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Yogurt or Quark; which scores best?

yogurt or quark

Quark sounds so 70s, right?

At a time when enthusiasm for dairy products is super high, cottage cheese is making a comeback. it’s apparently making a comeback. Lately you see it appearing more and more often. Dietitians encourage adding it to your diet. But which is the best? Yogurt or Quark?

We compare the two high-protein breakfast products (or snacks) to see which comes out on top.

Yogurt or Quarters: nutrients

To see how they stack up, let’s compare a single serving of Maple Hill Organic Greek Yogurt to Good Culture’s Organic Cottage Cheese Whole Milk Classic. These are both varieties of whole milk (we have Team Full-Fat Dairy), but most companies also sell low-fat and fat-free varieties.

In this case, a 2/3 cup serving of Greek yogurt clocks in at 15 grams of protein in 160 calories, with 5 grams of sugar. The 1-cup serving of cottage cheese contains 19 grams of protein in 140 calories and only 3 grams of sugar.

Both have impressive numbers making them an excellent choice for a low-calorie, high-protein and low-sugar breakfast or snack. Cottage cheese does have a slight advantage in terms of slightly less sugar while yogurt has slightly more protein per cup (22 grams for yogurt and 19 grams for cottage cheese. Yes, we had to do some math here to make sure we were comparing the same serving). Bonus: both are also great sources of calcium. Worth mentioning: cottage cheese has more than three times more sodium (460 milligrams per cup) than Greek yogurt (135 mg per cup), so if you’re watching your salt intake, opt for the yogurt.

Here are some Yogurt dishes.

Yogurt Bowl Recipes

The bottom line

When it comes to nutritional benefits, these dairy dishes offer a fairly similar experience. However, the only area in which they differ (other than sodium content)? Taste and texture!

Greek yogurt is creamy and refreshingly tangy. Cottage cheese is coarse and much milder in flavor. So it’s best to choose what you like best. This way, you’re more likely to actually eat it when you need a healthy protein boost.

For example, Elien has numerous Quark and Yogurt dishes. Definitely worth checking out!

Remember: choose brands that use organic milk from grass-fed cows when you can. Flavored varieties tend to increase sugar exponentially. Instead, add your own fresh berries, nuts and seeds.

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