Meal planning is a smart way to keep your family well fed and, if you do it right, doesn’t have to mean spending your whole Sunday in the kitchen. Muuna cottage cheese makes it simple to get the nutrients you need with nine delicious flavors in single-serve cups or as a creamy ingredient in easy-to-make recipes. Muuna’s unique melt-in-your-mouth texture and real pieces of fruit make it a tasty way to power even your busiest days.

Here are five ideas that you can incorporate into a meal plan for a boost of protein.

  • Breakfast:

    Start the Day Right

    Muuna’s reivented cottage cheese has transformed a classic dairy product into a deliciously creamy way to fuel your active lifestyle. Registered Dietitian Melissa Rifkin recommends Muuna in the morning because “Muuna cottage cheese is a source of slow-releasing casein protein, a type of protein that takes longer to break down in the body than other protein sources.” That means it will keep you feeling full longer.

    Another great option for those who might want to get creative in the kitchen for breakfast, but don’t have much time, is this overnight oats breakfast bowl. Not only is it tasty, but it also has a whopping 21 grams of protein that will fuel you for whatever your day has in store.

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  • Lunch:

    Avoid the Afternoon Slump

    One of Muuna’s superpowers is the ability to take the place of other creamy products like mayonnaise and sour cream – adding a delicious boost of protein with less fat and fewer calories. Muuna cottage cheese also has more protein, less sugar, and a more mild taste than most Greek yogurts, so many people find it makes for a more compatible substitute in creamy recipes that call for yogurt.

    This Rainbow Protein Power Bowl recipe comes together in only a few minutes, tastes incredible, and is packed with 35 grams of protein to keep you going until dinner time. Looking for versatility? Feel free to substitute whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand in this tasty, protein-packed bowl, or try these two delicious variations:

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  • Snack:

    Power Up Between Meals

    Refuel with a deliciously nutritious, grab & go snack you can feel good about! Grab & Go with one of Muuna’s nine varieties of melt-in-your-mouth creamy cottage. Lowfat plain contains a whopping 19g of protein in each single-serve cup, and our eight varieties with real pieces of fruit on-the-bottom have 15g protein, only 9g sugar, plus calcium, potassium, vitamins A & C and probiotics! It’s the new way to cottage.®

    • Lowfat Plain Muuna

      Fan Recipe: Pizza-Inspired Muuna Cottage Cheese Topping

      Recipe Details

    If you want to take your snack to the next level, our 5.3 oz Lowfat Plain Muuna cottage cheese is the perfect canvas for toppings. We asked our fans how they like to top their Muuna, and Evelyn K. submitted this simple topping combo that turns a cup of protein-packed cottage cheese into a pizza-inspired snack.

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  • Dinner:

    Stay Full through the Night

    Spiralized zucchini noodles are a favorite of anyone trying to cut back on empty carbs. This flavorful “pasta” dish is ridiculously creamy and protein-packed with the addition of Classic Plain Muuna cottage cheese. With 20g of protein per serving, it’s great for vegetarians or those looking to add a no-cook protein to their meal.

    • Classic Plain Muuna

      Spring Green Zucchini Noodles with Protein-Packed Pesto

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    “Quite often, a vegetarian diet lacks ‘complete proteins’ in one particular food. Whether used as a snack or as the main protein component in a meal, calcium-rich Muuna cottage cheese is a nutrient-dense option for a vegetarian protein source.”

    – Melissa Rifkin, MS, RD, CDN, CSO.

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  • Dessert:

    Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    If you’re wanting a sweet treat in the evening, but don’t want one full of empty carbs, sugar, or artificial sweeteners, reach for a cup of Muuna cottage cheese with real fruit. All you need is a spoon and you can enjoy 15g of protein, just 9g of sugar and pieces of real fruit on the bottom. There’s nothing better than eating something that tastes great while giving you all the nutrients you’re looking for!

    If you have a few minutes and want something a bit more indulgent, make this Pink Berry “Nice Cream.” With only three ingredients and no ice cream machine required, this is the perfect dessert to enjoy after dinner (or even after a workout!). It has all the creaminess of full-fat ice cream, but contains 15g of protein to satisfy both you AND your sweet tooth!

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Your Protein Plan Made Easy with Muuna

Whether you are looking for a quick and filling snack that tastes as good as it performs and fits your active lifestyle or you’d like to make an easy protein-packed recipe for a satisfying breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, or dessert, be sure to pick up Muuna cottage cheese in the dairy aisle.

Now that you know what a great addition Muuna cottage cheese can be to your snacks and meals, how do you plan to use it to power up your day?

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