Delicious High-Protein Cheesecake Recipe: Guilt-Free and Easy to Make

Delicious High-Protein Cheesecake Recipe: Guilt-Free and Easy to Make

Delicious High-Protein Cheesecake Recipe: Guilt-Free and Easy to Make

High Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Hey there, fellow cheesecake enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, you know the struggle of trying to balance your passion for creamy, dreamy desserts with your desire to maintain some semblance of a healthy lifestyle. Well, have I got news for you! Today, we’re diving headfirst into a recipe that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about indulgent treats. Say hello to your new favorite dessert: the Delicious High-Protein Cheesecake! This recipe is not only guilt-free and easy to make, but it also packs a protein punch that will leave you feeling satisfied and happy.

First things first, let’s talk macros. Our star of the show comes in at a delightful 371 calories per serving, with 23.1 grams of net carbs, 20.3 grams of fat, and a whopping 25.4 grams of protein. Yes, you read that right—25.4 grams of protein per slice! It’s practically a post-workout snack disguised as a dessert. And the best part? You won’t need to sacrifice flavor or texture. This cheesecake is so rich and creamy, you’ll swear it’s the real deal. Plus, with a topping of Jordan’s Salted Caramel Skinny Sauce (zero-calorie caramel syrup) and some crushed pecans, you’ll be transported to dessert heaven without any of the guilt.

So, grab your mixing bowls and let’s get baking! The steps are simple, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Your friends and family won’t believe it’s a high-protein, low-guilt treat. And if you’re feeling generous, go ahead and share the recipe—but be prepared for them to start requesting it at every gathering! With this Delicious High-Protein Cheesecake, you’ll be the hero of the dessert table, all while sneaking in some extra protein. Happy baking, and may your cheesecakes always rise to the occasion!

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High Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Molly's Zero Sugar + High Protein Cheesecake

Yield: 12 Slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 55 seconds
Total Time: 21 minutes 55 seconds

Indulge guilt-free with this delicious Zero Sugar High Protein Cheesecake! 🍰✨ Perfect for those who crave a sweet treat without the extra sugar or carbs. Packed with protein to keep you satisfied and energized, this creamy delight is a health-conscious dessert lover's dream. Whether you're on a keto diet, managing diabetes, or just looking to enjoy a healthier dessert option, this cheesecake will hit the spot. Easy to make and absolutely delicious, it's a win-win. Follow the recipe for a slice of heaven that loves you back!


For the Crust

  • 2 cups Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1-2 packets of Stevia/Erythritol blend (or 1-2 tsp)
  • 4 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For Cheesecake

  • 16 oz Light Cream Cheese (2 bricks)
  • 1 cup Low Fat 1% Milk Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 4 packets Stevia Erythritol Blend (or 4 tsp)
  • 4 Level Scoops of 365 Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder


For the Crust:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 320 degrees F.
  2. Grease your springform pan lightly with oil or butter.
  3. In large skillet, toast blanched almond flour until golden brown and fragrant (this will give a delicious flavor and crunch to your crust!)
  4. Once toasted, add stevia/erythritol to crumbs and mix well, then pour in melted butter and combine.
  5. Next, place crumbs mixture into springform pan and firmly press into desired crust shape and thickness.
  6. Bake crust for 10-12 minutes (or until you reach desired doneness).
  7. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

For the Cheesecake:

  1. In high-speed mixer, combine greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and cream cheese. Beat until smooth.
  2. Next, add eggs, egg whites, Swerve, and stevia/erythritol blend.
  3. Scrape sides of bowl and create a well in the center of your mixture. Pour corn starch and protein powder into the well and stir by hand to combine, finishing again with the high-speed mixture (Note: if you skip stirring by hand, you will have a huge mess to clean up!)
  4. Once fully mixed, pour cheesecake mixture over top of crust. (Note: Be sure to use a baking sheet underneath your springform pan or get a springform pan protector to keep your cheesecake from spilling out into your oven.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until cheesecake is browning on edges but not quite done in the center.
  6. Turn oven off but leave cheesecake in the oven to cool. This will allow the center of your cheesecake to cook through the middle without anything burning.
  7. Serve warm or cold, top with desired toppings like fresh fruit, chopped nuts, and/or Jordan's Skinny Syrups (Salted Caramel is my fave!)
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 20.3gSaturated Fat: 7.3gUnsaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 75.2mgSodium: 367.8mgCarbohydrates: 25.3gNet Carbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 9.9gProtein: 25.4g
The Ultimate Guide to Healthy, High-Protein Bourbon Chicken

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy, High-Protein Bourbon Chicken

Hey there, fellow food lovers! Ever find yourself in a culinary conundrum, torn between sticking to your health goals and indulging in something absolutely mouthwatering? Well, worry no more! I’ve got the perfect solution that marries both worlds in a delicious harmony—my healthy, delicious, and juicy high-protein Bourbon Chicken recipe. Yes, you heard that right: bourbon chicken and healthy in the same sentence. Let’s dive into this flavor fiesta!

Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Let’s Talk Chicken

First off, let’s talk about the star of the show—chicken. Chicken breast is the go-to protein powerhouse, packing a whopping 31 grams of protein per serving. But wait, it gets better. We’re marinating this lean, mean protein machine in a deliciously-infused elixir that’s so good, you’ll be tempted to sip it straight from the bowl (please don’t, though; we need it for the chicken). This marinade is a delightful blend of bourbon (or you can sub Apple Cider Vinegar), coconut aminos, garlic, and a bit of coconut sugar for that perfect balance of sweet and savory. It’s like a spa day for your taste buds!

Bourbon vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Bourbon? Isn’t that the stuff that makes me dance on tables at weddings?” Yes, the very same! But here, a little bourbon goes a long way in adding a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds do a happy jig. And don’t worry about the alcohol content—most of it cooks off, leaving behind a rich, caramel-like essence that makes this dish truly unforgettable. Plus, it’s a great way to impress your friends and family with your culinary prowess. Just imagine their faces when you casually drop, “Oh, it’s a bourbon marinade” into conversation. Instant chef cred!

Coconut Sugar? I barely know her!

Coconut sugar is the undercover superhero of sweeteners! Picture this: while regular sugar is busy plotting cavities and sugar crashes, coconut sugar is blending in, offering a caramel-like flavor with a lower glycemic index. It’s like the Clark Kent of sugars, keeping your energy levels steady and your sweet tooth satisfied without the post-dessert drama. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients like iron, zinc, and antioxidants, making it the James Bond of pantry staples — suave, multifunctional, and always leaving you wanting more. So next time you’re baking cookies or sweetening your coffee, let coconut sugar be your secret agent for a healthier, tastier mission.

In all seriousness, coconut sugar, (which is derived from the sap of the coconut palm tree), has gained popularity as a natural sweetener with several notable benefits. One of its primary advantages is its low glycemic index, which means it causes a slower rise in blood sugar levels compared to regular table sugar. This makes it a favorable option for those managing diabetes or aiming to maintain steady energy levels. Additionally, coconut sugar retains some of the nutrients found in the coconut palm, including iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, offering a small nutritional boost. The presence of inulin, a type of dietary fiber, further aids in digestive health by promoting beneficial gut bacteria. As a minimally processed and eco-friendly alternative to conventional sugars, coconut sugar supports both personal health and sustainable agriculture practices.

Saute, Sauce, & Serve It Up!

The process couldn’t be easier. Are you ready for this?

First, you’re going to combine all of your sauce ingredients into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and let it continue to boil for about 16 minutes (until a nice, sticky glaze forms).

While your sauce in heating and boiling, dice your chicken and add it to a large skillet with a little bit of avocado or extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Once your chicken is cooked through and your glaze is made, simply combine the two and serve your delicious chicken over rice (or cauliflower rice, if you’re going lower carb!)

Pro Tip: Double your glaze recipe and use it as a stir fry sauce. I love to get Trader Joe’s stir fry veggie blend and sauté that in a wok with some EVOO and then add my sauce at the end! It makes for a delicious (and totally nutritious) meal!


So, whether you’re meal prepping for the week or looking for a show-stopping dish for your next dinner party, this healthy, high-protein bourbon chicken recipe has got you covered. It’s quick, it’s easy, and most importantly, it’s ridiculously delicious. Give it a try and let me know how it goes—preferably with photos of your own bourbon-infused dance moves. Happy cooking!

xoxo, molly
Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Discover the ultimate guilt-free comfort food with my mouthwatering Bourbon Chicken recipe! 🍗✨ This dish is not only delicious but also packed with protein to keep you energized throughout the day. Juicy chicken breast, chopped and marinated in a sweet and savory bourbon sauce, then perfectly seared and simmered to tender perfection. Ideal for a weeknight dinner or meal prep, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Serve it over fluffy white rice or alongside steamed veggies for a complete and satisfying meal.


For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon (or sub Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos (can sub Soy Sauce, but Coconut Aminos add a sweeter flavor and elevate the sauce).
  • 4 tbsp Rice Vinegar (can sub Lemon Juice)
  • 2 tsps of Minced Garlic (or 4 Garlic Cloves)
  • 4 tsp Ground Ginger

For the Chicken

  • 6-8 Chicken Breasts, cut into one-inch pieces
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Veggies

  • Stir Fry Veggie Blend (carrots, snap peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil or EVOO
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  1. In medium sauce pan, combine all sauce ingredients. Whisk well and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, keep heat on high and allow to boil until a sticky glaze forms, whisking often. Tip: This usually takes about 10-15 minutes for me.
  3. While your glaze is forming, place chicken into skillet and generously season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  5. Once finished, pour glaze over chicken and combine well. Serve over white rice with yum yum sauce.
  6. If adding sautéed veggies, simply sautée them until tender (about 5-7 mins) in a wok or skillet with 2 tbsp of EVOO or Avocado oil, season with salt and pepper.
  7. That's it!


Note: This recipe makes enough chicken and sauce to serve 8 people. If you would rather serve four and add sauteed and sauced veggies, simply half the chicken in the recipe, but keep the sauce measurements the same. Use half of the sauce for your chicken and the other half for your veggies!

You could also just add the sauteed veggies to the pan of cooked chicken and sauce it all together, but this will result in a less saucy dish overall.

The Most Delicious Bang Bang Chicken Wontons: Spicy & Protein-Packed

The Most Delicious Bang Bang Chicken Wontons: Spicy & Protein-Packed

Welcome, foodies and flavor enthusiasts, to my Bang Bang Chicken Wontons Recipe post!

bang bang chicken wonton recipe

Today, we’re embarking on a culinary adventure that promises to be both tasty and nutritious. If you’ve been searching for a dish that combines mouth-watering flavors with a protein punch, look no further than my delicious Bang Bang Chicken Wontons! Not only are these little pockets of joy incredibly satisfying, but they’re also the perfect snack or appetizer to impress your friends and family. So, let’s dive into the magic of these delectable bites!

These Bang Bang Chicken Wontons are Bang Bang-in

First things first: what exactly makes Bang Bang Chicken Wontons so delectable? It’s the perfect marriage of crispy wonton wrappers and a savory, protein-packed chicken filling, all drizzled with a tantalizing sauce that boasts the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. Think of it as a flavor explosion that leaves you craving more with each bite. The filling is made with tender ground chicken, mixed with a blend of garlic chili sauce, 0% greek yogurt (for a protein punch), sriracha, honey, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. High in protein and rich in flavor, this filling is a game-changer for anyone looking to up their snack game, or for my Bari-besties out there looking to maximize every bite.

Sauce Goals: Spicy & Savory

Now, let’s talk about the sauce—because what’s a Bang Bang dish without its signature sauce? The Bang Bang sauce is where the magic truly happens. A creamy concoction of greek yogurt (you can use mayo if you prefer), garlic chili sauce, and a hint of sriracha, this sauce delivers a kick that’s just spicy enough to keep things interesting. It’s the perfect complement to the crunchy wonton exterior and the savory chicken filling. Garnish your wontons with some sesame seeds and chopped cilantro or green onion, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a dish that’s not only protein-packed and delicious but also Instagram-worthy.

Bang Bang Chicken Wontons: A Conclusion

In conclusion, Bang Bang Chicken Wontons are more than just a snack—they’re an experience. They’re the kind of dish that makes you want to dance a little happy dance in your kitchen because you’ve discovered something truly special. They’re easy to make, packed with protein, and bursting with flavor. So, the next time you’re looking to impress or simply indulge in something delightful, whip up a batch of these wontons. Your taste buds—and your protein intake—will thank you! Happy cooking, and may your Bang Bang Chicken Wontons bring you all the joy and deliciousness you deserve.

xoxo, molly
bang bang chicken wonton recipe

Bang Bang Chicken Wontons

Yield: 12 Wontons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Looking for a spicy, delicious, and protein-packed dish? Try my Bang Bang Chicken Wontons! Perfectly portioned and bariatric-friendly, these wontons are filled with tender chicken and a zesty, creamy sauce that will tantalize your taste buds. Ideal for post-surgery meals or anyone seeking a healthier yet indulgent option. Get ready to savor every bite of this guilt-free delight! #BariatricFriendly #HealthyEating #SpicyChicken #ProteinPacked #BangBangWontons


For the Wontons

  • 24 Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken, browned
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish, optional

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup 0% Greek Yogurt or Light Mayonaisse
  • 1/4 cup Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tsp of Rice Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Honey


    1. 1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Next, take all 24 wonton wraps and place them into a greased muffin tin (Tip: put two wraps together turning them so the corners are staggered).
    3. Bake for 8-10mins, or until slightly brown and crispy.
    4. Remove wonton wraps from oven, set aside to cool.
    5. Next, in a large skillet, warm your avocado oil.
    6. Brown 1 lb ground chicken (season with salt and pepper).
    7. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add sauce to chicken and toss well.
    8. Drop approximately 2 tsp of the sauced ground chicken mixture into each wonton cup.
    9. Lightly garnish with sesame seeds
    10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Wonton Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 3.8ggNet Carbohydrates: 10.8gProtein: 9.1gg
Power of Protein: The Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Bari-Nutrition

Power of Protein: The Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Bari-Nutrition

So, you’ve just braved the wild world of weight loss surgery and emerged victorious. Your protein goal seems pretty high, but you’ve got the power and you’re shedding pounds, trusting the process, and gaining a new lease on life. Congratulations! This is just the beginning of the journey.

Power of Protein after Bariatric Surgery

As our surgeons and dietitians have said over and over again, It’s crucial to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay strong, healthy, and vibrant. Enter the superhero of post-surgery nutrition: protein. It’s the muscle-mending, energy-boosting, hunger-curbing nutrient you didn’t know you needed, but now can’t live without. And boy, do I have some tasty tips to share on maximizing your protein intake!

Protein Powerhouse #1: Cottage Cheese

First on the list: Cottage Cheese. This lumpy delight isn’t just for your grandma’s breakfast. Packed with protein, it’s a versatile snack or meal addition. But here’s a pro tip—read those labels! When choosing low-fat options, watch out for added sugars sneaking in as flavor enhancers. Cottage cheese is like the chameleon of dairy; you can mix it with fruits, veggies, or even a spoonful of peanut butter for a protein-packed punch.

Protein Powerhouse #2: 0% Greek Yogurt

Next up, let’s talk about 0% Greek Yogurt. Fage (pronounced fa-yay), anyone? This creamy delight is like the Swiss Army knife of the protein world. It’s low in fat but high in satisfaction. Toss in some berries or a drizzle of honey and you’ve got yourself a snack that feels indulgent but is actually good for you. Greek Yogurt is also incredibly versatile. Try substituting it in any recipe that calls for sour cream or mayonnaise (like my incredibly delicious Bang Bang Chicken Wontons). Pre-surgery, I hated greek yogurt. It was too sour tasting and I could not do the texture. Post surgery, I go through several tubs every month! The Fage brand is my favorite. I find it excellent because it isn’t too intense. It tastes just like sour cream, honestly.

Protein Powerhouse #3: Beef Jerky

Oh, and did I mention Zero Sugar Beef Jerky? Perfect for those on-the-go moments when you need a quick protein fix but don’t want to compromise on health. It’s like having a personal protein-packed bodyguard in your pocket.

Protein Powerhouse #4: Pre-made Protein Shakes

For the shake enthusiasts, Premier Protein Shakes are a delicious option if you don’t mind artificial sweeteners. If you’re more of a clean eater or vegan, OWYN brand shakes have your back. And here’s a fun tip—if you’re a coffee lover, why not make a ‘proffee’? Add your protein shake to 6-8 oz of coffee, throw in some ice, and you’ve got a refreshing, protein-boosted beverage. Elevate it with Jordan’s Skinny Sauces and Syrups; my faves are Dark Chocolate Espresso and Salted Caramel—yum!

Protein Powerhouse #5: Protein Chips

Quest Protein Chips are my ride-or-die (especially the Spicy Sweet Chili flavor). I know they are expensive, but have you tasted them?! They are so delicious and feel so “normal” and “non-diety” that I will continue to pay the astronomical price of $2.98 per 1.1 ounce bag. Fun fact about me- I love Mexican food. Probably (a lot) more than the average person. My favorite dish is Arroz con Pollo and I can never get enough. Since surgery, I have found that taking a small baggie in my purse with two street taco-sized mission tortillas and a bag of quest chips (in Loaded Taco, Spicy Sweet Chili, or Ranch) makes me feel like I am not missing out on anything from my former stomach-days.

Protein Powerhouse #6: Lean Meats

Lean meats like chicken breast, ground chicken, ground turkey, and/or turkey burgers are also excellent choices. Try whipping up a flavor-filled protein recipe like my Clean and Delicious Bourbon Chicken, these Maple Turkey Burgers, or my absolutely decadent and guilt-free Protein Cheesecake (with a whopping 25g per slice!) Recipes like these can make your meals both nutritious and delicious.

Protein Powerhouse #7: Cheese Sticks

My surgeon recommends low-fat/light dairy options as they are lower in fat and calories, so I typically opt for light cheese sticks. I find them to be a quick and convenient snack on the go. Typically, I pair my cheese sticks with some grapes or a handful of pistachios as this is a simple and easily portable way to get in some solid nutrition, but if you’re really feeling something more gooey, cheesy, and fried, try wrapping your cheese stick(s) in a wonton wrapper and placing in the air fryer!

Protein Powerhouse #8: Collagen Peptides

Next up: collagen peptides. While not a complete protein source, collagen peptides are fantastic for joint and bone health, hair, skin, and nails. My go-to peptides are made by Vital Proteins. I usually get the unflavored one because it sits the best for my stomach, but if you’re looking for another yummy option, try making some collagen hot chocolate with Vital Proteins Chocolate Collagen Powder Supplement.

Protein Powerhouse #9: Protein Powders

For the culinary adventurers out there, Isopure’s unflavored protein powder is a dream for adding to recipes—mix it into soups, salad dressings, or even brownie batter. Some people can get away with adding some to their gatorade, coffee, and even water- but I find it to have a distinct taste personally and I just can’t do that. Baking into recipes or flavorful dishes works like a charm though!

The Whole Foods 365 Grass Fed Whey protein powder is probably my holy grail. Blend it into smoothies or bake it into your favorite treats. This stuff is a key ingredient in my delicious high-protein cheesecake recipe, but it tastes great in just about anything you put it in!

Let’s not forget about Seeq Protein Powder, which tastes like melted Jolly Ranchers—seriously! It’s sweet, so best to dilute it, but it’s a fun way to meet your protein goals. For those moments when a chocolate or milky shake just won’t cut it, Seeq will save the day (and your macros).

Protein Powerhouse #10: Fairlife Non-Fat Skim Milk

Last, but certainly not least- Fairlife Non-Fat Skim Milk is a lactose-free, protein-packed marvel. With 13g of protein per 8 oz serving, it’s the perfect base for a protein coffee that’ll have you starting your day with a bang.

So, GET IT, FRIEND! Embrace these protein-packed options and continue your journey with strength, vitality, and, most importantly, deliciously good health. Your post-surgery body will thank you!

xoxo, molly
Buttery & Flakey: Recipe for a Quick, Easy, & Delicious Low-Carb Pie and Quiche Crust

Buttery & Flakey: Recipe for a Quick, Easy, & Delicious Low-Carb Pie and Quiche Crust

This easy and delicious low-carb pie crust will surely knock your socks off!

Low Carb Pie/Quiche Crust Recipe

For my Bacon + Cheese Quiche recipe, click here.

For more recipes, click here.

xoxo, molly
Low-Carb, Gluten Free Pie/Quiche Crust

Low-Carb, Gluten Free Pie/Quiche Crust

Yield: 1 Crust
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy and Delicious, 3 ingredient Low Carb, Gluten Free Pie/Quiche Crust


  • 1/2 stick of Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1.5 Cups of Almond Flour
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • A pinch of your favorite sweetener (if using for a sweet dish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Add dough to a greased 9-inch pie pan and press out into the dish.
  4. Using a fork, pierce holes into bottom and sides of dough to avoid bubbling and promote even baking.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
The Best & Easiest Bacon + Cheese Breakfast Quiche

The Best & Easiest Bacon + Cheese Breakfast Quiche

Looking for a delicious start to your day? Look no further than my Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Quiche Recipe!

Are you ready to revolutionize your mornings with a breakfast that is as delicious as it is nutritious? Look no further! Introducing my new Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Quiche – a dish that checks all the boxes: low carb, high protein, bariatric-friendly, and most importantly, absolutely scrumptious. Whether you’re following a specific diet plan or just looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, this quiche is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

One of the best things about this quiche is its simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients like eggs, bacon, cheese, and some spices, you can whip up a satisfying meal in no time. The combination of crispy bacon and gooey cheese nestled in a fluffy egg base is sure to make your taste buds dance. Plus, the recipe is highly adaptable – feel free to toss in some spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers for an extra burst of flavor and nutrients.

Will You Make Your Bacon + Cheese Quiche with a Crust or Go Crustless?

If you’re looking for a low-carb, buttery, flakey crust, check out this recipe here.

I made mine with a crust for my husband’s benefit, though I just ate around the crust, myself. You can’t go wrong either way! An even easier option would be to use your favorite store bought crust, just make sure to thaw it in the fridge overnight!

All the Bacon + Cheesy Flavor, No Guilt!

What truly sets this quiche apart is its health benefits. With its low-carb and high-protein profile, it’s perfect for those who are managing their weight or following a bariatric diet. Each bite is packed with the energy you need to kickstart your day while keeping you full and satisfied for hours. And the best part? It’s a hit with everyone, from kids to adults. So why not gather your family around the table and share this delightful dish? Trust me, they’ll be asking for seconds!

Need a few more breakfast ideas? Check out my recipe library here!

bacon + cheese quiche

I must say- my Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Quiche is more than just a meal – it’s an experience! It’s a way to bring joy and nourishment to your mornings without compromising on taste or health. So go ahead, give it a try, and watch as it becomes a beloved part of your breakfast routine. Happy cooking!

xoxo, molly
bacon and cheese quiche recipe

Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Quiche Filling (Low Carb/High Protein, Bariatric Friendly)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 package Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Fairlife Skim Milk (you can sub any milk, but Fairlife adds protein!)
  • 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Chop and cook bacon in skillet until it reaches desired crispiness.
  3. Once cooked, place bacon into greased 9-inch pie pan. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl. combine eggs, salt, pepper, and milk. Beat until all yolks are broken and all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Add mozzarella, parmesan, and mexi-blend cheese to egg mixture and stir lightly.
  6. Pour egg and cheese mixture over bacon. lightly mix the egg/cheese mixture with the bacon.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a knife into the center of your quiche. If it comes out clear, the dish is fully cooked!


For my Bariatric Besties:

I cut this quiche into a traditional 8-slice quiche and then cut half of the slices in half again! 1/2 slice + 1/8 cup of freshly sliced strawberries were a delectable and filling breakfast for me!

Macros for a half slice are:

  • 127 calories
  • 1g net carbs
  • 7.8g fat
  • 12.5g protein

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 15.5gSaturated Fat: 7.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 134.6mgSodium: 652.6mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: .8gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 25.1g
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Protein Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Protein Cookies

Introducing my new recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Protein Cookies. Are you on the lookout for a guilt-free, delicious treat that satisfies your sweet tooth while helping you maintain your macro goals? Look no further!

GF chocolate chip banana bread protein cookies

These cookies are not only scrumptious but also packed with wholesome ingredients to keep you energized throughout the day.


  • 2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour (I like King Arthur and Cup4Cup brands)
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar (lower glycemic index than table sugar), or sub in your zero sugar sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Fairlife Skim Milk
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 scoops of unflavored Isopure protein powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to ensure your cookies bake evenly and don’t stick.
  2. Cream together the butter, protein powder, and coconut sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture is fluffy and well combined. This step is crucial for ensuring a light and airy texture in your cookies.
  3. Add in the baking soda, salt, ripe bananas, Fairlife Skim Milk, gluten-free flour, and protein powder. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. The bananas should be mashed and fully blended into the batter, giving it a rich and moist consistency.
  4. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. This will ensure that every bite of your cookie has a delightful chocolate surprise.
  5. Drop 1 tbsp dollops of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to space them out to allow room for spreading.
  6. Bake for 11 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. This baking time ensures a perfect balance between a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior.

These Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Protein Cookies are the perfect blend of indulgence and nutrition. They are ideal for a post-workout snack, a quick breakfast on-the-go, or even a tasty dessert. Not only are they gluten-free, but they also have the added benefit of protein powder, making them a great option for those looking to increase their protein intake without compromising on flavor. Enjoy baking and indulging in these delightful cookies!

For more delicious Gluten-Free treats, click here.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Cookies

Yield: 20 Servings (2 cookies per serving)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes


  • 2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour (I like King Arthur and Cup4Cup brands)
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar (lower glycemic index than table sugar), or sub in your zero sugar sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Fairlife Skim Milk
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 scoops of unflavored Isopure protein powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter, protein powder, and sugar until fluffy and well mixed.
  3. Add in baking soda, salt, bananas, milk, flour, and protein powder.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips last, then drop 1 tbsp dollops of batter onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake 11 minutes (or until edges begin to turn brown).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 12.5mgSodium: 170.5mgCarbohydrates: 26.6gNet Carbohydrates: 25.3gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 21.8gProtein: 3.4g
xoxo, molly
One Month Post-Op from Gastric Sleeve: My Honest Experience

One Month Post-Op from Gastric Sleeve: My Honest Experience

Heyyyy besties! On May 22nd, I hit a monumental milestone – I’m officially one month post-op from gastric sleeve surgery (and bursting with excitement to share my journey with you!) Buckle up because it’s been a wild ride filled with laughter, tears, and some seriously joy-filled moments.

1 month post-op journey

Some Back Story

Back in 2017 I hit my heaviest. My mental health was suffering, my marriage was in a rough spot, and overall, I was struggling to keep my head above water. I didn’t realize at the time how big I was… But I knew I wasn’t happy. I knew my clothes were fitting tighter and tighter until they didn’t fit anymore. I knew that when I saw myself in photos, I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I knew that doing basic everyday things was getting increasingly more difficult. I knew something needed to change, but I felt like I was so far gone that nothing could save me. To read more about my “why”, read this post here.


I tried a few different diets and supplement regimens that proved successful. I dropped about fifty pounds and was feeling so much better, but I stalled out after that and then began to yo-yo again, ultimately regaining 30 of the 50 I had lost.


Big Post-Op Milestone Wins

This first big win is something to celebrate! As of this morning, I am down a whopping 117 lbs! That’s right, 117 lbs have vanished into thin air, and I’m feeling great!

1 month post-op
Shameless Bathroom Selfie to share the win!

Since starting the surgical process in March 2024, I’ve shed 58 lbs, and let me tell you, it feels like I’ve been given a new lease on life. I can’t even begin to describe the joy and relief of watching those numbers drop and feeling my energy soar. I put together a tote several years ago filled with clothing I loved but couldn’t fit into anymore. I got to get all of those clothing items out of the box and place them into my closet/drawers to be used again! I also got to downsize my closet recently as I have so many clothes that are now too big! What a great non-scale victory!

Some other NSV’s:

  • I am wearing clothes again that I wore in college!
  • I don’t have to move my driver’s seat or adjust the steering wheel anymore after my husband has driven. I can just slip right in!
  • The seatbelt in our van isn’t maxed out and cutting into me anymore. There is room to spare.
  • I can walk further distances more easily.
  • I have so much more energy.
  • I feel so much better already!
  • I can buy clothing in stores I couldn’t previously.
  • I fit more easily and comfortably on the rides at Disney World!

Speaking of Disney World, back in Oct/November 2023, we went to Disney World to celebrate my sister’s Enchanted Engagement! We went the last week of October that overlapped with the first week of November, so we got to experience all of the lovely Fall decor, and then we also got to see the incredible Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The pics below are taken wearing the same outfit. The first was taken on that trip in 2023, the second was taken just last week.

side by side photos wearing same outfit, 58lbs different 1 month post-op

1 Month Post-Op | What I Didn’t Know that I Didn’t Know

If you are on your own surgical journey, let me share with you a little thing called the dreaded “Week Three Stall”. For me, it was the “Week Three GAIN”. *GASP*

I had been feeling so great, people had been telling me they could see a difference, I was hitting my nutritional goals, so I was certain I was killing it. When I looked down at the scale and saw a 6-pound gain, felt so defeated. I felt like a total failure and thought “Oh no! Have I already blown it?!” But I was determined to not let my mindset defeat me. I started doing some research and even talking to other bariatric patients who were further along in their post-op journeys, and I found out that this is actually a super common experience among bari-patients.

Apparently, when you advance to any new stage of the post-op process, you can experience stalls/gains. There is a video on YouTube by Dr. Christopher McGowan called “The Early Weight Loss Stall Explained” and it puts everything into perspective. He talks about how in this post-op stage, you’re losing fat instead of water weight, so it goes slower, but it makes sense as to why. Check out that video- he can explain it far better than I can!

One bari-influencer I follow on TikTok (@kalynvsgjourney) gave me some good advice- she said “these stalls can last a bit longer than you would expect. Put the scale away so you don’t get distracted. Focus on meeting your goals and then track your measurements! You will see loss continue and stay encouraged. Let me just say, she was definitely right.

Post-Op Transition from Liquids to Solids (or Purées, really).

Now, let’s get to the fun part – my first real food experience post-surgery. Picture this: I’m fourteen days post-op. I have been on liquids only for the last 6 weeks. Now, I find myself at the happiest place on Earth, my home away from home, Walt Disney World. I am surrounded by magic, laughter, and a little bit of pixie dust. So what do I choose as my food? None other than the iconic Pineapple Dole Whip! 🍍 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my first bite of solid food after surgery was a swirl of pineapple perfection. I felt like I was living a fairy tale, savoring each spoonful as if it were a kiss from Prince Charming himself. Who knew that something so simple could taste like a slice of heaven?

PS, peep this transformation. Jake and me at WDW in 2018 vs. 2024!

“If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It”- Walt Disney

As I continue this journey (that is just getting started), I’m reminded that every step, no matter how small, is worth celebrating. So here’s to more laughter, more milestones, and more magical moments ahead. If you’re considering a similar path, know that it’s not just about the weight loss; it’s about reclaiming your life, one Dole Whip at a time. Cheers to new beginnings and the delicious adventures that come with them! 🌟

PS, if you’re in need of a surgeon, check out my surgeon, Dr. Darrell Doucette, at Alabama Surgical Associates.

xoxo, molly
Washing in the Word: The SOAP Method for Christians

Washing in the Word: The SOAP Method for Christians

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding moments of tranquility and spiritual nourishment can be a challenge. Yet, amidst the chaos, there lies a timeless practice that offers solace and deepens our connection with God – studying The Word. The SOAP method of Bible study is a great and practical tool for diving deep into the wisdom of the Word.

Scripture: The journey begins with scripture – the living, breathing word of God. As Christians, we believe that every word penned in the Bible is divinely inspired. So, as we embark on our study, we choose a passage that speaks to us, one that resonates with our current circumstances or simply tugs at our hearts.

Observation: With our chosen scripture in hand, we embark on the path of observation. This step invites us to delve deeper into the text, to ponder its meaning, and to uncover the truths it holds. We ask questions, we analyze, and we seek to understand the context in which the words were written. Through observation, we glean insights that might otherwise remain hidden, allowing the scripture to come alive in our hearts and minds.

Application: The true power of scripture lies not merely in its comprehension but in its application. As we reflect on the passage before us, we are prompted to consider how its message applies to our lives today. What lessons can we learn? What changes must we make? The SOAP method challenges us to move beyond mere intellectual understanding and to allow the word of God to transform us from within.

Prayer: Finally, we come to prayer – the cornerstone of our relationship with God. In this concluding step, we offer up our thoughts, our reflections, and our desires to the One who hears our every word. We thank Him for the insights gained, we seek His guidance in applying them to our lives, and we ask for the strength to walk in obedience to His will.

In essence, the SOAP method is more than just a study tool – it’s a spiritual discipline, a pathway to deeper intimacy with our Creator. Through scripture, observation, application, and prayer, we embark on a journey of washing in the word, allowing its cleansing waters to purify our hearts and minds.

So, beloved brothers and sisters, as you navigate the ups and downs of life, remember the power of the SOAP method. Take time each day to immerse yourself in the scriptures, to reflect on their meaning, to apply their truths, and to commune with the One who authored them. In doing so, may you find renewal, strength, and unwavering faith in the God who loves you beyond measure.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105

xoxo, molly
Magic and the Money | Disney World on a Budget

Magic and the Money | Disney World on a Budget

Okay, y’all- no gatekeeping here! As a former Cast Member, people are always asking me Disney questions. So today, I am here to spill allllll the Disney-tea about experiencing the magic of Disney- without breaking your budget!

Tips for doing Disney World on a Budget graphic

Embarking on a journey to the happiest place on Earth doesn’t necessarily mean you have to empty your life savings. In fact, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, a dash of clever planning, and a healthy dose of humor, you can experience the magic of Disney World without your wallet taking a trip to Neverland! So, buckle up your seatbelts & fasten your mouse ears. It’s time to dive into the ultimate guide on experiencing Disney World on a budget, laughter included.

Disney on a Budget | Tip #1: Lets Talk Tickets

Firstly, let’s talk tickets. Buying tickets to Disney World can feel like you’re funding a small moon landing. However, there are ways to shave off some of the costs. For starters, be on the lookout for special offers directly from Disney. They occasionally offer discounted tickets for longer stays, or for specific groups like military families. Another pro tip is to avoid peak times like holidays and summer vacation, when prices skyrocket faster than Space Mountain. Instead, opt for the less crowded, and less expensive, off-peak times. You’ll save money and won’t have to elbow your way through a sea of people just to catch a glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle.

Pro Tip: Plan your trip in the post-Christmas/pre-Spring Break window (the second week of January through the end of February!) The weather is IDEAL, the crowds are smaller than normal (since everyone is coming off of that Christmas hype and/or prepping for Spring Break), and the prices are some of the lowest of the season.

PS: Just a word of warning: Beware of a crowd surge around Super Bowl Sunday… Football die-hards love to visit the Magic Kingdom on the Monday after the Super Bowl knowing they may just catch a glimpse of their favorite QB!

Disney on a Budget | Tip #2: Lodging & Accomodations

Now, onto accommodations. Staying at a Disney hotel can be as expensive as buying a small castle in Arendelle. Fear not, for there are a plethora of budget-friendly hotels and resorts nearby that won’t require you to sell a kidney. Many of these offer free shuttles to the parks, which means you can save on parking fees (because, yes, Mickey Mouse also charges you to park your carriage). By staying off-site, you get to explore more of the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista/Kissimmee area, including dining options that are significantly cheaper than those in the parks. Just imagine enjoying a hearty meal without the fear of Goofy judging your spending habits. “Gawrsh!”

Some of our favorite off-property resorts include:

Disney on a Budget | Tip #3: Food & Beverage

Let’s talk food. Inside the park, a single bottle of water is going to run you close to $5. But fear not, there is a totally free way for you to smuggle in your own liquid life-sustainer. In fact, you don’t even have to smuggle it! Disney is completely cool with guests bringing in their own food and drinks into the parks. Yes, you heard that right. Packing your own snacks and water bottles can save you a pirate’s ransom over the course of your visit.

We always bring refillable water bottles. All Quick-Service Food & Beverage locations that offer fountain beverages have free cups of ice water! Note: carts and locations with bottle beverages do not offer free water. We use these complimentary, filtered waters to refill our bottles and it saves us soooo much money. Just note that glass containers of any kind are prohibited. I have heard that baby food in glass jars is an exception to this rule, but I would confirm with Guest Services before your trip to be sure!

Pro-Tip: If you are traveling with a friend, consider snack-sharing! One of the best parts of Walt Disney World is all of the fun and delicious food. Save your Disney budget (and your daily calories) by sharing with your pals. We find it easiest to just alternate who buys and we share each item. It is great!

Disney on a Budget | Tip #4: Magical Extras to Consider

Celebration Buttons

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, don’t be shy about mentioning it! You might just find yourself with a magical moment, like a complimentary cupcake, making for a sweet mouse-shaped treat without the bitter aftertaste of buyer’s remorse. You can get one of these celebration buttons completely free at Guest Services (or most merchandise locations). If there is a little wiggle room in your Disney budget, I suggest having some personalized buttons made before your trip! They certainly add to the excitement as you countdown the days until departure, and make for great accessories to your magical celebration.

If you want to get some made for your crew, Alex, over at ClubhouseCreates is the best of the best at creating these buttons! She has made several for me and every time they are absolutely perfect. My little sister got engaged at Walt Disney World back in October, so I had Alex and her crew make some celebration buttons for that trip. Here is a picture!

Custom designed button that says "Just Engaged Ali & Riley" with their photo at the castle

That whole trip was so magical and fun. Read all about it here.

Resort Hopping

This is one of my favorite ways to spend a Disney day! Did you know that you can visit the various Disney resorts? It’s true, even if you’re not staying on property or at that resort! In some cases, you may have to make a dining reservation to be able to get in. Just check in with guest services before your trip. Touring the resorts is such a fun way to explore even more of the intricacies of Disney’s magic!

Pro-Tip: Try parking at Disney Springs and utilizing Disney’s complimentary buses to get around! OR, you could also consider Disney’s other complimentary modes of transportation:

  • The Monorail can take you to:
    • The Magic Kingdom
    • EPCOT
    • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
    • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • The Transportation & Ticket Center (TTC)
  • The Skyliner can give you access to:
    • Hollywood Studios
    • EPCOT
    • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort
    • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Water Taxis will transport you to: (Note, there are several different launch points)
    • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
    • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
    • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
    • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
    • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
    • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
    • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside
    • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter

Gingerbread Resort Tour

Want to know one of the BEST times to resort-hop? Christmas time! The holiday season begins November 1st at WDW. This is when the Deluxe resorts are finalizing the installments of their annual gingerbread creations! Each year, the deluxe resorts create their own gingerbread creations out of REAL gingerbread. They smell absolutely heavenly and majorly “up” that whole “Christmas Magic” factor. My favorite gingerbread creation is at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

This life-size gingerbread house is actually used as a retail location during the holiday season! Yes- you can actually go INSIDE of this one. They even sell gingerbread shingles! Just like the ones used to create the roof! In addition, you can purchase gingerbread mix, gingerbread mickeys, and more inside of this location! While we were there at the end of October/beginning of November, they were just starting assemble the gingerbread house! We go to taste-test some of the gingerbread and it was to die for!

Honestly, these gingerbread creations are so incredible. I could do an entire Disney trip just touring the gingerbread houses. Yep- I am saying I could go without going to a single theme park! That’s a big statement.

Disney on a Budget | Conclusion

In conclusion, experiencing Disney World on a budget is entirely possible. With some strategic planning and determination, Disney on a budget is as easy as “bibbidi, bobbidi, boo”! Remember, the true magic of Disney World doesn’t come from how much you spend, but from the memories you create. So, pack your bags, your snacks, and your sense of humor. It’s time to prepare for an adventure that’s as kind to your wallet as it is magical.

xoxo, molly
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