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Triple Chocolate Muffin Cakes – Ideal Protein Phase 1 Compliant

Triple Chocolate Muffin Cakes

Triple Chocolate Muffin Cakes – Ideal Protein Phase 1 Compliant

Is it a muffin?  Or is it cake?  You will have to try these triple chocolate muffin cakes and decide! They turned out moist and delicious and very satisfying to my chocolate sweet tooth!

The recipe uses 2 different Ideal Protein packets, Chocolate Chip pancake mix and Dark Chocolate Pudding Mix.  If you are following the plan using alternative Ideal Protein products, then you can make this recipe using the regular ProtiDiet pancake mix and their chocolate pudding mix.  It will be a double chocolate muffin cake, but still!  Plenty of chocolate flavor to go around!

Ingredients List for Triple Chocolate Muffin Cakes

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    • 1 packet Ideal Protein Chocolate Chip Pancake mix
    • 1 packet Ideal Protein Dark Chocolate Pudding mix
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
    • 2 tsp oil
    • 2-3 tbsp water (or enough to make a batter)
    • 2-3 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate syrup or dip

Assembling Triple Chocolate Muffin Cakes

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the Walden Farms chocolate syrup into a small bowl.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly into a 6 piece muffin pan. (Use silicon pans, they work amazing!)
  3. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
  4. Done when a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin comes out clean.
  5. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool completely.
  6. Once they are completely cold, use a sharp knife to slice each muffin in half.
  7. Spread Walden Farms dip or syrup in the middle layer and put the top back on the muffin.  You can also spread some on top.

This recipe makes 6 triple chocolate muffin cakes and 3 of them are one unrestricted Ideal Protein serving for Phase 1 plan.

 Check out my other Ideal Protein recipes and articles here.

This recipe also works well if you want to swap out the Ideal Protein packets and use Ideal Protein Alternative Plan packets.  Although I am a great believer in the program (22 pounds lost so far at the time of writing this), I know it is expensive and there is a large Facebook group of people who are doing the IP plan using alternative packets.

Ideal Protein Diet Week 3 and 13 pounds gone!

Ideal Protien Diet Week 3Ideal Protein Diet Week 3 and 13 pounds gone!

Well, I have been doing the Ideal Protein diet and just finished week 3 and the result is 13 pounds lost!  This is just beyond my expectations so far and has been relatively easy.  I am enjoying the food (well, mostly!) and because I like to cook and experiment that has made it easier to follow.  There’s a lot to work with here!

I love that there are so many foods to choose from.  I was on a mushroom soup kick for a few days.  The Ideal Protein mushroom soup packet tastes amazing if you add a cup of chopped mushrooms and asparagus to it.  I also add 2 ounces of chicken, it’s one of my favorite lunches!

Here are some pictures of new foods/recipes that I’ve tried this past week.

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This week I discovered the joys of Jicama!  This is my new favorite vegetable.

Pictured are fries that I made by tossing the jicama in 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt and pepper and then baking on parchment paper in the oven until they brown on the edges.  They were really good, but don’t taste like fries.

I like jicama even better raw, they are crunchy and sweet.  Jicama counts as a select vegetable.

If you are doing the Ideal Protein diet and crave something sweet and crunchy like an apple, this is pretty darn close!


Some Other  Things I Tried on Ideal Protein Diet Week 3

Taco SaladTaco SaladChocolate Pudding HeartsChocolate Pudding HeartsCelery Root FryCelery Root Fry

Check out my first two Ideal Protein compliant recipes!

Apple Danish Recipe (made with Apple Oatmeal packet)

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe  (which also make amazing lettuce wraps I found out yesterday!)

I’ll try to post my results here every couple of weeks with hopefully a new recipe too!


Ideal Protein Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

egg roll in a bowl recipeEgg Roll in a Bowl Recipe Ideal Protein Compliant

This healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is one of my favorite Ideal Protein dinner recipes!  It is super fast and easy and the taste is very authentic.  Chinese food cravings be gone!

I got the idea from a fellow blogger Jessica and her brilliant recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl right here.  I have tweaked it to fit the Ideal Protein diet plan.  Her site is a treasure trove of clean eating ideas so I hope you give her Clean Eating blog a visit!

Zero Carb Zero Sugar Natural Rice Vinegar is Key to Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe taste!

Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar, 12 OunceNakano Natural Rice Vinegar, 12 Ounce

There are just a couple of key tips I want to share about prepping this ‘Egg Roll in a Bowl’ dish so that it tastes the most authentic, while still following the Ideal protein plan.

Rice vinegar is key but most of them are seasoned and loaded with sugar. You must look for an all natural rice vinegar that has zero carbs, zero sugar to be Ideal protein compliant.

Be sure to read the label!

The second tip is to use ground chicken if you can get it.  It still works well with ground turkey, but the ground chicken just gives an edge (as voted by my teenagers).  Also I use 4 ounces usually, but you can use up to 8 ounces if you have not used any of your protein for the day.

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The only other thing that makes this even better is ginger paste.

Here again, you want to find one like that that has no added sugar and zero carbs.

Yes, you could also grate some fresh ginger. I love fresh ginger, but I’m a working mom and so products like that make a huge difference for me!


Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe Ideal Protein Style!



  • 4-8 ounces ground chicken(or ground turkey, see notes above)Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • ½ c bean sprouts
  • ½ c. bok choy, diced
  • 1 c. Sui Choy, diced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar, must be the Natural kind with zero carbs and sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste


  1. Saute ground chicken in non stick pan until cooked. Drain off fat and set aside chicken, but leave all the bits in the pan.
  2. Heat oil in the same pan
  3. Stir fry the onions, choy and beansprouts until softened.
  4. Add the chicken and stir fry another minute
  5. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger garlic paste.
  6. Stir fry another 30 seconds.


Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

Ideal Protein Apple Danish recipeThis Ideal Protein recipe for Apple Danish uses the Apple Oatmeal packet. This is one of my favorite Ideal Protein breakfast recipes!  I usually make 6 danishes and save 3 for another day.  If you are following the Ideal Protein Alternative plan you can use the Proti Diet Apple cinnamon packet instead.

Ideal Protein Apple Danish RecipeWalden Farms Calorie Free Fruit Spread Apple Butter — 12 Oz

The Key Ingredient for Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

The key ingredient to this Apple Danish recipe is Walden Farms Apple Butter. Although the Ideal Protein oatmeal packets can be used to make tasty muffins, what makes this more of a danish is the sweet center filling.

You could also use one of the Walden Farms sugar free jams.

Each Apple Danish gets 1 teaspoon of the Apple Butter in the center. The Apple Butter is quite sweet, so it is more than enough!


ideal protein apple oatmeal muffinsIngredient List for Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe (2 meals)

  • 2 packets Ideal Protein apple oatmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 packet Stevia (or whatever sweetener is allowed by your coach)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ -1 cup grated zucchini 
  • 2 tbsp Walden Farms Apple Butter

Note: Peeling the zucchini first like I did here gives this more of an authentic Danish look (less green bits)

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  1. Beat eggs in a glass bowl or measuring cup
  2. Add the rest of ingredients except Apple Butter and use a spatula to combine until mixed
  3. Divide evenly among a 6 count whoopie pan, flatten the batter. (The exact pan that I use is pictured right)
  4. Using a spoon, make a small well or indentation in the middle of each one.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  6. Before eating, fill each depression with 1 teaspoon apple butter. Enjoy!


Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

My Favorite Ideal Protein Breakfast Recipe!

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