I was going back over the past week in my food analysis as noticed that my sodium intake had shot way up one day. It was the same day that I started eating cottage cheese. So I looked at the nutrition info and noticed that it had 450mg for a 1/2c. Isn't that quite a bit. I thought that I was having a really healthy snack that was filling and nutritious when ever I was feeling a bit hungry at odd hours. What do most people try to stay under as far as sodium intake? Thanks all and sorry if this is super-newbish.
Well, at one point I was very into counting calories, but also the nutrition as well. After trying to count the carbs, fat, sugar, vitamins, potassium (too much is bad?), and calcium that I had every day, it was too much to worry about sodium on top of everything. Try and wean your taste buds off highly salty foods but don't beat yourself up about it, since high-salt low-fat cottage cheese is ultimately better than high-salt higher-fat cottage cheese.
I've never understood why they have to put that much salt in cottage cheese. It does need a little. The no salt added kind is really blah. But why so much?
Haha thanks, I never even looked for a low sodium version because I didn't realize how much sodium it had. I will definitely check that out, thanks again.
I had 2oz cottage cheese (full fat, full sodium version) in my lunchtime sandwich today. Since my menu got an 'A' from CC I'm not going to worry about it.
Also just adding cinnamon with a little bit of splenda is good or any sugar free jelly/preserves.
Original Post by gi-jane:
I think, like a lot of foods, if something is 'High in X' it's better to eat a smaller amount of the original and enjoy it rather than hunt for the same food 'Low in X' and find it's very disappointing.
I agree! The other day I was eating a tuna sandwich with low-cal bread, reduced fat cheese, reduced fat mayo... and I was halfway through it and realized, "This sandwich has no taste!!!" I want to actually enjoy what I'm eating. It makes me appreciate my meal more.
I was also shocked to find how much sodium is in cottage cheese, and also in canned tuna! Its a shame really... my sodium is very, very high every day. 150% of daily recommeded value, at least. I'm trying to cut back on processed foods, but its very hard to do! I don't understand at all how someone could be less than 1000 mg in a day.
Breakfast.... cereal, milk and piece of fruit
Lunch.... (Home-made) wholemeal bread sandwich with a filling such as cottage cheese, or (again home made) egg mayo, salad, tomato. A low fat yoghurt. A banana.
Supper... Yesterday I made baked chicken thighs which had been marinaded in a little honey, mustard and soy sauce... served with some stir-fried spinach leaves and some brown rice...
My part skim ricotta is 90 cals per serving with only 55mg of sodium.