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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. Lately you see it appearing more and more often.

Which is best now? Yogurt or Quark?

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

Yogurt or Quarters: nutrients

We compare two full-fat varieties because we ourselves favor full-fat products. 0% fat or low-fat products are even more processed – and (in our opinion) lose more nutrients. But you do you! If you feel better with a low-fat variety, then this is the best choice for your body 😉

In the case of the full-fat varieties, a serving of Greek yogurt has 22 grams of protein and 160 calories, with 5 grams of sugar. The 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 nutritious, high-protein and low-sugar breakfast or snack. Quark does have a slight advantage in terms of slightly less sugar while yogurt has slightly more protein per cup. 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


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

Greek yogurt is creamy and refreshingly tangy. Quark has a milder taste. So it’s best to choose what you like best. That way you’ll actually love eating it when you need a healthy protein boost, and that’s the most important thing!

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

A delicious apple pie with cottage cheese? Kokerellen has a great recipe for this: view recipe.

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