There's nothing worse than letting an end-of-the-day craving blow a clean streak of healthy eating. With these protein-rich recipes, you'll be able to stick to your macros and satisfy your sweet tooth.

1. Peanut Butter Candy Bar

Do you find yourself eating an entire bag of peanut butter baking chips in one sitting? Instead of binging on junk, make your sweet tooth work for you with this recipe. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a chocolate bar mold—which makes it easier to share (or not).

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter with whey protein and water.
  2. Spread mixture into a chocolate bar mold. If you don't have a mold, spread the mixture thinly on a plate covered in plastic wrap. Don't worry about being neat and tidy.
  3. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes, or until the candy bar sets.
  4. Once it's set, eat immediately before it melts, or store the rest in the freezer.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 bar                                                                                         
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbs: 9 g
  • Protein: 28 g

2. Chocolate and Avocado Stuffed Strawberries

I made avocado the star of this dish, but you can also get creative and substitute coconut oil or peanut butter. Looking to make the mixture even more chocolatey? Add cocoa powder, and enjoy! If you don't have time to hull strawberries, just dip them in the pudding.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Slice ripe avocado in half, and remove the pit.
  2. Place one half into a bowl. Return the other half to the fridge for another day.
  3. Mash the avocado in the bowl with a fork until it is smooth and creamy. It should be about 1/3 cup of pureed avocado.
  4. Add chocolate whey protein.
  5. Blend with the avocado, adding water as needed.
  6. Add stevia or other sweetener. I use Walden Farms calorie-free pancake syrup.
  7. Hull 10 medium strawberries, and place them in an ice cube tray.
  8. Spoon the pudding into the strawberries or, if you're feeling fancy, create a piping bag by using a Ziploc bag and cutting the corner to pipe in the pudding.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 10 stuffed berries                                                                                 
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 326
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbs: 19 g
  • Protein: 14 g

3. Peanut Butter Cups

I think we can all agree that chocolate and peanut butter are an irresistible combination. With this easy recipe, you'll be able to calm your cravings and up your protein, too.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix coconut butter and protein powder.
  2. Spread half of the mixture into a silicone baking cup.
  3. Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes, or until it's hardened.
  4. Remove from freezer and spread peanut butter on top of the first chocolate layer. Then, dump the remaining chocolate mixture into the silicone cup, covering the peanut butter.
  5. Place in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes, until it sets.
  6. Once it's set, eat immediately or store the rest in the freezer for later!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 large peanut butter cup                                                          
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 274
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbs: 11 g
  • Protein: 26 g

4. Protein Fruit Crepe

Trick your taste buds with this crepe containing almost 50 grams of protein. Whether you whip it up for breakfast or dessert, it's sure to tantalize your palate while adding to your gains.

Ingredients

Filling

Directions

  1. Mix all crepe ingredients together.
  2. Place the batter onto a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Make sure the skillet is large so that your crepe will be skinny and big. Cover the skillet with a lid.
  3. While you are waiting for the crepe to cook, cut up a cup of your favorite fruit to use as filling.
  4. Once the top of the crepe is bubbling, flip the crepe and cook until you can see the bottom has turned golden brown.
  5. Plate the crepe, and drizzle with calorie-free syrup and calorie-free sprinkles.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 crepe                                                                                      
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 301
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carbs: 15 g
  • Protein: 47 g
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