To help you get the benefits of mood-supporting amino acids in dairy foods, I thought I’d share a savory cottage cheese bowl that is a great option for a balanced meal or a snack!
The tryptophan in cottage cheese can help promote relaxation with the combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making this a great snack to enjoy in the evening if you’re looking for a nutritious option before bed.
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl
- 1 cup Cottage cheese
- 1 tsp Balsamic glaze
- 1 Persian cucumber small
- 5 Cherry tomatoes halved
- 5 Kalamata olives sliced
- 1 Tbsp Sunflower seeds
- Basil chopped, to taste
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- Add cottage cheese as your base.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the cottage cheese.
- Add a line for each of the following: cucumber slices, tomatoes, olives, and sunflower seeds.
- Top with basil and a drizzle of olive oil in an “s” shape.
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