Years ago my mom taught me this recipe to make Blueberry Cottage Cheese Danish that she learned from Weight Watchers back in the 1970s. It has become one of my favorite quick and easy meals for me, and it’s low calorie! This is a sponsored post.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get healthy or lose weight? I’m trying to cut sugar and carbs in my diet and add more complex carbs and protein.
I’ve found the best way to do that is with little changes to my diet. This way it’s not so hard to make the switch. One way I’m doing this is by incorporating more fruits into my diet like blueberries.
You can do this easily and effortlessly for everyone in your family just by leaving a bowl out on the table for snacking.
I just love berries of all kinds, but blueberries are one of my absolute favorites.
When I was a kid, my mom would give me a bowl of warmed up blueberries for dessert when I was a kid, and it was always a delicious treat. I would get down to the bottom of the bowl, and all that was left was a few spoonfuls of blueberry juice — that was always my favorite part.
I’ve made these for myself many times, and other than my mom, no one has ever heard of it. Back in the 70s, long before I was born, my mom successfully lost a lot of weight on a well known diet program. Even to this day, she loves to tout how much she loved the 1970s version of the plan. She still has all the paperwork from it. One of the meals she learned to prepare from it was a Cottage Cheese Danish.
She used to make these for me as a quick meal when I was a kid, and it was always one of my favorites. You can use any kind of fruit on top, but my absolute favorite are blueberries. I love how the blueberries pop when I push a fork into one and the sweet juice gets all over the cottage cheese.
What do you need to make Blueberry Cottage Cheese Danishes?
Now that I’m all grown up, I still make this as a quick meal for myself often for lunch or breakfast. It’s such an easy thing to whip up and the calorie count is great.
This recipe will show you how to make two cottage cheese danishes. For two of them, it’s only about 264 calories total. Here’s the breakdown:
- 2 slices of 45-calorie bread – 90 calories
- 2/3 cup cottage cheese (1/3 cup per slice – 74 calories) – 148 calories
- 1/4 cup blueberries – 20 calories
- 1/2 tsp natural sweetener (like Truvia) – 0 calories
- 1 tsp cinnamon – 6 calories
- Total: 264 calories
How do you make a Blueberry Cottage Cheese Danish?
I use my toaster oven with the toaster setting for this. If you don’t have one, preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
Line a pan with foil.
Place two pieces of bread on pan.
Cover each piece of bread with 1/3 cup of cottage cheese.
Split the blueberries between the two pieces.
Sprinkle the sweetener over both pieces.
Sprinkle cinnamon over both pieces.
Toast on the toaster setting of the toaster oven or in the regular oven for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Blueberries are great for providing vitamins and minerals as well as fiber in our diets. One serving is 3.6 g of fiber, and they are a source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
More Blueberry Recipes
- Starry Night Blueberry Hand Pies
- Blueberry Peach Cheesecake
- Apricot Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart
- Lemon Sugar Cookies with Blueberry Frosting
- Blueberry Cheesecake Squares
- Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast Casserole
An easy, quick healthy meal full of fruit and protein.
- 2 slices of 45-calorie bread
- 2/3 cup cottage cheese
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sweetener (I like Truvia)
- about 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) (other fruits substitute as well)
- I use my toaster oven with the toaster setting for this.
- Line the pan with foil.
- Place two pieces of bread on pan.
- Cover each piece of bread with 1/3 cup of cottage cheese.
- Split the blueberries between the two pieces.
- Sprinkle the sweetener over both pieces.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over both pieces.
- Toast on the toaster setting of the toaster oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!