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Try these high protein alternatives to your favorite treats

There are tons of food products you can buy that provide alternatives to traditionally sugar-filled and carb-loaded treats and snacks we love. 

Healthy, good tasting alternatives do exist. Fitness TikTok creator Bryan Halambeck offers plenty of simple recipes to help add more protein to your diet. 

Usually,guilty pleasures lack a vital macro nutrient — protein. But I’ve rounded up some of Halambeck’s popular recipes sure to satisfy your junk food cravings while making you feel fuller longer.

Protein-packed puppy chow:

Everyone loves puppy chow, regardless of the time of the year. Using non-fat greek yogurt, sugar free syrup, powdered peanut butter such as PBFit, your favorite protein powder and 0 calorie powdered sugar makes for a high-protein snack.


  • 14 grams nonfat greek yogurt

  • 67 grams sugar free chocolate syrup

  • 32 grams powdered peanut butter

  • 13 grams Whey protein powder 

  • 60 grams rice chex

  • 45 grams zero calorie powdered sugar


  • Combine greek yogurt, chocolate sugar, powdered peanut butter and protein into a bowl and mix

  • Add rice chex

  • Mix and add to a Ziplock bag

  • Add powdered sugar to the bag and mix

  • Enjoy

Protein Amount for entire batch: 32 grams protein

Protein pizza:

When most people dieting think of pizza, they turn their head at the unsightly nutritional facts, but not with this special low-carb high protein pizza recipe!


  • 14 grams coconut flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder

  • ⅛ teaspoon oregano

  • ⅛ teaspoon basil

  • 115 grams egg whites

  • 28 grams pizza sauce

  • 15 grams part skim milk mozzarella cheese

  • 4 turkey pepperoni


  • Pour dry ingredients and egg whites into bowl and mix well

  • Pour the dough into a medium-high heat pan for four to five minutes on each side

  • When done, add pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni to the crust

  • Bake at 450 degrees for eight minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted

  • Enjoy

Protein amount for entire pizza: 22 grams protein

Protein cookie dough:

Although cookie dough might seem like the last food to contain a large amount of protein, this high protein cookie dough recipe has all the flavor and fun you’d want from a classic favorite.


  • 1 scoop protein powder

  • 11 grams flour

  • 11 grams powdered peanut butter

  • 8 grams coconut flour

  • 3 grams zero calorie sweetener

  • 7 grams light butter

  • 27 grams sugar free syrup

  • 20 grams almond milk

  • 15 grams semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix

  • Add wet ingredients to the mixed dry ingredients bowl and mix

  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours

  • Enjoy

Protein Amount for entire batch: 37.5 grams protein

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