Cottage Cheese and Preserves
This is one of my favorite “go to breakfasts”. It’s great for on the run, since it just goes in a tupperware container. I usually have this almost every work morning (I alternate with greek yogurt).
Cottage cheese is loaded with protein and it is low in fat too. I buy the no salt added 1% milk fat cottage cheese.The brands I stick to are Friendship and Lucerne (Safeway). I really suggest no salt added because the other ones are ridiculously high in sodium and taste like a salt lick! Do not buy the fat free kind, they just up the sodium more, which I want to avoid. The 1% only has a gram of fat per serving, and is 90 calories for a half a cup!
I mix my cottage cheese with reduced sugar preserves or sugar free preserves. I like the Smuckers brand. They make all different types of flavors: grape, apricot, raspberry, and strawberry. At BJ’s they have the sugar free combo where you get apricot, raspberry, and strawberry in one pack!
This is not a recipe, just to show you guys what I eat. I am asked all the time about this breakfast combo I do, so here it is:
- 1/2 cup of no salt added 1% milk fat cottage cheese
- 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar free preserves (or reduced sugar)
My favorite easy breakfast, packed with protein 🙂
Each serving is approximately 120 calories, 1 gram of fat, 19 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of protein. A little more if you use the reduced sugar instead of sugar free. Low calorie, low fat, and full of protein! Eat up.
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,