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Cottage Cheese & Berry Compote

Cottage Cheese Berry Compote

Heaven in my mouth! This recipe is soo good and surprisingly really easy to make. This is a high-protein, low-fat dish that will keep you fuller, longer.¬†We’re using frozen mixed berries, which makes this a convenient breakfast, snack or dessert to make when in a hurry. Sweetened with Splenda, the berry compote goes so well with the cheese; it almost reminds me of candy!

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • Fat Free Cottage Cheese: 3/4 cup
  • Frozen Mixed Berries: 1/2 cup
  • Splenda: 1 single-serving packet (1 tsp)

Place the frozen mixed berries in a bowl and microwave for 1.5 minutes, or until the frozen berries become warm and juicy. Mix in the Splenda and simply pour the compote over your bowl of cottage cheese. That’s it! Delish!

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2 points

Veggies First, Gelato Second

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I love the way a simple plate of grilled vegetables can be so gratifying. Because Italy’s climate is so similar to that of Monterey, CA (where I grew up) – the vegetables and produce are quite similar as well. I was sort of excited to order a plate of “grilled mixed vegetables” for lunch because I knew I would like the selection. This plate had grilled zucchini, carrots, eggplant, spinach, cauliflower and tomato. Pictured above is also a giant plate of gnocchi that my family ordered. I took a few bites and it was real good! Though I don’t recommend eating this gnocchi every day, too salty and too cheesy.

After another hour of walking and exploring the small town of Positano, I decided to get my first cone of gelato. I plan to purchase gelato only once while on the trip, so I went all out by ordering the Nutella and white chocolate flavor on a cone. I was proud of myself because I only ate half of it, yet still felt 100% satisfied. It was good, real good…