I’ll keep on saying it until it sticks – living a healthy lifestyle does not mean surviving on grilled chicken and asparagus. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some grilled chicken and asparagus 😉 but if you never allow yourself to eat “fun” foods that you truly love, you’ll just end up being sad, annoyed, and likely binge on them later (I’ve been there).
That’s one of the reasons I am so passionate about macro counting. The lifestyle allows me to incorporate foods that I LOVE that may not be quite as nutritious in controlled amounts. Yes, I eat cake and sweets and fried foods! I just don’t STUFF my face with them and I certainly balance them out with a much bigger portion of nutritious options.
Aaaaaaand TODAY IS NATIONAL OREO DAY!
One of my favorites when it comes to indulgent foods is Oreos! My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream, I’ve been known to crumble them up and put them between cake layers, and I almost always add them to boxed brownie mixes!
However, calories can add up quickly in those recipes, so I came up with two macro-friendly Oreo recipes that will satisfy the craving and leave me feeling guilt-free!
This could not be easier to make! Simply top plain, nonfat Greek yogurt with 2 crumbled up Oreo cookies and add a dash of Walden Farms Zero Calorie Chocolate Sauce. You can also add in a packet of Stevia to the yogurt for added sweetness. SO GOOD!
The texture is smooth, creamy, and luscious. It’s downright delicious!
Macros (I used 175 g yogurt)
208 calories | 23 g carbs, 5 g fat, 19 g protein
It’s got a slightly thinner consistency than your regular milkshake, but at under 300 calories and with over 20 g of protein I will take that swap!
There are only three ingredients: plain, nonfat Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and Oreo cookies 🙂 .
Add 200 g Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk, and 2 Oreos to a blender and blend up until smooth. Then, add in about 5 ice cubes and blend until smooth. You can also sweeten with a packet of Stevia at this point.
Finally, pour it into your favorite glass and garnish with an additional Oreo. I also added a drizzle of zero calorie chocolate sauce for the sake of presentation 😉 .
298 calories | 34 g carbs, 9 g fat, 22 g protein
White Chocolate “Mousse”
If you just gave me this to eat I would assume it was a full fat and full calorie dessert…honestly I want to make this for someone and then tell them after they eat it that it’s thinned out! I don’t think they will believe me!
Measure out 170 g of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. Add 1 packet of Splenda and 6 g nonfat, sugar free pudding mix (I used the white chocolate flavor). Stir, stir, stir until the mixture gets VERY thick. Next, crumble up one Oreo and you are ready to enjoy.
It’s hard to tell from this picture, but unlike the Oreo Sundae above, the texture of this bowl is much thicker. That’s why I call it a mousse! If you were to turn the bowl upside down, nothing would drop out.
I can’t wait to try this with other flavor combinations! Next up on my list will be a chocolate pudding mix that I plan to top with chocolate sauce and my protein-filled brownie cupcakes. Calling all chocoholics!
170 calories | 19 g carbs, 2 g fat, 18 g protein