Weight-Loss Wonder: 10 Cottage Cheese Recipes For Your Waistline

Weight-Loss Wonder: 10 Cottage Cheese Recipes For Your Waistline

Greek yogurt may be having all the fun| but cottage cheese does just as well when it comes to mixing into your granola| fresh fruit| or smoothies. At 81 calories per half-cup serving| cottage cheese packs an impressive 14 grams of filling protein| more than most Greek yogurt varieties. Here are delicious reasons to stock up on the unassuming diet standby.

| Cottage Cheese and Fruit

For a light| high-protein snack| mix one four-ounce container of cottage cheese with fresh fruit of your choice. With a diced peach| this snack clocks in at just 12 grams of protein and 141 calories.

| Ranch Dressing

Dress up a seasonal salad with this cottage-cheese-based Ranch dressing| or use it as a dip for sliced veggies; each two-tablespoon serving clocks in at only 19 calories.

| Cantaloupe Bowl

This filling cantaloupe bowl is a hydrating| low-calorie way to start the day. This recipe uses yogurt as the filling| but you can mix it up by adding high-protein cottage cheese instead.

| Avocado and Cottage Cheese

For a quick| filling breakfast| spoon two ounces of low-fat cottage cheese into half an avocado| then drizzle with your favorite hot sauce. Your protein and omega-3-rich breakfast clocks in at only 220 calories.

| Samoa Shake

The next time you have a Girl Scout cookie craving| you’ll be glad that you have this recipe on hand. Adding cottage cheese makes this Samoa shake a creamy| healthy treat you can’t resist.

| Gluten-Free Cheesy Muffins

These savory cheesy muffins are sure to be a welcome addition to any meal. Filled with healthy ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes and basil| these muffins are completely gluten-free and high in protein.

| Banana Bread Protein Smoothie

This banana bread protein shake will make you a smoothie believer. Cottage cheese| walnuts| and protein powder make this sweet drink a filling breakfast.

| Cottage Cheese Mix-Ins

If your cottage cheese routine is getting a little stale| try one of these creative cottage cheese stir-ins to jazz up your snack.

| Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Warm| cheesy| and only 40 calories per serving| these satisfying bites| made with low-fat cottage cheese and parmesan| will curb even the most intense broccoli-cheese soup cravings.

| Baked Ziti

This whole-wheat ziti bake is a cheese-lover’s dream. Cottage cheese| parmesan| and mozzarella are folded in with chicken for a high-protein| surprisingly healthy dinner.