Have you joined the cottage cheese and mustard food trend?

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Sometimes unlikely food combinations come into vogue. Cottage cheese and mustard has become one of those items. Although it not be palatable to some, others are touting the concept as another healthy eating choice. Ready to dip into food trend?

According to Instacart, cottage cheese and mustard saw a 90% sales growth in a two week period. Like many social media food trends, some people have to try the idea at least once. Although it could be a coincidence, it seems that some people are curious about the concept.

Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s Trends Expert, said, “One reason the cottage cheese with mustard dipping sauce is taking the Internet by storm is because it’s extremely simple to make – requiring only a few ingredients that are relatively inexpensive. Unlike other wellness trends, there is no cooking, blending, or juicing required, and the final spread serves as the perfect pairing for raw veggies and flavorful sausage.”

While wellness trends should be qualified by nutritional experts, some people are curious about the hype. The idea of using mustard as a lower calorie condiment is not necessarily a new idea. When compared to ranch or other creamy dressings or dipping sauces, the calorie deficiency is notable.

In addition, mustard offers a big punch of flavor. Beyond putting it on hot dogs or sausage, it is a common ingredient in barbecue rubs, vinaigrettes, and other sauces. It does not require a large amount to get that eating satisfaction.

Although this food combination of cottage cheese and mustard might be a little unusual, cottage cheese has been a balanced eating choice for decades. Maybe there is something that mom knew about eating cottage cheese as a way to keep the overall calories in check. It might not be as fancy as other choices, but sometimes classics are always around for a reason.

Have you jumped on this new food trend? Can you predict what old school food could make a comeback?