I was going through one of my Taste of Home cookbooks and ran across a version of Waldorf salad that included pears, grapes, walnuts, mayo and cottage cheese. This doesn’t work for my lifestyle because it tandem fuels with both S and E fuels.
So I adapted it to fit my THM lifestyle. This makes enough for 4-5 servings which gives me a good go to lunch or snack when needed. This is a higher carb option which makes it an E meal/snack for THM mama’s.
I adore the Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad recipe on page 300 of Trim Healthy Mama. It has been my go to E meal for lunch and breakfast since I first tried it. This recipe is huge, so I normally have to split it into a meal and a snack since I can’t seem to eat it all in one sitting.
Pear Waldorf Salad
2 ripe pears, diced
2 cups diced celery
2 cups 1% cottage cheese or 1 cup cottage cheese & 1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs chopped walnuts
Add first 4 ingredients to a large bowl.
Mix with a fork, sprinkle chopped walnuts into bowl and mix again.
Serving size is aprox 1 ½ cups
*** I normally eat this in a cereal bowl or will split it into ½ – 1 cup servings for a snack. I also will sub greek yogurt for the cottage cheese and eat this as a sandwich on a pita or with on plan bread.
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