Double Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins that are loaded with hidden nutrients, high in protein, high in fiber and low in calories. Oh. My.
These my dear friends, are the realio dealio.
So for those of you that have been following my little baby blog for a while now, you would know that I have been oh so focused on calorie tracking as my main method of weight loss/maintenance. Since I began my healthy journey about two years ago, I've found that keeping in tune with the number of calories that I consume daily has been the saving grace to my waistline. The reason for this is because the concept is just so straightforward and well... it just works.
For those of you that are totally new to the whole calorie counting concept, let me break it down for ya. The plan is to stick to a strict daily calorie budget based on your current weight. This budget will vary depending on how many pounds you plan to lose per week. For many, 1200-1500 calories per day is the ideal standard as it's very maintainable, not overly restrictive and allows for a steady yet gradual weight loss.
One of the best things about most of the calorie trackers on the market is that they will automatically calculate your daily calorie limit for you based on your provided height and weight. I gave both Lose It and MyFitnessPal a try and while I LOVED them both, I found MyFitnessPal to be a little more suited to my needs.
SO. Now that you're familiar with the whole calorie counting ordeal, it's time do dive further into the deets. All in all, it took me about 3 months to reach my ideal weight - then came the weight maintenance. Oh the joys of maintaining that wonderful little number you worked so hard to achieve. All of which would have been INSANELY difficult without my two handly little helpers: protein and fiber.
Finding foods that are not only low in calories, but high in both protein and fiber have been the key to my weight loss success. Both fiber and protein have the ability to give you that "full" feeling that helps tremendously to avoid over-eating and excessive snacking between meals. Sounds wonderful, I know. The only problem is that it can be hard to find a high protein, fiber rich food without paying the high calorie costs.
This is why I'm SO HAPPY to share these Double Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins with you guys! 8g protein, 4g fiber ALL IN UNDER 200 CALORIES. *pinch*, you're not dreaming.
The secret to the high protein content is the fact that these muffins are l-o-a-d-e-d with hidden goods. We're talking avocado, Greek yogurt, chia seeds to name a few. I also used a few scoops of chocolate protein powder. I happened to have the Premier Protein brand on hand, but any brand will work!
Serving Size 1 Muffin
Servings Per Container 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 63.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 23.3mg 8%
Sodium 62.2mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 8g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.