Is Cottage Cheese A Slider Food? The Benefits Of Cottage Cheese!
One of the questions I’ve had a few times now is the question of whether or not cottage cheese is a slider food? In short the answer is yes, however the benefits of cottage cheese for bariatric patients and those wanting to lose weight are really great.
Today I’ll be sharing more about slider foods and talk about about why cottage cheese is a great source of protein to put on your portion control plate.
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What Is A Slider Food?
The standard definition of a slider food is this! A Food that slides straight into the stomach and back out again.
Examples of slider foods you want to avoid are:
- Potato chips
- Mashed potatoes
- Ice Cream
- Apple Sauce
So Why Define Cottage Cheese As A Slider Food?
Well cottage cheese fits into the slider food category because of the consistency. Think about your stomach or pouch as a funnel. The thicker the food the longer it will take to slide out of the stomach into the intestines, hence leaving you feeling fuller for longer.
For example, your stomach will take much longer to process tuna on it’s own in comparison to tuna mornay or tuna mayonnaise.
A slider food on the other hand, such as a runny or smooth food will leave the stomach much more quickly allowing you to feel more hungry much more sooner.
Why Cottage Cheese Is Great For Gastric Bypass Patients?
“If you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle or heal following surgery then cottage cheese is good for you!”
Cottage cheese may be a slider food however it is also a food that is high in protein and full of goodness and one that would benefit a gastric bypass or lap-band patient, especially in the early stages following bariatric surgery as often patients can’t tolerate certain high protein meats. Therefore cottage cheese is a great option!
I have to say so myself that cottage cheese also tastes really good. If you’ve never considered yourself to be a cottage cheese lover, give it a try, you may just fall in love with it. It’s my go-to food when I’m feeling hungry and don’t want to cook anything.
The Benefits Of Cottage Cheese
So what nutrition can you find in cottage cheese and how is cottage cheese good for you?
Have you ever wondered what is cottage cheese? How is cottage cheese made and what nutrition you can find in cottage cheese. Well here is the answer:
One of the benefits of cottage cheese is that there are not a lot of carbs in cottage cheese. You will also find that the calories in cottage cheese are low. Plus, you get the nutrition and vitamins in cottage cheese that you need in your diet.
Some of the benefits of cottage cheese include:
- Will help boost weight loss
- Helps maintain blood sugar levels
- Perfect for heart health
- Very rich in protein
- Good source of folate
- High in Vitamin B
- High in Calcium
- High in Phosphorus
I would say these are some excellent reasons to enjoy cottage cheese for your next meal or snack!
Cottage Cheese Recipes You Will Love
One of my favourite recipes using cottage cheese has to be Instant pot Egg Bites. You can find a great recipe for Cottage Cheese Egg Bites. This recipe is a great high protein recipe for bariatric patients and is good for the soft food diet stage following gastric bypass surgery.
You may also enjoy the following cottage cheese recipes found in the following posts! As the cheese is combined with other ingredients, it takes away the “slider foods” factor which is even better!
You may also want to check out this blog post! – The Best Cottage Cheese Recipes
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!