I’ve shared this yogurt and cottage breakfast bowl several times on my instagram page, but realized it didn’t have it’s own permanent home over here on the blog. And it deserves one. Because it really is THE BEST. And it brings me so. much. happiness.

And if you’re all weird and emotional about your food like me– maybe it will you too!

My Favorite Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Bowl www.lillieeatsandtells.com #macrofriendly #macrofriendlyrecipes #healthytreats #healthybreakfast #weightwatchers

I’ve learned it fills the place in my heart for a big bowl of oatmeal…which I still love! But I find it harder to be satisfied on without racking up the carbs.  Or maybe a bigger place in my heart that I have reserved 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. But now that I’ve logged a couple of them at about a HUNDRED carbs (I’m so sorry if I should have warned you that was coming in case you prefer to live in bliss. I mean ignorance. I mean bliss.)… I have to want one pretty bad to spend that. And I will!  If I’m in San Diego and can get Northside Shack... or in Hawaii where it just feels like the right thing to do.  But it my every-day life… I could experiment with smoothie bowls and protein powder just to constantly be burned by a mediocre “acai” bowl still PACKED full of carbs once I get it topped and yummy (ok personal experience)…. OR I can make this heavenly concoction that leaves me wondering if maybe I like it even more???

My Favorite Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Bowl www.lillieeatsandtells.com #macrofriendly #macrofriendlyrecipes #healthytreats #healthybreakfast #weightwatchers

It’s not the same thing, don’t get me wrong. But I’m so into it, every creamy bite full of crunchy granola and bursting with finely chopped fruit… just enough nutty peanut butter to do the trick without burning through my fat for the day.  Acai who?  Don’t need you and the bloated belly you gift me..  And then I’ve got like 70 carbs left to actually EAT that day.  TOTAL WIN.

picture of yogurt bowl topped with colorful fruit

The Best Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

This bowl is the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal to me. It feels sizable and so satisfying with all of the texture and flavor I want… gives me a healthy sweet fix, all for a great balance of macros.
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: 275kcalFat: 9gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 28g
Keywords apples, blueberries, bowl, breakfast, cottage cheese, fruit, granola, peaches, peanut butter, protein, strawberries, yogurt

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!