Your Favorite Protein-Packed Fall Recipes

Protein Packed fall recipes

 

It's that time of year for cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and Pumpkin everything. Fall has arrived, and how do we know? People are rushing to the nearest Starbucks for their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. Reality check: for all of those who are rushing to wait in line at Starbucks for your favorite drink, the standard Grande (made with 2% milk and topped with whipped cream) has 380 calories and 14g fat! Starbucks isn't the only one on the long list of offenders. There are healthier alternatives for your favorite fall drink and at the convenience of your own home! Try this CLICK Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe with 15g of protein!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Protein Packed pumpkin pie latte

Yields: 1 Servings 

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  • Pour 4 oz. of milk into a shaker cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Shake to blend spice with milk.

  • Add 8 oz. of water to shaker cup, top with 2 scoops (or 1 packet) of CLICK, seal and shake.

  • To make CLICK hot, pour into large microwave cup. Heat in microwave for one minute. Remove from microwave and stir with spoon.

  • Reheat for 30-45 seconds to desired temperature. Top with a squirt of sugar free whipped cream

  • Enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 150  |  Protein: 15g  |  Carbs: 10.5g  |  Fat: 8g  |  Fiber: 7g

 

The smell of apples and pumpkin spice might be in the air, but it's fall recipes we're craving. We have four protein-packed, pumpkin-filled recipes to suppress your sweet tooth and ease you into fall while keeping your nutrition on track.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

protein packed Pumpkin pie pancakes

Yields: 4 Servings 

Ingredients: 

Batter

Syrup

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Break Quest Bar into small pieces and place on a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine Quest Protein Powder, almond milk, egg whites, coconut flour, oat flour, pumpkin, sweetener, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • Scoop pancake batter by the heaping tablespoon onto the griddle four times. Cook pancakes on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • In a mini-blender, combine cottage cheese, pumpkin, sweetener, syrup, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.
  • Place one pancake on each plate. Drizzle syrup over pancakes, top with Quest Bar pieces, and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 220  |  Protein: 27g  |  Net Carbs: 12g  |  Fat: 4g  |  Fiber: 8g

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Muffins

Protein packed mini pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Yields: 20 Servings 

Ingredients: 

Muffin

  • 1/2 cup Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup zero-calorie sweetener
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Frosting

Topping

  • 20 pumpkin seeds

Directions:

Muffin

  • In a medium bowl, mix Quest Protein Powder, almond four, sweetener, pumpkin-pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a second medium bowl, mix pumpkin puree, applesauce, egg, egg white, and vanilla extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and whisk until completely combined.

Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, add Quest Protein Powder, cream cheese, sour cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  • With a hand mixer, mix on medium speed until thick and fluffy.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Line a mini muffin tray with 20 parchment liners. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Fill liners with batter 3/4 full.
  • In a sealable plastic bag, add frosting, and cut corner for piping. 
  • Insert tip of piping bag halfway into center of each muffin and pip cream cheese filling until it reaches the top of muffin.
  • Place muffin tray in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool muffins for 15 minutes.
  • Once muffins have cooled, pipe remaining frosting on top. Finish with one pumpkin seed, and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 80  |  Protein: 7g  |  Net Carbs: 4g  |  Fat: 3g  |  Fiber: 1g

Pumpkin Pudding Parfait

Pumpkin Pudding Parfait

Yields: 1 Servings 

Ingredients: 

Pudding Layer

Pumpkin Creme Layer

  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice

Topping:

  • Cashews, chopped

Directions:

  • Follow directions on Pudding/Shake Meal Replacement box for pudding layer.
  • In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin-pie spice.
  • Layer pudding and yogurt in a bowl, top with cashews.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 248  |  Protein: 27g  |  Carbs: 24g  |  Fat: 5g 

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

 

Yields: 1 Servings 

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil, stir in oats, and reduce to a simmer for 5-7 minutes. This may vary if you are using long cook steel cut oats, or you can use regular oatmeal if that’s what you have on hand. Just follow the directions on the box.
  • In the last minute of simmering, gradually stir in liquid egg whites. Don't dump them all in at once, or you'll wind up with scrambled eggs!
  • Once combined, remove from heat.
  • Stir in pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener, if desired. Drizzled about 1/2 teaspoon of syrup.
  • Top with pecans.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 161  |  Protein: 15.5g  |  Carbs: 13g  |  Fat: 5.5g 

Bri Harmon
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