Quick & Easy – Cottage Butter Pita

The new cookbook is coming for members tomorrow! Recipes don’t get much quicker or easier than this. You know when you see a cookbook called “Fast Meals” or “Quick N Minutes,” and then disappointment sets in when you discover they take over 25 minutes to make? Well, not this one. If they seem too easy or too simple, it’s because they are supposed to be. Most of the meals shown are from my own personal eating collection; Cottage Butter Pita is no exception and it is one of my favorites. This recipe packs a whopping 35 grams of protein and tastes awesome.

Cottage Butter Pita

Ingredients in Grams/Ounces:
32 g Peanut Butter
113 g 2% Large Curd Cottage Cheese
10 g Chocolate Protein Powder (30 grams is 120-130 calories)
55 g Pocket Pita (55 grams is 150-160 calories)

Ingredients in Cups/Spoons:
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
1/2 cup 2% Large Curd Cottage Cheese
1/3 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (1 scoop is 120-130 calories)
1/2 Full Pocket Pita (1/2 is 150-160 calories)

1. Mix peanut butter, cottage cheese, and protein powder together.
2. Stuff mixture into pita and eat.


  • If you want to reduce the sodium, use a low sodium cottage cheese.
  • If you are lactose intolerant, they now have a cottage cheese made by Lactaid at most stores. It is also hormone free.
  • If you want to reduce calories, you can use a powdered peanut butter like pb2.

Yields 1 Serving

Entire Recipe: Calories- 486.41, Protein- 35.41 g, Fat- 20.17 g, Carbs- 40.81 g, Fiber- 3.54 g, Sodium- 839.11 mg


  1. Lyn
    July 27, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Wow, Leigh! When do you sleep?

  2. Blythe Rogan
    July 27, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Mmmm this looks so nice – can’t wait for the book tommorrow!

  3. James
    July 27, 2010 at 3:36 am

    This look slammin!

  4. Matthew
    July 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Just heard you all talking about PB2 on the Fitcast the other day. Guess it is time to check that stuff out! 🙂

  5. ND
    July 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I love cottage cheese and I love peanut butter. Why didn’t I ever put them together until now!! This tasted awesome. I used a different bread, but it still worked out.


  6. JenB
    July 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    YAY! I don’t know why, but I thought you weren’t doing the cookbooks anymore. This is great and perfect timing. I wrangled a new job recently. I love it, but I have ziltch time for cooking. You ROCK Leigh. I would also, like Lyn, love to know when you sleep?

  7. BobG
    July 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Nice stuff. My wife loves peanut butter and I’m sure the chocolate whey will go nicely with it.

    What are your thoughts on using organic cottage cheese with this concerning the studies on how grass-fed cows produce better Omega 3/6 ratios?

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