Skip Nav
Breakfast
Try These Overnight Oats Recipes — All Under 400 Calories
Yoga
Ease That Aching Back With These Soothing Yoga Poses
Vegan
11 Desserts So Delicious, You'll Never Suspect They're Vegan — All From Amazon

Cottage Cheese For Weight Loss

Cottage Cheese Has Been Here All Along to Help Your Weight-Loss Goals

Packed away, deep in your mental archives, are nostalgic memories of '90s health trends — 8-minute abs, fat-free everything, ephedra (yikes!), and . . . cottage cheese. Typically out of a cantaloupe.

Poor cottage cheese; eclipsed by the marketing glory of Greek yogurt and lumped in with health fads of yesteryear, it seems as though this long-lost friend of weight loss has been left alone on the shelves. But nobody leaves cottage cheese in the corner! Here are some reasons to add this supercheap superfood back into your modern-day diet.

  • High protein. Whether you opt for full-fat or low-fat, you'll be getting a ton of protein. In a half a cup of whole milk cottage cheese, you'll get nearly 12 grams of protein.
  • Low calorie. Despite being highly nutritious, cottage cheese won't add too much to your calorie count — but it will make you feel full! Depending on which kind you get, a half cup will run you 50 to 85 calories.
  • Low sugar. While many yogurts seem healthy, they're often loaded with sugar. Not the case with cottage cheese, which isn't (typically) sweetened, meaning the only sugar comes from all-natural lactose. Win.
  • Great base for smoothies. Whether you're going for strawberry milkshake vibes or you're more in the mood for a low-cal mango lassi, cottage cheese makes an awesome smoothie base. And when healthy foods are easier to make and quickly consume (read: smoothies), you're more likely to make better food choices.
  • Nutritious breakfast. Getting a good amount of protein in the morning means you'll be less likely to snack on something less favorable later.
  • Filling snack. Hitting an afternoon slump? Power through with a good balance of macronutrients. You'll feel satisfied and sated with cottage cheese, and you won't have to go through bags upon bags of office chips or cookies.
  • Versatile. You can make so many recipes with cottage cheese, which means endless possibilities to add this nutritious food to your diet and more help toward your weight-loss goals.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Susannah Chen
From Our Partners
Peanut Butter For Weight Loss
Healthy Snack Ideas For Toddlers
How to Know If Intermittent Fasting Is For You
Worst Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight
Dietitians Recommend RXBars on Amazon
My Mo Mochi Ice Cream Review
Tips For Eating Healthy in a Relationship
Best Dairy-Free Snacks on Amazon
Best Keto Food on Amazon
Healthy and Unhealthy Vending Machine Snacks
How Can I Make Brown Rice Taste Good?
Dietitian-Approved Foods From Amazon
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds