The combination of ginger, spices, and molasses are perfect for this time of year!
Makes about 9 large cookies
Total Macros: Protein 118g/ Fat 15g/ Carbs 249g/ Fiber 9g/ Calories 1580
Per cookie: P13g/ F2g/ C 28g/ Fiber1g/ Cal 176
Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/ultimate-ginger-cookie-recipe/index.html)
Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich
There are many ways to make this sandwich, including deep-frying it, but grilling it makes it much similar! Don’t forget the jelly/preserves—the sweetness cuts through the salty ham and cheese. Also, if you need this to be more low fat, substitute a low fat cheese for the cheddar.
Macros for whole recipe: Protein 49g/Fat 18g/Carbs 52g/ Fiber 10g/ Calories 565
Low Carb Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Spaghetti squash on a rest day is a great way to enjoy pasta without loading up on carbs. This magical squash literally turns into stands of spaghetti “noodles” when you scrap it out!
Macros for entire recipe: 95g Protein/ 6g Fat/Carbs19g/ Fiber 5g/ Calories 507
Pumpkin Brownie Bites
Fudgy brownie bites with a hint of pumpkin that are absolutely addicting (you’ll want to fit more than one into your macros!)
Nutritional Info/Macros for whole recipe (makes about 6 in a standard cupcake/muffin pan):
Protein 62g/Fat 13g/ Carbs 180g/Fiber 15g/ Calories 1023
Per brownie: P 10g/F 2g/ C 30g/ Fiber 3g/ Calories 171
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
Fried Zucchini Cakes
Total Macros 47g P/ 27g F/Carbs 28g/Fiber 4g/Calories 573
Pumpkin Protein Biscotti
The taste of pumpkin pie in a delicious protein biscotti!
Makes approximately 14 biscotti.
Per biscotti: Protein 6g/Fat 1g/ Carbs 26g/Fiber 1g/ Calories 148
Total Macros/Nutritional lnfo: Protein 90g/Fat 10g/ Carbs 364g/ Fiber 10g/ Calories 2068
Cold Thai “Noodle” Salad
This Thai “noodle” salad has all the elements of a traditional Pad Thai except that it’s served cold and the noodles are made from zucchini shavings!
Macros/ Nutritional Info for whole recipe: Protein 59g/Fat 34g/ Carbs 23g/ Fiber 7g/Calories 597
Chocolate Chip Stuffed French Toast
Head on over to Fitocracy’s Knowledge Center for the recipe!
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef
This recipe from The Kitchn feeds a crowd but I like having something this large to build many meals out of it. For workout days, I suggest Cilantro lime rice, fresh salsa, soft tortillas, and black beans. On rest days you can use this as a filling for an omelette!
Total Nutritional Info/Macros for 3 lbs of beef (not including sides)- Protein 404g/Fat 66g/ Carbs 36g/Fiber 10g/ Calories 2403
*4 oz of beef is P 33g/F 5g/Carbs 0/ Cal 191
Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
If you like peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do, then this Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake will be in your culinary repertoire for a long time.
P.S You’ll need chocolate peanut butter Poptarts for the crust, a package of Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups (I’ve found it at the Vitamin Shoppe and online), and some PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter for this recipe. You can also use real peanut butter and my protein pb caramel cups if you cannot find them!
Macros for whole cake (excludes topping): Protein 154g/Fat 32g/ Carbs 138g/ Fiber 2g/ Calories 1563
Per slice (excludes toppings): P 19g/F 4g/C17/Calories 195
Slice with toppings: P35g/F 14g/ C 26g/Fiber 4g/ Calories 360
Slow Cooked Stuffed Cabbage
This flavorful combination of meat, cabbage, and sauce can be easily created in your slow cooker!
Macros/Nutritional Information for whole recipe: Protein 102g/Fat 40g/Carbs 23g/ Fiber 7g/ Calories 843
Strawberry Angel Food Parfait
Hi folks! Head on over to Fitocracy for my post on how to make a Strawberry Angel Food Parfait.
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