Looking for high protein breakfast ideas? Turmeric oats with cottage cheese are protein packed and a tasty way to start your day.
High Protein Breakfast: Turmeric Oats with Cottage Cheese
A high protein breakfast indeed! Turmeric oats with cottage cheese, a breakfast of champions.
It’s the first full week of January and this month on the blog it’s all about helping you support your healthy living journey whether that’s getting started on the right foot with healthy eating, setting intentions for the year ahead or supporting your efforts with balanced nutrition and fitness.
So we’ve rounded up or top high protein breakfast ideas on Love & Zest, including this new turmeric oats with cottage cheese recipe.
Oh, and we have even more protein breakfast ideas for pre workout–> 20 Pre Workout Snacks to Fuel Busy Moms on the Go
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And when it comes to eating a healthy and nourishing breakfast we love us a hearty bowl of oats… specifically protein oats like these high protein turmeric oats with cottage cheese. Protein breakfast ideas for the win.
You may be thinking cottage cheese in oats? I promise you can’t taste it! And you’re going to be thanking us when your beloved bowl of carbs just turned into a high protein breakfast (or snack).
High protein foods at breakfast that taste like carbs is a win in our book!
Many of you are already a cottage cheese oats super fan, and I know this because these High Protein Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats are one of the most popular recipes on my site…so I’ve created this high protein breakfast recipe with you in mind.
And if you didn’t already know it, let it be known I’m not above sneaking in nutrition into my babies (and hubs.) Gotta do what you gotta do, right?
Pureed cottage cheese it is in our house! It’s the only way I can get high protein breakfast oats into the hubs. He’s a traditional guy and doesn’t want me messing with his bowl of oats.
ICYWW about cottage cheese nutrition, 1/4 cup of cottage cheese yields
6 grams of protein
about 50 calories
And dairy protein like cottage cheese is packed with amino acids that support lean muscle.
Oh and need to know how much protein you should to be eating… check out our helpful protein guide.
One more protein oats tip… if you want even more protein for breakfast? Cook oats in milk instead of water. A high protein breakfast indeed.
These oats are not standard, they are a bit supercharged not only with protein but I did a little mix in of ground flaxseed + turmeric and cinnamon. Flaxseed takes the fiber content to a whole new level (hello, 10g per serving!!) and cinnamon and turmeric have health benefits too! Speaking of turmeric health benefits, check out this post for more on why turmeric is anti-inflammatory.
We also like to eat cottage cheese oats at snack time too topped with a few chocolate chips, all the berries and a little nut butter… because chocolate is life. Don’t you agree?
Want to learn more about oats? Check out this article I wrote for MyFitnessPal.
More High Protein Breakfast Ideas including protein oatmeal.
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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
High Protein Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats
Coconut Cream Pie Protein Shake
Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet Casserole
Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal StreuselPrint
High Protein Turmeric Oats with Cottage Cheese
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
These high protein turmeric oats with cottage cheese are protein packed and a tasty way to start your day off. We also like to eat them at snack time too!
- 1 cup raw old fashioned oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup 2% pureed cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Bring water to a boil in medium pot;dd oats and stir. Reduce heat to low simmer and cook 10-15 minutes until liquid is almost absorbed.
- Remove oats from heat; stir in cottage cheese, flax, cinnamon and turmeric.
- Add your favorite toppings like berries, nut butter and chocolate chips 🙂
Process cottage cheese in a food processor or blender for smooth texture, or don’t and just stir right into oats. Both taste great, but processing helps picky/selective eaters.
For even higher protein oats, cook oats in milk instead of water, or go 1/2 milk 1/2 water.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 185
- Sugar: 3g
- Sodium: 176mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 21g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 11g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
Keywords: cottage cheese, oats, turmeric, high protein, breakfast
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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Delicious! Had this for breakfast this morning.
Martha Piccolo says
Hello. This breakfast really looks like you have your stomach full for the rest of the day and you can skip a big lunch – maybe some fruits only. I will try it with blueberries and raspberries. Fresh strawberry jam looks like a good option as well.
Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD says
It’s for sure satisfying! Hope you enjoy it. 😛
Emily Burnett says
Great post! Adore your style of writing!
Question: can I lose weight having these high protein breakfasts?
Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD says
Thanks! Protein is definitely helpful in weight loss. Breakfast and snack tends to be lower protein so upping protein to 20-30grams every 4-6 hours is a good strategy for getting lean.
Debra McKnight Schirck says
Question: Don’t you need piperine to have the turmeric be effective? I love oatmeal and intend to try this, but if turmeric is not going to do what I need it to do, I’ll leave it out or maybe try with the pepper. Please let me know & thanks for the great recipes!
Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD says
Great question! It is enhanced by pipeline but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on its own/get any health benefits. If you want even more powerful turmeric effects add a bit of black pepper. It’s quite tasty in a savory sweet kind of way.
This is just the type of fuel I need to start my busy day! Looks delicious!
Kelly Anthony says
I’m so intrigued! I’ve been looking for more high protein breakfasts and this looks perfect. I don’t normally like cottage cheese but I’m going to take your word for it that I won’t be able to taste it. Thanks for sharing!
I would have never thought about this healthy delicious breakfast on my own so thank you for the inspiration! Definitely want to make this for breakfast!!
This is definietely a breakfast that I want to start a day. I like adding turmeric to my recipes lately.
Holly Flaxbeard says
What a healthy way to start the day! I think this dish would be warming and filling.
Carmela Thompson says
This sounds great! I have not yet tried it.
I have been working with a nutritionist and he advises me to soak any grains in an acidulator before consuming to remove phytates. Are you familiar with this?
Thank you for sharing.