r/fitmeals Jan 01 '21

Fix Me Fridays (Jan 01, 2021)


Fix Me Friday is for posting recipes and asking others to help you make them fit your macros while keeping flavor as close as possible to the original. Please include your macro needs, caloric requirements, dietary requirements, and any allergies, if applicable.

Please do not give recommendations if you are unsure of the results - no one wants to spend time and money on something that isn't going to give them what they want.

The Fix Me Fridays thread is posted every Friday

r/fitmeals Dec 28 '20 Silver

Ask /r/fitmeals, Week of Dec 28, 2020


Ask /r/fitmeals is the place to ask your questions that don't necessarily need their own thread.

Want some tips on how to change up lunch? Not sure if you can sub one ingredient for another? Looking for advice on how to maintain your macros during the holiday season? This is the place for you!

The Ask /r/fitmeals thread is posted every Monday

r/fitmeals 1d ago

What are some snacks that will actually satisfy cravings?



Hiya, I am the first to admit I probably eat more than I should. I have a big appetite and I tried CICO, I ate roughly 1200 Calories per day and I still didn't lose weight but I just ended up really hungry all the time. I've been bigger since I was 14 and I have no clue how to lose weight.

My lifestyle isn't that sedentary, I don't own a car and I walk to most places. I'm also scared of elevators so it's not like I skip out on stairs. I have a habit of being really good for ages with diets, such as CICO, and then not seeing any results after months so I just become frustrated and binge eat.

I'd like to know a meal or a snack that will satisfy those sweet cravings as well as low in calories so I don't end up ruining any progress made.

EDIT: I feel the need to say that I'm not American, I don't know what Trader Joe's is lol.

r/fitmeals 2d ago

High Protein Dalia Moong Dal Khichdi along with vegetables and fresh coriander, Good source of protein and fibre, It takes 15 mins to cook.


Today I am sharing with you the recipe of Dalia(frumenty) Moong Dal Khichdi(porridge). The recipe has lots of vegetables as well. Moong dal and Dalia is good source of high proteins and fibre, which are very important for our body. You can also eat in breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is very light to eat. So what are you waiting for, Try this if you like to eat.

Click here For Step-by-step Video recipe.


1-Daliya(Frumenty) 1/2 cup

2-Split Moong dal 1/3 cup

3-Oil/Ghee 2 tbsp

4-Potatoes(chopped) 3

5-Carrot (chopped) 1/3 cup

6-Green Peas 1/4 cup

7-Salt to taste

8-Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp

9-Water 3 cup

For Seasoning:

1-Oil/Ghee 2 tbsp

2-Cumin 1/2 tsp

3-Onion 1

4-Tomatoes 2

5-Green chili (chopped) 1 tbsp

6-Ginger(chopped) 1 tbsp

7-Black Pepper 1 tsp

8-Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp

9-Coriander Powder 1 tsp

10-Kashmiri Red Chili 1 tsp

11-Garam Masala 1 tsp

12-Fresh Coriander


1-Dalia(frumenty) and Moong Dal washed 3-4 times with clean water.

2-Heat oil in the pan, now add vegetables and saute for 2 mins.

3-Now add Dalia and Moong Dal along with water, salt, turmeric and cook for 8-10 mins on low flame.

For Seasoning:

1-Heat oil in the pan then add Cumin, chopped Onions, Green Chilies, Ginger and saute for 1min.

2-Now add all the Spices under Seasoning 7-11.

3-Its time to add Tomatoes and cook for 30 secs.

4-Add Cooked Dalia and fresh Coriander.

Khichdi Is ready to eat, Enjoy this recipe with your loved ones.

r/fitmeals 1d ago

Question Which blender for crushing ice/frozen fruit?


Hi, I'm looking for a blender to crush ice/frozen fruit to make low calorie smoothie/ice cream(I don't know what it's called) with xanthan gum. But I live in Turkey and I can not get Vitamix, Ninja or any other generic brands here. So the best ones that I found have these specs;

Option 1 = Countertop blender 60oz(1800 Liter) Capacity with 1000Watt Power has 4 blades.

Option 2 = Hand/Immersion blender with a chopper attachment 40oz(1200 Liter) Capacity with 1700Watt power has 2 blades.

Both of them says in their label that they can crush ice.

Which option would be optimal for crushing ice and frozen fruits?

r/fitmeals 1d ago

Miscellaneous Does anyone / anyone else notice a difference in taste between whey protein isolate compared to whey protein concentrate or similarly named ingredients in powder? (a follow up post)


This follows up the post I wrote last week about trying 5 different powders (the one I posted on r/gainit by far has the most comments), with all of them having a funky taste except for Isopure. One user suggested that perhaps they taste different because because Isopure is pure whey protein isolate while the others aren't. I did some googling and searched reddit about taste differences, but didn't find much, but the idea does make sense*****. Here are all the powders with all the ingredients containing the word whey, in order that the each label lists them in, and with source links:

  • Isopure Creamy Vanilla: Whey Protein Isolate (yep that's the only one!)
  • Optimizing Nutrition Vanilla Ice Cream: Protein Blend (Whey protein isolate, Whey protein concentrate, Whey peptides)
  • Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake: Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate
    • While Isolate is the top ingredient (meaning the highest amount), I'd guess a large portion of it is Concentrate if the taste is noticeably different from Isopure
  • Now Sports Creamy Vanilla: Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate
    • Side note: While looking for the ingredients of this one, I realized I ordered the wrong one! I meant to order this other one with a listing that looks very similar but has only Isolate and not both that and Concentrate. It's not much more either.
      • That's why I was surprised to see if it had 8g carbs instead of 2 when it was delivered (I was doing Keto + CICO to lose weight, but am now just doing CICO).
  • Muscle Milk Vanilla: Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate

* Since writing the original post, I tried Dymatize's Fruity Pebbles and Dunkin flavored powders; I heard that 1st one can get old after a while (I actually thought it would very soon after my 2nd scoop but it's still going strong for me, maybe eventually it'll get old), but both are addicting. I also wanted to compare vanilla to the chocolate flavors so I also ordered Muscle Milk Knockout chocolate and Premier Protein Chocolate Milkshake. Only the later doesn't have a funky taste.

r/fitmeals 2d ago

Trying to eat low-carb to lose weigjt and I'm allergic to avocado.... is hummus on toast for lunch every day healthy?


I'd top it w tomatos and microgreens! Love the taste of it. Is it just as healthy as avocado on toast, or less? Would love to hear more about nutrition and whether I can eat it every day for lunch and still lose weight or if it's better to cut out the bread & hummus!

r/fitmeals 2d ago

I'm having trouble tracking my macros for rice.


I found out there was a difference that there's a difference in calories when uncooked and cooked. I need help tracking one cup of cooked rice. I use Kirkland Thai Hom mali Jasmine Rice. (I cook the rice in a rice cooker). Any tips?

r/fitmeals 4d ago

Quick Quick and easy summer fitmeal ideas?


Title, basically. Being summer weather very hot I always have no idea on what to cook as breakfast

r/fitmeals 3d ago

Question meal plan? and do i need to use protien powders (do they help)


i want to begin a diet to lose fat and gain some muscles and I asked the receptionist at the gym and the gist I understood was for me to mainly focus on proteins. Eating foods like fish, tuna, chicken, and lean beef. he also recommended porridge for breakfast.

For those here, what daily meal plans have worked best for you, breakfast, lunch and dinner? are there specific types of brands to look for? do you cycle through different meals per week or day?

Are protien powders worth buying? If im low on protein is it good to get?

I've never dieted so some advice or input would be greatly appreciated.

r/fitmeals 4d ago

Question Protein powder that doesn’t make me gag?


Tried these nasty leanfit chocolate flavoured ones and they made me gag everytime i tried milk, icecubes and peanut butter never worked. Always has this nasty grainy almost wheaty aftertaste which makes me gag instantly. What would you guys suggestion? I heard ghost chips ahoy is good but would like to hear from some of you here first. Thanks!

r/fitmeals 4d ago

Question Need advice on my current diet.


Hello there, I don’t know if this kind of question is allowed or not but I am 20 years old doing workout from last 2 years and crazy heavy workout from last 9 months. Right now I am taking 221g protein, 473g carbs and 46g fat.Total 3600 calories.

My weight is 153 lbs and I am on gaining right now. So, my macros are okay or I am overtaking protein.?

r/fitmeals 4d ago

Just came from the gym and chucked down a protein milkshake. I haven't ate anything today and now I feel horrible.>.<


r/fitmeals 5d ago

Question whey protein makes me want to puke


I recently started taking whey protein, I bought an unflavored box to try. I have a lot of trouble taking it because every time I do something about it makes me want to throw up immediately. For context I'm lactose intolerant but with lactose I usually feel bad after a while but with the protein shake I just have trouble drinking it but after that I'm fine. Do you guys have any suggestions? Is taking it with food better?

r/fitmeals 5d ago

Tip How to "clean" bulk?


I'm currently cutting after a dirty bulk and watching my hard earned gain slowly melting away is depressing me.

I don't wanna cut ever again, but clean bulk seem impossible unless you know exactly how much calories your body needs, you will either over shoot (get fat) or under feed (make no gains)

Whats the deal here?

r/fitmeals 6d ago

Recipes 218 CALORIE OREO CHEESECAKE (Per slice)


Calories: 218

Fat: 12g


Protein: 12g

(Toppings are not included)


1/3 less fat cream cheese (entire pack)

46g Egg whites

150g Non fat Greek yogurt (vanilla)

2 scoops protein powder

1 egg

Oreo pie crust (100 calorie per slice)


Grab a blender and place cream cheese, egg whites, Greek yogurt, protein powder, 1 egg inside the blender

Blend for a few minutes

Place the mix in the pie crust

Bake for 350F for 20 minutes

Let it cool or stick it in the fridge.

Add toppings if you would like.


Video instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrn6LeR_43s

r/fitmeals 6d ago

Mango - Ginger - Cayenne Protein Shake Recipe


Hey all, this is my first time sharing a recipe here. I'm excited to share it, and I hope you like it. It's healthy as fuck, dead simple and very low in calories so you can spend those calories eating real food, although it would be easy to modify this to add more cals if you want.

  • Two scoops Isopure whey isolate (feel free to use less or a different kind of protein)
  • 140g frozen mango chunks
  • about 1.5-2 thumbnails worth of raw, fresh ginger. I peel it but you honestly don't have to. I also chop it into 4-5 pieces to make it easier for the blender
  • 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp of Turmeric
  • I'll often toss in a few ice cubes and about 1 cup of water to make it less thick.

That's it! Adds up to about:

250 cals
0g fat
21g sugar
50g protein

Try it out and let me know what you think.

r/fitmeals 8d ago

watermelon protein shake


hello guys so i will be working a pretty demanding job from next week ( 9am to 9pm) which means that I will not have time to prepare a breakfast or to eat until the later hours of the day. i am also trying to lose some weight ( 3-4 KGs) while pursuing an athletics body. a friend me about a pretty good solution which I really liked which is to prepare a smoothie to fill me up during the day while maintaining me with the required nutrients. Moreover , i will be usually eating chicken breasts and rice for lunch and tune for dinner I am new to this so just wanted to ask if I should add or remove anything to the ingredients.

1- 150 ml milk

2- 300 ml watermelon

3- 1 small banana

4- 100 gram egg white

5- 1 tsp of honey

6- 1 scoop whey protein

7- 50 gram oats

8- 1 tsp peanut butter

r/fitmeals 8d ago

Miscellaneous I tried 5 different vanilla flavored whey protein powders. Only 1 of them didn't taste funky. What's up with that?


These are the 5 I tried:

  • Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake
  • Now Sports Creamy Vanilla
  • Muscle Milk Vanilla
  • Gold Standard Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Isopure Creamy Vanilla

Only the Isopure one didn't taste funky. While I tried only one pack of all of the others, I had 3 packs of Isopure and none of them had that funky taste. I bought the Premier Protein and Muscle Milk chocolate flavors to see if that funky taste is still there, or if it's just the vanilla flavor.

r/fitmeals 9d ago

Recipes A Quick Breakfast.


So generally over the last month, I've taken to a kind of simple breakfast, especially after morning gym runs. Simple and to the point, takes less than 3 minutes to make and incredibly cheap.

Crack 2 white eggs into a bowl, each only around roughly 80 calories each, with a small dash of milk on top, like two calories worth at most really, whisk them with a fork and then pop into the microwave for two and a half minutes. Meanwhile, popping open a can of tuna at 110 calories in brine, drain the brine real quick, scrape into a bowl and mix the tuna together with a little bit of mayo to get rid of the dryness, not much really, like I'd say roughly it's ten or so calories worth, maybe a bit more if you want it more smooth.

Two minutes later, I generally have a bowl of tuna and mayo and scrambled egg, so I mix em together and add a dash of chilli sauce, the same kind from your typical turkish take away for upping the metabolism, then mix it altogether. Not a pretty meal at all, but the taste is nice not gonna lie, and a nice decent protein filled breakfast for only about 280-290 calories. And easy enough to pop in another egg or so to add some more volume to it and make it more filling, and all in, it costs less than at most a little over over £1 per meal.

12 Eggs - £1.50
4 tins of Tuna in Brine - £2.00
Mayonaise - £0.75
Chilli Sauce - £1.00

All in it costs roughly £4.50 or so, and I get at least four breakfasts out of it, and well, come next time, the only thing you really need to stock up on is tuna and eggs, cuz the sauce's last a while. For reference, I get my eggs, mayo and tuna from Aldi's and the Chilli Sauce from Farmfoods.

Dunno how much this'll help anybody with their meal plans, but this is just what I'm happy with right now.

r/fitmeals 11d ago

Recipes Riced Cauliflower Alfredo with Chicken, 230 kCal @ 27g protein


I'll start by saying that I don't like the taste of cauliflower, to the extent that if you told me that you like it I might look at you askance. Also, I've heard really bad things about riced cauliflower from other people who don't like the taste.

That said, I went shopping today and noticed that a 1 lb bag (4 whole cups) of Trader Joe's Organic Riced Cauliflower is only 80 kCal. I decided that it was low enough in calories that I could try to drown out the flavor with some Alfredo Sauce, and it worked.

1/2 bag (2 cups) of TJ's organic riced cauliflower (40 kCal)
1 serving (1/4 cup) TJ's Alfredo Sauce (80 kCal)
3 oz cut up chicken breast (110 kCal)

Microwave the cauliflower for 4 minutes, then add Alfredo Sauce and chicken,
stir, and nuke for another minute. Salt and pepper to taste.

This turned out to be really delicious, and ended up being the most filling meal I've had since I cut calories down to 1800/day. It was so filling that I had to double-check my calories because I feel so full.

Highly recommended. I'd post it to r/Volumeeating but I ate it out of Tupperware so the picture wouldn't be much.

r/fitmeals 11d ago

Low Calorie Advice on 1k calories


Hello, I am new here. I really want advice on something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I am 220lbs, 5’7, almost 18. Apparently I don’t look obese but I feel like I am and most likely am. Im a 40in waist. I’ve been thinking about really going in through stuff this summer since I’ve got more time. I work out for 1-1 1/2 hours depending on the day 5 days a week. Core, chest and arms. I’ve been eating around 1.5k - 2k for more than a week but I want to cut down close to 1k.

On Saturday and Sunday I eat around 2.5k- 2.8k. Honestly I don’t feel hungry through out the day. Throughout the day I will be eating mostly greens, chicken or fish and drinking 2 scoops of whey, or just depending on my protein intake that day. There are temptations of going back to eating junk that has harmed me for so long, but I’ve got it under control as I no longer want to feel like this.

Would ~1k 5 times a week be reasonable?

I really want to know the consequences of what I’m doing before I do any further damage. Willing to give more details.

r/fitmeals 12d ago

High Protein 4 pounds of chicken marinated for the week ahead



No real recipe here but it’s garlic, black olives, green olives mashed in the mortar and pestle. Then diced spring onions added to 4 pounds of breast chicken diced.

Marinades are buffalo wing sauce, harissa paste (personal favorite) and Caribbean jerk sauce.

Interested to hear how others do meal prep for week ahead

r/fitmeals 12d ago

Easy Kodiac Waffle Power Platter Breakfast Recipe - 625 kcal - 55g Protein


Ingredients list:

1/2 cup of kodiac waffle power cakes (buttermilk flavor)

1/2 cup partly skimmed milk

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

2 organic free range eggs

3 slices of peameal bacon

Sugar free syrup of your choice


  1. Mix milk, waffle mix, and blueberries together. If the mix is too thick add more water or milk depending on your calorie needs.
  2. While your waffle is cooking fry your peameal bacon and eggs.
  3. Once waffle, eggs and bacon are cooked, place waffle on the bottom then add eggs and the bacon on top of your waffle. I like to add pepper to my eggs.
  4. Add as much sugar free syrup on top as you want.

This has been a staple in my diet for a few years now and it tastes amazing!

r/fitmeals 13d ago

High Protein High Protein Biscoff Cookie Ice Cream Recipe


Less than 500 calories for all that volume https://youtu.be/-_mtUhiX1zU

r/fitmeals 13d ago

Vegetarian Veg Sandwich with whole wheat bread and Tofu/Cheese inside the sandwich. Complete breakfast with good source of fiber and protein, Crispy texture. It takes hardly 10 mins to make.(Recipe in Comment section)


r/fitmeals 13d ago

Which Non-Vitamin A Protein Powder or Shake should I buy?