Bookmark this post ASAP if you’re looking for a healthy, protein-rich, and tasty breakfast/brunch/snack idea. As a vegetarian and lover of carbs, I sometimes find it hard to find vegetarian protein sources that taste good and are simple to make. Greek yogurt is great but sometimes, I want a different consistency and that’s when cottage cheese makes its entry. Many vegetarians have eaten cottage cheese for years, but I had a really hard time with the consistency and taste of it. However, since 1 cup of 1% milkfat cottage cheese contains less than 200 calories and almost 30 grams of protein, I kept coming back to it and trying different recipes to incorporate it. I found a winner and had to share it with you all.


1 cup cottage cheese (I prefer 1% milkfat, small curd)

½ to ¾ cup diced fresh fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mango, pineapple, raspberries, kiwi)

1 tbs chia seeds

1 tbs chopped nuts of your choice (walnuts, pecan, almonds)

½ cup @traderjoes turmeric ginger granola (this is the game changer for me)


You can layer this like a parfait, but I prefer to eat it in a bowl. Put the cottage cheese on the bottom, add the fruit, sprinkle the chia seeds and nuts, and top with the granola. Then, just sit back and enjoy and make sure each spoonful has a little bit of all the ingredients!

Note: You can make your own granola or substitute your favorite but I really love @traderjoes turmeric ginger granola

Tags: Breakfast, Healthy, Quick & Easy

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