Low Carb, High Protein BBQ Chicken Pizza

Low Carb, High Protein BBQ Chicken Pizza

YUMMM pizza!! Just give me desserts & pizza, and I’m a happy girl:) Last night I made a quick n easy low carb BBQ Chicken Pizza!!

Here’s how to make it (Servings for 1):

1. Leftover grilled chicken, chopped (I used 4.5 oz)

2. Sugar Free BBQ sauce (I used 1.5 tbsp Paula’s Deen’s)

3. 1- Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread (4 net carbs)

4. Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella (I used slightly less than 1/4c)

Put it all together and broil in the oven for 4 min. Slice and eat!

Macros of my portions: 262 cals/5g fat/11g carbs/5g fiber/42g protein.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Roll-Ups

<a href=" Try Quest Protein Bars!“>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Roll-Ups

I have been a big fan of protein bars. They are quick and easy when you are trying to diet. Perfect for on-the-go! Unfortunately many consist of ingredients that just aren’t good for you. Take a look at label. If yours has a billion ingredients with names you cannot pronounce, chances are it is way over processed.

But the past year, I have discovered the most amazing protein bar with natural ingredients that ACTUALLY TASTES GOOD! Enter –> the Quest Bar!! <– Quest Bars were developed by a Figure Competitor. And competitors have to diet to prepare for a show. She developed these amazing low carb, high fiber, high protein bars to help make dieting (and muscle growing!) easier!!

These bars are low sugar as they are sweetened with natural sweeteners, and are GLUTEN FREE.

They are delicious all by themselves, or heat them up in the microwave a few seconds for a treat! I find that sometimes I like to create fun recipes with them. Any way you eat them, you surely won't be disappointed!

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This is a fun, EASY recipe using one of my favorate flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Hope you enjoy 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Roll-Ups

Serves 1.

1. Place one chocolate chip cookie dough Quest bar on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes at 350F. I like to use my toaster oven for baking little treats like these.

2. Remove from oven and flatten while the bar is hot.

3. In a bowl, mix 3 tbsp plain or vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 pkt stevia and a drop of vanilla extract.

4. Spread onto the flat bar and roll up. Enjoy! Only 6g NET CARBS!

Macros: 223 calories/8g fat/23g carbs/17g fiber/3g sugar/27g protein.

Pumpkin Protein Balls

Pumpkin Protein Balls

Only 75 calories per ball! Makes a great snack…or devour all 5 balls for a meal!

Pumpkin Protein Balls
75Cal/2.4F/5.2C/7.6P

1/2 c pumpkin
1 tbsp natural Peanut Butter (Skippy Natural works well)
1 tbsp Joseph’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup, honey, or agave
1 tbsp or 2 pkts stevia
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice (or you can use 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8tsp ginger)
1 scoop vanilla protein
2 c Kamut puffed cereal
1 tbsp unsweetened reduced fat shredded coconut (opt.)

1. Mix all but the cereal in a bowl.
2. Stir in cereal.
3. Roll into balls, or press into a small pan lined with plastic wrap for bars.
4. Roll into reduced fat unsweetened shredded coconut, unsweetened cocoa, or both!
5. Freeze for close to an hour (at least 30min)
6. Enjoy!

Refrigerate leftovers (if there are any!)

Great quick meal that feels like a dessert! Make ahead, grab n go!

Total for all 5 balls for a meal:
378 cals, 12g fat, 26g net carbs, 38g protein.

Where you can purchase these ingredients:

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Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups

Super yummy low calorie, low carb healthy treat! These were very fun to make, and pretty easy too! Make these for your next get-together and people will think you slaved 😉

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups

Batter:
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 scoop fudge brownie protein (I used Dymatize Elite XT whey & casein blend)
1 egg white
1 pkt or 1 tsp stevia
3 tbsp water

Cups:
2 Ole low carb, high fiber whole wheat tortillas

Cookies N Cream Frosting:
1 tbsp ON Cookies N Cream casein protein (or use any kind)
1 tbsp FF plain Greek yogurt
1 pkt stevia
1 tbsp water

Toppings:
1 tsp Sweet Spreads white chocolate coconutter, melted
Sensato SF mini choco chips

Use a cookie cutter or the top of a cup, and cut circles out of the tortilla wrap. Place in a Pam sprayed cupcake pan. Bake at 350F for 10min.

Stir batter ingredients together. Spoon batter into cups (my batter filled 3 tortilla cups).
Bake for another 10min.

Cool then top with frosting, Sweet Spreads coconutter, and a few mini sugar free choco chips!

Makes 3 cups.
Macros per cup with frosting: 99cals, 1g fat, 8.6g carbs, 4.7g fiber, 12.7g protein

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Coconut Butter: http://www.sweetspreads.com

Cinnamon Maple Protein Pancakes

Cinnamon Maple Protein Pancakes

Low Carb, High Protein Pancakes for this Sunday Morning! I incorporated Sweet Spreads’ Maple Pancakes Coconutter (coconut butter) because it’s simply amazing! Purchase yours at http://www.SweetSpreads.com

Cinnamon Maple Protein Pancakes

1 scoop Vanilla whey
1/2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 /2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp Sweet Spreads Maple Pancakes Coconutter
2 egg whites
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Mix all together with a whisk, and cook in a sprayed pan in medium heat.

Maple Coconutter Frosting:
1/4 scoop (or 1tbsp) vanilla whey
1 tsp Sweet Spreads Maple Pancakes Coconutter
Approx 1 tbsp almond milk or until a pourable consistency.

Stir together and pour onto pancakes.

I topped mine with more Maple Pancakes coconut butter, sugar free maple syrup, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

Macros for pancakes & frosting:
295 cals/11g fat/11g carbs/7g fiber/3g sugar/40g protein.

Low Carb Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Low Carb Protein Cinnamon Rolls

I absolutely love warm cinnamon rolls on a lazy Saturday morning! Unfortunately, Pillsbury’s rolls in a can aren’t exactly beneficial to my fat loss 🙂 However…making my own is!!! And best of all I get to share them with you!! It’s a win-win 🙂

Only 9g net carbs & 35g protein for the whole roll! Of course it depends on the protein powder u use as well!

What you will need:

1/4c Coconut Flour
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used About Time)
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp stevia
1 egg white
3 tbsp water

Filling:

1 tbsp stevia
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp water

Topping:
Sweet Spreads Cinnamon Roll Coconutter (coconut butter spread)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix cinnamon roll ingredients together. It will be thick like dough!

Roll it into a big ball and place it on parchment paper or surface floured with coconut flour.

Roll out the dough. It will be sticky! Use a little coconut flour on your hands to press down the dough into a rectangle as much as you can. Use a rolling pin or a cup dusted with the flour to roll the rest of it out.

Mix filling ingredients and spread onto dough.

Roll up.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Slice and add your sweet topping! I topped mine with Sweet Spreads Cinnamon Roll Coconutter. Sooo flippin good and goes perfectly with my Cinnamon Rolls!! You can also use Nonfat Plain Greek yogurt sweetened with stevia as an icing.

Makes 1 roll (about 8 pieces):
Macros for the entire roll (without topping):
261 cals/4.5g fat/21g carbs/12g fiber/3g sugar/35g protein.

Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Frosting

Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Frosting

These yummy protein pancakes are a perfect way to start your day!

1/3 cup Oats (Old-Fashioned is best)
1 tbsp Coconut Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Egg Whites
1/4 Banana
1 tbsp Plain NonFat Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tsp Stevia
1 tsp Vanilla

Blueberry Frosting:
1 scoop Dymatize XT Blueberry Muffin Protein Blend
1/2 tbsp Plain NonFat Greek Yogurt
Just enough Almond Milk or water to mix into a frosting consistency.

Mix pancake ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Cook in a pan on low to medium heat.

Top pancakes with blueberry frosting (I also put it in between the layers).

To add extra fun, saute banana slices in a coated pan, sprinkle a little cinnamon on tip, and finish off with a little sugar free syrup. My favorite is Joseph’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup! You can purchase it at Whole Foods or online.

Lemon Blueberry Protein Bars

Lemon Blueberry Protein Bars

Lower carb protein bars that taste a little more like CAKE 🙂 But still such a yummy meal perfect for on-the-go!

4.5g Net Carbs and 16g Protein per Bar!

1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Stevia
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Sea Salt
3 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein (optional)
1 Egg
2 Egg Whites
3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 cup Plain NonFat Greek Yogurt
1.5 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Lemon Zest
1/2 cup Blueberries

Frosting:
1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein (a blend or casein works best)
2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
-Stir Together.

Beat egg, egg whites, milk, lemon juice, and yogurt in a bowl. Add flours, stevia, baking powder, salt, protein powder, and zest. Beat until mixed thoroughly. Fold in blueberries.

Bake in a parchment lined or greased 8×8 square pan at 350F for 20-22 minutes. If they bake too long, they will be dry. Let cool.

Ice with Protein Frosting.

Makes 8 bars.

Per bar: 134 calories / 4g fat / 9.5g carbs / 5g fiber / 3.5g sugar / 16g protein.