How great is it when you can include a new healthy macro breakfast recipe into your routine? I’ve shared this yogurt and cottage cheese breakfast recipe several times on my Instagram page, but it deserves its own permanent home here on the blog.  It really is THE BEST. Plus, if you’ve been looking for macro recipes for beginners, this is a great place to start.

This one just makes me happy. And if you’re all weird and emotional about your food like me, maybe it will make you happy too!

My Favorite Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Bowl #macrofriendly #macrofriendlyrecipes #healthytreats #healthybreakfast #weightwatchers

Yogurt and Cottage Cheese: Better than an Acai Bowl?

I’ve learned that a yogurt and cottage cheese breakfast bowl fills the place in my heart reserved for a big bowl of oatmeal. I still love oatmeal, but I find it harder to be satisfied by a breakfast like that without racking up the carbs.  This balanced macro meal may even fill a bigger place in my heart that I usually reserve for acai bowls!

Here’s the thing. I LOVE, LOVE acai bowls and want to eat them for every meal of the day when I’m on vacation. The bad news is that if you’re counting macros, they log in at about a HUNDRED carbs. (I’m sorry if I should have warned you that was coming. Maybe you prefer to live in bliss. I mean ignorance. I mean bliss.) Now, I have to want one pretty bad to spend that. And I will if I’m in San Diego or in Hawaii where it just feels like the right thing to do.  However, in everyday life, I could experiment with smoothie bowls and protein powder just to constantly be burned by a mediocre “acai” bowl, even with the goodies I top it with, that is still PACKED full of carbs.

Here’s a better idea: how about I make this heavenly concoction that leaves me wondering if maybe I like it even more than acai bowls??

My Favorite Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Bowl #macrofriendly #macrofriendlyrecipes #healthytreats #healthybreakfast #weightwatchers

Don’t get me wrong: it is not the same thing, but I get so into it.  Imagine indulging in every creamy bite, full of crunchy granola and bursting with finely chopped fruit, with just enough nutty peanut butter to do the trick without burning through your fat for the day. You are going to be thinking:  acai who? Don’t need you and the bloated belly you give me. Plus, then you’ll have about 70 carbs left to actually EAT that day.  TOTAL WIN. It’s an easy, delicious, and macro-friendly recipe.

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The Best Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

This bowl is the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal. It feels sizable and satisfying, with all of the texture and flavor I want. It gives me a healthy sweet fix, all with a great balance of macros.
5 from 9 votes
Author Lillie
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Fresh
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 275 kcal


  • 100 g low fat Knudsen cottage cheese
  • 100 g Dannon Light and Fit vanilla Greek yogurt great macros- but my new favorite with no artificial sweeteners is their "Two Good" brand. (You'll shave off like 6 carbs.)
  • 25 g diced apples
  • 25 g diced peaches
  • 25 g diced strawberries
  • 25 g blueberries
  • 10 g favorite granola I use Purely Elizabeth because I’m OBSESSED with it.
  • 5 g natural peanut butter drizzled on top
  • Dash of cinnamon


  • Stir together yogurt and cottage cheese
  • Top with fruit, then granola, then drizzle with peanut butter
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 21gFat: 9g
Keywords apples, blueberries, bowl, breakfast, cottage cheese, fruit, granola, peaches, peanut butter, protein, strawberries, yogurt

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  1. 5 stars
    This breakfast bowl was fantastic! My husband isn’t the biggest fan of cottage cheese, but he loved this and we just used it in our meal prep for a weekend away! Thank you for sharing!

  2. This caught my eye on Pinterest because it’s so colorful and pretty. so tried it exactly as written and I loved it. never thought to mix yogurt and cottage cheese. so I’ve been mixing it up with different fruit toppings. also the apple crisp one is awesome. I sub some peanut butter for the white chips though. super yummy! I think I’ve been having some form of this yogurt parfait every day. so good and so filling for not a lot of calories and good macros. thank you!

  3. I started counting macros a couple of weeks ago and I’m finally getting the hang of weighing everything in grams. I gave this a try despite the fact that I despise cottage cheese. I love it!! I was on the struggle bus with the “drizzle” of natural peanut butter and only had strawberries on hand, but I know I can make some variations to personalize this bowl. I even found the Purely Elizabeth granola at my local health food store. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I love this cottage cheese bowl. I don’t always have all the toppings on hand but I make some version of this probably daily.

  5. 5 stars
    The yogurt bowl truly changed my life!
    I eat it alll kinds of ways with the yogurt and cottage cheese as the base. Perfection!!!!

  6. 5 stars
    This bowl is what breakfast dreams are made of!! I saw it on the blog and was hesitant to try because of the cottage cheese (never been a huge cottage cheese fan) but this bowl is *chefs kiss* perfection!! I’m not kidding when I say I’ve eaten it almost everyday for breakfast! And the days I haven’t I wish would have. Lillie NEVER dissappoints!!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve basically been making this every morning for breakfast for 6 months! I’m excited for breakfast every morning. I’ve done other fruit combos, depending what I have in hand. It’s so yummy, filling, and super simple. I also got my sister hooked on it! Seriously, so yummy!

  8. Made this for the first time this morning. I’m not a cottage cheese fan but this is so delicious! I will totally make it again.

  9. Just finished a bowl of this and so happy I finally tried it. My husband loves cottage cheese and for some reason I gag seeing him eating it. Mixed with the yogurt it is sooo good. I also decided I like small curds vs large. Wonderful addition to my daily meals!

  10. Wow. I’ve never done this cottage cheese yogurt combo and it is so good! Made it for dinner for myself and pinned it. Thanks!

  11. I’ve been making these type of bowls since before I even discovered your instagram love for it, also! One thing I do differently, though, for a little extra textural and temperature variation, is I freeze my Greek yogurt of choice ( I vary the flavors) in the morning, and defrost slightly when I add it to my cottage cheese instead of mixing it right in. It’s almost like a frozen yogurt!