Some foods are so basic, so incredibly simple, that it can be hard to describe their awesomeness. That’s how I feel about cottage cheese with fruit. Two ingredients. Only two.
And yet, cottage cheese and berries have a permanent place in my fridge. Whether it’s my breakfast, an afternoon snack or a sweet bite after dinner, I eat it almost every day.
Cottage Cheese with fruit
About a year ago, a friend of mine mentioned how much he enjoyed eating cottage cheese with berries after his workouts. I hadn’t tried this combination before, never been a big fan of cottage cheese. (I’ve always been a Greek yogurt girl before and usually with lots of other things added to it.)
If I’m being honest, the amount of protein in cottage cheese is what finally got me to try it. Oh my. Word. I missed her! (Sorry, Lin, for all the times I scolded you for enjoying cottage cheese so much. Turns out I just hadn’t tried the right combination.)
Cottage cheese with berries
Growing up, we always had cottage cheese in the house. They were usually eaten plain and that was all I remembered. I have definitely baked it and enjoy it with some pepper and some sliced tomatoes. But it was never a good food that I craved.
Everything changed last year. While there are countless ways you can make fruit and cottage cheese bowls more beautiful, my daily routine is simply a scoop of cottage cheese and a generous handful of blueberries.
Fruit and Cottage Cheese
You will need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- cottage cheese
- optional: cinnamon, nuts, honey or maple syrup
What fruit goes well with cottage cheese? Almost anything you want! I enjoy cottage cheese with every kind of berry, frozen mango chunks, frozen cherries, peaches and pineapple.
Just a note – not all cottage cheeses are created equal. Try them out until you find what works for you! My personal preference is full fat (4%), small cottage cheese.
I’ve tried just about every brand name cottage cheese and (strangely enough) tend to like the store brands better. Kroger and Meijer are two of my favorite store brands.
I often make it in individual portions ahead of time and stash the cottage cheese with fruit cups in the fridge until I’m ready to eat them. They will keep well for several days and I can just grab them after a workout or for an afternoon snack whenever I want.
Cottage Cheese Recipes
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Spinach is another simple dish that’s so packed with good-for-you ingredients that we call them “Power Eggs.” This hearty Popeye-approved breakfast is a delightfully easy way to kick-start your morning.
These One Bowl Cottage Cheese Pancakes are wonderfully fluffy and packed with protein. The recipe multiplies nicely for a family breakfast or brunch for people.
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Calories: 216kcal · Carbohydrates: 20G · Protein: 18G · Fat: 8G · Saturated fat: 3G · Polyunsaturated fats: 1G · Monounsaturated fat: 1G · Cholesterol: 27mg · Sodium: 497mg · Potassium: 231mg · Fiber: 4G · Sugar: 14G · Vitamin A: 277IU · Vitamin C: 3mg · Calcium: 150mg · Iron: 0.4mg