High Protein Dessert Recipes

Tis the season for desserts and overeating. Don’t let all of your hard work go to waste, and don’t ruin the progress you made with your summer body just because it’s time to start layering your clothes now. We’ve got deliciously nutritious high protein dessert recipes that will keep you on track with your dietary goals while letting you feel like you’re cheating. It’s the best of both worlds. Whether you are a peanut butter lover, chocoholic or pumpkin craver we’ve got a high protein dessert for you!

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween is all about becoming anything you want to be by dressing up in fun costumes and enjoying as many sweets and treats as you possibly can. But an overindulgence in sweets can wreak havoc on your health and fitness progress. An over consumption in calories, sugar and caffeine can set you back weeks in the gym, not to mention make it more difficult for you to get back on track with nutritional eating. That’s why we’ve come up with a few healthy halloween treats, so that you can indulge without the guilt.

Tasty Fall Desserts With Veggies

Have your cake and eat it too without worrying about destroying all of your healthy progress with these tasty fall desserts made with a healthy dose of veggies. Don’t worry, we promise that you won’t even taste the difference. But your body sure will be able to feel the difference. Rather than succumbing to a sugar high quickly followed by a sugar crash, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious flavor while feeling full and keeping your blood glucose levels relatively stable.

SESAME PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

Makes 12

I love honey sesame sticks, but those calorie laden, sodium-filled little naughties don’t do me any favors! I did a mash-up of those little loves of mine with another favorite – peanut butter – and created these semi-sweet, semi-savory, completely satisfying little balls. Take the time to deeply toast your sesame seeds – I promise you it will be worth it in the flavor department, and it adds almost no time to an already quick recipe. Store these little balls in your fridge in your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers and reach for one whenever you need a quick snack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

SESAME PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

I love honey sesame sticks, but those calorie laden, sodium-filled little naughties don’t do me any favors!  I did a mash-up of those little loves of mine with another favorite – peanut butter – and created these semi-sweet, semi-savory, completely satisfying little balls.  Take the time to deeply toast your sesame seeds – I promise you it will be worth it in the flavor department, and it adds almost no time to an already quick recipe.  Store these little balls in your fridge in your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers and reach for one whenever you need a quick snack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

PEANUT BUTTER CUP ONE MINUTE MUG CAKE

Serves 2

A one-minute cake?! You bet. This warm, gooey, microwavable mug cake can become a treat without breaking the calorie bank or taking up all your time. Please note that this chocolatey indulgence is meant to serve two, so grab a friend and settle in for a treat! (And, if you wanted to add a scoop of ice cream to the top, I certainly won’t judge.)

I hope you enjoy this sweet addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

BLUEBERRY BURST SMOOTHIE

BLUEBERRY BURST SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

I love starting my day with a smoothie, especially one that’s packed with protein and vitamins to fuel me through my morning.  My blueberry smoothie is high in protein, as well as fiber.  All the spinach, flax, chia, and hemp help provide lots of vitamins A, B, C, and E, too.  So, sip away in a healthy way!

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

Chia Seeds: Why and How To Eat Chia Seeds

Today is National Chia Day, so it’s only appropriate that we discuss chia seeds and their abundance of nutrients and health benefits that are wrapped tightly into such a tiny package. Don’t worry we’ve also compiled a list of our favorite healthy and tasty chia recipes, to help you celebrate the occasion.

Notes On Nutrition

  • A single ounce (that’s two tablespoons) contain 137 calories comprised of 11 grams of fiber, 9 grams of fat (which include healthy omega-3’s), and 4 grams of protein.
  • They have significant amounts of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, omega-3’s, potassium, copper, and zinc, which account for many of the essential nutrients that most people do not get enough of in their diets.
  • Consuming a diet that consists of mostly plant-based foods (like chia seeds) may help to support increased energy, weight loss, and a healthy complexion. In addition, a plant-based diet has also been known to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and overall mortality.
  • Incorporating these seeds into your everyday diet is simple and quick, since they can be eaten raw, or added to any number of dishes.

The bland flavor compound makes them the perfect addition to any dish, since they will soak up the flavors of the foods that surround them.

ONION WALNUT MINI MUFFINS

ONION WALNUT MINI MUFFINS

Makes 27

Sometimes it just doesn’t feel like a special dinner without that basket of warm, fragrant bread and muffins.  I wanted to find a way to bring those favorites back to your table, only in a better-for-you version that doesn’t skimp on flavor and texture like so many of the other healthy baking options out there.  I love incorporating fresh dill in this recipe to really deliver a big, savory taste without any added fat, and the soy flour will give you great flavor and more protein than your average baked good.  So go ahead – make your dinner special tonight with these quick, easy, tender muffins.

ISOPASTA RICE PUDDING

ISOPASTA RICE PUDDING

rice pudding

Serves 6

Good news, rice pudding lovers!  With ISOPASTA Rice, your favorite rice pudding is back on the table as a healthy dessert.  I said goodbye to the heavy cream and refined sugar we normally find in this crowd-pleaser to create a deliciously rich pudding that’s delicately sweetened with raw coconut nectar.  Sweet, plump raisins and crunchy chia seeds are healthy compliments to your favorite ISOPASTA Rice in this great recipe.