Best High Protein Low Carb Desserts (>10g Protein Each)
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Following a keto diet? Looking for a healthy dessert that won’t sabotage your weight loss goals? I’ve got you covered. These high protein low carb desserts are just what you need. Each recipes contains at least 10 grams of protein and no more than 20 grams of carbs.
There are a few reasons why you might be after high-protein desserts with few carbohydrates.
Getting enough protein is important for all diets, as proteins are the building blocks of cells, so crucial for maintaining general health.
If you don’t think you’ve eaten enough protein, sneaking in a little protein-packed dessert at the end of the day could be just the ticket. The amount of protein you need varies per person, but an average amount is usually 45g for a woman, 55g for a man.
If you are trying to build muscle, raising your protein levels a bit higher than the average recommended daily amount will help you in this process.
This is because protein is key component of muscle synthesis, which means it is VITAL for growing muscle. It also helps to repair tissues after workouts.
High Protein Low Carb Desserts for Weight Loss
If you are trying to lose weight, focussing on protein is also a good idea! This is because protein suppresses the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin, which means that high protein foods are more filling.
Eating food that will keep you full for longer is great because it means you won’t be tempted to snack between meals anymore than your weight loss diet allows for (though if you need a snack, these low fat snacks are a good place to start!)!
Check out our high protein meal plan for inspiration on protein packed meals to carry you through the week! I also have a collection of savoury vegetarian high protein low carb recipes, as well as high protein salads for healthy lunches! See what I mean when I said I had you covered?
Let’s check out these high protein low carb recipes!
Here are 10 carefully curated healthy recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. Find yourself a healthy treat now!
Bonus: simple, delicious
Incredibly easy high-protein ricotta pancakes. Your first and foremost stop for all things tasty and high-protein – we know what we’re doing.
Bonus: bitesize, protein packed
These perfect little protein cookies made with protein powder are a great snack for on the go (if you like this, give these other high-protein cookie recipes a try!). Don’t forget to share!
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Shrikhand RecipeCheck out the recipe here
Calories: 133 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: MasalaHerb
Bonus: low fat, super easy
5-minutes shrikhand prepared with greek yogurt. An easy recipes, with only healthy fats, this sweet spiced Indian dessert is heaven on earth.
Sweet Cheesecake CupsCheck out the recipe here
Protein: 12.4g (two cake serving)
Calories: 192 kcal (two cake serving)
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: MariaUshakova
Bonus: great for meal prep, modest sweet treat
These easy mini cheesecake bites are very easy and quick to make. They are great as a snack or dessert and keep well in the fridge for several days. Perfect for meal prep.
Almond Joy Protein Ball RecipesCheck out the recipe here
Protein: 16g (4 ball serving)
Calories: 292 kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: iFoodReal
Bonus: bite size, energizing
Almond Joy Protein Balls are naturally sweetened and combine delicious flavors of coconut, almond, and chocolate in one bite-sized snack (if that sounds good, why not try these other protein ball snacks?). Energy bites are perfect on the go or pop them in your mouth when the candy bar cravings hit! Made with vegan protein powder, but could also be made with whey protein powder.
No Bake Protein CookiesCheck out the recipe here
Calories: 168 kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: iFoodReal
Bonus: no baking required, naturally sweet
Healthy No Bake Protein Cookies pack in 12 grams of protein and are made with wholesome ingredients. Like healthy cookie dough or keto peanut butter cookies! Perfect for healthy snacks, naturally sweetened with dates, plus vegan, gluten free and nut optional. If you’re a chocolate lover, why not try them with chocolate protein powder.
Chocolate HummusCheck out the recipe here
Protein: 14g (½ cup serving)
Calories: 122 kcal (½ cup serving)
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: FeastingNotFasting
Bonus: sugar free, perfect for dipping fresh fruit
This chocolate hummus is loaded with protein, low carb, sugar free and the perfect healthy snack or healthy dessert paired with fresh berries (if you like this, we have some vegan low calorie desserts over here)! A chocolate protein pudding that will get your taste buds tingling!
Whipped Cottage Cheese DessertCheck out the recipe here
Calories: 109 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: DinnerMom
Bonus: low fat, 3 ingredients, low calorie
Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert Cups are simple, satisfying, high in protein and perfect for low-carb or keto diets and anyone who loves cheesecake…but doesn’t want the extra work and calories (if you love this, try our other cottage cheese recipes too!)! Sweeten with a sweetener of your choice – I love maple syrup, personally!
Vanilla Chia Seed PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Protein: 18g (double serving)
Calories: 256 kcal (double serving)
Ready in: 5 minutes + 8 hours overnight soaking
Recipe by: DinnerMom
Bonus: simple, tasty, a blank canvas
Overnight Vanilla Chia Seeds Pudding is just waiting to be topped with berries, nuts or chocolate! Or, savored with no toppings at all as any good pudding can be. It’s low-carb, SBD compliant, keto-friendly and absolutely delicious!
Bonus: ready in 10, 3 ingredients
The 2 ingredient Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious low carb, high taste pancakes (and if you liked these, try out our other 10 vegetarian low carb breakfast ideas!). A super easy recipe, ready in 10 minutes.
- ½ tbsp butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/5 cup cream cheese (3/5 cup = 2.5oz)
- Add some butter to a pan and stick it on medium heat.½ tbsp butter
- Throw the cream cheese and eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork until creamy. If you’re planning to, now is the time to add some extras. But be careful! The batter is quite runny, so I wouldn’t add things like nuts.2 eggs, 3/5 cup cream cheese
- Alternatively you can use a hand blender, but remember to let the batter sit for a minute or two! It’ll cook better then.
- Off it goes into the pan. I usually make just one big pancake, but two medium-sized ones would also work perfectly fine.
High Protein Low Carb Desserts FAQs
What can I eat as dessert for weight loss?
Anything you like in the right quantities! Weight loss all hinges on maintaining a healthy calorie deficit over a sustained period of time. As long as the food fits in your calorie allowance, you’re good to go. However, when working with a calorie deficit, it is important to make sure that you are full and nourished the whole time.
If your body is hungry and craving nutrients, it’s going to send you cravings to try and get you to meet its needs. Therefore, the best foods to focus on are healthy foods, with whole grains, high fiber, high protein, natural ingredients etc.
That’s not to say you can never eat cake or ice cream! But maybe try to eat those less frequently and disperse them with healthier desserts like dark chocolate, almond butter protein balls or chia seed puddings (the weight loss benefits of chia are impressive, btw)!
What sweets have the lowest carbs?
Anything based around:
- Nut butters
- Yogurt/dairy products
- Dark chocolate
- Chia seeds
- Sweets made from coconut or almond flour
What sweets can I eat on a high protein diet?
Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, sweetened with a natural sweetener are great sweet high-protein recipes (more like this in these cottage cheese snack recipes!). You can also try sweets that have had protein powder added, such as these peanut butter protein cookies (or these other protein powder recipes!).
Be careful about eating too much protein powder though – it is often highly processed and full of unnatural ingredients. Natural plant-based protein like nut butters or natural vegetarian protein like dairy are a great source of protein with no strange ingredients.
How do I satisfy my sweet tooth on keto?
There are many keto friendly sweet treats you can indulge in while sticking to a keto diet. Anything made with high protein low carb ingredients will do the trick – greek yogurt and berries, peanut butter and chocolate cups, brownies made with low carb flours like almond or coconut. Just up the fat and protein and lower the carbs!
We hope you have enjoyed finding out how to prepare low carb high protein desserts (if you like these, try our high protein low calorie snack ideas too!)! Let us know what your favourites were in the comments below.