Posts tagged with Desserts:

Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

   My craving for sweets tends to run rampant on my rest days (when my food needs to be low carb).  Rather than wrecking my macros, I often fit one or two flourless peanut butter and jelly cookies into my rest day meals. It’s a small treat that works wonders on satisfying my (and hopefully, yours!) sweet tooth. 

Makes 16 cookies

Macros per cookie: 8g Protein/Fat 8g/ Carbs 3g/Fiber 2g/Cal 130

Total Macros 120g protein/ Fat 122g/ Carbs 54g/Fiber 26g/Calories 2082

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Quest Bar Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Parfait

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Macros for Whole Parfait: Protein 85g/Fat 17g/ Carbs 72g/Fiber 18g/Calories 739

I recently tried out Quest Nutrition’s newest protein bar and I have to admit that they really nailed the cookies and cream flavor. There are actual pieces of chocolate cookie crumbles and cream chunks in each bar! While the bar is delicious on its own, I went the extra mile made it into a parfait made from liquid cheesecake (a gooey custardy spreadable cheesecake) and dark chocolate pudding! The liquid cheesecake takes about 20 minutes to make and then it needs to be chilled, so plan accordingly! 

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Rest day Green Tea Cheescake (Chiizukeiki)

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Green Tea Cheesecake

Adapted from To Food With Love

I received a request through the Facebook fan page for Japanese cheesecake. I was quite surprised to learn that it is basically a hybrid of a soufflé/cheesecake/poundcake! I tweaked the recipe to be more rest day friendly with full fat cream cheese but you can easily swap it with low fat/non fat cream cheese.

Macros for whole cake: P 87g/Fat 90g/Carbs 56g/ Calories 1418

If cut into 8 equal slices: P11g/F 11g/C 7g/Cal 177

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Rest Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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A classic holiday confection that is easy to make and rest day friendly!

Makes about 10 truffles

Macros Per truffle: Protein 12g/Fat 14g/ Carbs 10g/ Fiber 3g/ Calories 233

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Gingersnaps!

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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)

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Pumpkin Brownie Bites

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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

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Total Macros: Protein 184g/ Fat 37g/Carbs 194g/ Calories 1901
Makes 8 slices, each slice: Protein 23g/Fat 5g/Carbs 24g/ Cal 238)

Winner of Protein Pow’s First Protein Cheesecake Competition

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Pumpkin Protein Biscotti

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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

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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

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Strawberry Angel Food Parfait

Hi folks! Head on over to Fitocracy for my post on how to make a Strawberry Angel Food Parfait.

http://www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/strawberry-angel-food-parfait/

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Low Fat Chocolate Crinkles

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Chocolate crinkles are like fudgy brownie balls that are covered with powdered sugar! They are absolutely addicting (you’ll want to fit more than one into your macros!)

Nutritional Info/Macros for whole recipe (14 balls): Protein 29g/Fat 8g/ Carbs 189g/Fiber 11g/ Calories 896

Per ball: P 2g/F 1g/ C 14g/ Fiber 1g/ Calories 64

 

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Blueberry Bread Pudding

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This scrumptious blueberry bread puddingis made with egg whites, milk, fresh blueberries, and torn multigrain bread. Try it with some low fat ice cream (if you can fit it into your macros, of course)!

Macros/ Nutritional info for whole recipe: Protein 62g/Fat 15g/ Carbs 155g/Fiber 33g/Calories 923

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Protein Snickerdoodle Scones

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My recipe for scones is reminiscent of the popular snickerdoodle cookie- just with less fat and more protein!

Macros/Nutritional Info for 6 scones: Protein 38g/Fat 10g/ Carbs 78/ Calories 891

Per scone: P 6g/F 2g/C 13g/ Cal 149

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon (15 ml) non fat milk

2 tablespoon (30 ml) non fat Greek yogurt

2 large eggs

¾ cup (150 g) Splenda

½ tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 cup (110g) all purpose flour

½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda

½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) cream of tartar

1 scoop (32 g) Optimum Nutrition Casein Powder Creamy Vanilla (don’t use whey because the texture will be really grainy)

Topping:

1 tablespoon (12.5 g) white sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 176 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, Splenda, cream of tartar and casein powder together

3. In a smaller bowl, beat eggs, milk and Greek yogurt together. Add it to the dry ingredients and mix until you get a dough (if it’s dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time).

Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on baking sheet (space them about 2 inches apart)

6. Bake for 15 minutes (or until the center of the scone comes out clean when you insert a toothpick)

Macros for 6 scones: Protein 38g/Fat 10g/ Carbs 78/ Calories 891

Per scone: P 6g/F 2g/C 13g/ Cal 149

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Low Carb Crêpe Napoleon

This dessert might have a fancy name but you can be assured that it won’t wreck your rest day macros!

Macros for whole recipe: Protein 64g/ Fat 23g/ Carbs 15g/ Fiber 1g/ Calories 520

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