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5 Easy Ways To Use Cottage Cheese For Weight Loss [These Changed My Life]

I didn't eat my first bite of cottage cheese until I was in my mid-twenties... but after that first bite I was hooked.

Cottage cheese not only makes an amazing base to a ton of different meals, it's also packed with protein to support a weight loss goal. Because it's so high in protein, it helps to shut off hunger and cravings that would otherwise derail your progress.

Cottage cheese is also having a moment in the health space right now. Just a quick scroll through instagram and you'll find hundreds of reels dedicated to whipped cottage cheese, cottage cheese ice cream and so much more.

But perhaps you bought a carton of cottage cheese in an attempt to add more protein into your life and are a bit lost on how to add it into your meals.

Today, I'm sharing 5 different ways you can use cottage cheese to spice up your meals while working toward a weight loss or wellness goal.

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1: Sweet Cottage Cheese Bowl

This is my favorite go-to method of eating cottage cheese. Just take 1 1/4 cup cottage cheese (to hit 30 grams of complete protein) and top it with 1/2 cup sautéed fruit of choice and 2-4 tablespoons slivered almonds.

To make sautéed fruit, simply add frozen fruit to a small pan over medium heat. Sauté for 4-5 minutes or until the juices start coming out of the fruit. This method works best with blueberries, but you can also do it with frozen strawberries and raspberries.

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2: As a Topping

Using cottage cheese as a topping helps to significantly boost the overall protein content of a meal. I like to top my protein pancakes, protein waffles or paleo "French toast" with 1/2-1 cup of cottage cheese.

cottage cheese cookie dough

3: Edible High Protein "Cookie Dough"

Growing up, I ate my fair share of regular cookie dough. But this high protein alternative is actually helpful on a weight loss or wellness journey. It's primarily made with cottage cheese, zero sugar protein powder, almond flour and zero sugar chocolate chips for a yummy sweet treat that's packed with protein.

Grab the recipe HERE.

cottage cheese bowl idea

4: Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Not a fan of sweet? Try a savory spin instead!

Take the same base of 1 1/4 cup cottage cheese and top it with sliced radish, pickled red onions, a hard boiled egg, 1/4 avocado, a pinch of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

cottage cheese in eggs

5: Mixed Into Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein, but you would need to eat a lot of eggs in order to eat enough. For example, most people need around 30 grams of complete protein per meal. This would be equivalent to eating 5-6 eggs in one sitting. That's a lot.

You can bump up the protein in your eggs and make them lighter and fluffier by whisking cottage cheese into the base.

Take 1/2 cup cottage cheese and mix it into a bowl with 3 eggs before scrambling it over the stove top.

End Note...

There are a ton of different ways to add cottage cheese into your meals (and this is just a short list!). Feel free to experiment and test out new and exciting ways to add the humble ingredient cottage cheese into your life.

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