Healthy + Easy Cottage Cheese Salad


My healthy & easy cottage cheese salad recipe

There are plenty of other veggies or fruit you can add to this recipe, even herbs or spices.  But this is my favourite go-to recipe and it only takes 5 minutes to wack up. It’s ridiculously SIMPLE! I tend to have this as an afternoon snack in between teaching yoga as it’s light enough to exercise on.  It’s also easy to eat on the go, however the cheese will start to go tangy if left out of the fridge for more than a few hours.  The most important thing in my opinion when eating cottage cheese, is to add to crunchy texture to it.  I also love contrasting cottage cheese with the sweetness of apple to make it a bit more interesting.. Make a big batch, store in a tupperware in the fridge and eat throughout the week.  As always try to use organic/bio ingredients for the sake of your health and that of the planet.


Serves 2 as a side dish or 1 as a salad

1 Organic APPLE

1/2 Organic CUCUMBER



1/2tsp SEA SALT

1tsp Pure Organic LEMON JUICE

How To

Wash the outside of the apple and cucumber and then dry with a clean tea towel.  Core the apple and chop into small pieces.  Put into a large bowl.  Chop/dice half a cucumber and mix into the bowl with the apple, lemon juice and 1/4tsp salt. Scrape the mixture to the side of the bowl leaving a space to pour in the cottage cheese.  Sprinkle the paprika over the cheese and mix it in before folding the whole lot in together.  Be careful not to stir or mix too hard or it can release the water in the cucumber and apple and make the salad liquidy. Serve or chill in the fridge or feel free to add cherry tomatoes or anything else that you think may go well.  Enjoy!

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Charlie began practicing yoga over 27 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 15 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 hrs of training and 22,500 hrs of teaching, she is also the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs YTT & RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses, having certified over 400 students worldwide.  She is the voice of the ‘Yoga and Mindfulness Program’ on British Airways long-haul flights, has spoken at many seminars and corporate workshops, and runs exclusive yoga and meditation retreats during the year.

Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled  in Switzerland with her husband, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.

Over the years Charlie has trained with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.

Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.

The focus of Indiv Yoga™ is to provide the benefits of yoga to every type of individual, using its teachings to achieve physical and mental balance, and diminish the anxieties of modern life for adults and children.

Read her online testimonials and qualifications for a feel of her knowledgeable and friendly professionalism.

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