiling.
- 1 slice crisp toast (I used whole wheat)
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) nonfat cottage cheese
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
- Mix the cottage cheese with cinnamon, vanilla and sugar or sugar substitute. Spread on toast and place under the broiler until warmed through and beginning to bubble.
- Serve while warm.
- Variation: Top with 1 – 2 tablespoons drained crushed pineapple.
Source: Weight Watchers CookbookRelated Articles
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