Cottage cheese is one of those “love it or hates it” foods.
It’s been up and down the food popularity scale … but it’s always held a top spot on many “healthy foods” lists.
It’s low in calories and fat, high in protein, packed with calcium, and full of nutrients. It’s also a reliable source of vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, phosphorus, and folate.
Nearly 70% of the calories in cottage cheese come from the casein protein, which includes all of the essential amino acids the body needs for muscle growth & repair.
Plus, it’s slow to digest, so it can keep you feeling full for hours after you eat.
It’s also versatile – eaten alone, with fruit and nuts as a snack or in recipes.
Many varieties also contain gut-friendly probiotics. Be sure to check the label.
Other things to look for on the label: If possible, choose an organic brand from grass-fed cows, with few added ingredients.
This cottage cheese bowl recipe is fast, easy, convenient … and even great for meal prep since you can make it ahead of time!
It’s loaded with protein, and you can enjoy it as a snack.
If you want, you can sub out honey for the maple syrup in the recipe.
For even more benefit, double-check the label of your cottage cheese to make sure it contains probiotics. Many do, but some don’t.
Place all of the ingredients in a serving bowl and stir gently. Eat immediately.
This recipe will also keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. To stop the apples from turning brown, sprinkle with lemon juice.