Recipe - Blueberry Cottage Bowl

Real Estate Agent with Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 228209

Recipe - Blueberry Cottage Bowl

Yes, I'm going out on a limb here, knowing that ½ of the population doesn't like cottage cheese...BUT, you can substitute yogurt if you don't like it! 

I've been trying to be consistent watching my weight for the past year. Two of the biggest points that I learned when doing the previous diet I was on, was eating 5-6 times a day and drinking at least 90 oz of water helped me tremendously. Prior to that diet, I would go all day without eating, only having dinner with Ray - that was it. When you do that, your body goes into fat-save mode and it holds onto everything you eat because it thinks you may not feed it again.

I am a total believer in this because when I was in college, nutrition was a big focus for us when it came to my nursing curriculum. We learned that breakfast gets your body started, lunch keeps it going, as do healthy snacks a couple of times a day...and dinner, it's a must but, early evening is best.

Back to the point, I have moved to merely watching what I eat, documenting everything I eat and in one week, lost 7 pounds! I am eating 'real food' and not on the previous diet I was on and this seems to be working fabulously. I realized that I am going to have to eat 'normally' at some point - I can't live on 'packets' the rest of my life! While those packets were definitely a healthy version of foods that we eat, it was easy to become dependent upon them.

One day, I will write about this journey in more detail but, for now, this is a recipe of a snack that you have mid-afternoon or as an evening snack. I LOVE this and will make this several times a week, I am sure of that!

Without further ado, here is the recipe:

1/4 C. Blueberries
1 T. Sugar-free maple syrup
1 t. low-fat (Swerve) brown sugar
Dash of cinnamon
½ C. cottage cheese (or vanilla or plain, fat-free Greek yogurt)

Preheat oven to 350º. In a small ramekin dish, combine the first 4 ingredients. Bake for 22 minutes. Allow to cool and then top the cottage cheese (or yogurt) with the blueberries...Simply DIVINE! 

Bon appétit! May you have a wonderful (& healthy) week!


© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | | Recipe - Blueberry Cottage Bowl

Comments (20)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Bill Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Jun 04, 2023 02:09 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS sounds good I may have to try this dish. Enjoy your weekend Debe 

Jun 04, 2023 02:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe had a good laugh fat saving mode, I will tell that to my Doctor next time she complains about my weight, will tell her my body is in fat saving mode and I follow what my body wants to do:)) Now to the recipe I will have to check it out and we do like cottage cheese, Endre

Jun 04, 2023 03:37 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is strange.  I love cottage cheese, but I can't remember the last time I had it.  I am trying to drop some weight, so I can move better on the pickleball court, so I will have to try your recipe.  I like the idea of the warm blueberry topping with it.  I also like the idea of many small meals through the day. 


I look forward to hearing more about your journey!

Jun 04, 2023 04:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Debe,

I too like cottage cheese and cant remember when I've eaten any!! I'm going to try this..I love blueberries!

Jun 04, 2023 04:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Thank you, Bill Salvatore - East Valley! I had a fabulous weekend with friends and hope you did as well.

Jun 04, 2023 08:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I hope you like it and next time we chat, I'll share more on this journey. It is right up your alley, Hannah Williams! 😘

Jun 04, 2023 08:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

HaHa, Endre Barath, Jr.! A lot of people poo-poo the idea that the body hold onto fat because it is only fed once a day but, it's true. Think of those who try intermittent fasting at our age. It just doesn't work for 95% of the population. Instead, our bodies try to store the fat, fearing we won't be fed again. Believe me, it's a real 'thing!!'

And, of course you love cottage cheese! We are siblings after all! LOL

Jun 04, 2023 08:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Debe Maxwell, CRS I saw some post on Instagram, did you know, cows, and other large four-legged animals all they eat is grass and walk? so clearly eating vegetables and walking is overrated as well after all they are all fat .....another thing I need to share with my Doctor when I see her:))Endre 

Jun 04, 2023 11:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Ray Henson, I just finished my 'midnight snack' and had just that - it's my favorite 'fueling' of the day! It's low-cal and simply delicious! I do hope you try it and please, do let me know what you think.

Jun 04, 2023 08:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX! I hadn't had any in a very long time and when my friend suggested it in this 'diet,' I was excited to have some. I was totally surprised by the combination of the cottage cheese and the blueberries. All I can say is, it is to-die-for!

Jun 04, 2023 08:26 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS thank you for the delicious blueberry cottage bowl recipe. 

Jun 04, 2023 08:43 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

And, thank you for stopping by, John Pusa! I hope you'll try it and let me know what you think of it!

Jun 04, 2023 08:47 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hadn't heard of the fat-saving-mode reason for multiple small meals. Interesting!

Jun 05, 2023 04:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love hearing that your diet is working well for you!  That sounds like an interesting recipe that you have provided, not sure I am going to rush out and use it though, haha.  I think you are of the right mindset though with regard to your eating habits!

Jun 05, 2023 06:37 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe I keep my weight down because of my diabetes in order to avoid insolent shots (I don't like shots) so I am going to try this receipt. 

Jun 05, 2023 06:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Debe, for sharing this recipe. I will send it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Jun 05, 2023 07:03 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS. I love my blueberries, so I am thinking that I need to try this recipe as it looks appealing for someone who has a sweet tooth like me. 

Jun 10, 2023 06:24 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Sounds yummy Debe - I like cottage cheese and blueberries! I also remember from nursing school breakfast is the most important meal and not to be skipped. Also eating dinner late is very bad for the weight!

Best advice I've heard for portion control is to Eat Like a KING for breakfast, Like a Queen for lunch and like a pauper for dinner :)

Many Americans do the opposite.... hence once factor in being overweight is actually from some cultural norms or habits( as well as food and portion size choices).

Great job on your diet!



Jun 11, 2023 01:14 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I love cottage cheese and yogurt.  Your idea sounds delicious and I need to try it!

Jun 18, 2023 09:18 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was sitting here trying to remember the last time I have had plain ole cottage cheese.  I use to eat it all the time.  I think what happened was I switched to yogurt, and haven't really looked back.  That picture looks wonderful.  I need to revisit cottage cheese.

Jul 14, 2023 08:28 PM