Few things can derail a diet and wreck a physique like dessert. Some people treat dessert as if it's another meal, which can be a problem since it follows dinner, the largest meal of the day.
A typical dessert is high in calories, through the roof in sugar, and can easily put you into the type of caloric surplus that leads to unwanted fat gain. But that doesn't mean you have to skip dessert entirely. Absolutely not! I sure don't plan to!
There are two good ways to keep dessert in your meal plan: do intermittent fasting, or feed your sweet tooth with desserts that are higher in protein and lower in carbs and sugar.
Here are four great recipes from JYM Army member Steve Flintoff, who recently offered four physique-friendly breakfast recipes. The common ingredient in all of them is Pro JYM, my popular protein-blend powder.
1. Pro JYM Brownie in a Mug
When you're watching your carbs and calories, any healthy dessert recipe that contains the word "brownie" is bound to grab your attention. Add to that the words chocolate, cinnamon, and pancake syrup, and you know this is something you have to try!
2. Pro JYM Chocolate Chip Cookies
With sugar from applesauce, body from pumpkin, and protein from JYM, these cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth while providing good protein and fats. Like grandma's—only healthier!
3. Pro JYM Edible Cookie Dough
Parents used to tell their kids not to eat the cookie dough but, let's face it, that stuff is irresistible to most humans. This cookie dough recipe is full of vanilla and almond goodness, along with a good dose of protein. You can even add nuts, marshmallows, or chocolate chips to the mix. It's all good!
4. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pro JYM Brownies
This recipe gets you brownies—and a whole lot less. Made with stevia and calorie-free chocolate syrup, these tasty treats come in at a little over 100 calories per. Full of vanilla, chocolate, and protein, this dessert will make the perfect end to your next wholesome meal!