Don’t mind us—we’re just Little Miss Muffeting, eating our curds and whey. ICYMI, cottage cheese is basically just that. And if all you dairy-able people aren’t trying it, you’re missing out.
First and foremost, it’s a major source of protein, making it a next-level afternoon snack or the perfect post-workout meal. One small container (around one cup) contains up to 25 grams of muscle-building protein.
Mmmm, baby. Talk curd-y to me.
Full-fat cottage cheese is a great way to feed your brain and body. High-protein foods with healthy fats digest more slowly, keeping us satisfied longer and safe from frequent snack attacks. It’s also a rich source of calcium, the primary component of bone structure—definitely a snack for strength.
Looking for tasty benefits too?
Cottage cheese is super adaptable. It’s great with fruit and chia seeds (think blueberries or pineapple) for a tangy, textured base that’s sweet and acidic.
And don’t forget savory dishes.
Try some cottage cheese with diced cherry tomatoes, some salt and pepper, sauerkraut, and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil. Or have it as a side with some hot sauce for dipping with your favorite skillet quesadilla.
We’re also seeing it:
- On toast for some high-protein-plus-carbs, post-workout fuel
- With everything bagel seasoning and a sliced avocado
- Mixed with chili oil as a dip for grain-free crackers
- With granola and honey
- Used in baked goods as a ricotta or oil substitute
- Tossed into a soft egg scramble
- Mixed in with fresh pasta shells
- Folded into pancake batter
The list goes on … and on. What once seemed like a dreary, boring, lumpy, or even—dare we say—a gross, old-school snack has been reinvented into a versatile, nutrient-dense meal or ingredient.
Protein fiends, this one’s for you!
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