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5 Healthy Recipes Made With Protein Bars (4 Ingredients or Less)

5 protein bar recipes

Hey girls, Lindsey here. I am so excited about our new IdealLean Protein Bars. I’m so serious when I say I have been counting down the days until these launched. Not only do they taste amazingly good, but you can also eat them totally guilt-free as a protein snack!

I’ll say this too, I’m pretty picky when it comes to protein bars. They need to have a good consistency and texture, flavor, and health benefits, and IdealLean Protein Bars tick off every box for me!

Thanks to virgin coconut oil they are extremely soft, our two flavors- Cookies ‘N Cream and Chocolate Chunk are creamy and delicious, plus they are packed with protein to fuel your body and fiber to keep you fuller longer.

You can satisfy your sweet tooth and still reach your fit goals thanks to these guys (and the rest of IdealLean products).

And as if we needed something to make these taste even better, these recipes are amazing and all incorporate protein bars. Read on to get these amazing recipes. And comment below telling me what you tried. I hope you like!

Protein snacks

chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients
8 medium strawberries
2 tbsp. dark chocolate chips
1/2 of a Chocolate Chunk IdealLean Protein Bar
1/2 of a full chocolate graham cracker

Instructions
1. In a blender or food processor, blend 1/2 Chocolate Chunk Protein Bar and chocolate graham cracker. Pour out onto wax paper.
2. Melt chocolate chips and dip strawberries into chocolate, then roll in graham cracker mixture to coat.
3. Repeat until all strawberries are coated. Let chocolate set and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes 8 strawberries. Serving size: 4 strawberries

Calories per serving: 150, Protein 7g, Carbs 20g, Fat 7g

Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches

chocolate chunk ice cream sandwich with ideallean protein bars

Ingredients
1 Chocolate Chunk IdealLean Protein Bar
1/4 c Vanilla Halo Top Ice Cream

Instructions
1. Using a rolling pin, roll out Chocolate Chunk bar until flat. Cut in half.
2. Sandwich 1/4 cup of Vanilla Halo Top Ice Cream between two sides and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves 1. Serving size: 1 ice cream sandwich

Calories per serving: 210, Protein 26g, Carbs 27g, Fat 6g

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

chocolate peanut butter cups with ideallean protein bars

Ingredients
2 Chocolate Chunk IdealLean Protein Bars
2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1/4 c dark chocolate chips

Instructions
1. In a blender or food processor, blend Chocolate Chunk bars until ground. Push down ground bars into bottom of 6 muffin tins.
2. Add 1 tsp. peanut butter to each cup. Melt dark chocolate chips and pour on top of each cup.
3. Freeze about 30 minutes or until solid. Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Freezer time: 30 minutes
Serves 6. Serving size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 140, Protein 10g, Carbs 13g, Fat 8g

Cookies ‘N Cream Truffles

cookies 'n cream truffles

Ingredients
2 Cookies ‘N Cream IdealLean Protein Bars
1/4 c dark chocolate chips
1 reduced fat chocolate sandwich cookie, crushed

Instructions
1. In a blender or food processor, blend Cookies ‘N Cream Protein Bars until ground. Roll into 8 even balls.
2. Melt dark chocolate chips and dip balls to coat truffles. Sprinkle crushed cookie on top and freeze until chocolate sets.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes 8 truffles. Serving size: 2 truffles.

Calories per serving: 173, Protein 11g, Carbs 21g, Fat 8g

Cookies ‘N Cream Dip

cookies 'n cream dip with ideallean protein bars

Ingredients
1 Cookies ‘N Cream IdealLean Protein Bar
1/2 c plain nonfat greek yogurt
2 tbsp. greek yogurt cream cheese
1 tsp. agave nectar

Instructions
1. In a blender or food processor, blend Cookies ‘N Cream Protein Bar until ground. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy with your favorite fruits!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves 2. Serving size: about 1/4 cup.

Calories per serving: 155, Protein 17g, Carbs 17g, Fat 4g

Yum. Amirite?!

At IdealFit we love getting new products and trying new recipes, but this has to be one of my favorites yet! These protein bars will help you stay on track with your macros and help to satisfy your hunger. Plus, they are so convenient for on-the-go snacking and all you busy women out there. Win win.

Stock up on both flavors so that you can try every recipe.

Celebrate with your special someone, or celebrate yourself with IdealLean’s newest Protein Bar flavor, Mint Chocolate! You’re sure to have a great Valentine’s Day with these healthy treats.

Mint Chocolate Launch

Get Ideallean protein bars

With 20-23g of protein, 52% of your daily value of fiber, and a healthy mix of macronutrients, these will keep you fuller longer, satisfy your sweet tooth, and help you reach your fitness goals.

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Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Lindsey Mathews is the Head Trainer and Nutritionist at IdealFit. She is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, C-ISSN certified sports nutritionist, Pn. 1 certified nutrition coach, and a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. Before joining IdealFit, she ran the largest boot camp program in Utah County.


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