Make this cottage cheese breakfast bowl for an easy protein rich breakfast that you'll love! Suitable for low carb diets, keto diet, and is diabetic friendly.
This cottage cheese breakfast bowl is keto, low carb and diabetic friendly
This is one of those recipes that you don't really need a recipe. It's such an easy breakfast -- you literally just serve the cottage cheese in a bowl, and put on the toppings.
That being said, it is also one of those breakfast ideas that I think you need to see to have an "Aha" moment.
Aha! This is such a healthy breakfast!
Aha! What a delicious weekday breakfast!
Aha! I need to try this breakfast idea right away!
So here is my picture perfect cottage cheese breakfast bowl. Are you having your Aha moment? Want to grab a spoon and join me?
This recipe idea comes courtesy of my mom, who is always coming up with delicious and creative diabetic friendly recipes for herself.
She regularly eats this for breakfast, and says it makes her feel great for hours. We've had it several times in our house too, and I really enjoy it.
How to make this cottage cheese breakfast bowl
The most important part of this diabetic breakfast idea is to get the right cottage cheese. I highly recommend using the best cottage cheese you can find for this recipe.
It might take some trial and error to find the brand you love best. Personally, I get our cottage cheese from our farmbox drop, and it comes from a nearby dairy farm.
Both whole fat and 1% cottage cheese work for this recipe. But just note that the nutrition calculation below in this post is done using low-fat cottage cheese.
Toppings I use for this high-protein breakfast bowl
I use very simple and healthy toppings in this cottage cheese breakfast bowl.
- flaxseed oil
- chia seeds
- fresh or frozen berries
As you can see, all of these toppings are low carb, keto and diabetic friendly.
TIP: Use an organic, fresh, cold-pressed flaxseed oil that's high in ALA Omega-3 fatty acid.
What does this keto cottage cheese breakfast taste like?
Even though the ingredients are simple and short, this is a delicious and flavor packed breakfast. You get:
- creaminess from the cottage cheese
- crunch from the walnuts
- texture from the chia seeds
- tart and sweet from the mixed berries
- savory from the flaxseed oil
Keep in mind that this is a breakfast recipe without refined sugars
Though the berries give this cottage cheese breakfast a bit of sweetness, this isn't intended to be a sweet breakfast bowl. In fact, I find it a bit savory with the flaxseed oil and the salt that comes in cottage cheese.
You can use a sweetener on top if you prefer though. Maple syrup or honey work well.
TIP: If you are you looking to make this sweet though, and without the carbs or sugar, I think you'll love this all-natural monk fruit sweetener (sugar-free, 1 net carb, low glycemic).
Is this breakfast suitable for keto, low-carb and diabetic diets?
My hope is that this breakfast works for you and that you love it, no matter what diet you are following. My mom is diabetic and enjoys this breakfast daily.
There are no added sugars in this breakfast, and the only sweetness comes from the berries. I use a mix of berries - in the photos you'll see raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries.
But if you are counting sugars, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are great choices.
I don't usually include full nutrition labels because I find that different brands of ingredients tend to vary in nutrition value. So they are not fully accurate. But I'll leave this label here for you in case it's helpful.
Disclosure: This label is automatically generated using a nutrition calculator, and as ingredients vary based on brand and quality, use your best judgment.
I'm hoping that you'll enjoy this Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl over and over again. I'll leave you with a few more breakfast ideas though, so you never run out of good breakfast recipes!
Looking for more breakfast ideas that use cottage cheese?
Don't miss these other recipes that use this star ingredient:
- Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
- Healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake
- Turmeric Oats with Cottage Cheese
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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl (Keto, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly)Print Recipe Save RecipeSaved!
- ½ - ¾ cup cottage cheese (I use 1%)
- 1 teaspoon flax seed oil
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup frozen berries (one small handful)
- 3 tablespoons walnuts - chopped or broken into pieces
- Scoop the cottage cheese into a bowl. Drizzle with flax seed oil. Sprinkle on the chia seeds. Top with frozen mixed berries and walnuts. Serve immediately.
This was a little bland for my personal taste, could’ve added extra fruit maybe based on the ingredients, or it could’ve been the brand of organic flax oil that I bought. Definitely worth a try, I love trying new thinga- but I wouldn’t make it again as is.
I mix the cottage cheese with lots of cinnamon first - game changer
Kate Odasz says
OMG!!! Pretty new to Keto and learning how to eat properly has been an education. This breakfast was so easy to make and delicious. Perfect balance of salty and just hint of sweet from fruit. Paired with cup of tea. Perfection.
I needed a snack and happened to have most of these on hand. I'll probably add some sweetener next time since the salty courage cheese was a little overpowering for me.