Is Cottage Cheese The New Greek Yogurt?

The dilemma is this: the majority of breakfast options revolve around carbs. Cereals, pastries, and toast all pack the carbs, while few deliver enough protein to keep your body satisfied until lunch. That’s where our two breakfast heroes come in: cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. Though there are other protein options available, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, when selected carefully, make breakfast easy, healthy, and filling until noon. (Here’s to no more running around the kitchen in hopes of cooking up eggs before running out the door!)

So, what are the differences between cottage cheese and Greek yogurt? Read below for some examples, but remember: watch your labels. Not all products are created equally. Avoid high-sugar and high-sodium options depending on your dietary needs.

Difference #1: If you’re concerned about getting probiotics in your diet, you may want to lean towards having Greek yogurt for breakfast. Most times, Greek yogurt has more live cultures than cottage cheese, depending on the brand.

Difference #2: Oftentimes, cottage cheese has significantly more sodium than Greek yogurt.

Difference #3: Generally, Greek yogurt packs a bigger punch than cottage cheese in the calcium category.

Popular Cottage Cheese Options

Daisy Regular or Low-Fat Cottage Cheese, see nutritional highlights HERE.

Land O Lakes Cottage Cheese, see nutritional highlights HERE.

Dean’s 4% Milkfat Cottage Cheese, see nutritional highlights HERE.

Popular Yogurt Options

Chobani Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt, see nutritional highlights HERE.

Yoplait Greek 100 Protein – Vanilla, see nutritional highlights HERE.

FAGE Total 5%, see nutritional highlights HERE.

IN THE END

In the end, your choice of having cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for breakfast depends on your personal taste preferences and your dietary needs.  Take extra care to read nutrition labels when selecting what’s best for your weekly breakfast.

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Janelle Olson is a member of the Anytime Fitness Marketing Team, writer, dreamer, and optimist. She is chocolate obsessed with a degree in Marketing Communications and a knack for baking, cooking, and organizing. She believes that health is not just about getting your hours in at the gym, but about a balance between mental, spiritual, and physical health.