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Ideal Protein Recipes

Ideally You has hundreds of free Ideal Protein Recipes as well as a large selection of breakfast, dinner, dessert, and snack ideas for all phases.

Kale Chips

kale chips

These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly... Read More…

Chinese Chicken Fried Cabbage

chicken fried cabbage

Similar to traditional Fried rice-without the rice!

Put olive oil in skillet and after heated, add onions, peppers, chicken, 1 T soy sauce. Stir a few minutes and then add cabbage. Pour eggs in and stir as eggs cook. Season with salt & pepper and add 1 T soy sauce.
very good &... Read More…

Turnip Fries

turnip fries

Bake in a single layer on a sheet pan in a 400F(450F for crispier fries) oven for 30-40 minutes, flipping half way through.

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French Toast

french toast

Perfect for lazy weekend mornings. No, its not EXACTLY like the carb & calorie heavy original, but this recipe is dang close, delicious and a lifesaver for those missing comfort breakfast...

1. Beat 2 egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. (You can add a pinch of cream of tartar as well to aid thickening. Not required)
2. Add in 1 package of Ideal Protein plain omelette mix until well blended.
3. Add 1-2 cups... Read More…

BBQ Pork Ribs

bbq ribs

Heat barbecue and sprinkle ribs with sea salt & pepper, and leave them season while you make the sauce.
In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, heat oil for 1 minute.
Add onion & saute slightly until caramelized. Stir in... Read More…

Soy Pizza Crust Recipe (Phase 4)

pizza crust

for phase 4 only! delicious homemade pizza crust!

Heat oven to 375° F. Mix dry ingredients together, and add eggs, oil, and water.
Combine well. The mixture will be sticky, but should hold together. Soy flours differ, so you
may need to add a little more water. Spread dough out on... Read More…

Burger in a Bowl

Burger in a Bowl

Brown the ground beef with the liquid smoke, salt and pepper; drain off the fat if desired. Add the cheese, if using, and cook until it melts. Put the lettuce in a large serving bowl, red onions and tomatoes, top with the meat and green onions,... Read More…

Sushi rolls Recipe

sushi rolls

Ideal Protein SUSHI - Sushi rolls made with cauliflower.

Shred cauliflower to the size of rice grains.
Mix vinegar, sweetener, oil and sea salt.
Heat together in microwave, try and get the mixture dry and sticky.
Place in Nori and add cucumbers, lettuce, and red pepper as desired.

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Ideal Protein Pancakes with Crispy Cereal

pancakes

Ideal Protein has 2 pancake packages (Choc chip & Orange), but both are considered restricted products. Meaning that if you have it, you cant have one of the bars or chili or oatmeal as well...

Beat together in small bowl the following:
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp vanilla

Add in to cereal pkg the following:
1/4 tsp baking powder
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

Mix dry ingredients and then add egg whites.
Best... Read More…

Fried Eggplant

fried eggplant

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a shallow pan. Break the eggs into another shallow pan and beat well with a fork. Start with 2 eggs and add the third one if needed, I use 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites.
Heat the oil in a large non stick... Read More…

Healthy Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

chicken pizza

Pre-Heat oven at 375 degrees F. Add your sauce to the pita, spreading it
evenly. Add a thin layer of cheese. Add all of your veggies. Top with
another thin layer of cheese. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until the
pita is... Read More…

Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Chops

porkchop

Place all ingredients in slow cooker, cook on low for 5 hours. For non-dieters sauce can be used on rice.

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Chicken Salad w/ curry

chicken salad curry

Place all ingredients in slow cooker, cook on low for 5 hours. For non-dieters sauce can be used on rice.

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Turkey Rub

turkey rub

Mix together - rub on turkey before roasting, I like to add a little chili to it for a zip. Instead of garlic powder sometimes I will rub turkey with fresh chopped garlic and a little oil before rubbing spices on. Cook as per turkey instructions... Read More…

Chocolate Frosting

chocolate frosting

Frosting to be used on cakes, cookies, etc.

Whisk the Egg whites until peaks form and
then add salt and sweeteners. Mix and then add pudding mix. Mix until totally incorporated. Use as you would any other icing or frosting.

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Fluffy Potato Rolls

potato roll

1. Preheat oven to 200º C/400º F
2. Beat egg whites 'til foamy, but not stiff
3. Add in IP Potato Puree, baking powder & baking soda. Mix well. Batter should be medium thick.
4. Spray cupcake pan with olive oil or other 0/0/... Read More…

Savory Mushroom & Spinach Crepes

mushroom and spinach crepe

This is compatible with all phases of the program, and I find it to be a great (restricted), easy meal for lunch!

Prepare the Crepes as directed. I usually make 3 small thin Crepes. (Mix in salt to taste with the mix to help get your salt in)
Sauté the mushrooms and spinach in the olive oil, add the rest of the salt. When they're fully sautéed, add in... Read More…

Cinnamon Bun Pancake

Cinnamon Bun Pancake Recipe

Make up a package of the Crepe, using enough water to make it slightly runny. Spoon into a
nonstick skillet. Sprinkle the top with a mixture of cinnamon and Splenda (amount depends on
how much you like cinnamon!) Make up the vanilla... Read More…

Baked Meatballs

meatballs

serves 2

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, mix should not be too wet, start with 1 egg if too dry add the second, shape meat into golf size balls, place on baking sheet with sides bake at 375⁰ for 15-20 minutes until meatballs are cooked... Read More…

Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Tomato Sauce(BBQ)

rubbed pork

The truth is, the rub in this recipe is so good that the meat doesn't even need a sauce, but if tomatoes are in season, whip up this cooked salsa for a colorful flourish. Fire-roast the vegetables...

Sauce: grill the tomatoes and jalapeno over direct high heat until black and blistered in spots. The tomatoes will take 4 to 6 minutes and the jalapeno will take 2 to 3 minutes. Put the tomatoes and jalapeno in a food processor along with the... Read More…

Ideal Eggplant Caponata

eggplant caponata

Sprinkle 2 tsp salt over eggplant; stir well. Place eggplant in colander, and let stand 1 hour.
Rinse well; drain. Combine tomato & next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well & set
aside. Heat 1-1/2 tsp olive oil in a... Read More…

Roasted Asparagus

asparagus

It is a shame I did not discover Asparagus earlier in life, and here is the only way to prepare it.

Mix your seasoning with the oil and use a brush to paint them evenly. Pop them in the oven for a few minutes then turn them continuing until they start to get the slightest brown or outer crispyness depending on your preference.

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Homemade Salsa

salsa

Mix ingredients together, and refrigerate.

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Veggie Omelette

veggie omelete

Take celery, scallions, broccoli, and sauté in a non-stick pan until they are at the desired
consistency and when almost done, add some fresh mushrooms. Add some tomato but don’t
cook the tomato too long. When this mixture is done add... Read More…

Delicious Vegetable and Steak Kebabs

kabobs

Delicious Grilled Veggie and Steak Kebabs, great for all phases of Ideal Protein. Perfect appetizer for 2, we love to barbeque them to make the beef even more tender and tasty. Phase 1 compliant...

1. Soak two bamboo skewers in water for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Set aside 6 zucchini rounds. Cut the remaining zucchini rounds into quarters and toss with the quartered cherry tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of the oil, and the garlic. Season with salt... Read More…

Spicy Chicken Legs

spicy chicken legs

In a small bowl, mix oil and spices. Put chicken in ziplock bag pour marinade over meat, close bag rub chicken with spice mixture, refrigerate for 30 minutes or more. Arrange on a baking sheet..Heat oven to 350F. Bake chicken 40 to 45 minutes or... Read More…

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown turkey and add onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Drain well, spoon into cabbage leaves (should be softened but still bright green), wrap like a burrito, hold closed with toothpicks and place in baking... Read More…

Chocolate Bark

IP chocolate pudding (or any pudding of your choice)

Shake,
pour in aluminum pie plates or place on parchment paper on cookie sheet.
Freeze (30-45min)
Take out of freezer, break chocolate into pieces
Place in container, keep in freezer.

enjoy :)

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Crust-less Spinach Quiche

SPINACH QUICHE

This delightful appetizer serves 2 and makes a great breakfast for egg lovers that are trying to eat less bread.

Sauté the mushrooms until tender. Add the spinach and ham; stir and cook until heated and mixed well. Greased pie plate with spray. Mix in the spinach mixture. Beat the eggs, add onions, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the spinach. Bake 350º... Read More…

Garlic Chicken

garlic chicken

Mix the seasonings; rub all over the chicken. Cover the chicken with garlic cloves. Cook on LOW 6 hours or until the chicken is done in slow cooker. You can add other flavors, seasonings, spices, this is my base sometimes I use curry, jerk spice... Read More…

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