High-Protein Low-Carb Cheesecake

High Protein, Low Fat, Low Carbs – almost Paleo, but not really if you don’t do dairy.

This is a healthy version of the famous Juniors New York style cheesecake that you can fit in your nutrition plan! This cheesecake has about 1/3rd of the calories, fat, carbs, and sugars but is high protein! This is done by making some specific substitutions but retaining the overall texture and taste.  The result is a delicious dense New York style cheesecake with a nice crust.

I love cheesecake but if you’re on any sort of nutrition plan it’s typically off the list. I’ve tried ‘diet’ versions before but they typically pale in comparison to the real thing.  Well, after an office party where cheesecake was the main event, I decided I had to find a good recipe I could fit into my diet.

I started with the regular high-calorie and full-fat version made famous by Juniors and experimented with substitutions to fine tune this recipe. There were some truly horrible iterations in the beginning that are more typical of the the ‘diet’ ones you’ve probably tried.  I finally worked out this version which is about as close to the original as you can get.

If you’ve been craving a desert that fits your macros give this one a shot. I promise it’s the best one you’ve tried and it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real thing. (more…)

9 Zoodle Recipes That Make Zucchini Noodles Great Again

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We’re not done with you yet, zoodles.

If you haven’t tried a spriralizer to make noodles yet you’re really missing out.  They’re easy to make and a great addition to any meal.

Some good recipes in this collection from Greatist although I’m not too sure about the Pistachio Kale Pesto with Cherries

If you need a spiralizer, I strongly recommend the Oxo 3-Blade with suction cup.  If you’re looking for a cheaper model, the Oxo hand Spiralizer is also a great choice.

Source: Greatist

10 Canned Salmon Recipes You’ll Want to Eat Every Week

Some great recipes for incorporating some salmon into your nutrition plan.

It’s a fantastic source of protein, and it’s also  loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and trace minerals. That’s why canned salmon is awesome. It’s cheap and easy to prepare, making it perfect for us fitness folk who need fast, healthy meals that fit our macros. So, if you want to work some salmon into your meal plans but aren’t sure where to start, these recipes have you covered.

Source: 10 Canned Salmon Recipes You’ll Want to Eat Every Week

Healthy Protein Shamrock Shake

For Saint Patricks day you have to have one of these delicious healthy shamrock shakes.  The low fat cottage cheese and yogurt makes for a rich and creamy shake similar to the Mc’D’s variety but without the guilt.  Best made with a single serve blender like a Ninja or Nutri-bullet.

Here’s the recipe:   (more…)