Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: WW Cottage Cheese "Danish"
Here's a fun recipe for a "cottage cheese danish" from the original 1967 Weight Watchers Cookbook by Jean Nidetch.
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...
How Many Calories and WW Points in this "Danish"?
According to my calculations each piece of Weight Watchers Cottage Cheese Danish has 118 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
I've decided to add this old Weight Watchers cottage cheese danish into my regular breakfast rotation this year.
One variation that I want to try is to top the cheese with 1 to 2 tablespoons drained crushed pineapple before broiling.
And for a more modern take on this classic, use low-fat ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Enjoy!
Here's a fun Weight Watchers video with more modern ways to top your toast...
If you like this classic Weight Watchers Cottage Cheese "Danish", be sure to check out some of my other easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly breakfast recipes including 4-Ingredient Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff, Easy Apple Yogurt Bowl, Whole Grain Waffles with Orange & Pomegranate, Crock Pot Baked Oatmeal and Cottage Cheese Power Pancakes, Laughing Cow Cheese Raspberry Toast
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Weight Watchers Cottage Cheese Danish Recipe
- 1 slice toasted bread (I used whole wheat)
- 2 ounces (¼ cup) non-fat cottage cheese
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
- Toast the bread.
- 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.
Recipe Source: Weight Watchers Cookbook
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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