By Guest Writer Julie Germaine
In our constant search for good food choices that are also interesting and easy to make, simple recipes like these are a lifesaver. Once introduced to them, you can make them your own. If you don’t like typical cottage cheese, look in your grocery store for “dry” cottage cheese. It typically comes in a sealed package, as opposed to a tub, and may be an entirely different experience to eat.
There are many people who can’t stand cottage cheese, but once they try “dry” cottage cheese, they change their minds. Its all about personal preference. Keep on the lookout for new types of foods, new twists on old favourites and don’t be scared to try foods as an adult that you hated as a kid. Our tastes change!
This meal for one takes just a few minutes to prep, so it’s perfect for breakfast or as a fast snack anytime. Pairing nutritious fruits with low-fat cottage cheese creates a protein-rich and energy-boosting meal that will motivate you to get up and start the day early, or can be used as a quick snack anytime. You can add variety by alternating the protein powder flavour, choosing different fruits, or even including nuts to boost your intake of required healthy fats. The options are endless and it is truly a meal I never tire of.
Power-Packed Cottage Cheese Bowl
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup non-fat dry curd cottage cheese
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
5 fresh raspberries
1 scoop protein powder (chocolate is my preferred!)
½ banana (optional), sliced
1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)
- Microwave the frozen strawberries for 60-90 secs
- Mix together the remaining ingredients. You may need to add some cold water to dissolve the protein powder.
- Finish it off with nuts and sliced bananas if you are allowing for the extra calories and enjoy!
Pro Tip: Because your body processes cottage cheese very slowly, consuming this meal before bedtime is also suitable if you are bulking. I always recommend eating some kind of protein-dense meal in the evening, so your body has what it needs to recover during your sleep.
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