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!

Friendship Cottage Cheese

Friendship Cottage Cheese

Lucerne Cottage Cheese

Lucerne Cottage Cheese

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!

Strawberry Preserves

Strawberry Preserves

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)

That’s it!

My favorite easy breakfast, packed with protein 🙂

Cottage Cheese and Preserves

Cottage Cheese and Preserves

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.

Love my cottage cheese and preserves!

Love my cottage cheese and preserves!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hi Katie! I just came across your blog from CNC. I love your approach to clean eating, I am about 90% there, and have been for a few years (just cannot give up my pizza and beer!)

    Question-I notice that you opt for sugar free preserves that contain splenda. Is splenda a clean diet condiment? I was all about splenda before I switched to clean eating and decided its best to use raw, natural sugar if I needed sweetness.
    I ask becuase some say its bad, some say its ok. Same with Agave-some swear by it, some say its not good.

    Cannot wait to continue following your blog!
    Tara

    • Hi Tara,

      I don’t eat 100% clean all the time. It’s very hard to! As far as the preserves go, I don’t eat them as much as I used to for that reason. I try to stick to stevia when using a sweetener. I still do have the preserves but in moderation 🙂 glad u found me!

  2. Smuckers now makes a selection of sugar free preserves with truvia! I am so happy, it’s better than splenda!

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