High Protein Pink Cottage Cheese Salad
Packed with protein, this pink cottage cheese salad can be part of your diet any time of year! Made with cottage cheese, strawberries and sugar free Jello, you can always have a delicious side to your meal.
I grew up on a fruit salad my mom used to make that was simply cool whip plus a can of fruit cocktail. I can still remember how much I loved it! As a mom I have made it a few times, but my kids haven’t really taken to it the way I did, so I don’t make it often.
My husbands family on the other hand, grew up on “pink salad”. Generally, it’s like an ambrosia salad, complete with marshmallows and Cool Whip.
Honestly, just taking the cottage cheese and strawberries, than swapping Jello for sugar free Jello, does not compromise on the taste of this classic at all. In fact, I think it tastes better, AND, I feel good about eating this Pink Cottage cheese salad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I had it this morning with some low calorie pancakes, and my entire meal was under 250 calories!
What is in Protein Packed Cottage Cheese Salad?
3 ingredients in ANY AMOUNT, makes this healthy version of cottage cheese salad. I used:
♥️ Cottage cheese
♥️ Sugar free strawberry Jello packet (powder only)
Some recipes that I share, I will tell you… “Eat this alone if you are on a diet. It’s good for you. But I probably wouldn’t take it to a potluck.”
This pink salad is different! I would 100% take this to a dinner party, and I did last night!! Sooooooo tasty!
As I mentioned, you can actually mix this up with any amount of cottage cheese, strawberries and fruit. But to make just one serving, and to calculate the nutrition for one serving, I made it from 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, and just a sprinkle of the Sugar free Jello packet. For a single serving of this pink cottage cheese salad, I got 106 calories and 15 grams of protein.
High Protein Pink Salad
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese low fat
- 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 small Strawberry sugar free Jello packet
- Stir the cottage cheese, strawberries, and strawberry jello packet together in a bowl.
- Chill until ready to eat.
So, I’d love to hear if you try this pink cottage cheese salad! It definitely can fit into any macro plan or bikini prep! Plus, the variations on this could be endless. Different fruit and different Jello flavors can have a completely new taste!
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I used this recipe as inspiration for my Strawberry protein fluff but mine is quite different… the cottage cheese to jello ratio was way too low for me as written and was WAY too sweet… These are my ratios:
(Makes 4 servings)
24oz Non-Fat Cottage Cheese
0.3oz Sugar-free Strawberry Jello
4oz Fat-Free Cool Whip
1oz Chopped Pistachios
I mix just the cottage cheese and jello and leave that in the fridge then I top 1/4th of that mixture with 1oz Cool Whip and 4oz of sliced/diced strawberries and 7g of chopped pistachios and it is absolutely to die for.
Macros for 1 serving of my version:
23P | 30C | 10F
My appologies… I forgot I had made an adjustment to my recipe previously to add more pistachios when I needed some more fats in my macros for a week. The correct macro/calorie count for the recipe as listed above is:
22P | 28C | 7F
Thanks for the update!
How much is a serving for it to 106
1 cup ?
The whole recipe is one serving. Eat it all!
Has anyone tried this with frozen strawberries?
I have, and I love it!
If I make the bigger recipe and use for breakfast will ir still be good a couple days later? Like when I make fridge oats, I make enough for 4 days. Could these be stored in the fridge that long?
YES! I actually like this even better the second and third day!
I wouldn’t keep it longer than 4 days though.
I do 1 small pkg of sugar free jello to an 8 oz carton of small curd cottage cheese. I usually add about 3/4 cup (max) of fruit and an 8 oz container of sugar free Cool Whip. My variations besides this strawberry version include: Peach Sugar Free Jello with diced peaches; Orange Sugar Free Jello with mandarin oranges. You can make it with any jello combination and any fruit; it is very good. My husband detests cottage cheese and yet he loves this.
The peach sounds awesome! I just made this over the weekend for our Easter dinner! SOOO yummy!!
I use a 8 ounce fat free cool whip with this recipe. Delicious.
That looks so nice I am going to make it and try it with Pineapple aswell as Strawberries
I think this would be good with some walnuts added. Also I think you could replace the strawberries with raspberries too. My mom used to make this in the less light version. I like your take on it!
YES! Raspberries and walnuts would be so good!
4 pkgs jello to 2 c cottage cheese…is that correct?
This is a very forgiving recipe, and honestly, any amount would work just fine! You could probably get away with two small packets (envelopes) or 1 large box of Jello powder to 2 cups cottage cheese.
Otherwise, scaling this exact recipe, you are correct.. although I think you could get away with a LOT less Jello powder and it would be good.
FOUR pkgs of jello to 2 cups cottage cheese? Is that correct?
I like this for a snack!
No, I use one small pkg of sugar free jello for 24 oz cottage cheese