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
Protein Amount for entire batch: 32 grams protein
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
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
Protein Amount for entire batch: 37.5 grams protein