We’re all busy and finding easy and quick grab n go meals is challenging! This is when good quality dairy can help fill your protein needs.
Now I know dairy seems to get a bad rap, but for most of us, including kids, it’s an awesome quick source of protein to balance your meals. It’s super easy to find grab n go carbs (fruits, veggies) and fats (nuts, seeds, nut butters), but protein is not so easy. This is why Greek yogurt, string cheese and cottage cheese are excellent protein staples when you need a quick meal.
The only time I suggest limiting your dairy is in these 3 cases:
2) Eating super clean food to maximize fat burning or to breakthrough a plateau (like the ignite or jump start phase)
3) Difficulty digesting dairy and it bloats you (water retention)
If you’re not living in one of those moments above, give dairy a shot and start with this fast and easy treat that’s surprisingly delicious!
Low-fat cottage cheese, vanilla extract, natural peanut butter, and crisp apple chunks are combined and blended to sweet perfection.
Creamy Cottage Cheese, Apple & Peanut Butter Bowl
Created by VN Chef Valerie Cogswell
Thrive Phase and Body Confidence Approved
Grab ‘n’ Go
Though the combination of food items in this recipe may sound a bit strange, the finished product is delicious! Even our clients who claim to dislike cottage cheese are fans of this treat. Low fat cottage cheese, vanilla, natural peanut butter and crisp apple chunks are combined and blended to sweet perfection. Our Cottage Cheese, Apple and Peanut Butter Bowl makes for a perfect breakfast or snack.
Makes: 1 Serving
Serving size: 1 Bowl
Calories per serving: 251
Protein per serving: 21 grams
Carbohydrates per serving: 20 grams
Fat per serving: 8 grams
- 6 oz. low fat cottage cheese?
- 3 oz. of your favorite apple, chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp natural peanut butter, such as Smuckers or Teddy (smooth or chunky)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Splenda or Stevia to taste
Method of Preparation:
for a smooth, creamy version of this recipe:
- Put first five ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten to taste with Splenda or Stevia.
for a chunkier version of this recipe:
- Mix first five ingredients in a bowl until just combined. Sweeten to taste with Splenda or Stevia.
What is the nutritional balance?
This recipe has a perfect balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat and is a complete meal.
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