Ideal Protein Recipes

These recipes were gathered from various sources and are for different phases of the diet.  If you are in doubt as to whether you can use a particular recipe in your phase of the diet, please consult with your nurse practitioner.

Chili Tostadas

  • 1 Ideal Protein Maple Oatmeal (preferably sweetened)
  • 1 Ideal Protein Vegetable Chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 small pinches of baking soda
  • 4 oz of hot water
  • 8 drops of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried Mexican herbs (coriander, basil, oregano, dried peppers, garlic and
  • crushed cumin which gives it a nice ‘smoky’ flavor)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tomatoes or fresh salsa
  • Chopped onion (raw) or green onion
  • 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 distributed. Rub fresh garlic directly onto a non-stick baking sheet. Spoon mixture into two (2) tostadas.

Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tablespoon of fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped onion or green onions. Sprinkle a splash of fresh lime and serve while still hot!

 

Chili Pizza

  • 1 Ideal Protein Maple Oatmeal (preferably sweetened)
  • 1 Ideal Protein Vegetable Chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 small pinches of baking soda
  • 4 oz of hot water
  • 8 drops of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs (basic, oregano, marjoram, hot peppers, garlic)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Select vegetables, sliced thin

Preheat the oven at 350º F. Blend the contents of the oatmeal and the chili together with the baking powder, baking soda, hot water, virgin olive oil and dried herbs until the water is absorbed and all the dry ingredients are equally distributed. Rub fresh garlic directly onto a non-stick baking sheet. Spoon mixture into two pizza rounds and flatten out. 

Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Garnish with thinly sliced mushrooms, eggplant, green peppers or any other vegetables of your choice from the select vegetable list. Return to the oven or broiler, just long enough to roast the vegetables to taste. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

 

Stuffed Chili Peppers

  • 2 cups of celery, green peppers and mushrooms chopped coarsely or finely, as you prefer
  • 1 Ideal Protein Diet protein Vegetable Chili
  • Sea salt
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • 1 large fresh green pepper 

Drizzle a little olive oil in a stir fry pan. Add chunks of celery, green pepper and mushrooms and stir fry till ‘al dente’ Season with sea salt and your favorite seasonings. I recommend an organic Mexican Fiesta blend made with dehydrated chili peppers, dehydrated onion, tomato powder, paprika, cumin, dehydrated garlic, cilantro, oregano, red pepper and lemon peel.

Meanwhile, cook the vegetable chili as directed on packet. When both are cooked to perfection, mix them together. Cut the top off of a green pepper that you’ve cleaned out and stuff it with the mixture. Put the bell pepper in a 350 ºF oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

 

Gourmet Sandwich Pockets 

  • 1 Ideal Protein Diet Orange Pancake
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • 75 - 100 ml water

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 the middle, make into halves. Open pockets the same as a pita bread.

Suggested filling: Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cucumber, slivered green peppers, etc.

Toss filling with delicious dressing:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 clove of garlic

You can drizzle a little olive oil over the garnish and spices of your choice, if you prefer.

 

Chinese Pancakes 

  • Ideal Protein Omelet packet
  • Favorite veggies (Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, zucchini, etc)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • Fennel seed
  • Soy bean sprouts
  • Pre-cooked salad shrimp
  • Tamari sauce

Chop and combine veggies, ginger and shrimp in a ziploc steamer bag, steam for a minute or two.

Prepare Omelet packet and either:

Option 1: add garlic to pan and make very thin, crepe-like omelets, spoon the veggies onto, roll, and drizzle with tamari

Option 2: put steamed veggies into a bowl, add the Omelet mixture (may need to add a few egg whites), lightly sauté the garlic, and add mixture, (all of it if cooking for 1, or may divide into smaller, pancake-size portions (if you have omelet rings as mentioned). Drizzle with Tamari.

 

Vegetarian Florets

  • 1/2 cup of leeks sliced in thin circles
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cauliflower florets
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Ideal Protein Diet Leek Soup

Sauté the leeks 2 to 3 minutes in a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Add the broccoli and cauliflower florets and continue to sauté 3 to 5 minutes. Mix the leek soup into a 1/2 cup of water, room temperature. Dissolve any lumps before adding to the vegetables. Simmer for 2 minutes and serve.

 

Zucchini Pancakes 

  • 1 oatmeal packet
  • 2-3 egg whites
  • 2 small to medium zucchinis – shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • onion/garlic (optional)

Combine and cook like pancakes. Pretty tasty!

 

Mandarin Chicken Balls

  • Prepare 1 package of Ideal Protein Diet Orange Pancake according to the instructions.
  • Cut up 1 chicken breast into medium sized cubes.
  • Cook chicken in olive oil until cooked thoroughly.
  • Roll each chicken piece in the pancake batter until completely covered.
  • Return chicken to the skillet to cook batter around the chicken.

 

Taco Salad

  • 2 cups of celery, green peppers and mushrooms chopped coarsely or finely, as you wish
  • 1 Ideal Protein Diet protein Vegetable Chili
  • Sea salt
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • One portion of your favorite greens
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Fresh raw red onion, chopped
  • Fresh lemon and lime, optional
  • Hot sauce, optional

Drizzle a little olive oil in a pan. Add chunks of celery, green pepper and mushrooms and stir fry till ‘al dente’ Season with sea salt and your favorite seasonings. I recommend the organic Mexican Fiesta seasonings, a blend made of dehydrated chili peppers, dehydrated onion, tomato powder, paprika, cumin, dehydrated garlic, cilantro, oregano, red pepper and lemon peel.

Meanwhile, cook the vegetable chili as directed on packet. When both are cooked to perfection, mix them together and place over a bed of your favorite greens. Top with fresh tomato salsa, more chopped raw red onion, a splash of lemon or lime and hot sauce, if you like. Delicious!

 

Raspberry Dash Salad Dressing 

  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ideal Protein Raspberry Gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash "Garlic and Herb" Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite olive oil

Stir together the Raspberry Gelatin and the "Garlic and Herb" Seasoning. Drizzle the olive oil over a salad and toss. Now toss and sprinkle in the combined Raspberry Dash dressing and enjoy! (I keep a premixed dressing shaker with me to take into restaurants.)

Now that you know how crazy good it tastes, try experimenting… 

I've added in other flavors of Mrs. Dash (Chipotle really adds zest!). Create a dipping sauce by mixing in (small amounts of) lemon juice and the olive oil ahead of time. After a while, the gelatin sets up and settles to the bottom, so stir the mixture up as you dip. It makes little globs, bursting with flavor which sticks loosely to what you are dipping. (Celery never tasted so good!)

 

Asparagus-Cucumber Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1 packet of Ideal Protein Diet Asparagus Soup
  • 1 medium-large peeled cucumber (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Ideal Protein’s Omega 3-6-9 oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced or chopped garlic (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 large leaves of lettuce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until liquefied. Use as salad dressing or as a dip for raw vegetables.

 

Peach-Mango Salsa 

  • 1 pkg Peach-Mango Packet
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 4-5 Celery heart stalks chopped
  • 1-2" piece fresh grated Ginger
  • Apple Cider vinegar

In a bowl, combine onion, celery and ginger. Add Ideal Protein packet, and stir thoroughly. It will become a little pasty in places. Add enough vinegar to remove pastiness, but not overpower the Peach- Mango. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight (or 4 hours or so). Makes a great topping for grilled fish, chicken or on a plain salad.

 

Chicken Soup 

  • Water
  • Egg whites
  • Chicken Soup Packet

Heat water until boiling, pour in bowl with one hand, stir water gently while slowly adding egg whites. Add chicken soup packet and stir. Just add as many egg whites as it takes to get it as thick as you want.

 

Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • 1/2 oz. dried chanterelle mushrooms (Usually easily found at grocery store)
  • 1 Leek Soup Packet 

Combine soup mix, water and mushrooms, then blend. Let stand a few minutes to allow mushrooms to rehydrate.

 

Chinese Broccoli Soup

  • 1 Leek Soup Packet
  • 4 cups of water
  • Chicken or vegetable broth cube or powder, to taste
  • 1 head of Chinese broccoli
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh chopped chives 

Boil water in a pot. Add salt. Blanch broccoli, bottoms down, in boiling water for one or two minute(s) only, for maximum taste and color (and greater enzyme goodness). Drain and immerse in ice-cold water to preserve the bright green color. 

In a blender, pour 2 cups of cold water, the contents of one (1) Leek Soup packet and the broccoli. Blend for one whole minute till smooth. Dissolve bouillon powder or cube in 2 cups of boiling water and add to broccoli soup. Serve hot or cold. Garnish with fresh ground pepper and chopped chives.

 

Creamy & Delicious Spinach Soup 

  • 1 bag of baby spinach, cleaned (any size)
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of dried dill weed, optional
  • 1/2 to 1 packet of Ideal Protein Diet Leek soup or Ideal Protein Diet Chicken soup

Bring 3 cups of sea-salted water to boil then turn off the heat. Immediately immerse the baby spinach in the water till completely wilted. Quickly drain the water from spinach and rinse under cold water to preserve the spinach’s bright green color then squeeze all the excess water.

Make your Ideal Protein soup as you would usually by adding hot water minus 2 ounces of water. Pour half or more of the hot soup mixture into a blender and add 1/2 of the cooked spinach. Add the seasonings. Blend well till smooth and creamy. Transfer the remaining spinach to a large soup bowl and cover with the warm spinach cream.

 

Chocolate Pudding Rolls

Add enough water to the Ideal Protein Diet Chocolate Cake/Pancake for pancake consistency. You will want it to be a bit runny to create a thin pancake (crepe). Cook on both sides. Let cool. Meanwhile, mix pudding flavor of your choice. Once pancake is cool, spread a layer of pudding over top. Take short end of pancake and roll it up, like a "jelly roll." You can enjoy it right away or, wrap with saran wrap. This will hold the shape until you are ready to eat it.

For entertaining, once the roll has taken shape, you can cut it into small pieces (finger food) and place on a lovely platter. Your guests will love them and you can tell them they won't gain an ounce! Special Topping: Add just enough water to the Ideal Protein Diet Cocoa Drink to make a thick "sauce." Drizzle over Ideal Protein Chocolate Pudding Rolls!

 

Oatmeal Field Berry Muffins 

Grease a mini muffin pan with oil and mix 1 pack Ideal Protein Maple Oatmeal with 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder. Add 1 pack of Ideal Protein Field berry Yogurt, add 1 beaten egg, and add 1/4 cup of water or until muffin consistency mix carefully.

Spoon into pan until 3/4 full then bake at 350F until golden brown for about 10 minutes.

Eat alone and get bursts of berry in your mouth, or use an Ideal Protein Vanilla Pudding or Ideal Protein jam recipe for a topping. Kids love them especially if they get to help! Cheaper than easy bake oven foods and better for you!

Makes 6 small muffins, the whole tray would be 1 treat (2 protein or 3 if you have icing). So, if you ate 2 at a time it would be 1/3 of a treat.

 

Morning Glory Spicy Oatmeal Muffin 

Mix one package of Ideal Protein Diet Maple Oatmeal and the following ingredients together:

  • 3 tbsp - mulled flax seed
  • 1 tbsp - hemp seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp – cinnamon
  • 1 tsp - cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp - garlic powder or Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Spice

1. Mix all ingredients above with the oatmeal mixture.

2. Using Pam, spray one small (personal sized) round casserole bowl.

3. Pour mixture into it and place in microwave for 3 minutes.

4. Remove from microwave and let set for 2 minutes.

5. Cut in half and enjoy with Ideal Protein Raspberry Jam.

 

Raspberry Jam 

1. Make one package of Ideal Protein Diet Raspberry Gelatin as shown on instructions and let it set.

2. Once set, remove from container and place in a medium sized mixing bowl.

3. Add the following ingredients to the prepared Raspberry Gelatin:

  • 1/2 tsp – cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp - Peach Mango Drink (that’s already been prepared) 

1. Cut up the gelatin and add the cinnamon.

2. Add the prepared Peach Mango Drink.

3. Sprinkle in the cinnamon.

4. Blend well and serve over a muffin (or toast in Stage 4).

 

A Great Veggie Omelet

First take some celery, scallions, broccoli, and sauté them in a non-stick pan until they are at the desired consistency. When almost done, add some fresh mushrooms. Then add some tomato but don't cook the tomato too long. When this mixture is done, add some garlic powder, onion powder and then put a little Walden Farms balsamic dressing in it (you can leave this out but it gives it a better flavor.) Then add some raw onions and put the combination aside for now.

Next step, add hot water (10 ounces) to a blender and add the 3 Cheese & Fine Herbs Omelet packet. Add garlic powder (1 tablespoon), onion powder (2 tablespoon), minced onions (3 tablespoons), and baking powder (1 big teaspoon), 1 packet of Splenda and blend for a minute. Take some spray olive oil and spray a little on a non stick pan and cook it covered on medium heat on one side and then flip it over and cook it on the other side and wow, you'll have made a huge omelet.

Then take the veggies and put them on top of the omelet. Fold it over and enjoy a huge and delicious tasting veggie omelet.

 

Oatmeal Biscuits 

  • 2 packets of Ideal Protein Diet Maple Oatmeal
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1-2 ounces of water 

Beat egg then stir into oatmeal until mixed thoroughly. Add water to thin batter until spoonable – but not runny. Spoon onto non-stick baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 400°F (205°C) or until golden.

 

Crispy Crumble Delight 

1.     Prepare 1 package of Chocolate Pudding. Set aside.

2.     Prepare 1 package of Butterscotch Pudding. Set aside.

3.     Cut up 1 Chocolate & Raspberry Crunch Bar and crumble well.

4.     Cut up 1 Caramel Peanut Bar and crumble well.

5.     Mix the 2 bars together.

Next step, take 4 dessert dishes and layer each one as follows:

1.     2 tbsp - Chocolate Pudding

2.     Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the bar mixture over it

3.     1 tbsp of Butterscotch Pudding

4.     Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the bar mixture over it

5.     2 tbsp of Chocolate Pudding

6.     Sprinkle 1 tbsp of bar mixture over it

7.     2 tbsp of Butterscotch Pudding

8.     Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the bar mixture over it

Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over the top of each one and refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

Vanilla Cappuccino Dessert 

1.     Prepare 1 package of Ideal Protein Diet Vanilla Pudding. Set aside.

2.     Crumble 1 Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bar and mix into the pudding.

3.     Stir in 1/2 package of unprepared Ideal Protein Cappuccino Drink powder.

4.     Place in 2 dessert bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon and 2 tsp of Ideal Protein Cocoa Drink.

 

Exotic Teahouse Chai Pudding

Spice up your vanilla pudding by brewing a strong cup (5 oz) of Chai tea, preferably decaffeinated. Then, let it chill. Mix the content of 1 Ideal Protein Diet Vanilla pudding with the chilled Chai tea, instead of water. Shake vigorously in a sealed jar till bubbly. Enjoy!

Explore the endless possibilities of aromas: green tea, jasmine, rose tea, lemon, hibiscus flower, Earl Grey, orange flower, lemon grass, rosemary, etc.

 

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert 

Prepare one Ideal Protein Chocolate Cake in the oven as directed. Remove from oven and let cool. Poke holes in cake with a fork. Mix up an Ideal Protein Raspberry Gelatin as directed and pour it into the holes. Place in the refrigerator until set.

 

Malted Ice Cream 

You can make this Ice cream Malted in many different flavors and varieties depending on which Ideal Protein products are your favorite or you feel like having that day. You can use any of the following Ideal Protein products: Cocoa Drink, Cappuccino, Yogurt and Field Berry Drink, Peach Mango Drink, Vanilla Pudding, Butterscotch Pudding, or Raspberry Gelatin.

  • 1 - Cocoa Drink
  • 1 oz - Skim Milk (if your phase allows)
  • 1 cup - Splendid (or your choice of sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons - Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (or any sugar-free/carb-free brand)
  • 3 cups - Ice Cubes 

First add 1 ounce of skim milk into the blender then pour in the 2 tablespoons of Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup. Start blending this on low speed and then add 1 packet of Ideal Protein Cocoa Drink. Put the blender on high speed and start gradually adding the ice cubes until your malted gets really, really thick.

 

Key Lime Tarts

  • 4 + 1 packets of True Lime flavoring (approx. 1 level teaspoon)
  • A little Splenda or Stevia to taste
  • 1 packet of Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 packet of Maple Oatmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • Mini-muffin baking cups
  • Non-stick spray
  • 2 egg whites for meringue

For the filling: Dissolve one teaspoon of True Lime flavoring in approx. 3 oz. of 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 will be thicker than your normal pudding. Cover and refrigerate.

For the crust: Pre-heat the oven at 350o F. Mix 1 packet of Ideal Protein Maple Oatmeal with the egg white and 1-1 1/2 oz (30-45 ml) of water, just enough for a stiff but manageable dough to form.

Lightly coat your muffin tins with non-stick spray. Moisten your hands (if you don’t, the ‘dough’ will stick to your fingers) and form little balls using approx. 2-3 teaspoons of dough. Place one dough ball in each baking cup. Press dough down as thinly as possible across the bottom and the sides forming a little ‘cup’ (the dough will "poof" a little during baking).

Bake for approximately 5-mins or longer, if necessary. For crispy tart shells, remove them from the muffin tin and place them upside down on top of the tin and bake for a few more minutes until golden brown. If the cup cake shells are too thick, don’t bother as they will be too hard.

Cool on a wire rack.

Take key lime filling out of the refrigerator and stir in the last packet of True Lime flavoring to give you’re filling an extra tangy Florida key lime bite.

For the meringue: Beat two egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Fill ‘pastry’ shells till not quite full. Garnish with a small dollop of meringue and a tiny slice of paper-thin slice of fresh lime.

 

ButterChoc Beauties

  • 2 packets Chocolate Cake
  • 1 packet Butterscotch Pudding
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 4 oz (125 ml) cold water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp (60 ml) vanilla
  • Optional - Add a few pieces of almonds or cranberries. 

Line muffin tin with wax paper. Mix dry ingredients; add water, egg white and vanilla. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes.

 

Cocoa Latte 

  • 1 Packet of Cappuccino, mixed and heated
  • 8 -10 oz. Favorite brewed coffee or espresso

Blend together to make a wonderful morning “Java” breakfast or an afternoon “pick-me-up” meal! You can also mix things up and do the same with the Vanilla pudding packet and have a “Vanilla Latte” instead.

 

Cinnamon Roll Shake 

  • 1-Packet Vanilla Pudding
  • 10 oz Cold Water
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Buds or Butter Extract

Shake in shaker and tada you have a YUMMO cinnamon roll

 

Chocolate Raspberry or Mint or Orange Shake 

  • 1-Packet Chocolate Pudding
  • 10 oz Cold Water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of one of the following:
  • Raspberry, Mint, or Orange Flavored Extract

 

Chocolaty Shake 

  • 1-Packet Chocolate Pudding
  • 1-Tspn Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup
  • 10 oz COLD water

Shake in shaker and you’ve got a bit more chocolate taste.

 

Cinnamon Mocha Chino 

  • 1- Cappuccino packet
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/8 tsp cocoa powder
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 6 oz water (more if you want it less creamy)

 

Chocolate Life

Prepare a Chocolate Pancake packet, cut into pieces and put in a bowl or dish. Make an a Chocolate Pudding and spread on top of the pancakes. Make the Vanilla Pudding and spread on top of the chocolate pudding.

Cut up a half of a Caramel Peanut Delight Bar into small pieces and sprinkle on top. Divide into 4. It makes 4 Ideal Protein meals or snacks. On stage 3 or 4, you can replace the Vanilla Pudding with some low fat Cool whip. Real tasty dessert!

 

Chocolate Mocha Pudding 

  • 1 - Chocolate Pudding
  • 5 oz. of chilled coffee

Blend normally. You can make a little extra coffee every morning to refrigerate for this snack at night.

 

Decadent Pudding 

Stir two or three teaspoons of Ideal Protein Diet Cappuccino Drink into the normal Ideal Protein Diet Chocolate Pudding to get a wonderfully rich mocha flavor found in finer chocolates. It tastes as close to a candy bar as Ideal Protein dieters can get without cheating.

You can also stir two or three teaspoons of the Ideal Protein Diet Cappuccino Drink into the Ideal Protein Diet Vanilla Pudding recipe to add a rich mocha "twist".

 

Mango Sunrise 

Mix the Raspberry Gelatin and the Peach Mango Drink in a bowl. Refrigerate until solid. It will separate into 3 'Sunrise' colors. It's delicious enough to serve to guests!

 

Dreamsicles 

  • 1 - Vanilla pudding
  • 1 - Peach Mango 

a “frothy” slushy (great for hot days). Makes two servings.

Variation: Instead of adding ice, just blend both packets together and pour into popsicle holders, freezeand enjoy.

 

Mocha Java Vanilla Pudding

  • 1 - Vanilla Pudding
  • 4 to 4.5 oz Fresh brewed coffee or espresso
  • 1 oz - Skim Milk (if the phase you’re on allows)

Sweeten if you need to with Stevia. Mix well and refrigerate.