Posts tagged with Desserts:
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
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!
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
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)
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
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
Hi folks! Head on over to Fitocracy for my post on how to make a Strawberry Angel Food Parfait.
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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
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
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
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)
1 tablespoon (12.5 g) white sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
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