Strawberry-Topped Protein Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

There’s nothing quite like graham crackers to remind you of being a kid.

There’s just something about them—they’re slightly sweet, deliciously crunchy, and delicious in crust-from—that makes anything with graham crackers in it extra special tasting.

And though I no longer eat them dipped in sugary frosting like I did when I was eight, I still love them as a treat now and again.

Luckily, this graham cracker crust cheesecake can actually be considered healthy—yes, it has a tiny bit of sugar from the graham crackers and a little added natural sweetener, but other than that, it’s packed with healthy protein and won’t give you a giant sugar crash like eating regular cheesecake (or, mounds of frosting) will.

Top it with strawberries and it becomes a seriously amazing post-workout snack or treat for any time of the day!

Here’s the recipe:

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Protein Truffle Recipe

I’m a huge fan of all things minty + chocolatey.

It’s just one of those amazing combinations that makes me love it even more every time I taste the two flavors together. I love it in all forms as well—whether it’s ice cream, gelato, chocolate bars, brownies, you name it.

But alas, the usual chocolate and mint combination tends to be full of sugar and butter as well, making it a less than healthy choice most of the time (a little here and there is just fine, however. That’s what the 80/20 rule is for!).

So that’s why I was super excited when I came up with this chocolate peppermint protein truffle recipe. They’re covered in dark chocolate, which satisfies my chocolate craving, but also include healthy fats and even some protein to make them much more filling than the regular holiday truffle.

Here’s the dark chocolate peppermint protein truffle recipe:

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No Bake Gingerbread Protein Bites

Who doesn’t love all things gingerbread?

Well, I do. I love just about anything gingerbread and molasses-related. This used to actually be a big problem, because I’d buy a big bag of gingerbread cookies and eat EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Let me tell you, all that leads to is feeling very, very sick afterwards (and having to buy bigger pants).

But these gingerbread bites are not only much, much healthier for you than the normal holiday gingerbread treats, they taste awesome as well! I love them as a snack or dessert any time of the day. And as a bonus, I don’t even feel guilty when I eat more than one of them.

Plus, since they require zero baking and pretty simple ingredients, they’re super easy to whip up whenever you’re craving something sweet but still pretty healthy.

Here’s your no bake gingerbread protein bite recipe:

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cups Recipe

healthy pumpkin pie cup recipe

I like a classic pumpkin pie just as much as the next person, so I’m not saying you should avoid eating it all together (especially on Thanksgiving!).

However, I also like the idea of being able to eat pumpkin pie any time of the day, 100% guilt-free—and that’s where these healthy pumpkin pie cups come in.

Full of actual healthy ingredients like pumpkin, protein, cottage cheese and yummy spices, with an oatmeal/almond flour/applesauce crust, you really can eat these pumpkin pie cups whenever you want. They’re great for pre-workout, post-workout, for breakfast, as a snack, for dessert… you get the idea.

Plus, they’re totally easy to make, and will last for up to a week in the fridge so you can make a bunch and snack on them all week long (including Thanksgiving, if you want).

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Protein Cheesecake Recipe

peanut butter protein cheesecake recipe

Peanut butter is one of my very favorite things in life. It’s amazing. I don’t even understand how it can possibly be so amazing, but it is.

So the other day, when I had an intense craving for peanut butter, I decided rather than eating half the jar I’d put it in a protein cheesecake instead.

The result was magical.

There are no words to describe how good this was you guys—crunchy, creamy, and peanut buttery all at the same time, this one’s a keeper for sure.

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Healthy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

healthy chocolate chip cookies

The other day I decided I wanted a cookie that was still pretty healthy yet was a little more like a “real” chocolate chip cookie—a.k.a. one not only centered around protein.

Inspired by a healthy breakfast cookie recipe my sister sent me (I’d link to it but can’t figure out where it actually came from), I whipped together a batch of cookies using whole wheat flour and protein powder, but was a little disappointed in the first batch. They turned out ok, but a little too dry—so for the next batch I added some unsweetened coconut and more peanut butter, and that did the trick!

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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Bites Recipe

Sometimes, you just need something that’s easy to make, satisfying, and looks (and tastes) about as close to a “real” treat as possible.

I was having one of those days recently. I had a massive sweet tooth, but really wanted to eat something healthier than the actual chocolate truffles lurking in my treat cupboard (yes, I have a treat cupboard. It’s always overflowing with protein bars and chocolate and other goodness).

I was also feeling pretty lazy, and didn’t want to make some big production or overly mess up my kitchen. So I looked in the fridge, and there were some strawberries waiting to be eaten. I thought… what if I put these in a protein bite? And that’s how these protein bites were made.

Give them a shot! You can also substitute the fruit for whatever you like—I’d imagine blueberries or raspberries would be especially delicious as well.

Here’s the strawberry protein bites recipe:

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Amazing Mocha Protein Cheesecake Recipe

I can’t really think of anything I like better than chocolate, cheesecake, and coffee.

So when those ingredients magically combine into one delicious, protein-filled snack? Boom! You can’t get much better than that.

And that’s exactly what this recipe does. Better yet, it’s easy to make, seriously good, and unbelievably healthy. It contains zero added sugar, and will actually fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, unlike regular cheesecake which is packed with both sugar and unnecessary calories.

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Energizing Quinoa Protein Bites

When I set out to make this recipe, I’d originally planned on making protein bars, not bites. I wanted to make something using quinoa, because not only is it a great source of energy, it also contains more protein than most other grains and carbohydrates (and, also, I’d just made a bunch and wanted to use it up).

But, unsurprisingly, the quinoa ended up making bars that were really crumbly, so I decided to improvise and make them bite-sized instead. They turned out awesome! Not too sweet, with just the right amount of coconut, cherries and, of course, chocolate. They’re perfect for a pre-workout meal or a snack to energize you any time of the day.

Also, they’re really easy to make, so don’t get intimidated by the ingredient list. You can also improvise and the recipe to your heart’s content depending on what you’re craving and what you have on hand when you’re making them.

Here’s how to make energizing quinoa protein bites:

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Heavenly Berry Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Ok, by now you’ve probably realized I have a sweet tooth.

Truthfully, I’ve always been this way. Despite growing up in a household that ate pretty healthy most of the time, I was always trying to sneak something sweet. When I was little, we didn’t keep a lot of sweets around (or maybe they were just hidden from me), so I’d scavenge the cupboards and sneak bowls of sprinkles, sweetened shredded coconut, or whatever else sweet I could find that had even a hint of sugar.

And of course, when you’re a kid, or at least when you’re a fairly active kid, a little extra sugar here and there really doesn’t make a difference. It (usually) doesn’t screw with your energy levels, and doesn’t tend to cause weight gain as long as you’re active and bouncing around all the time like I was.

But once you reach adulthood? Yeah, the sweets you eat start to show.

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