Protein Cookie Dough

You guyssssss!  Summer is in full swing.  Being a teacher, this means I have time.  Time to do what I want to do like go to the beach with Max,  do some stuff around the house, food shop in the morning with no crowds, and hit the gym.  After busting my tush with a crazy workout (check out @IamMissFit for some killer workouts on Instagram) I don’t want to come home and blow it on sweets.  But, like, I wanna eat cookie dough every now and then ya know?!  You guys know I love my desserts.  Not even love…LUUUURRRRVVVEE!

Well, this recipe is the ONE! The one that saved my healthy eating this week.  I was going to post a D-I-Y but needed to get this recipe off my chest.   There are only 4 ingredients and there aren’t any weird artificial things happening here.

photo 5(1)Let me talk about the texture for a sec.  Sometimes healthy recipes that use protein powder have a strange consistency.  This is not one of those recipes.  The taste and texture are dead on.  Look.

Oh my goodness! PROTEIN cookie dough!!!  Dream come true

Now that I have your attention, this recipe makes 5-6  one inch bites (or if you’re lazy too hungry or me and just want to eat it by the spoonful, it makes a full disposable bowl!).

4 ingredient protein cookie dough bites

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use BSN whipped vanilla)
  • 1.5 T light agave nectar
  • 2T natural peanut butter
  • 1t mini chocolate chips

Mix the first three ingredients until dough begins to form the add in your chips. If dough seems too dry add in 1/2 teaspoon of water or almond milk until desired texture. Roll into truffles or eat straight from the bowl :)  If storing these, place in a ziplock in the fridge.

4 ingredient protein bites that tasxte exactly like cookie dough

 

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Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Remember  last week when I posted this recipe for chocolate chunk protein cookies?  I found another really good one.  Cinnamon rolls.  With vanilla glaze.   This recipe boasts 21 grams of protein and weighs in at under 200 calories.  You can’t really beat that considering it tastes like dessert.  No wonder this company’s hashtag is #cheatclean .

Protein cinnamon rolls.  Only 2 ingredients and served glazed and warm.  Holy cow!

All you need is a cinnamon roll Quest bar and some vanilla yogurt.

cinnamon roll questbar

Cut the bar in half.  Bake at 350 until golden brown (about 5 minutes) and let cool.  Spread a little yogurt on top of each & roll them up.

Cinnamon rolls made from quest bars!

These make the perfect post workout treat or  healthy snack when you want something sweet.

 

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Nutella S’Mores Dip

This recipe may be the one to send me over the edge.

 

It was a pretty big day over at our house yesterday.  Max had his first (and second, third and fourth) taste of marshmallow fluff.  See?  I told ya.   Big things.  Look at the expression on this kid.   Focused.  And sad because he realizes that mama is putting the lid back on the jar.

Max loves marshmallow fluff

Yes his shirt says “Prosciutto”.   What?!  We’re Italian and we heart food.

I have been itching to make some kind of s’mores-ish dip for a while.  The last one I whipped up was my Disappearing S’mores Cookies (click here for that recipe).

Actually, I wanted to use that new Hershey’s chocolate spread to make it authentic campfire style.  But my grocery store didn’t have it.  So I had a moment in the peanut butter aisle.  You guys know what I’m talking about right?  That moment when you get an idea for a recipe that make you have a discussion with yourself aloud…

“Aw man, they don’t have the Hershey’s.”

(starts walking away pouting)

(gets an idea)

(reverses down the aisle)

(stares at Nutella)

“Yes! That’s what I’ll do.  Oh wow.  This is gonna be ridiculous.  I need this, like now.”

(odd stares from strangers and cricket sounds)

So, yeah.  I got some fluff, graham crackers, mini marshmallows and some Nutella and raced home because clearly I am a five year old that can not wait to shove this concoction in my pie hole.

Oh wow.  Nutella s'mores dip recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • mini marshmallows to cover the top of dip (approx 1 handful)
  • graham crackers to dip with

Plop 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff in the bottom of your oven safe dish (I used a 6′ round one).  Layer the Nutella on top then add the rest of the fluff.  Top with mini marshmallows.  Place under the broiler until marshmallows turn golden brown and serve with graham crackers!

 

Nutella s'mores dip.  Oh wow.

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