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Ideal Protein Recipes

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

Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

baked chicken

Mix all the spices in a bowl
Heat oil over medium-high heat
While the oil heats up, rub all of the spice mixture all over the chicken breasts.
Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil. Cook 2-3 min per side, or until each side... Read More…

Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken

Roasted Asparagus makes a great side dish for this!

Combine the lemon zest, juice, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large zipper-lock bag and shake well. If anyone is home be sure to repeat that old line "It's shake and bake and I helped" in the most annoying English voice you can... Read More…

Stuffed Mushrooms


Omit the cheese if you are in Phase 1 or 2. You could substitute an egg white to keep the
mixture together. Makes about 2 dozen

Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushroom
stems, onions, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl along with spinach, toss... Read More…

Zucchini "Noodles"

zucchini Noodles

Trim ends of zucchini, using the wide julienne blade of mandolin, sharp knife, or a vegetable peeler, cut zucchini lengthwise into noodle like strips. Saute in grape seed oil in a non stick pan until slighty limp not mushy, season to taste, sea... Read More…

Barbequed Vegetable Salad (Ideal Protein Phases 1-4)

bbq Veggie Salad

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Servings: 4

Preheat barbecue medium-high. For salad: cut zucchini into strips and peppers into quarters.
Cut green onions in 2 lengthwise. Quarter tomatoes. Snap or cut off tough bottom part of
asparagus spears. Combine all vegetables in a bowl.... Read More…

Vegetable Soufflé

Vegetable Souffle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place Maple Oatmeal in blender and process until
finely ground. Place shredded veggies in medium to large bowl. Prepare soufflé dish by lightly
spraying with olive oil, then dust with ground... Read More…

Cooked Cabbage and Apples

cabbage and apple

Cooked Cabbage and Apples made in the slow cooker, wth spicy mustard, chicken stock, and apple juice for flavor. This recipe is not necessarily Ideal Protein friendly, but still a great...

1. Add the onions, apples, and cabbage.
2. Add the salt and pepper and mix together.
3. In a large measuring cup, mix the chicken broth, apple juice, and mustard until it is all combined.
4. Pour the liquid mixture over the... Read More…

Cranberry Relish

cranberry relish

Boil the cranberries in the 1 cup of water for about 5 min. Pour the water off
In to a cup should be about 5 oz. of liquid and still warm. Put the IP Raspberry
Jelly Packet into it and mix well. Pour into a bowl and put in the icebox... Read More…

Home Beef Soup from Leftovers

leftover soup

If you are looking to put that leftover roast beef to good use, here is a quick and easy recipe for delicious homemade beef soup that is only 85 calories per serving.

This recipe Makes 14...

Toss all veggies in a large pot and cook down for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Pour in beef stock, roast beef, and barley, then stir thoroughly.
Let simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until barley is fully cooked.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

shredded beef recipe

Brown beef in oil. Add all other ingredients, bring to boil, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours or longer till very tender. Uncover and boil until liquid almost evaporated. With 2 forks, shred meat. Serve with grilled veggies.

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A good meal in one. Very healthy

sauté leeks and meat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer till cooked

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Barbecue Rub

bbq rub

Combine everything, stir well and store in a shaker. Great for anything you are gonna grill.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

chicken soup

Recipe for homemade Chicken and Veggie Soup, Ideal protein friendly. Serves 4.

Pour 30 oz. of low fat broth in blender. Add content of three packets of ideal protein soup and
blend until smooth. Pour into crockpot. Add chicken and assorted veggies
Simmer 4-6 hours

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Pizza Tater Tots

pizza tots

Eat as is, or dip in Walder Farms sugar-free low carb ketchup.

Preheat over to 210 C
1. Grate cauliflower into bits like rice
2. Beat egg whites well, but not stiff.
3. Add herbs, spices, and baking powder and mix.
4. Add a bit at a time to the cauliflower. It should be able to hold... Read More…

IP Herb and Cheese Focaccia Bread


Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add liquid ingredients. Let sit for a few minutes.
Pour into sprayed mini loaf pan
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes until golden brown
1/2 loaf is euqal to one unrestriced serving of IP... Read More…

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

Healthy Pancake Recipe

This is a delicious healthy pancake recipe made with Protein Crispy Cereal.
Ideal Protein has 2 pancake packages (Choc chip & Orange), but both are considered restricted products....

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

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


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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