High Protein Peanut Butter, Apple Parfait

Hey Everybody!!! I know  I can’t be the only one out there who loves having an apple with peanut butter.  In fact I love anything with peanut butter. The only problem is, sometimes I do not have enough fat in my allowed macros to be able to include the massive amounts of peanut butter I need….well maybe want.  So I am always on the hunt for ways to get the same flavors that I love while still having a meal/snack that will fit my macros. Recently I have incorporated a Peanut Butter, Apple Parfait into my meal plan and I LOVE it.  As I am sure you will too, here is the recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tbsp. PB2
  • 1/2 cup Plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 little packet of  sweeteer

Step 1-Cut the apple into bits sized pieces

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Step 2- Add yogurt

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Step 3- Add protein powder, PB2 and sweetener

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Step 4- Mix well and top with toppings of your choice.  I topped mine with homemade Flax seed granola (click HERE for recipe)

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While as you can see below, this recipe is a bit higher in sugar than I normally like to have, but the majority of the sugar comes from the apple. Hope you enjoy!!!

  Calories 190.0
  Total Fat 1.9 g
  Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 30.0 mg
  Sodium 140.5 mg
  Potassium 182.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
  Sugars 15.5 g
  Protein 23.3 g
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Low Carb Protein Brownie

Hey Everyone!!! I am so excited to share this recipe with you.  I am always looking for ways to create some chocolaty deliciousness that is low carb and pretty low calorie. I was experimenting the other day and I came up with this….

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Obviously I topped it with my FAVORITE thing ever, peanut butter

This recipe is so quick and so simple with very few ingredients. With out further adieu…

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp of fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla either one works)
  • 2 tbsp of sweetener of your choice
  • dash of baking soda
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender. (I use a small food chopper like THIS)
  2. Spray a coffee mug with non stick cooking spray and pour in the mixture.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds (It will get really tall)
  4. Let settle and microwave for 30 additional seconds
  5. Top with topping of your choice and enjoy!!

Here are the nutrition facts for what I prepared.  Keep in mind, nutritional info could vary slightly depending on the protein powder you use.

Calories 111.4
  Total Fat 1.9 g
  Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g
  Cholesterol 32.5 mg
  Sodium 246.1 mg
  Potassium 167.3 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
  Sugars 2.1 g
  Protein 19.3 g