Creamy cottage cheese pairs perfectly with many different types of fruits. This easy cottage cheese with fruit recipe can be an easy breakfast, healthy lunch or snack. Made with just a few simple ingredients this is a great way to boost your protein intake.
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Why You'll Love Cottage Cheese With Fruit!
If you are looking for a high-protein snack or breakfast, try a simple cottage cheese with fruit bowl. The flavor possibilities are endless, its easy and incredibly healthy which are all wins for me!
This is one of those non-recipe, recipes. You know it's something I have eaten all my life and even remember my mom packing cottage cheese with pineapple in my lunch box for school. But I think I forgot just how good it is and incase you haven't tried this simple recipe I thought I'd share it with you.
Cottage cheese has become the latest trend now. You can find recipes for cottage cheese cookie dough and even cottage cheese ice cream. I also like to make blended cottage cheese with my food processor. It's great for anyone that doesn't care for the curds.
What Is Cottage Cheese?
Cottage cheese is a healthy cheese that is low in calories while having a high protein content. It has a creamy texture and mild flavor. Because of its amazing health benefits, cottage cheese has become a staple for athletes and nutritionists. A cup of cottage cheese has 25 grams of protein per serving making it a great choice for a healthy snack or breakfast.
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fresh fruit- I love a combination of fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries but you can use your favorite fruit. Sweet and tangy pineapple or fresh peaches are also great in cottage cheese bowls.
cottage cheese- you can use any type of cottage cheese for this recipe. I prefer the taste of full fat cottage cheese but you can use a low-fat cottage cheese if you prefer.
honey- is a great sweetener and a drizzle is really all you need to add a little touch of sweetness.
These are really such simple steps. Add a half cup of cottage cheese to a small bowl. And then just add your toppings. You can make different flavors by adding a variety of chopped fruits. There is really no right or wrong way to make these.
Substitutions And Additions
honey- maple syrup and agave nectar are great sweeteners to use in place of honey. Or you can leave it out all together if you feel the fruit adds enough sweetness.
fruit- fresh berries or even frozen fruit work great for this recipe. Use your favorite combinations.
granola- adding a little crunchy granola is a great addition but completely optional.
What Fruits Are Good With Cottage Cheese?
Any type of fruit is fantastic with cottage cheese. You can try a variety of mixed berries like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries or try tropical flavors like mango, pineapple and mandarin oranges.
This easy recipe can be prepped ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If adding granola you may want to store separately to keep it from getting soggy.
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Cottage Cheese With Fruit
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ¼ cup berries or fruit
- 2 tablespoons granola
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- chia seeds, optional
- Add the cottage cheese to a bowl.
- Top with berries or fruit, granola, cinnamon, honey and chia seeds.
- Eat right away or pack for lunch or a snack. Keep cold.