At 100 calories per 1/2 cup and 16g of protein, cottage cheese is a very macro friendly food to have in your fridge. Add a tub to your cart next grocery shop and try these recipes throughout your week! 4 out of 5 of them take under 5 minutes.
Whipped Dessert Cups
Add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp maple syrup to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding in 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips. (I’ve also done this with half ricotta half cottage cheese).
Switching from sweet to savoury, make this incredibly easy 2 ingredient ranch dip for veggie sticks as a high protein low calorie snack. I’ve also used this dip for chicken fingers and fries. Add 1/2 cup cottage cheese + 1 heaping tsp of ranch dressing mix (I use this one) to food processor. Blend until smooth.
I make a “lazy” dinner at least once a week (meaning it does not require turning on the stove or oven) and often it’s egg salad or tuna sandwiches. While I wouldn’t recommend swapping mayonnaise out completely in these meals, I do substitute in about 50-75g of cottage cheese with 1 tbsp of light mayonnaise and 1 tsp mustard. This keeps the calorie count reasonable, adds in extra protein and gives the tuna or egg salad that creamy texture I love.
Open Face Sandwich
A delicious and super simple snack: slice of bread, thick layer of cottage cheese, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The tomatoes and cottage cheese pair so well together.
This one will take some time to bake, but one of my all time favourite healthy dessert recipes is my protein cheesecake. I have posted it here.
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