Natalia Daraie 

Cottage Cheese: The Protein Gem

Cottage cheese has been trending lately and it’s a very polarizing topic, you either love cottage cheese, or can’t stand it. Not only is cottage cheese rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamin B12, and potassium; its a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians! One ½ cup of low fat cottage cheese packs in an impressive 14g of protein! If you’re like me, always looking for new ways to add more protein to your diet, try out these 3 recipes that turned me into a cottage cheese lover.


My favorite brand is Good Culture 2% Cottage Cheese. If you want more of a savory, tangy flavor, Nancy’s Probiotic Cottage Cheese is great!


Creamy Scrambled Eggs 
28g protein!


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • Oil/butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a pan on low heat.
  2. Combine the eggs, cottage cheese, and salt & pepper in a small bowl. Whisk thoroughly until the mixture is uniform.
  3. Add oil/butter to pan as desired and pour in mixture.
  4. Stir regularly and cook until your desired consistency is reached. (I like creamy eggs, so I turn off the heat once it becomes thick)

Serving Ideas:

  • As pictured with sausage, potato, and ketchup
  • On avocado toast (with everything but the bagel seasoning!)
  • On a breakfast sandwich with bacon and cheese

Runny Egg Toasts
33g protein!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread (this pairs great with sourdough!)
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Oil/butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • *optional* Sprouts/microgreens
  1. Preheat a pan
  2. Toast your bread
  3. Spread ¼ cup of cottage cheese on each slice of bread
  4. Add oil/butter to the pan and fry your eggs as desired (my favorite way is over easy!)
  5. Top toast with red pepper flakes, everything but the bagel seasoning, and sprouts (if desired)
  6. Add eggs to toast
  7. Enjoy!

Chicken, Hummus, and Cottage Cheese Toast
38g protein!


  • 4oz deli sliced chicken breast
  • 2 slices of bread (this also works as a wrap on lavash!)
  • 3-4 tbsp hummus 
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • *optional toppings* Sprouts/microgreens, jarred roasted red bell pepper


  1. Toast your bread
  2. Spread around 2tbsp each of hummus and then cottage cheese on each piece of bread
  3. Add red pepper flakes, everything bagel seasoning, and pepper 
  4. Top with sprouts, roasted red pepper, and sliced chicken 


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