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Ideal Protein Recipes

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

Grilled steak with spicy green salsa

grilled steak green salsa

Mix the chilli powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture on the steak. Pour about 2 Tbsp olive oil over the steak and rub it in. Let sit for 10 minutes. Grill to your desired doneness, let rest for 5 minutes

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Red and Green Salad


Per serving: Calories: 89, Fat: 3 grams, Protein: 5 gram, Carbohydrates: 6 grams

In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together. In a salad bowl, combine lettuce, onion, radishes, cucumber and celery. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat all ingredients. Serve immediately.

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Lime Grilled Haddock

lime grilled haddock

Preheat grill. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, optional ginger root, mustard, salt, and pepper. Brush the haddock steak with about one-third of the dressing and reserve the rest. Place haddock steaks... Read More…

Quick and Delicious Quesadillas

quesadillas ready

*note this recipe is not Ideal Protein compliant using Tortilla's
However, you could sub with IPCrepes to make it compliant!

Heat ground beef with chopped onions until browned and set aside.
Place first pita in the pan and add ground beef.
Sprinkle a small amount of grated cheese.
Place 2nd pita on top and press down with a spatula or pan lid.
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Green Beans Braised with Shitake Mushrooms

green beans shiitake mushrooms

Put the mushrooms in a bowl; add 1 cup boiling water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms and reserve the liquid. When the mushrooms have cooled, remove the tough stems and dice the caps. Strain the... Read More…

Spice it up!!!


Tired of the same old meat, try a new seasoning, here are a couple of our favourites
Barbecue Rub, Jerk Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning,and Taco Seasoning

Barbecue Rub
Combine everything, stir well and store in a shaker. Sprinkle over pork, beef and chicken.
Yield: Makes approx 2/3 cup

Jerk Seasoning
Combine all ingredients, and store in an airtight container.
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Racheal Ray - Hot or Cold Sesame Noodles Recipe

sesame noodles

I had to adapt this recipe to make it phase 1 compliant so it is not the original recipe she did on her show, but super Yummy!

Open bag of Miracle Noodles into a colander and rinse with cold water for a couple of minutes and boil for one minute, pat dry with a paper towel or small hand towel. Cut noodles with scissors to make smaller pieces. In the bottom of a large bowl... Read More…

Sheppard’s Pie

sheppards pie

Mix pkg IP soup with 100 ml water only & pour over mashed cauliflower. Blend well & set aside.

Cook turkey/chicken with garlic, leeks, sea salt, rosemary & optional tomatoes until browned. Place mixture in bottom of a baking... Read More…

Deviled Eggs

devilled eggs recipe

This is a quick recipe for Deviled eggs, a delicious and filling appetizer that's Ideal Protein Phase 1 friendly.

Cut Eggs in half
Mix the yokes with Walden Farms – Mayo or Olive/Grape seed Oil, Redmond’s Onion Salt and Mustard (To Taste). Mix and spoon back into the egg halves.
Optional – Garnish with a sprinkle of Paprika

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Gingered Turnips

gingered turnips

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, simmer until turnips are tender (15 minutes). Drain, mash until fluffy, adding cooking liquid as needed for desired consistency.

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Home Style Chicken

home style chicken

Put 1 breast in the center of each piece of foil. Season both sides of the meat. Cover with the vegetables; season to taste. Drizzle oil on top of the vegetables. Fold up the foil to form packets, leaving room for circulation. Bake at 450º, 20-24... Read More…

Pita Wedges or Pizza Crust

pita wedges

Mix crepe mix with water so it is thick add herbs & spices of choosing.
Spread thinly on cookie sheet and sprinkle sea salt over the top
Bake 350 degrees until edges are brown & crispy.
Remove from oven & spray top... Read More…

Ginger-Lime Bok Choy salad

ginger lime bok choy

Peel and finely grate ginger, combine Bok Choy and Romaine in bowl
Squeeze lime over salad, followed by 2-3 dashes of wine vinegar
Mix well, add a couple shakes of fennel seeds, enjoy right away of chill in fridge!!!

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marinated brussels sprouts

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Chill 4 hours before serving
Serves 8

Bring water to a boil. If using fresh sprouts, trim stem ends, remove outer leaves and cut an X into core with tip of a knife (this promotes even cooking). Cook for 6 – 8 minutes until cooked but still bright green. Drain. Mix remaining... Read More…

Brushed Eggplant

brushed eggplant

1 pounds eggplant, stem removed, cut in 3/4 inch slices
Salt & pepper (you can add any additional)

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Turkey Meatloaf with Mustard Greens

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This delicious meatloaf recipe offers dieters a filling and satisfying meal that can be prepared in just over an hour. Several of our fans have suggested that instead of mustard greens you can...

Heat the oven to 350. Finely chop the mustard greens (food processor works great) Cut up celery, onion, dill, and garlic. Throw all that in a bowl with the meat and egg. Mix it all up. Put it in a deep pan. Spread mustard on top (spicy or grainy... Read More…

Spring Rolls

spring rolls

Rolls: in a medium bowl mix water, olive oil, soy sauce and egg white. Add plain crepe packet and whisk well. Cook crepe in a skillet.

Pepper filling: in a skillet cook bell peppers and mushrooms in margarine. Add cucumbers, soy sauce and... Read More…

Phase 1 Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joes are an American creation that is believed to have come about in the 1950's when a cook decided to add tomato sauce to a loose meat sandwich. Depending on where you live in the "states...

Start by browning the ground beef in a large pot over medium-high heat. Drain off the fat.
Add in the green peppers, green onions and garlic. Stir it around to combine, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine, and then... Read More…

Beef Stew

beef soup

Slice sirloin steak into pieces and brown in olive or grapeseed oil. Place into slow cooker and add vegetable pieces; i.e., turnips, mushrooms and zucchini. Simmer in slow cooker for the afternoon and add a bit of WF BBQ Sauce a couple of hours... Read More…

Meat Muffins

Meat Muffins

Optional- add 1 finely chopped celery stalk and some shredded zucchini (or allowed veggies of choice) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Using your hands is easiest, but don't overmix. Bake at 350 F for about 1 hour for a large loaf. Muffin-... Read More…

Crab stuffed Mushrooms

Crab stuffed Mushrooms

Combine scallions and oil. Soften scallions in a pan 1-2 minutes; stir in crabmeat, parsley, horseradish, garlic and pepper sauce. Stir well. Place half the mushrooms, stemmed sides up, in a 9" pie plate. Fill each mushroom cap with crab mixture... Read More…

Ideal Protein Dressing

Protein Dressings

DRESS IT UP…… Great ways to get in your daily oil requirement’s , make lettuce interesting or use as marinades for meat or stir fry’s!!!

Roasted Garlic Dressing

In a blender, blend all ingredients except oil. While blender is running, add oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Serve roasted garlic vinaigrette immediately. Original recipe calls for 1 egg white, I omit and... Read More…

Ideal Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

In a magic bullet or blender, add crispy cereal, pudding and baking powder, and spices and blend. Divide in half (this is two servings) and save other half for another day.

To half of the mixture add one egg white and enough water for... Read More…

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Cut eggplants & peppers in half lengthwise, spray with oil, top with salt and pepper, bake at 350* for 30-45 minutes (or until tender), cool on rack. Cut eggplant and tomatoes into bite size pieces add rest of ingredients, combine well, this... Read More…

Mustard Slaw

Mustard Slaw Recipe

In a large salad bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, Splenda and oil. Add the cabbage, sprouts, onion and pickles; toss then season with salt and pepper. Chill well before serving.

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Pumpkin Pie Biscuits

Pumpkin Pie Biscuits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all
ingredients in a bowl. Spray cooking spray
in mini-muffin pan. Drop spoonfuls of dough
in the muffin pan. Cook for 12-15 minutes.

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IP Smoothie


Place ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Add powder gradually after blending has started. Substitute strawberries with peaches, blueberries or pineapple.

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mix egg whites, water, baking powder salt together.

add wildberry yogurt or banana pudding package and stir until well mixed.

Place on a heated lightly oiled waffle iron.

let it cook for about 4 minutes.

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Taco Salad

Taco Salad

A delicious Taco Salad that will satisfy the most discriminating taste buds. Packed with a lot of flavour and a lot of heat, you will enjoy this tasty Taco Salad.

In a nonstick frying pan, cook green pepper and garlic cloves in about ¼ cup of water until soft and water boils offs, add meat and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon until you don’t see any more pink in the meat. Drain grease from meat.

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Chicken Casserole

chicken casserole

Place the vegetables and the chicken in a greased 9-inch square baking dish. In a medium skillet, sauté the mushrooms and celery in the oil until very soft and a little browned, about 8 minutes. Stir the mayonnaise and seasonings into the... Read More…