Macro-friendly Chicken Parmesan Recipe

The Good Stuff:

16 oz raw chicken

30g whole wheat breadcrumbs

40g egg whites

4g 0 calorie spray butter

112g marinara sauce/pasta sauce

20g parmesan cheese

56g fat-free mozzarella cheese (or additional parmesan)


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Take out a baking sheet and spray with nonstick oil.
  3. Cut and trim chicken.Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine egg whites and spray butter. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  5. Dunk the chicken into the egg white and butter mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, coating it evenly.
  6. Place the chicken on the baking sheet.
  7. Repeat with all the chicken. Spray them all with a light coating of nonstick spray.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.
  9. After 20 minutes, take out the chicken, flip it over, and coat it with the marinara sauce and cheese.
  10. Put the chicken back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until it’s golden brown and melty.
  11. Take it out and enjoy!

Macros:

4oz portion of chicken: 3g fat, 5g carbs, 27g protein. 170 calories.


Modifications:

Use additional fat-free cheese to increase protein. When I made theses, I picked up some macro-friendly bread and made it into a chicken parm sandwich. We’ve also done it with protein pasta!

You may not need all of the breadcrumbs or cheese. Modify this to your liking!

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Macro-friendly double chocolate protein overnight oats! High protein, low fat. Perfect for a pre-workout! This is vegetarian, can be vegan, and is easy & quick to make! Visit buildingbri.com for more macro-friendly recipes like this!

High Protein Double Chocolate Overnight Oats

High Protein Double Chocolate Overnight Oats

What’s better than chocolate for breakfast? Knowing that your breakfast is packed with wholesome ingredients and high protein content to keep you energetic all day long.

This simple yet delicious breakfast makes your morning so much easier because it saves you the prep work of breakfast. If you’re like me, some mornings you just don’t have time to make yummy protein pancakes (as much as you’d love to) and need to grab something and run. Well, now you have it! This high protein double chocolate overnight oats recipe is perfect for keeping you on track in even the busiest of times.


Good Stuff:

40g old fashioned oats

16g sugar-free Hershey’s chocolate syrup

Desired amount of stevia to taste

1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (I recommend Select Protein)

240ml of 30 calorie almond milk (use less if you prefer the oats to be thicker and less milky)

50g nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt


Macro-friendly double chocolate protein overnight oats! Pack your breakfast with a high protein punch in this double chocolate overnight oats recipe. Perfect for on the go people who need macro-friendly recipes! High protein, low fat. Perfect for a pre-workout! This is vegetarian, can be vegan, and is easy & quick to make! Visit buildingbri.com for more macro-friendly recipes like this!


Directions:

  1. In a mason jar or container of choice, add in all the ingredients.
  2. Put the cover on (tightly!) and shake it all up!
  3. Leave overnight in the fridge or for at least 6 hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Macros:

For the WHOLE jar: 3g fat, 35g carbs, 22g protein. 248 calories.


Modifications:

If you can find a Greek yogurt with lower carbs you may be able to save a few. In my experience, Greek yogurt can be hit or miss, so it’s worth getting one that’s sweeter than risk getting one that tastes sour.

Increase protein content by adding a little protein powder.

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Macro-friendly Lemon Cheesecake Fruit Pizza

Macro-friendly Lemon Cheesecake Fruit Pizza

Macro-friendly Lemon Cheesecake Fruit Pizza will satifsfy all your pizza and dessert needs.

Does anyone else get slightly annoyed when they click on a recipe and there is a basically a novel to read before you get to the actual recipe?

Yeah, me too.

So with that in mind, and respect for your time, I’m going to cut to the chase.

My favorite thing about this dessert is how damn easy it it to make! I can imagine that this would be a fun healthy recipe to make with kiddos, as well. That is, if you want to share.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to tag me in it on Instagram @buildingbri and use the hashtag #buildingbri

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy.


The Good Stuff:

1 Josephs Lavish Flatbread

112g nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (I recommend Light n’ Fit – the type of Greek yogurt you use can make or break this.)

2g fat-free sugar-free lemon pudding mix

28g fat-free cream cheese0g blueberries

40g blueberries

70g sliced strawberries


Macro-friendly lemon cheesecake fruit pizza. 3g fat, 41g carbs, and 22g protein for the ENTIRE pizza! Low fat, high protein, healthy, whole foods, easy, quick recipe. Buildingbri.com


 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 f.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place flatbread on the pan and spray the surface of the flatbread with non-stick spray.
  3. Place in the over for 5 minutes or until the flatbread is slightly golden brown at the edges.
  4. In a bowl, melt the cream cheese in the microwave slowly. Put in for 10 seconds, take it out, mix it around, and put it back in the microwave for 5 seconds at a time. Repeat this process until the cream cheese is slightly melted and has a thinner texture.
  5. In the same bowl with the cream cheese, combine the Greek yogurt and lemon pudding mix. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Spread the cheesecake mixture on the flatbread.
  7. Place the fruit pieces on the flatbread however you wish.
  8. Slice up and enjoy!

Macros:

For the WHOLE fruit pizza: 3g fat, 41g carbs, 22g protein. 260 calories.

Per slices (1/8 of pizza): 0.3g fat, 5g carbs, 2.75g protein. 34 calories.


Modifications:

If you can find a Greek yogurt with lower carbs you may be able to save a few. In my experience, Greek yogurt can be hit or miss, so it’s worth getting one that’s sweeter than risk getting one that tastes sour.

You could also top with anything you wish – nuts, whipped cream, poppyseed, etc. 

Increase protein content by adding a little protein powder.

I have also used the cheesecake topping as a fruit dip by itself and it was delish! If you crisp up the flatbread a bit more, you can use it as chips with the fruit dip for a “deconstructed” fruit pizza.

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The Easiest Snickerdoodle Protein Ice Cream

The Easiest Snickerdoodle Protein Ice Cream

I bet you thought I’d get tired of creating protein ice cream recipes.. welp, that’s not possible. I eat this stuff morning, noon and night and I’m always looking for new combinations. Sometimes I like to keep it pretty simple for the sake of time, and that’s what I’ve done here.

With just a few ingreients, you can enjoy a delicious dessert packed with protein, and very macro-friendly.



The Good Stuff:

1 scoop vanilla or snickerdoodle protein powder (I recommend Select Protein – I used vanilla for this recipe but the Snickerdoodle flavor is amazing – check out my review)

260ml of vanilla unsweetened 30 calorie almond milk (or dairy of your preference)

6g cinnamon

2-3g xanthan gum (best place to buy: Xanthan Gum)

3-5g splenda (to taste)

215g of ice


Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients into Nutribullet, beginning with the ice on the bottom.
  2. Blend up with smooth, and then some. It should be one consistent smooth texture – similar to soft serve ice cream or a little thicker.
  3. Pour out into a bowl and mix in all the goodies!

Macros:

4.5g fat, 5g carbs, 25g protein. 160 calories.


Modifications:

My favorite thing to top this with is cinnamon toast crunch!

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Macro-friendly Protein Strawberry Shortcake

Macro-friendly Protein Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I’ll be honest, most of the recipes on BuildingBri.com I tend to stumble into creating. I cook for myself all week, always looking for ways to make my meals more inventive or fun. But at the end of the day, the ones that make it onto a post are usually because they’re so good that I had to post them. I rarely ever try to make a particular food item macro-friendly, I usually just start cooking and what comes out is always macro-friendly by default!

This one is no different. I stumbled on this recipe when making protein pancakes. I cooked them just like my Apple Cinnamon Oat Protein Waffles Recipe with a few adjustments because I was missing oats & cinnamon. After I cooked them I realized that they tasted just like shortcake. And then, BAM, new recipe.


The Good Stuff:

Protein Ice Cream:

1 scoop vanilla bean protein powder (I recommend Select Protein)

50g unsweetened applesauce

3g baking powder

46g egg whites

15g whole wheat flour

optional goodies:

14g fat free whipped cream

60g sliced strawberries


Directions:

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients. Mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degress.
  3. Pour mixture into a mini spring foil pan after greasing it with a non-stick spray.
  4. Cook for 10-15 mins or until the middle is mostly cooked through. Leaving it a tiny bit uncooked  keeps it moist.
  5. Pop it out of the pan.
  6. Top with all the goodies and enjoy!

Macros:

With toppings: 3g fat, 32g carbs, 35g protein. 290 calories.

Without toppings: 3g fat, 23g carbs, 35g protein. 270 calories.


Modifications:

Customize this however you’d like to fit your macros.

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Low fat, high protein macro-friendly chocolate peanut butter protein ice cream! Takes just a few ingredients and tastes like peanut butter chocolate soft serve ice cream! 37g protein / 13g carbs / 6g fat

Macro-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream Recipe

Peanut Butter + Chocolate + Protein in the form of ice cream? You heard that right.

Like all the protein ice cream recipes you will find on BuildingBri.com, this one is probably the size of your head. You could share this if you wanted to… but I doubt that you will once you taste it.


Low fat, high protein macro-friendly chocolate peanut butter protein ice cream! Takes just a few ingredients and tastes like peanut butter chocolate soft serve ice cream! 37g protein / 13g carbs / 6g fat


The Good Stuff:

Protein Ice Cream:

1 scoop chocolate peanut butter protein powder (I recommend Select Protein)

260ml of vanilla unsweetened 30 calorie almond milk (or dairy of your preference)

5g unsweentened cocoa powder

24g powdered peanut butter (best place to buy: Powdered Peanut Butter – but any kind will work!)

2-3g xanthan gum (best place to buy: Xanthan Gum)

3-5g splenda if needed

220g of ice

optional goodies:

 

14g mini baking reeses pieces


Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients into Nutribullet, beginning with the ice on the bottom.
  2. Blend up with smooth, and then some. It should be one consistent smooth texture – similar to soft serve ice cream or a little thicker.
  3. Pour out into a bowl and mix in all the goodies!

Macros:

Without toppings: 6g fat, 14g carbs, 37g protein. 260 calories.

With toppings: 10g fat, 24g carbs, 37g protein


Modifications:

Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to add even more flavor!

To lower the fat content, simply omit some of the goodies for something else.

To lower carb content, you may decrease the powedered PB to 1 tablespoon and/or any of the goodies.

Customize this however you’d like to fit your macros.

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Macro-friendly cinnamon roll french toast recipe! 177 calories per three slices and 18g of protein. Low fat, low carb, high protein, vegetarian, easy & quick... and YES they do taste like a cinnamon roll! Try the cream cheese frosting with it as well. Buildingbri.com

Macro-friendly Cinnamon Roll French Toast with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Macro-friendly Cinnamon Roll French Toast recipe is all you need for a deceptively low-calorie breakfast. Not only that, but these are very close to tasting like an actual cinnamon roll… and with cream cheese frosting. They can’t be beat!

Did I mention that that three slices WITH the cream cheese frosting is only 177 calories? You could easily double this recipe and still fit it into your macros. I’m telling you guys, I’ve struck gold with this recipe.

For 18g of protein per serving, and a taste that is out of this world, you’re in for a treat.

Try these today for a deceptively low calorie breakfast that tastes decadent! Buildingbri.com


The Good Stuff:

3 slices light 35 calorie bread Oatmeal bread (or the bread of your choice!)

75g egg whites

3g cinnamon

3g stevia

1g nutmeg

30g fat-free cream cheese

Few drops of 30 calorie almond milk (optional)

1g additional stevia (optional)

1g additional cinnamon (optional)


Directions:

  1. In a bowl large enough to fit a piece of bread flat inside, pour in the egg whites.
  2. Take your first piece of bread and lay it flat inside the bowl very briefly. Flip it over quickly and lightly soak the other side of the bread, as well. Keep in mind you’ll need to have enough of the egg white mixture to coat 2 other pieces so distribute accordingly.
  3. Place the bread on a skillet over medium heat that is coated in non-stick spray. Flip in about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Repeat with the next two slices.
  5. In a separate bowl large enough to lay a piece of bread flat inside, mix 3g cinnamon, 1g nutmeg, 3g stevia.
  6. Lightly coat each side of each piece of bread in the cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg mixture. Stack on a plate.
  7. Place cream cheese in a separate bowl. Microwave for about 10 seconds or until soft. If needed, you may add a drop or two of almond milk to thin out the mixture.
  8. Mix in the additional stevia and cinnamon.
  9. Drizzle the cream cheese frosting mixture over the french toast.
  10. Enjoy your indulgent and low-calorie breakfast!

Macros:

1F, 29C, 18P (171 calories)

To lower carb content: substitute the bread for any kind that you prefer. If you can find one that has less carbs than this one (9g per slice) substitute it out.

To increase protein content: add in a little more egg whites. Another 46g would give you 5g more of protein. 

Double the recipe for double the protein (and carbs and fat, but you knew that).


Modifications:

You may want to double this recipe since it’s very low calorie. You could always add more toppings if you wish! 

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High Protein Vegetarian Spinach, Mushroom and Avocado Flatbread Pizza

High Protein Vegetarian Spinach, Mushroom and Avocado Flatbread Pizza Recipe

What is better than macro-friendly pizza? Macro-friendly pizza with avocado on top, that’s what.

I had so many responses to my Instagram poll on my Insta-story. Thank you all so much for your engagement and input – I love hearing from you. For those of you that didn’t get to see that, I just asked you guys what times of day you struggled the most to make or find a macro-friendly meal. The bulk of you said either when you’re going out to eat or dinner time.

So, my first order of business was another macro-friendly dinner meal.

I’ve been trying to make some new, fun and creative vegetarian recipes for those who choose to be vegetarian and struggle to get enough protein in, too.  This recipe is sure to be a great fit for just that person. Or, for any person who is looking to increase their protein and enjoy their pizza.

The best part is, this takes about 15 minutes to make, probably less.

And it’s customizable, so don’t feel obligated to still right to the recipe. Add in more veggies, or take off the avocado (this is considered a sin in my book, just saying’) Feel free to make this work for YOU.

Wow, dieting is so hard, right? 😉

Please enjoy this High Protein Vegetarian Spinach, Mushroom and Avocado Flatbread Pizza!


The Good Stuff:

1 Flatout artisian pizza flatbread

1 wedge of pepperjack laughing cow cheese

10g spinach

56g fat free mozzarella cheese

40g mushrooms, sliced

50g avacado, diced


Directions:

  1. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place flatout pizza crust on it.
  2. Spread the wedge of laughing cow cheese on the flatout.
  3. Place the spinach evenly over the layer of cheese.
  4. Sprinkle 28g of the fat-free mozzarella cheese on top.
  5. Place mushrooms evenly over the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle remaining fat-free mozzarella over top.
  7. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Take out the cooked pizza, and place avacado evenly as the final topping.
  9. Slice up and enjoy!

Macros:

For the whole pizza: 11g fat, 33g carbs, 28g protein = 340 calories


Modifications:

Decrease the fat count by reducing the amount of avacado on here (it’s a generous portion!)

Increase protein content by adding more cheese, or alternatively, adding in meat. Chicken or chicken bacon would go very well with this.

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Cookie Monster Protein Ice Cream - macro-friendly, dairy-free, low-carb, high protein, vegetarian. A perfect healthy sweet substitution for dessert! Loaded with m&ms, cookies, and cookie dough. Buildingbri.com

Loaded Cookie Monster Protein Ice Cream

This Loaded Cookie Monster Protein Ice Cream recipe will satisfy every sweet tooth you have.

Do you ever crave multiple types of dessert? You’re unsure whether you need cookies, chocolate, ice cream or candy? Well, here is your answer. And in full macro-friendly form.

This recipe is:

  • dairy-free
  • vegetarian
  • high protein
  • delicious

You don’t have to compromise taste for a yummy dessert!

PS this recipe is huge, as all my protein ice cream recipes are, so keep that in mind. You could cut this recipe in half and be more than satisfied. Personally, I prefer to eat a lot of ice cream as opposed to just enough to satisfy my cravings.


Cookie Monster Protein Ice Cream - macro-friendly, dairy-free, low-carb, high protein, vegetarian. A perfect healthy sweet substitution for dessert! Loaded with m&ms, cookies, and cookie dough. Buildingbri.com


The Good Stuff:

Protein Ice Cream:

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I recommend Select Protein)

240ml of vanilla unsweetened 30 calorie almond milk (or dairy of your preference)

5g sugar-free fat-free cheesecake pudding mix

2-3g xanthan gum (best place to buy: Xanthan Gum)

220g of ice

optional goodies:

2 golden Oreo cookies

29g Lion’s Choice Monster cookie dough

14g mini baking M&M’s


Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients into Nutribullet, beginning with the ice on the bottom.
  2. Blend up with smooth, and then some. It should be one consistent smooth texture – similar to soft serve ice cream or a little thicker.
  3. Pour out into a bowl and mix in all the goodies!

Macros:

With toppings: 15g fat, 50g carbs, 30g protein = 450 calories

Without toppings: 3g fat, 11g carbs, 23g protein = 155 calories


Modifications:

Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to add even more flavor!

To lower the fat content, simply omit some of the goodies for something else. Some lower fat options that still fit the ‘cookie monster’ bill would be things like skittles, gummy bears, or even raspberries.

To lower carb content, you may omit the sugar-free fat-free pudding mix, and/or any of the goodies.

Customize this however you’d like to fit your macros.

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Double Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes Recipe

I’ve got a good one for you guys this week. I was dying to create a new protein pancake recipe. In the course of throwing things together and experimenting, I stumbled upon greatness.

This recipe is so easy, simple, and delicious. It has a portion size larger than your head and macros that are quite the opposite.

If you like chocolate, breakfast food, and healthy eating, then this is your new go-to.

Enjoy!Macro-friendly double chocolate chip protein pancakes... so yummy! Macros are 7g fat, 55g carbs, 37g protein. Huge portion!


The Good Stuff:

Chocolate Pancake Base:

40g wheat flour

5g baking powder

2 baking soda

19g Hershey’s dark chocolate syrup

1 egg

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

70g unsweetened apple sauce

water

14g mini  dark chocolate chips

 

For chocolate glaze:

50g nonfat greek yogurt, vanilla

10g Hershey’s dark chocolate syrup

40g almond milk


Directions:

  1. Mix together all dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add in applesauce, egg, syrup.
  3. Slowly add in water to the mixture until it has become a pancake consistency.
  4. Heat up a nonstick pan to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour batter onto skillet. Drop in chocolate chips (if desired). Cook about 1 minute on the first side, and flip when bubbles appear and you can slide the spatula fully under the pancake without it becoming caught on the cake.
  6. Cook the other side for less time. To keep the pancakes moist, be sure to take these off sooner than later.
  7. For the chocolate glaze, mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over pancakes.

Macros:

Without toppings: 7g fat, 54g carbs, 37g protein = 430 calories

With toppings: 11g fat, 72g carbs, 42g protein = 555 calories


Modifications:

Okay, this may be predictable but if you added peanut butter chips into this… wow.

You can switch the flour to something that suits your dietary needs.

To lower fat content, simply use 46g of egg whites instead of the egg.

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