Don’t feel left out when dessert time rolls around. This brownie is the bomb, and it won’t derail your bodybuilding diet. Besides an avalanche of chocolate cheat flavor, you get 78 solid grams of protein from Six Star professional-strength whey powder, plus 6 additional grams from a large egg. To save you the math, that’s 84 total grams. The best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven.
The French have le macaron, the crunchy, pastel-colored sandwich cookies you see in the most upscale bakeries. Though tasty, they’re nothing like an American macaroon. You know the macaroon as a light-and-airy coconut delight. But this recipe has even more pride than that with its cherry-pie-like flavor which is baked to perfection and then dipped into dark chocolate. Read more →
Would you eat a cheesecake made without cream cheese? You might if you knew it wasn’t loaded with saturated fat and sugar. In fact, this lightened-up version is packed with protein and fresh fruit. If you ask us, it sounds more like a nutritious anytime snack. Read more →
Bacon makes everything better. This is a inalienable truth. If there is a way to add bacon to a recipe, I will find it. I’m especially enamored with desserts and the way the salty perfection of bacon can highlight the sinful sweetness of, well, everything. But the combination of fat and sugar, though delectable, is not so great for you.
Tart yet sweet, with a creamy texture and a delicate, oat-flour-based crust, these lemon bars are light on the lips and on the hips, with just 130 calories per serving. The one thing this dessert lacks is sugar, using the natural plant-based sweetener Swerve (erythritol) instead. Read more →
Someone broke your heart. You walked by a bakery. It’s three o’clock and you’re staring at a computer. Whatever it is that flips the switch, you want chocolate and you want it now! I have just the thing. No loco-cocoa craving can stand up to a mousse pie whipped with rich cacao powder and dark chocolate chips. Spread it into a homemade graham cracker crust, and in less than 10 minutes you’ll have a creamy, low-calorie treat. Now wipe the drool from your face and get to mixin’! Read more →
Why wait all week for a diet cheat day when you can savor something sweet, without the calorie and fat splurge, right now? Keep the mixing bowls and measuring cups in the cabinet. This melt-in-your-mouth, single-serve “cheat”—er, cheese—cake can be whipped up quickly in an ordinary mug. Add your favorite fruit for extra fiber, or keep it simple with just three ingredients for more authentic cheesecake flavor.
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