The Ideal protein diet focuses on increasing the protein consumption and decreasing the sugar intake. Our body burns sugar and carbohydrate to gain energy. When you decrease the consumption of these, the body turns to burning fat and muscle. But by increasing the protein consumption, the body maintains the muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories and this helps increase the body’s metabolism. Check out some of our ideal protein diet snacks below!
The key to sticking to a diet is not to starve yourself. For any weight-loss program to be successful, it shouldn’t completely deprive you of things you love to eat. And it shouldn’t starve you either. Snacks and desserts help you in staying with the weight-loss program. Here is a list of 5 snacks and dessert that you can enjoy while on the Ideal Protein Diet.
Ooey Gooey Brownies
Who doesn’t love the chocolatey, gooey brownies? This is a healthier version of the brownie that fits in with your diet. To make the brownies, you need to mix one Chocolate drink mix with one dark chocolate pudding mix. Then, in a separate bowl, mix together 2 egg whites, one ounce of Walden Farms creamer or water, half a teaspoon vanilla extract and two teaspoons of olive oil. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients together in a bowl and pour the batter into a muffin tin sprayed with oil. The brownies need to be baked for 6 minutes at 350 degrees. After 6 minutes, remove the brownies from the oven and turn it into a plate. You can have the brownies alone or add a topping of chocolate dip or marshmallow dip.
Chocolate mousse is perhaps the easiest dessert to make and this recipe doesn’t even require any cooking. All you need to do is to place the ingredients in a specific order inside a shaker and shake it vigorously till all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Then just let the mixture sit in the shaker for around 5 to 10 minutes so that the water gets absorbed. The order in which the ingredients should be placed is as follows: first place 3 packets of Splenda or Stevia, then add one tablespoon of Decaf freeze-dried coffee, followed by two tablespoons of Extra Brut cocoa powder, followed by one chocolate pudding packet and then finally add 8 ounces of water. This process will give you a wonderfully thick and decadent chocolate mousse. This can also be made into ice truffles by placing a spoonful of the mousse onto a parchment paper and freezing it.
A shake is a perfect snack that keeps you full until the next meal and is easy to consume when you are on the move. It is also one of the easiest snacks to make. All you need to do is blend vanilla drink mix or vanilla ready-made, 3/4 cups of ice cubes, peppermint stevia drops and a few drops of green food dye together. It is as simple as that and you have your shake. If you prefer a chocolate flavor, replace the vanilla mix with chocolate drink mix or chocolate ready-made.
Wild berry Muffin
A muffin is a great snack. You can make it in advance and store it so that you have some on hand whenever it is time for your snack. Take one Crispy Cereal packet and crush the cereal inside before opening the packet, so that you get a fine powder of the cereal. Take a bowl and mix together 2 egg whites that have been beaten slightly, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, one tablespoon of Splenda or stevia, one teaspoon of baking powder and four teaspoons of olive oil. To this mixture, add one packet of Wildberry Yogurt and the crushed Crispy Cereal and mix together. Slowly mix three tablespoons of water to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Take a muffin tin and spray it with oil and spoon the batter into the muffin tins. While you are mixing the batter, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Now, bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Check if the muffins are done by inserting a toothpick in the muffin and check if it comes out clean.
Triple Chocolate Decadence
No one can say no to chocolate, and this recipe has triple chocolate. It is the perfect way to end your meal and this recipe will make you forget that you are on a diet. Take a medium bowl and beat the egg whites till they turn white and fluffy. Take another bowl and mix together one chocolate pudding mix and one teaspoon of baking powder. Slowly mix half of the dry ingredients with the egg whites and then add 1/4 cup of water. Now. continue adding the rest of the dry ingredients. While you are mixing the batter, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with oil and pour the batter into the muffin tin and bake for 5 to 10 minutes. To add that extra dimension to the dessert and make it more chocolatey, make holes on top of the cake and pour chocolate syrup and add some imarshmallow dip on top.
These five snacks will help you stay on the ideal protein diet and moreover, you won’t even feel like you are on a diet as these will keep your sweet tooth satisfied. These snacks are perfect substitutes as you await your protein diet dinner!