Cottage Cheese is a tasty way to get nutrients like calcium and protein. It’s lauded by diet and exercise professionals for its high protein/low carbohydrate ratio. The number of calories in cottage cheese depends on the level of milk fat that is used to make it. Let’s take a look:
Fat Free Cottage Cheese has approximately 81 calories per four ounce serving.
1% cottage cheese has approximately 83 calories per four ounce serving.
2% cottage cheese has approximately 103 calories per four ounce serving
4% cottage cheese has approximately 111 calories per four ounce serving.
As you can see the number of calories in cottage cheese is quite low regardless of the level of milk fat that was used to make it. Also, the higher the milk fat the more protein there is, but it only varies slightly.
Cottage cheese is a great way to get your daily protein needs because it’s good for you and does not cost a lot. Combine it with fresh fruit and you have an excellent meal with dairy, protein, and the vitamins and minerals present in fruit.
To keep the calorie count down be sure that if you mix it with fruit that you do not top it with sugar. If you need to add some sweetener to it try no-calorie natural sweeteners like stevia. This makes a tasty and low calorie meal.
© 1997 - 2017 LosingWeight.com. All rights reserved.