Quark

Firstly apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve been developing a new site I hope to launch soon and it’s taking (much) longer than I had hoped and expected. However, as someone once told me ‘hard work pays off’.

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Anyway, todays post is about a recent discovery I’ve made which is Quark. I’ve noticed a lot of health bloggers discussing the protein packed, fat free dairy product but have never managed to find it. But, on my weekly food shop on Saturday I across the wee gem in the soft cheese department of Tesco – which actually isn’t that surprising considering it’s soft cheese!

So, what is Quark? Other than having a rather onomatopoeic name, Quark is a soft white cheese  packed full of protein and 99% fat free. In 100grams of Quark the stats are as follows:

  • Calories – 68
  • Protein – 12.8g
  • Carbohydrates – 3.9g

Like other cream cheese it can be used in a variety of ways, both for savoury and sweet dishes. Costing around a £1 for 250g this provided me with two servings which i ate by itself for an afternoon snack and crushed some fresh raspberries on top to add some more natural sweetness. Done the job good! Enjoy! Fx

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