Phasing off Ideal Protein

So, the day has come and I am in the process of phasing off of the Ideal Protein diet. A lot of factors went into my decision:

  • I have been on the diet for a while now…over 3 years.
  • The cost associated with it wasn’t fitting into my budget (hello new HVAC system.)
  • I need a minute to reflect back on what I have learned and how my life has changed.

Because of all of this I have decided that stepping back for a minute is what is best for me. So, with the help of my Ideal Protein coaches, I am in the process of just maintaining my weight loss.

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How to Cook for Two, When Only One of you is Low Carb

Lately, I have been on a mission to cook food at home instead of going out. It’s cheaper, I really like cooking, and it can be way better for you.

However, going out works better for me and my boyfriend because we have two very different diets. I am on Ideal Protein – a high protein, low carb/fat diet…my boyfriend on the other hands eats all the carbs!

So, when it comes to meal planning for the week I have been trying really hard to find meals that can serve double duty. It has been a challenge and I thought I would share it with everyone since I am sure some of you out there might be having the same problem. Here are the recipes I have been working with lately!

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Cauliflower and Spinach Muffins

Just when I think there is nothing else I can use cauliflower for…I come up with a new idea – Cauliflower Muffins!

Yep! These babies only have 8 ingredients – none of which are bread or cheese. That means these muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, low-carb, and a whole bunch of other diets friendly!

They are super easy to make and hold up well. You can pick them up and they won’t fall apart. I had these with some zoodles and bolognese sauce and they stood in for garlic bread. I feel like they would also be good for breakfast, to serve with soup, or just as a snack!

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