Cottage Cheese, Orange, and Pomegranate Protein Bowls
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
 
Cottage cheese is rich in a type of amino acid called leucine, a "trigger" that turns on the process of protein formation. If you use ¾ cup cottage cheese called for in this recipe, you'll get 25 grams of protein. Cut that portion down to half a cup -- something more suitable for younger kids -- and each serving has about 20 grams.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • ⅓ to ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted, unsweetened coconut chips, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • Honey, optional
Instructions
  1. Divide the cottage cheese between two bowls and top each evenly with the orange slices, pomegranate arils, pistachios, coconut as desired, and hemp seeds. Drizzle with honey as desired.
Notes
Each serving has 60% vitamin C and 25% calcium.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl Calories: 330 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 29g Sodium: 520mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 25g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2016/02/21/cottage-cheese-orange-and-pomegranate-protein-bowl/