Recipes

High Protein Enchiladas

3 Low Carb or High Protein Tortillas4oz Lean Ground Beef¼ cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed¼ cup red or green enchilada sauce2 tbsp diced green chiles¼ cup low fat Mexican blend shredded cheeseSalt and pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Brown ground beef in a skillet on medium.Add in green chiles and season.Mix in black…

Cheeseburger Omelette

2 large eggs½ cup egg whites4oz lean ground beef or turkey¼ cup tomatoes, sliced or cubed2 tbsp reduced fat shredded cheddar cheeseOptional Toppings: ketchup, salt, pepper, pickles, chives, etc. Directions Whisk together eggs and whites.Add egg mix to preheated medium heat skillet and cover.Cook until desired doneness. Usually this is about six minutes.Remove pan from…

Chicken Burrito Bowl

For the Rice 2 cups white rice, cookedLime2 tbsp cilantro For the Chicken 12 oz chicken breastMexican seasoning For the Bowl 1/3 cup black beans½ cup fresh salsa¼ cup guacamole¼ cup corn¼ nonfat Greek yogurt¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese1 cup shredded lettuce Rice: After the rice is cooked, toss with a squeeze of lime, some…

High Protein Recipes

Eating clean with protein heavy recipes can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before! Don’t worry – there are plenty of protein rich recipes that take a reasonable amount of time to make that you will love making and eating. From breakfast to dessert, there’s something for everyone. Protein Crepes ½ cup Egg…

Recipes & Tips for a Healthy Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Recipes Grilled Veggie Kabobs Cut your favorite veggies into half inch cubes. Examples include bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash. Skewer together. In a separate bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Coat the veggies and grill for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway. Brush…

Homemade Oatmeal Protein Pie

This quick, 20-minute recipe makes three oatmeal pies that are delicious and keep you full. It has a full 22g of protein and only 293 calories. So, if you’re looking for a sweet snack to satisfy those sweet treat cravings, this recipe is tasty and fulfilling! Oatmeal Cookies ½ cup old-fashioned oats¼ cup whole-wheat flour½…

High Protein Foods for Bodybuilding

Protein is needed in the body for muscle building. That means that eating enough protein is important for any bodybuilder. Here’s a list of the top 20 high protein foods for bodybuilding that you can use to meet your quota of protein for the day. Beef Jerky13g per 1ozInstead of reaching for high-salt chips and…

Recipes for Healthy Holiday Treats

Do you love holiday treats but tend to avoid them in order to stick to your diet and avoided the dreaded holiday season weight gain? Do you find yourself indulging in delicious desserts but regretting it later? This time of year, homes are filled with the wonderful scents of holiday baking. Lucky for you, you…

Awesome Recipes Using Optimum Nutrition’s Whey Protein

Vanilla Protein Bars Ingredients: 1 scoop vanilla GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY Protein powder1 ½ cup rolled oats6 Medjool dates¼ cup creamy peanut butter3-4 tbsp water Instructions: Combine oats, protein power, dates, and peanut butter in a food processor. Next, add water a tablespoon at a time until the mix comes together. Press the mixture in an even…

Homemade Protein Bars

I chose to spice my protein bars up with coconut, but that is completely optional. You could top with chopped nuts or swirl your chocolate with peanut butter! These are chewy, hearty bars that will leave you feeling satisfied. 2.5 cups rolled oats1-2 scoops protein powder1 cup nut butter (almond, peanut, or sunflower)0.5 cup maple…

Protein Granola Recipe

4 cups rolled oats1 cup whole almonds1 scoop protein powder1 cup dried cranberries2 tbsp. ground flax seeds1/3 cup honey1/3 cup vegetable oil1/3 cup brown sugar2 tsp. vanilla extract1 tsp. cinnamon½ tsp. salt1 large egg white Steps Preheat the oven to 275F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Whisk the egg white until frothy.Add the…

High Protein Cheesy Garlic Bread

This was a fun recipe to make. I highly recommend mixing the dough with your hands to activate the gluten in the flour – it started mixing so much better after I switched to using my hands rather than a spoon. I used a full 5 tsp of water to get it to the right…

Egg White Oatmeal

½ cup rolled oats½ cup almond milk6 large strawberries, chopped2 tsp. honey½ tsp. vanillaPinch of salt3 large egg white (1/3 cup liquid egg whites)1 tbsp. peanut butter Steps Heat oats, almond milk, 1/3 cup water, honey, strawberries vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan.Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 5-7…

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats Pudding

¾ cup rolled oats1 cup Greek yogurt¾ cup milk2 tbsp. honey1 scoop chocolate protein powder2 tbsp. nut butter6 large strawberries, sliced. Steps Blend oats, yogurt, milk, honey, protein powder, and peanut butter until smooth. Divide into two containers, cover, and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Top with strawberries. 

Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

1 frozen banana½ cup of almond or dairy milk1 scoop protein powder1 packet/scoop of instant coffee1 cup spinachIce Steps Blend until smooth and creamy. Smoothie should be thick enough to eat with a spoon, so you might need to add more ice. Top with your favorite toppings. Topping ideas: Almond butterToasted almonds/peanuts/walnutsChia seedsGranolaSliced bananasStrawberriesChocolate ChipsCoconut…

M&M Cookie Protein Balls

These might look silly, but they are my favorite! So delicious and easy to make. I couldn’t find mini M&Ms, so I used normal M&Ms and pulsed them in a food processor to make them smaller – still tasted delicious! I was surprised at how filling these are, too. 2 ½ cups oats1 scoop protein…

Protein Fudgesicles

1 ½ cups coconut milk1 ½ scoops protein powder1 tsp coconut powder Steps Blend until smooth. Fill your popsicle mold and freeze for 3-5 hours.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade with Protein

1 cup sliced strawberries¼ cup water1 scoop protein powder2-3 tbsp lemon juice1 ½ cups iceSugar or sweetener to taste Steps Blend to the consistency of a slushy. Add sweetener if desired.

Mocha Protein Shake

½ scoop chocolate protein powder1 scoop vanilla protein powder6 oz brewed cold coffee6oz unsweetened almond or dairy milk1 cup ice Steps Combine and blend until smooth. Adjust ice and milk to find your desired consistency. 

Chocolate, Coconut, and Caramel Protein Shake

¼ cup coconut milk½ cup almond or dairy milk2 scoops protein powder1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes1 tbsp. caramel sauce1 ½ cups ice Steps Combine and blend until smooth.Garnish with toasted coconut, chocolate chips, and extra caramel sauce.

Banana Pancakes

This recipe is delicious! It only makes about six pancakes, so it’s more of a one or two serving recipe. It’s easy to make, too. Just throw everything in a blender on low. Make sure to break down the bananas and you’ll have to stop to mix the batter in between bursts of blending. Top…

Blueberry Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

1 cup coconut milk¼ cup chocolate protein powder1 cup frozen blueberries1 banana1 tbsp. almond or peanut butter1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder Steps Combine and blend until smooth.

Gluten Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

This would be a good recipe for gluten free or lactose free athletes. I’m sure you could also substitute a vegan replacement for the eggs as well! These are extremely easy to make and make a decent amount of cookies for a small amount of ingredients. They don’t really spread in the oven, so you…