5 simple no-cook THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls to add to your meal plan. Each bowl is either low carb or features healthy carbs and low fat options to fill you up before work or school.
Cottage cheese. For years, and I mean like most of my life, I hate cottage cheese. I mean it even looks weird. Not to mention that I didn’t think I liked the taste or the texture.
But any time I dieted, cottage cheese was always on the list. Eat cottage cheese and you will be skinny. It is healthy. Blah, Blah, Blah. I still didn’t want it or like it. Until….THM.
It is funny, one day I randomly bought a container of cottage cheese determined to like it. I still didn’t but then I found a way to mix in other things to make it a little more exciting. These 5 THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls also offer some crunch so if the sliminess of cottage cheese puts you off, this should help!
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What Is So Good About Cottage Cheese?
According to this article, there are a lot of great benefits to eating cottage cheese. Here are my favorites as it pertains to the THM plan.
- Good Source of Protein – It can be tiring to always have to think about wear you are getting your protein from for your on plan meals. For these THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls, your cottage cheese base is a great source of protein. Bonus points for not having to cook this protein!
- Maintains Blood Sugar Levels – We all know that we want your blood sugar as level as possible on THM. Cottage cheese helps to stabilize sugars. Win!
- Potentially Reduces Risk of Stroke/Cancer – Anytime I can do something for my body that might help down the road is something I feel good about.
5 THM Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls
Lately I have been on a cottage cheese kick. I have been eating it a lot and mostly for breakfast which is how these THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls got their name. However, it is also a great snack for your mid-afternoon pick me up or even a light lunch.
THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls are also a no cook breakfast. If you have been on Trim Healthy Mama, you know that you can use a break from cooking and dishes so this helps in that dept.
You can literally throw each of these THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls together in minutes. Heck, you could buy a container of cottage cheese and some different toppings and even make this at work. It kind of gives the feel (and you have to use your imagination a bit) of a bowl of cereal. The crunch of the nuts, the creamy dairy and the fruit for a touch of sweetness. It might be a bit of a stretch but it does remind me a bit.
Regardless, these THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls are quick, easy and good!
Here are my 5 favorite ways to eat cottage cheese:
S Meal Variations:
All of these will also work for low carb or dirty Keto as well as Trim Healthy Mama S.
Strawberries, Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips and Almonds
Blueberries and Almonds
Strawberries and Pecans
Grape Tomatoes, Avocado and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
On Trim Healthy Mama, healthy carbs are allowed as long as the fats in that meal are kept low. This meal would not be great if you are following a strict low carb/keto diet. But if you are THM indulge in this caramel apple bowl!
*Note: You must use 2% Cottage Cheese to keep this an E fuel.
Chopped Apple and 3-5 Caramel Sweet drops and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Other Ideas For Cottage Cheese Toppings
- Sunflower Seeds (S)
- Cashews and Berries (S)
- Bacon & Avocado (S)
- Polaners All Fruit & Natural Peanut Butter (S)
- 1/2 Banana and Powdered PB (E)
- Tuna, Dill Pickles and Hot Sauce (FP)
- Natural Peanut Butter & Cocoa Powder (S)
THM Money Saving Tip
Only buy the 2% cottage cheese. By doing this, you can use the cheese in both an E or an S setting.
I am the only one in my house that eats cottage cheese and I don’t think I could eat 2 full containers before it expired anyway. Plus eating reduced fat dairy is a nice way to save on calories even in an S meal. Remember, we don’t count calories on THM but we should be mindful of them. I go into that more in the post on what to evaluate if you aren’t losing on THM.
Also, when you are buying cottage cheese, check the ingredients. A lot of store brands tend to use additives that are not THM friendly. I use store brands on other things all the time, but Daisy 2% cottage cheese is what I buy to make my THM cottage cheese breakfast bowls.
I love this idea! My question is what are the portion sizes of each ingredient? That way I don’t over do it and I can calculate the nutritional value of each serving. Thank you 😊
Sarah Dugger says
One of my favorites is cottage cheese with chopped green onion, chopped tomatoes, a generous sprinkle of homemade taco seasoning, a dash of hot sauce, and a sprinkle of baked tostitos. Depending on how many chips you use, this can be an e or an fp. I use just 5 or 6 chips and keep it fp. If you need more bulk, you can serve as lettuce wraps instead of as a bowl. This is a favorite lunch!
Stacy Craft says
Yum! I love taco anything!
I would also like to know portion sizes.
Stacy Craft says
I normally do about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of cottage cheese if I am eating it as a meal.
Saved my breakfast today! I just had no energy to think or cook. Great idea!
Stacy Craft says
Hi Christina! I’m glad it helped!