Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls

Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls - A bright and vibrant lunch to power you through a long afternoon! | foxeslovelemons.com

You guys, I’ll get to the recipe in a hot second, but let’s just take a moment to process what’s going on under the bowls. I think I’m developing a reputation in the city-wide Facebook buy/sell/trade group I’m in as that woman that keeps buying rickety old tables.

This isn’t the first rickety old table I’ve purchased, but it’s the best. It’s actually more of a rolling cart than a table, really – you can see the full thing on Instagram. The previous owners had found it at an antique store. They didn’t know much history about it other than that it’s about one hundred years old, and was used in a factory at some point. It didn’t fit in with the current decorating scheme of their home, so I basically (safely) sped my car over to their house, cash in hand, loaded it lovingly into my trunk, and brought it home to be with it’s new family. It’s dirty and rustic and weathered and I’m in love.

Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls - A bright and vibrant lunch to power you through a long afternoon! | foxeslovelemons.com

So, what’s that on top of my new forever love? The most epic Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls. February is National Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month, and through my partnership with Milk Means More, I’m bringing you another recipe that showcase how dairy can still fit into a well-rounded meal plan, even for those who have issues digesting milk sugar.

Lactose-free cottage cheese is pretty easy to find in any major grocery store, and it’s a big part of the “power” of this power bowl. The rest of the goodness is made up of arugula, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, capers, bagel chips and homemade everything bagel seasoning. This bowl will power you through a long afternoon!

Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls - A bright and vibrant lunch to power you through a long afternoon! | foxeslovelemons.com

The dairy products used in these Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls were produced by members of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. For more information on UDIM and to find out why Milk Means More, please visit their website and connect with them on FacebookPinterest, InstagramYouTube and Twitter.

Everything Bagel Cottage Cheese Power Bowls

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 ounces everything-flavored bagel chips
  • 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

Directions:

  1. Divide arugula between two salad bowls or plates. Top with cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, capers and bagel chips. Sprinkle with seasoning mix and serve.

Home Chef Tip: Is the flavor of raw red onions too strong for you? Soak chopped onion in ice water for 5 minutes, then drain and serve. The cold water will temper the "bite" of the onion.

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Disclosure: As a Milk Means More Ambassador, this post was sponsored by The United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries … lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

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4 comments

  1. This looks all kinds of amazing! I LOVE bagel chips but I actually can’t remember the last time that I had any (besides, you know, picking them out of Chex Mix!). Definitely pinning this to try sometime soon!

    • Hahaha, right? I don’t know that I’d ever bought bagel chips before deciding to do this recipe, but now I’m kind of obsessed with them, and dipping them in hummus, Greek yogurt dip, EVERYTHING!

  2. Do you have a link for that buy/sell/trade FB group? I’m hopefully moving sometime this year to a house or condo so that would be useful 🙂 I’m assuming it’s Detroit area.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Liz! It’s a Ferndale group, but people from other communities are allowed to partake as well. I’ll send you an invite on FB right now 🙂

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