We all know that protein fuels our muscles and keeps us feeling full much longer than empty carbs. But while you might be eating protein at every meal, are you including plenty of protein in your snacks? Most of us opt for high-carb, low-protein snacks between meals, and these less-than-smart eats can leave us hungry half an hour later. Junk food craving alert! Even worse, most of our snacks do nothing to help our bodies recover from exercise and keep building the lean, toned muscles that we want.
How can you fix this? Try these 20 healthy high-protein snacks. You can give your body exactly what it needs for the best possible workout results and prevent unhealthy binges between meals!
And did we mention that these snacks are delicious? Yep. Get ready to crave something good for you!
CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER POPS
- 1 c plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
Mix all ingredients together until combined.
Pour into small 3 oz. snack cups and add popsicle sticks.
Once frozen sprinkle 2 tbsp pb2 powder on the outside of pops once finished & enjoy!
Makes 4 servings. Each serving is 1 pop.
Calories: 110, Protein: 9g, Carbs: 10g, Fat: 4g
SINGLE-SERVING PROTEIN YOGURT DIP WITH FRUIT AND NUTS
- 100 calorie non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. PB2 peanut butter powder
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar or honey
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- your fave fruits and nuts!
Combine all ingredients except fruits and nuts, and chill. Serve with fruit and nuts for dipping!
(If you’re in a hurry, you can even mix the dip right in the single-serving yogurt container.)
Makes 1 serving.
Calories: 399, Protein: 24g, Carbs: 44g, Fat: 17g (dip only)
COCONUT BERRY PARFAIT
- 1 single c coconut flavored greek yogurt (around 80 cals)
- 2 tbsp. granola
- 1/2 c raspberries
- 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
Layer raspberries and yogurt. Top with granola, shredded coconut, and raspberries. Enjoy!
Makes 1 serving.
Calories: 198, Protein: 15g, Carbs: 28g, Fat: 5g