Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Favorite Ideal Protein foods

Okay thought it might be helpful to share my favorite Ideal Protein foods with those of you on this diet, I know when I first started I was lost as to what was good and what well sucked.  So here are my top favorites:

  • Broccoli and Cheese Soup - make 2 cups of broccoli and put it in a big bowl with your soup, tastes delicious.
  • Chicken Noodle - make 2 cups of frozen mixed peppers or cut up fresh peppers and throw it into soup after heated.
  • Leek Soup - Just tried this recently, love it.  I suggest adding chopped celery to it for your 2 cups of veggies.
  • Mushroom Soup - is okay, very high in sodium so it can overpower the taste for you.
  • Chocolate Drink Mix (powder) - Makes great Hot Cocoa, suggest adding in some cinnamon in the shaker cup before shaking, tastes delicious.  Or if you have a mint plant or mint herbs in your fridge add to get that peppermint hot cocoa flavor that's in season.
  • All pre-made drinks - Mango, Chocolate and Vanilla - super convenient for traveling and yummy!  Very filling too.
  • All mix up drinks - are fantastic, fruity, and enjoyable. (Blueberry Cran-Granata is a drink that is a bit over tarty and hard to swallow but it is essential for loose collagen, every other day if you can)
  • Puddings - new dieters beware, this will be bland to you, in the first weeks if you want to eat them I advise you to use the sweetner for your tea/coffee you are allotted and put it in your pudding.  After you have been on the diet for a month, revisit the puddings without the sweetner, they will taste awesome to you.
  • Raspberry Jell-o - awesome stuff, works great for a non-restrictive snack
  • Maple Oatmeal - soooo good, but you must eat a non-restricted item for your snack due to this yummy oatmeal, or make the oatmeal your snack.
  • All snacks are great!!  Except for BBQ ridges, Lemon Soy Puffs and Sea Salt Ridges - not my favorites but I will have them once in a while.  Also the chocolate chip cookies have too much of a grainy texture to them, one is good per week but wouldn't suggest anymore.  
  • Absolute favorite snacks: White Cheddar Ridges, Southwestern Cheese Puffs, Caramel Nut bars, Strawberry Wafers, White Chocolate Crispy Square, Peanut Butter Crunch bars, Cranberry Pomegranate bars, Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bars, PB Soy Puffs, Chocolate Soy Puffs, Dill Pickle Zippers, yummm!!!

That's about it for now.  If you have any questions on any Ideal Protein food item, list them below this post and I'll answer them as soon as I can.  

1 comment:

  1. That is, you are supposed to pick a few that are really good

    dark choclate pudding was awesome
    wildberry yogurt dring was awesome
    broccoli and chesse was awesome

    and i can't believe you liked the leek soup