This High-Protein Ingredient Will Keep You Going Strong Through The Afternoon Slump - Men's Health Magazine Australia

This High-Protein Ingredient Will Keep You Going Strong Through The Afternoon Slump

Hassle free, minimal-prep recipes that keep your health goals tracking. Dig in before hanger strikes.

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I don’t know about you, but every day around 3 p.m., I get a pretty serious craving for a snack. And sure, as an Editor at a fitness magazine you’d think I’d go for a super healthy green concoction-but up until a little while ago, I would reach the pantry and before I knew it, had torn through half a packet of chips like I hadn’t eaten in days…and well on my way to a stomach ache. Why? Because the thought of having to stand there watching an egg boil-or worse, take the time to put some effort into making something healthy-just seemed way too hard.

Enter cottage cheese.

A, now, HUGE hit in my household — cottage cheese is perfect as a snack or added to any meal, not just because it’s so versatile, but because it’s naturally high in protein and 97% fat free. Considering most people don’t A) eat enough protein and B) spread their protein evenly throughout the day, cottage cheese isa great way to do exactly that.

While a favourite (and super-easy) go-to of mine is cottage cheese and tomato on a cracker, here are three other recipes you can make with this awesome ingredient.

Cottage Cheese, honey and pistachio bites


8 -10 sesame seed and fig crackers
200g Bulla Cottage Cheese Original
4 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp pistachios, crushed
2 tsp cinnamon sugar


1. Evenly spread the Bulla Cottage Cheese Original over the crackers.
2. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
3. Drizzle over the honey.
4. Top with pistachios.

Cottage Cheese, zesty avocado & Dukkha rye toast


4 thick cut slices of dark rye sourdough, toasted
200g Bulla Cottage Cheese
1 avocado, cut into slices
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 Tbsp dukkha
salt and pepper, to season
Tip: Also delicious topped with a slice of prosciutto


1. Squeeze lemon juice over the avocado slices
2. Divide Bulla Cottage Cheese evenly over the 4 slices of toast.
3. Layer the avocado slices on top of the cottage cheese.
4. Sprinkle with dukkha and lemon zest.
5. Season to taste.

High Protein Berry Smoothie


1/3 cup Bulla Cottage Cheese, Original
1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh mango
1 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries
1/2 pomegranate juice1 banana
1/3 skim milk


1. Combine mixed berries, pomegranate juice, banana, Bulla Cottage Cheese,Original and milk in a blender until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.

More Cottage Cheese Ideas!

1. Toss it on your morning granola and drizzle with honey to give you more sustainable energy, keeping you satisfied until lunch

2. Serve on your morning crumpet/toast garnished with fruit/honey/nuts

3. Add it to scrambled eggs to make them oh so creamier

4. Pair with peanut butter, fruit, honey on sourdough toast or crackers for a mid-morning or post workout snack.

5. Add a few spoonful’s in with your Protein Ball mixture or post work out smoothie.

6. Spread it on toasted raisin bread, sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped walnuts for a nutritious, pastry-style afternoon snack.

Bulla’s Cottage cheese is not only Australian made but it’s hand cut, using only fresh local milk. Pop it into your weekly basket for a super-smart nutrient win.

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