Oreo Cookies & Cream Protein Shake with Greek Yogurt and Egg Whites

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    Adding nonfat Greek yogurt and egg whites to this Cookies and Cream protein shake makes it creamy, delicious, and 34 grams of protein! The calories and macros for this Oreo protein shake are 319 calories, 34 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of fat! How to make Cookies & Cream Protein Shake To make this protein shake, I started with some Cookies and Cream protein powder. It’s perfectly OK to use vanilla protein powder, and just add 1 oreo to your blender. It still tastes great! But, if you are going to use the protein powder […]

    Easy Meal Prep for Weight Loss {Week 1 Protein and Vegetables}


    This is the easiest meal prep ever. It’s simple and delicious. By prepping chicken, ground turkey, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, butternut squash and rice, I made 8+ delicious, healthy, meals! Jump to print the meal prep! Each week I’ll share the foods I’m prepping for the coming week. Now more than ever this has to become a habit for me. My life is about to get crazy as I enter grad school this fall, and I don’t want to lose all my health gains. So, the more prepared I can be the better. And while I don’t like meal […]

    Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2021

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    *This post contains my affiliate link. If you purchase the digital ebooks, I get a commission, so THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! GET EXCITED!! Because the 2021 Healthy Living Digital bundle is here! I know I’m excited. Let me tell you why. I LOVE information products like ebooks, courses, and printables. In fact, I have a folder on my computer FULL of ebooks I’ve purchased over the last decade, and I go back to them to reread or reference all the time. Here’s a little screen grab of just the ebooks in my drop box (I have more in Google […]

    Caramel Toffee Protein Shake

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    Delicious protein shake with caramel toffee protein powder, skim milk, Greek Yogurt, and pudding mix. This Caramel Toffee Protein Shake has 281 calories, 26 g protein, 24 g carbs, and 3 grams of fat. It’s unbelievable that you can drink a protein shake or smoothie these days and it can taste so close to a high calorie, indulgent milk shake! I love all the flavors and brands available on the market today. Basic protein shake ingredients: My protein shakes usually have the same ingredients.⁠ I almost always use, Protein powder (any flavor)⁠ skim milk or almond milk⁠ sugar free pudding […]

    Twice Baked Cottage Cheese Potatoes

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    Using baked potatoes, cottage cheese, turkey bacon, and fat free cheddar, these twice baked cottage cheese potatoes have extra protein and taste great! Each twice baked potato has 77 calories, 8 grams of protein, 11 grams carbs, and 0.3 grams fat.⁠ A few nights ago, my son made some twice baked potatoes with leftover potatoes we had in the fridge. They were DELICIOUS- but of course, they were so high in fat and calories. He PILED the cheese on! That’s when I had the idea that adding cottage cheese and fat free cheddar would still be delicious, but so much […]

    Tasty Nutter Butter Protein Shake Recipe

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    Try this Delicious Nutter Butter flavored protein shake recipe. With protein powder, skim milk, and vanilla pudding mix, it’s thick and delicious! The calories and macros for this shake are 258 calories, 33 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of fat. Protein powder in the 80’s and even 90’s was absolutely terrible! I remember the first protein shakes (the Body for Life brands) and I still have PTSD from trying to choke those down. But the last 2 decades have seen a HUGE improvement in protein shakes! My goodness. If I had the protein flavor options […]

    Low Carb Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Seasoning

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    Don’t you just love a dinner idea that’s low in calories, carbs, gluten free, and you can put it together quickly? That’s these low carb chicken fajitas! All you need is chicken, peppers, onions and seasonings! This low calorie chicken dinner was 198 calories, 16 grams protein, 12 g carbs, and 2 grams fat. (with most of the carbs coming from the veggies!) ⁠One little family dinner hack I use, so I’m not making different meals, is this: I make the meat and veggies for everyone. Then, depending on where my calories are at for the day, I put the […]

    Salted Caramel Built Bar Parfait {Review and Coupon Code}

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    If you are looking for a low calorie protein bar, you’ll want a Built Bar! The Coupon code for 10% off your order is HEALTHBEET. For a company that’s only 2 1/2 years old, Built Bar came onto the market fast and furious! I’m not sure if I have known about Built Bars since the beginning because the company was started in my hometown in Utah, but now, it seems like they are every where! I love protein bars, but was always so disappointed that the goods ones were always high in calories. I was constantly on the hunt for […]

    Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal with Protein Powder

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    Baked oatmeal just got an upgrade: Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal, with protein powder! Each mini muffin is only 15 calories! These mini birthday cake baked oatmeal muffins have 15 calories, 1 gram of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and zero grams of fat. YUM!! You guys. This is a winning recipe. I promise, you’ll want to save this one, or pin it, or print it or SOMETHING!! Most mornings I eat oatmeal, so it’s important to me that I have a zillion ways to prepare it. You can see the basic structure of my current meals every single day here. […]

    3 Ingredient Low Carb Cloud Bread

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    Whether you are gluten free, keto, high protein, low carb, or just want to try a new delicious recipe, you’ve got to save or print this recipe for low carb cloud bread! All four pieces of cloud bread, or the entire recipe, has 124 calories, 12 g Protein 2 g carbs 6 g fat. (or only 31 calories each, 1.5 g fat, 3 g protein, and 0.5 g carbs) Out of all the diets I’ve been on, I’ve actually never tried Atkins or Keto. I can’t imagine a world without carbs. However, in the past year, I’ve become a little […]

    1 Calorie Sugar Free Meringue Cookies

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    With just one calorie, these meringue cookies have 4 ingredients: egg whites, cream of tarter, zero calorie sugar, and sugar free jello powder. Welcome back!! For those of you who are new here, welcome! I’m sharing on this blog as many high volume, low calorie recipes as I can. Not only is it helping me stick to my weight loss, but also I hope it helps you as well! And these cookies are hands down, the lowest calorie cookie I have made to date! This recipe has only 1 calorie per cookie! Plus, it has 0 grams protein, 0 grams […]

    5 Minute Protein Peanut Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream

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    Starting with a frozen banana, and adding peanut butter powder, protein powder, and almond milk, you can have soft serve protein ice cream in a matter of minutes! Calories and macros: For one bowl of this protein ice cream, it had 180 calories, 32 grams of carbs, 9 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fat. How to make protein soft serve ice cream Soft serve ice cream is my favorite kind of ice cream! The smooth texture for me beats any icy or hard ice creams that are impossible to scoop. To make this recipe more like soft serve, […]

    8 Reasons Hyperpalatable Foods are So Addictive


    If you’ve ever been elbow deep in a box of cereal, and you can’t stop, I get it! Tasty food is hard to stop eating. Here are 8 reasons hyperpalatable foods can be so addictive! Last week, I posted 3 reasons I overeat on Instagram. So many of you resonated with these reasons! Especially, my reason #1, food just tastes so dang good! There isn’t always an emotional or deep unknow reason for you to over eat. In fact, sometimes, the reason actually is, that hyperpalatable food is so accessible. Hyperpalatable meaning, it’s over the top yummy! If you have […]

    How to Calculate a Calorie Deficit

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    Weight loss is possible when you create a calorie deficit, meaning you eat fewer calories than you are burning. Here’s everything you need to know on how to calculate your own calorie deficit. What is a Calorie Deficit? You may have heard before that to lose weight, you have to eat less than you burn, and it’s true. This is why you should consider creating a calorie deficit as an effective way to reach your weight loss goals. (research study: Fat Loss Depends on Energy Deficit Only) (I have a full post on getting started with calorie counting here) First […]

    Skinny Cookies & Cream Protein Pudding

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    Delicious, Skinny, Protein pudding made with Cookies and cream protein powder, almond milk, and sugar free pudding mix. The recipe for this protein pudding has 161 calories, 13 g protein, 14 grams carbs, and 3 grams of fat. Your calories and macros will vary, depending on the protein powder you use. I used a new protein powder called Protein Cookie Butter. I’ve been tasting and testing different protein powders to write a round up of my favorites, and this one is pretty close to the top of the list! I still have more to try though. Do you have a […]

    Italian Chicken Thigh Kabobs

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    Using chicken thighs, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and some Light Italian Dressing, these Chicken Thigh Kabobs make a delicious, low calorie dinner! The calories and macros for these chicken thigh kabobs were 227 calories, 18 g protein, 16 g carbs (all from veggies), and 11 g fat What Veggies to Use for Chicken Kabobs Heart veggies, that won’t fall of the stick work best for kabobs. One the ones in this picture, I used Zucchini Mushrooms and Bell peppers. Other vegetables that work well on a stick could be: onions potatoes sweet potatoes summer squash cherry tomatoes, and brussels sprouts How […]

    Homemade High Protein Chocolate Spread

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    You can make this recipe for homemade high protein chocolate spread for 3 grams of protein per tablespoon! Using low fat cream cheese, protein powder, and yogurt, you can spread it on rice cakes, use it to dip fruit, or just eat it off the spoon! This recipe for homemade chocolate protein spread has perfectly balanced macros. This recipe has 27 calories, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fat, per tablespoon! What does the protein spread taste like? This recipe for chocolate protein spread is kind of like frosting, and I LOVE frosting! I […]

    Low Carb Parmesan Whisps Egg Breakfast

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    Parmesan Whisps are a tasty, cheesy, crispy cracker that I’ve been using in recipes, like this Low Carb Parmesan Crisps Eggs! Using just eggs and Parmesan crisps, this high protein breakfast has 38 grams of protein. The calories and macros for this Parmesan whisps eggs were 320 calories, for the full recipe, 38 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of fat. If this is high for a breakfast for you, definitely split it in half and share! Since the first time we purchased the cheesy Parmesan whisps from Costco, we started using the crackers in recipes. […]