To a weighty woman in the 50s & 60s - cottage cheese was a savior. It was seemingly the only diet alternative to everymeal for everywoman. Woe is the woman who didn't have access to Morningstar Farms back in the day. For here is what she was instructed to construct at mealtime, from that pesky Better Homes & Gardens Eat and Stay Slim cookbook (c)'68:
Creamy Cottage Dip
Beat one 12-ounce carton (1 1/2 cups) cottage cheese, not creamed [wtf is that?], 6 tablespoons skim milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons instant minced onion, and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt with electric mixer. Stir in 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned pimento and 1 tablespoon sipped parsley. Chill. Makes 1 3/4 cups. Four tablespoons equals 1 Meat Exchange. Good on baked potato, too [wow - now you can live the life].
So the trick to keeping the cottage cheese off your thighs is to spoon it into your mouth. Novel.