Category Archives: Cheese

Marble Cheesecake, Made with Protein Powder, 10 grams protein, 103 calories each

The protein powder recipe you’ve been waiting for!  These easy-to-serve mini cheesecakes are baked in a large muffin pan for ease of storage and portion control.  If you haven’t refined your skills yet for marbling the batter, then just leave it as two layers. With the crust, this will have three amazing layers. Ingredients: 1 block (8 ounce) of Fat-Free Cream Cheese 1 cup Greek Yogurt 2 Eggs ½ cup CytoSport Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink Shake, Vanilla Creme 1 scoop unjury protein powder, plain unflavored 1…

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Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese with Flourless Cheddar Crackers, 19 grams protein, 291 calories.

This meal recipe relies on a serving of six Cornmeal Cheddar Crackers which have 15 grams protein, 187 calories.   They are very filling, so do not worry about the portion size.  I like this best after spreading the cheese onto the crackers, and then toasting the crackers in the oven for a few minutes. Ingredients:  1 log (4 ounces) spreadable goat cheese (16g,280c) ¼ cup craisins or dried cranberries (120c) ⅛ cup Pacific Soymilk  (1.25, 17.5c) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 packet…

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Three-Cheese Avocado Bites, 11 grams protein, 265 calories

Your home will smell like breakfast when these are baking in the oven.   The finest of omelettes packed into a muffin cup for quick meal prep. Keep refrigerated, and reheat as needed. Two muffins is a single meal serving, since they weigh about 2 ounces each. This recipe will prepare you for six meals. The avocado and olive oil will give you the essential fatty acids that you will need for breaking down the protein. Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced…

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Edamame Frozen Microwave Meal, 12 grams protein, 220 calories

This is the by far the fastest meal to heat up and enjoy.  You can freeze the mixture in a microwave safe container and heat up for lunch straight from the freezer.  The onions will caramelize in the microwave, the cheese will melt, and the edamame will be infused with the teriyaki flavor. This practical meal will surprise you. What a perfect lunch to grab for work. Ingredients: 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (5g,60c) 2 ounces edamame (5.5g,61c) 1 tablespoon purple onion, chopped (4c) 1…

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Bites, 10 grams protein, 319 calories

In this recipe, I used gluten-free spaghetti squash and full fat cream cheese. You can substitute with lowfat, but do make sure the nutrition facts show you that there will be 2 grams protein per 2 tablespoon serving. Many whipped brands cheat on that and only have 1 gram at most. These little alfredo bites are perfect for a warm meal, but also tastes delicious straight from the refrigerator. Store 3 per zip-lock bag and freeze. Grab one bag in the morning when heading to…

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Hungarian Layered Rakott Krumpli, 5.6 grams protein, 142 calories

This is a traditional Hungarian delight, fattening and satisfying to potato seekers. However, after weight loss surgery, it is important to bring in nutrition from various food groups. In this recipe, you might consider mixing the sour cream with part greek yogurt and pack in the extra proteins.   Serve warm. Reheat leftovers. Ingredients: 4 ounces sour cream  (2g,193c) 2 ounces shredded cheese (7g, 80c) 1 lb. potato (or 1 giant idaho potato) (7g, 283c) 2 hard boiled eggs [12g, 156c] salt & pepper to taste…

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Cottage Cheddar Scramble, 12.5 grams protein per 4 ounce meal

A high-protein breakfast that can be whipped up in minutes. Directions:  Scramble the egg with the cheeses, and add salt and pepper.  Cook like a regular scrambled egg. Ingredients: Ounces Grams Protein Calories Egg, large 1.75 6 70 Cottage Cheese 1 2.5 20 Shredded Cheese 1 4 40 Totals: 3.75 12.5 130     Related PostsEgg-n-Cheese Omelette, 14 gram protein per 4 oz breakfast meal10000Ingredients: 1 egg (6g) 2 ounce shredded cheese  (8g) ¼ ounce sauteed onions (one cube sliced into four slivers) salt & pepper to…

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Jello Cheese Cups, 13 grams protein per 4 ounce serving

Looking for protein powder ideas? Combine with Jello and get rid of chalky drinks forever.  Turns to liquid in the mouth, so it might be okay to try this in the full liquids stage when protein shakes and yogurts are allowed. Ingredients:  1 cup soymilk (10g) 1 pack sugar-free jello, favorite flavor (4g) 1 serving protein powder (21g) ½ cup cottage cheese (10g) 1 serving Dannon Light-n-fit Greek Yogurt, favorite flavor (5.43 oz, 12g) Directions: Combine cheese, yogurt and protein powder and stir well until smooth.…

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Marinated Mozzarella Omelette, 14 grams protein

Have you seen these containers of marinated mozzarella balls at the gourmet cheese isle in your supermarket?  Here’s one quick way to add 4 grams of protein to your meal with just one ounce of mozzarella. Ingredients: 1 ounce (or two small balls) marinated mozzarella (4) 1 egg (6g) 1 ounce shredded mozzarella (4g) Salt & Pepper to taste. Directions: Spray small frying pan with oil spray. Heat the mozzarella balls on a medium flame until half melted. Pour in one egg, scrambled. Sprinkle with…

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Lemongrass Soy Crumbles in Marinara Cream Sauce, 15.5 grams protein for 4 oz meal

15.5 grams protein Meal: 2 ounces Lemongrass Soy Crumbles (11g) 1 ounce Marinara Cream Sauce (1g) 1 ounce shredded Cheese (3.5g) [skip if you are lactose intolerant] Recipe: Marinara Cream Sauce 4 oz 0% Greek yogurt (3*4=12g) 8 oz Pacific Ultra Soymilk (10g) Hunt’s Pasta Sauce Mushroom (24 oz can = 12g) Total 32 oz sauce = 34/32=1.0625 g per ounce of sauce    Lemongrass Soy Crumbles:  1 1/2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden Lemongrass paste ½ cup marinara cream sauce (recipe above) 1 tablespoon mustard two tablespoons soy sauce 1…

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