Healthy Snack Idea: Fruit, Cottage Cheese and Granola Bowl

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Snacking healthy always seems like a daunting task doesn’t it?  When most people think of snacks, chips, cookies and ice cream come to mind.  I like to change that way to thinking and determine snacks as a small meal in between larger meals to keep you nourished and the other things more as treats to enjoy on occasion.

So what constitutes a healthy snack?  I always aim for a balance of protein and fiber as well as a little healthy fat to keep me feeling satisfied until my next meal time.

This has been something I’ve been enjoying recently and offers a nice change from my usual choice of yogurt.  Cottage cheese is a fantastic source of protein and is low in fat and calories.  I like to add a few shakes of cinnamon to it to give it a sweet kick.  Granola mixes well into cottage cheese, much like yogurt and the fruit toppings are completely up to you!

If you’re growing tired of yogurt, give cottage cheese a try!


Fruit, Cottage Cheese and Granola Bowl


Serves 1


1/2 cup fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 sliced banana

1/4 cup assorted berries

1/4 cup Nuts About Granola

1/2 tbsp Nut Butter (optional)


Place cottage cheese in a bowl and mix it with cinnamon.  Lay assorted fruit on top and top with granola.  Add the almond butter for a little added fat and protein if you like.  It also tastes delicious mixed into the bowl!


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