Quick Tasty Cottage Cheese Recipes
Cottage Cheese is a great high protein snack that is often underestimated for its usefulness in a high-protein, low carb diet. Just one half cup serving of 2% cottage cheese has 16 grams of protein. For those of you who closely monitor their carb intake, you will be happy to know that a serving of cottage cheese contains only 4-5 grams of carbohydrates. This nutritional profile is perfect for those of us watching what we eat in order to lose fat, gain muscle, or just eat healthy food.
The taste of chicken, tuna, protein shakes, and protein bars gets old after a while. Since we need these kind of high protein, low carb foods, we are forced to look around for any possible food alternatives. Enter our friend cottage cheese. By snacking every 3-4 hours on foods like cottage cheese, we are able to further our goals to look good naked, set personal records, or whatever your fitness goals might be.
Cottage cheese can be a tasty addition to your protein choices. If you’ve avoided cottage cheese because you’ve envisioned the only way of serving it was plopping it on a lonely lettuce leaf, here are a few flavor combinations for you to try with your next scoop.
Cottage Cheese and Tuna: A mixture you can take anywhere or eat with anything. I used to survive on this stuff. Just mix a half can of tuna with a half cup of cottage cheese and eat. Top salads with it, make a sandwich, eat it plain, experiment with various spices. See my spicy tuna cottage cheese recipe.
Pepper: Sprinkle cottage cheese with a few dashes of fresh crack pepper.
Pseudo Tapioca Pudding: If you like tapioca pudding, try this low-carb alternative. For each ½ cup serving, mix in ½ tsp vanilla flavoring and 1 packet artificial sweetener.
Fresh Fruit: A few blueberries, diced peaches, strawberries, chopped banana, or pineapple chunks sprinkled on top go a long way with cottage cheese. Stick with the berries if you prefer low-glycemic fruits. If the fructose is a concern, try using dash of tropical or strawberry-banana flavored sugar-free drink mix as an alternative fruity flavoring.
Jelly and Curds: Add 1 tbsp no-added-sugar jam or jelly per ½ cup cottage cheese.
Chocolate Delight: Add a ½ scoop of chocolate flavored protein (or 1 tsp of cocoa + 2 packets artificial sweetener), 1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix and whip in blender (you may need to add a little water or milk to thin it a little bit). Top with diced walnuts or almonds if desired and chill until set or ready to eat.
Cottage Cheese Over Potatoes: Combine 1/2 cup cottage cheese, freshly chopped herbs (suggestion: oregano, basil, chives), a pinch of salt, and an optional splash of lemon juice in a blender. Serve over hot baked potatoes.
Fruit Dip: Combine 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 packet of sugar substitute (I like Splenda), 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in a blender. Serve with fruit or use as a topping on other desserts like nut bread or banana bread.
Bean and Avocado Salad: Mix together 1 part chopped cooked green beans, 1 part cooked kidney beans, 1 part chopped avocado, 1 part cottage cheese, a splash of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Serve cold. Leave out avocado if you don’t like it, the bean salad is still excellent.
Now go eat your curds and whey!
I like to take 1/4-1/2 cup of cottage cheese and mix in pineapple, strawberries, mandarin oranges, peaches, and pears. Then I add 1/2 cup of fiber one original cereal for a high protein, high fiber breakfast. Its great.
I like to add a teaspoon of honey, a few blue berries and strawberries, yum!
I love cottage cheese. Wish I could find the large curd type though!
Anyway, check this one out. I put chopped pineapple on my cottage
cheese and it is out of this world GREAT. Try it, you’ll like it!
Love to all, Carol p.s don’t forget to add the pineapple juice too!
Woops! Forgot one important thing! Make sure the cottage cheese
and pineapple are nice and cold. You can’t imagine how good this is,
and healthy too.
I love cottage cheese! I have used it as a pre-sleep snack for 7 months, and i still love it! And cottage cheese and tuna is a killer combo, mmm.. I am craving that right now. thanks for putting out a great article about it:D
Your entry has made me hungry? i’m gonna try the cottage cheese
and tune right now. What a great idea. Thanks!
sometimes, i like to use sugar-free jello, powder or the meltable type, blitz in with the CC and cool !
For a healthy snack with all the essentials (protein, carbs, bit of fat), I love cottage cheese on half a piece of toasted wheat bread with a bit of organic peanut butter mixed in. Delicious.
I just tried black pepper and dill
Dill really compliments the texture a creaminess of cottage cheese.
I’m gonna try it with a bit of mustard later and maybe some horseradish too
Great comments, Dredge, thanks. Cottage cheese remains one of the top bedtime snacks and those flavors could be fun.
These recipes sound great. I can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Thanks for the feedback!
I love cottage cheese and eat it often…these recipe’s sound like they will taste great and offer a nice alternative! 🙂