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Ideal Protein Recipes

Find hundreds of the best recipes and meal ideas for all phases of the Ideal Protein diet.

Chicken Cretons

Combine all ingredients in a large pot except for pickles and greens. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to low heat and cook for 50 minutes or until the stock is completely evaporated. Divide mixture into individual serving dishes or in... Read More…

Broccoli Frittata

Blanch broccoli in salted, boiling water. Cool. Chop.
In a large bowl, beat all eggs, add parsley, basil, salt and pepper until just blended. Stir in broccoli, ham and parsley.
Heat oil in a 10” ovenproof skillet over medium heat.... Read More…



Cook asparagus in salted, boiling water until tender.
Lightly mix egg whites with curry paste and seasoning. Pour into oiled casserole dish with cubed ham.
Place in bain-marie, in a 375-degree oven for 10 minutes or until egg whites... Read More…


Cucumber Salad: Peel and seed cucumbers; quarter lengthwise and slice 1/4 inch thick. Combine the cucumbers, cashews (PHASE 4 ONLY) , scallions, lemon juice, oil, parsley and salt in a large bowl.

Scallops: Toast cumin seeds in a small... Read More…



Fill pan with water and bring to boil

Add rotini and chopped zucchini to water and season with sea salt and garlic or any other seasonings you like! Boil for approx 6-8 minutes until desired texture.

Use collander to remove water... Read More…

Herb and Garlic Potato Rolls

Herb and Garlic Potato Rolls

Ideal Protein Potato Puree packet to make these potato rolls

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whip egg whites until bubbly - not stiff.
3. Mix all other ingredients in with the whipped egg whites.
4. Spray 5 muffin tin slots with olive oil spray and pour mixture about ½ of the way full... Read More…

Gourmet Sandwich Pockets (Phase 1 Compatible)

Gourmet Sandwich Pockets

Equivalent to 1 Ideal Protein Diet food. Yield: 1 serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all together to a semi-thick batter. Pour onto a non-stick pie plate or spray
a regular pan with "Pam". Cook for 20-22 minutes. Remove from oven and let completely cool (approx. 15
minutes). Slice down... Read More…



Place all ingredients in a large slow cooker set on high. Bring to a boil, then reduce the setting to low for 12-24 hours.
The longer it cooks, the better it tastes! Strain the stock through a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter into a... Read More…



Make the chicken. In a large saucepan, place chicken, water, garlic, jalapeño, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low, 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the chicken relax in its... Read More…



In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs lightly with salt and cracked black pepper. Cook chicken thighs in olive oil just until browned, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
Add mushrooms,... Read More…

Ideal Protein Mango Sunrise

Ideal Protein Mango Sunrise

(Phases 1-4)
(Raspberry Flavored Gelatin)

Mix the Ideal Protein Raspberry Gelatin and the Ideal Protein Peach Mango Drink in a bowl. Refrigerate until solid. Or freeze for an Ideal Protein Popsicle!!!
it should separate into 3 'Sunrise' colors. Delicious enough to serve to guests... Read More…

No Carb Spinach Bread

No Carb Spinach Bread

There are two ways to make this: in a glass baking dish or tripling the recipe and baking it in a loaf pan.
It takes longer to cook in the loaf pan, but you end up with a whole loaf of bread that you can slice and freeze.
Preheat oven... Read More…

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Ideal Protein Phase 1 Low Carb

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grate rutabaga/turnip with largest size on grater. Spray a loaf pan/muffin pan/tart tins (6), with Pam spray. Press grated veggie into the bottom of your pan(s), this will form the crust. Once in the pans, spray... Read More…

Bacon Tuna Boats (Mayo-Free)

Bacon Tuna Boats

Start with your mis en place–slice the scallions, dice the celery and chop the parsley and cooked bacon. Open the cans of tuna fish and add to a large mixing bowl. Next add the scallions, bacon, celery, parsley and Mrs. Dash seasoning blend (or... Read More…

Blended Mocha Smoothie

Blended Mocha Smoothie

Blend for a delicious Coffee Mocha Smoothie.

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Herb And Orange Grilled Chicken

Herb And Orange Grilled Chicken

Serves 4

In a small bowl, mix garlic, grated orange peel, salt, thyme, rosemary and pepper. Make an incision in each chicken breast.
Combine orange spread, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar.
Place chicken on hot and oiled grill, approximately... Read More…

Chili Tostadas (Phase 1 Compatible)

Chili Tostadas

Yields 2 medium tostadas, equivalent to 2 Ideal Protein food portions

Phase 4 Options: Top tostadas with chicken or beef strips, cevice (a form of Mexican sushi ‘cooked’ in fresh lime...

Preheat the oven at 350º F. Blend the contents of the oatmeal and chili together with the baking powder,
baking soda, hot water, virgin olive oil and herbs together until all the water is absorbed and the dry ingredients
are equally... Read More…

Ginger and Coriander Skewered Steaks(BBQ or oven)-(Phases 1-4)

Ginger and Coriander Skewered Steaks

Preparation: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: minimum 1 hour
Cooking: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Place 2 steaks side by side on a tray. Push one skewer diagonally through both steaks. Push a
second skewer diagonally, in the opposite direction to the first skewer, to secure the 2 steaks
together, forming a cross... Read More…

Halibut With Picante Sauce-(Phases 1-4)

Halibut With Picante Sauce

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: About 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Per Serving:
Calories: 254
Fat: 8
Protein: 34
Carbohydrates: 8
(There is a...

Mix cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, sweet pepper, onion, Tabasco, salt and lemon juice in a
small bowl. Roast fish on oiled baking sheet (about 5 minutes on each side at 375 degrees
Fahreinheit/190 degress Celsius) or on barbeque, over... Read More…

Tandoori-Style Chicken (BBQ)-(Phases 1-4)

Preparation: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 24 hours
Cooking: 45 to 60 minutes
Servings: 6

For the marinade: in a medium bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients. Rinse chicken and
pat dry. Place chicken pieces in a Ziploc bag set into a deep bowl. Pour marinade over chicken
and close bag. Marinate in the refrigerator... Read More…

Key Lime Tarts

(Maple Oatmeal)
Equivalent to 2 Ideal Protein servings
Makes approximately 6 tarts

Filling: dissolve True Lime flavoring in water. Add a little Stevia or Splenda to taste. The taste
should be sweet but tart. Add the contents of one Ideal Protein Vanilla pudding and mix well
until smooth. No lumps. The consistency... Read More…

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

In a small bowl, mix together first 8 ingredients. Sprinkle the mix generously on both sides of the chicken. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown (about 6 minutes on each side). Sprinkle with... Read More…

Herb-Stuffed Zucchini

Herb-Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 5 min
Prep Time: -- Cook Time:30 min

1. Split 2 medium zucchini and scoop out the seeds;
season with salt.
2. Add ¼- ½ cup Go Veggie Cheddar Shreds
3. 1/3 cup crushed White Cheddar Ridges
4. 1 chopped tomato (small or 4 cherry tomatoes)
5. 1/4 cup mixed... Read More…

IP Rotini

IP Rotini

Cook Pasta for 12-15 miuntes
In small skillet add olive oil on medium heat, add in mushrooms, onions and spinach leaves, cook and stir until mushrooms and spinach are tender, add stewed tomatoes and basil simmer for 5-10 minutes.
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Spicy Beef Flank Steak With Fresh Cucumber Salad (Phase 1-4)

Spicy Beef Flank Steak With Fresh Cucumber Salad

Preparation: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Cooking: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

In a large Ziploc bag, mix all marinade ingredients and set aside. Make shallow incisions in the
steak so the marinade penetrates more. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. In a
large salad bowl, mix all cucumber... Read More…

Garlic Halibut Skewers

Garlic Halibut Skewers

Combine garlic & olive oil in a bowl. Place halibut in the bowl and combine. Marinate for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Preheat a broiler, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray & arrange pan about 4 inches from heating element... Read More…

Egg Cups

Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin tin with olive oil.
Break an egg in each cup of the tin! If you like you can stir each egg to make it scrambled.
Add a few of the veggies to each cup and lightly season with garlic powder, onion... Read More…

Chicken Poppers

Adapted from a delicious recipe from another low carb diet, if you love regular chicken poppers this is a fantastic healthy substitute. If you do not like zucchini let us know in the comments what...

Toss chicken with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper (and cumin, if using). Mixture will be quite wet.
To cook on the stovetop:
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Use a small scoop or... Read More…

IP Pepper Nachos

Pepper Nachos IP Recipe

Easy to make and delicious pepper nachos for Ideal Protein or low carb diets.

Heat ground beef, garlic, and other spices in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook until meat is no longer pink and then let simmer for a few minutes.

Cut baby peppers in half length-wise and cut out the middle (clearly by the picture I wasn'... Read More…

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
3. Place 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1 inch thick rounds in a single layer on sheet and
brush with 1 tablespoons... Read More…