Check out some of these tasty protein packed snacks to keep you full on the go! I keep many of these on hand while I am running around with my kiddo’s.
1. Protein Shakes
Protein shakes have endless possibilities. You can mix just about anything frozen with protein powder! You can also add chai seeds for added fiber. Here are a few ideas:
This is one of my FAVS!
- ¾ Cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1Tsp. orange zest
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (omit for lower fat)
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 1 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp. natural orange extract
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- vanilla protein powder + extra water if needed
- ice cubes
- Frozen bananas
- Chocolate protein powder
- PB Fit (or natural peanut butter)
- Almond milk or water
–for a lower carb alternative, use sugar free banana pudding powder instead of bananas, then add ice
- Frozen Strawberries (can also add frozen bananas)
- Strawberry or vanilla protein powder
- Strawberry greek yogurt
- Almond milk or water.
Chocolate Protein “MilkShake”
Make up this sugar free shake. Add some PB Fit for added flav! Recipe here.
View more shake possibilities : 48 Protein Shake Recipes
2) Easy Granola Bars!
3 Minute Protein Granola Bars. Recipe.
No Bake Chocolate Walnut Protein Bar. Recipe here.
Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars. Recipe here.
Homemade KIND bars!
Be kind to your wallet and try these homemade kind bars! Recipes Here
3) Protein Bars of the Store Bought variety
Epic bars are a pretty darn wholesome protein bar for on the go. Other fav’s of mine are clif builder bars, quest nutrition bars, KIND Bars and Larabar’s.
4) Chocolate Cheesecake Protein Pudding
This tasty treat packs a flavorful punch with added protein. And bonus, its low fat! Pack in individual containers for on the go. Recipe here.
5) Beef or Turkey Jerky
Turkey jerky is on of my favorite portable snacks during contest prep! Its easy, tasty, low carb and low fat!
6) Turkey Pepperoni Chips
Bake (or microwave-bleck) turkey pepperoni until crisp. Enjoy like potato chips… but turkey. 😀 Recipe here.
7) Veggies and Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
Whisk the following together and chill for 1 hour:
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 packet hidden valley ranch (dressing, not dip)
1/2 cup 1% milk or dairy free alternative like almond milk
8) Protein Peach Surprise
- 1 cup peaches
- ¼ cup fat free cream cheese
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ scoop protein powder
DIRECTIONS: Mix cream cheese, cinnamon and protein powder together in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 500 F, letting the peaches cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the peaches to the top of the protein mixture and enjoy.
9) Quick and Easy Egg Muffin
Whip up a batch of these easy to enjoy low carb muffins on the go! Get Recipe
10) Ants on a Log
Another one of my fav go to snacks during contest prep- Celery and peanut butter. For a low fat alternative, use PB Fit!
11) No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites
Easy to make and portable energy bites! Also try my Oaty bites or The Best Mother Effin No Bake Granola bars.
12) Hard Boiled Eggs or Deviled Eggs
Click here for the perfect hard boiled egg recipe or deviled egg recipe!
13) Deli Meat and Soft Cheese Roll-ups
I make these portable snacks nearly everyday right now. My kids love them with cream cheese but I love turkey with laughing cow swiss cheese wedges to fit my contest prep macros (protein, carbs and fat). You can also add a pickle or use hard cheese as well. YUM!
14) Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix
The beauty of this snack is you can make your own by mixing the nuts and dried fruit of your choice. For a little added yum, mix in dark chocolate chips or M&M’s.
15) Rice Cake Sammich
Sandwich some rice cakes with jelly and PB or a banana and PB Fit. The possibilities are endless! And so are the flavors of rice cakes!
16) High Protein Energy Balls
You would never know these tasty balls contain garbonzo beans! Recipe here.
17) Protein Problem Solving Cookies
Get a load of these wholesome low sugar protein “cookies”! Recipe here
18) Silver Dollar Protein Pancakes
Four simple ingredients get rave reviews for these little gluten free protein pancakes. Make them up and eat them on the go or top with fresh berries or sliced bananas with real maple syrup. Recipe here.
19) Greek Yogurt Berry Parfait
Simply top greek yogurt (low fat or whole) with berries and nuts. Opt for the plain yogurt. It may be sour at first but your taste buds will acclamate and your waist line will thank you.
20) Mini Black-Bean Mash Taco
Heat 1/2 cup of black beans with 1 tablespoon of salsa. Mash with a fork and fold it inside a small (4 to 6-inch) flour tortilla or lettuce wrap. Add raw milk cheese (or fat free cheese) or added yumminess. Store in a small Tupperware container for easy transport.
21) Fast Single Serve Blueberry Flax Microwave Muffins
Super easy and fast single serving muffin! Mix 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons ground flax, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 egg whites, and a sprinkle of sugar (or other natural sweetener) in a microwave-safe Tupperware container. Cook on high for 50 to 60 seconds. Let it cool, throw a top on it, and enjoy whenever the hunger pangs hit. See Recipe.
22) Overnight Oats
This is the ultimate pre-packaged snack. Put the ingredients in a container, let stand overnight and viola you have a breakfast or snack at your fingertips for home or on the go! See lots of recipes here.
I tried the orange creamsicle shake today and WOW was that amazing!!!! I can’t wait to try that microwave muffin deal….
These are GREAT ideas! I needed some switch ups!
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