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5 Minute Cottage Cheese and Fruit Jars


A quick and healthy recipe made with cottage cheese and fruit. These jars are bright and colorful and packed with nutrients and protein.

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mason jars with cottage cheese, peaches and blueberries

Recipe Features

  • These mason jars are perfect for making ahead for breakfast, traveling, lunch boxes, or as post-workout snacks.
  • No cooking is required and all it takes is 5 minutes!
  • It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for making mason jars with cottage cheese and fruit

Ingredient Notes

Cottage cheese. Adds protein, choose unsweetened whole milk kind for a thicker texture.

Fruits. For best flavor, use fresh seasonal fruits and berries.

Banana. Adds extra sweetness.

Hemp hearts. Add healthy fats and extra nutrients like Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Optional ingredient. Maple syrup if you are looking for more sweetness.

How to Make It (overview)

Gather the ingredients. Prepare the mason jars. Dice banana and nectarines. Divide cottage cheese between four jars, following add fruits, sprinkle hemp seeds on top of each jar.

Recipe Tips

For the best flavor, use seasonal fruits nectarines, blueberries, or even kiwi.

Add extra nutrients and sprinkled with some hemp seeds on top. You can also use crushed nuts, chia seeds, or shredded coconut.

For convenience, use wide-mouth mason jars.

This recipe doesn’t have any sugar added. However, if you would like to add some, maple syrup or raw honey would be the perfect addition.

Add some granola and make a cottage cheese parfait.

If you are looking for more ways to use cottage cheese, try cottage cheese pancakes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What fruit goes best with cottage cheese?

Fresh and seasonal fruits would be the best. If you want to use frozen fruit, thaw overnight in the fridge.

four mason jars filled with fruit and cottage cheese and sprinkled with hemp seeds

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mason jars with cottage cheese, peaches and blueberries

5 Minute Cottage Cheese And Fruit Jars

Natalia-Flavorful Home
A quick and healthy recipe made with cottage cheese and fruit. These jars are bright and colorful and packed with protein.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz whole-milk cottage cheese
  • 1 banana
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 cup blueberry
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 tbs maple syrup optional

Instructions
 

  • Prep the ingredients. Gather the ingredients. Prepare mason jars. Dice banana and nectarines.
  • Make the jars. Divide cottage cheese between four jars. Add sliced banana, sliced nectarine, and blueberries. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of hemp seeds on top of each jar. Store in the refrigerator before consuming.

Notes

For convenience, use wide-mouth mason jars.
This recipe doesn’t have any sugar added. However, if you would like to add some, maple syrup or raw honey would be the perfect addition.
Make a cottage cheese parfait and add some granola.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 17gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 414mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 2mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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