The next time you feel yourself getting hangry, don’t reach for the candy bar. Instead, try one of these high protein snacks to keep you satisfied for the rest of the afternoon. These recipes are great to keep at your desk for a snack or to eat after working out. If possible, make a batch of the snacks over the weekend during your meal-prep to last you the whole week.
1. Hardboiled Egg and Avocado Bowl
Via Eating Bird Food
Hardboiled eggs provide 15 grams of protein, while avocado also serves as a healthy fat to keep you fuller longer. Try boiling your eggs in an instant pot for easy preparation.
2. Apple Cinnamon Protein Cookies
Via Eat the Grains
This recipe has no added sugar and only 43 calories per serving. If possible, try using a vegan protein powder or one with very few additives.
3. Chipotle Lime Edamame
Via Dizzy Busy Hungry
For a plant-based snack, combine edamame, sunflower seeds, tangy lime, and some seasonings. For extra flavor, try toasting the sunflower seeds before adding them to the mix.
4. Carrot Stars
Via Healthy Little Foodies
Get a dose of vegetables with your protein in these star snacks. Make sure the carrots are squeezed out thoroughly—they should be pretty dry before combining them with the rest of the ingredients.
5. High Protein Chocolate Overnight Oats
Via Diabetes Strong
Delicious for breakfast, or as an afternoon snack, these oats get their protein from Greek yogurt and protein powder. For a smooth consistency, blend together the yogurt, cocoa powder, protein powder, and almond milk before folding in the oats.
6. Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Bites
Via Asia Bradlee
These protein bites can be stored in the freezer for up to two months, making them easy to make ahead of time and have on hand. If desired, you can swap the dark chocolate chips with cacao nibs to lower the sugar content.
7. Fall Trail Mix
Via Food Faith Fitness
It may be more winter than fall right now, but this recipe is good year round. Made with roasted nuts, dried fruit, and beef jerky, this trail mix will satisfy all your sweet and salty cravings.
8. No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Cookies
Via Big Man’s World
These cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and high in protein. If you’re not a strict vegan, you can also substitute the brown rice syrup for honey.
9. Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Bacon Egg Muffins
Via Asia Bradlee
Made with eggs and bacon, these egg cups will give you a big protein boost in the morning, or at any time of day. For an extra protein boost, try adding broccoli, which is very high in plant-based protein.
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