Enjoy these simple cottage cheese protein bowls for breakfast or dinner. This easy to make recipe is jam packed with protein, leaving you feeling full and satisfied. Plus, the macerated strawberries, peppery arugula and fresh basil add a level of flavor that’s hard to resist.

This recipe makes two protein bowls. If you decide to have it for dinner, you might want to increase the serving size. Or, you can serve it alongside a small pieces of roasted chicken for a heartier option.

Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Cottage Cheese Strawberry Salad

Arugula Salad – Fresh arugula tastes amazing in this recipe. It is slightly peppery which tastes great with the olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt.

Macerated Strawberries – Combine diced strawberries, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, cracked black pepper and salt. Toss until well combined and let this mixture marinate for 15-20 minutes. If you don’t have cracked black pepper, regular will work fine too.

Cottage Cheese – For this recipe, I used 4% cottage cheese, but you can use any cottage cheese you like.

Fresh basil – Top this dish with a few leaves of fresh basil. The basil tastes amazing with the strawberries.

Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls

Cut your strawberries into small, easy to eat pieces and add them to a bowl.

Next, add maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and salt. Toss well.

Let the strawberries marinate for 15-20 minutes.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Toss together.

Build the bowls

Add a handful of the dressed arugula to the bottom of the bowl.

Top it with the cottage cheese and a spoonful or two of the macerated strawberries.

Finish it with some fresh basil and a turn of cracked black pepper.

Enjoy!

Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls – Healthyish Foods

Storage

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Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls – Healthyish Foods

Cottage Cheese Protein Bowls

Enjoy these simple cottage cheese protein bowls for breakfast or dinner. This easy to make recipe is jam packed with protein leaving you feeling full and satisfied.
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Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 leaves basil

Protein

  • ½ cup cottage cheese

Macerated Strawberries

  • 1 lb. strawberries, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Pinch salt

Equipment

  • 2 mixing bowls

Instructions 

  • Cut your strawberries into small, easy to eat pieces and add them to a mixing bowl.
  • Next, add maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and salt. Toss well.
  • Let the strawberries marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Toss together.

Build the Bowls

  • Add a handful of the dressed arugula to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Top it with the cottage cheese and a spoonful or two of the macerated strawberries.
  • Finish it with some fresh basil and a turn of cracked black pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 227kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 202mg, Potassium: 521mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 630IU, Vitamin C: 139mg, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 1mg