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Nutrition

13 Healthy Protein Snack Recipes To Keep You Going

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Getting your nutrition to fit in with your fitness goals can be hard, especially if you live a busy life.

Eating quick snacks on-the-go is a health-damaging habit of those commuting, running to college, university, work – and conveniently enough, most places have tempting vending machines with tons of sweets and chocolate readily available.

But you don’t have to fall into temptation. We’ve compiled a list of healthy snack recipes to throw into your bag that allow you to satisfy both your hunger and your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!

As an added bonus, most of these are packed full of protein and essential vitamins and minerals that will benefit your fitness goals. So, get cooking – it’s time to chase down those gains.

 

1. Egg White Muffins

Low in fat and packed full of protein, these egg white muffins will keep hunger pangs at bay. This recipe is also super versatile as you can add your favourite vegetables and some crispy bacon if you’re feeling decadent.

Mini Egg White Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

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2. Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich

These banana and peanut butter cups taste just like ice cream and really satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Peanut butter contains fitness-friendly healthy fats and is a natural source of protein. It makes a tasty treat that you can feel good about.

banana and peanut butter

Makes: 12 bites

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins (freeze)

Total Time: 25 mins

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3. Low-Carb Banana Pancakes

Pancakes usually clear out your cupboards and are packed with heavy carbs, but not these ones. These pancakes are made from only 3 ingredients – egg, banana and coconut oil. Eggs are high in quality protein and contain all of the essential amino acids, while bananas are a great source of slow-release energy and coconut oil provides you with healthy fats.

banana protein pancakes

Makes: 6 pancakes

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

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4. Oat and Raisin Cookies

Cookies are usually a high-sugar nightmare when it comes to eating healthily, but these oaty snacks make the perfect alternative to curb those cravings without the sugar crash. Raisins provide a juicy sweetness and plenty of iron, while oats are a great complex carb for slow-release energy.

oat cookies

Makes: 10 cookies

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

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5. Peanut Butter Smoothie

Smoothies are quick and convenient and you can pack them full of the things you need to reach your goals. Try this recipe for a smoothie that will fully satisfy you whatever the time of day. It’s packed with essential healthy fats and protein, not to mention great tasting!

peanut butter protein shake

Makes: 1 smoothie

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

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6. Kale Crisps

Craving something crunchy that’s low in calories? Kale crisps are most definitely the answer. This superfood is loaded with benefits including antioxidants as well as being one of the best sources of vitamin C in the world.

kale

Makes: 1 serving

Cuisine/Type: Healthy Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

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7. Sugar-Free Sweet Popcorn

This deliciously sweet, healthy popcorn recipe is super low in sugar and only uses a touch of healthy fat from coconut oil. And the bonus? You’ll only need 4 ingredients and a spare 10 minutes to prepare it! Who knew homemade popcorn was so easy to make?

peanut butter popcorn

Makes: 4 servings

Cuisine/Type: Healthy Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

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8. Spiced Barbecue Chickpeas

Add some serious spice to your snack time with this high-protein snack recipe. Barbecue chickpeas are super-simple to make and with a third of the fat and calorie content than dry roasted peanuts. They’re also super quick and you need only 4 ingredients.

barbecue chickpeas

Makes: 5 (50g) servings

Cuisine/Type: Healthy Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

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9. Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole is packed with healthy fats and makes a great dip for your carrot sticks or crisps. Take to the office, or serve to friends for a healthy alternative to creamy calorific dips. What’s more, it’s super simple and ready in minutes.

guacamole recipe

Makes: 2 servings

Cuisine/Type: Healthy Snack

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

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10. Protein Chocolate Shortbread

In need of something crunchy and sweet that won’t sabotage your diet? Protein chocolate shortbread will keep you going between meals or curb those late-night cravings. Dipped in delicious protein chocolate, you’re getting the ultimate sweet treat without the guilt.

protein chocolate shortbread

Makes: 12 biscuits

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 35 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

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11. Raspberry Protein Muffins

If I have 10 muffins and somebody asks me for 1, how many muffins do I have left? That’s right, 10. These are far too good to share! Packed with protein and sweetened with agave nectar and apple sauce, these muffins will keep you lean and satisfied.

raspberry protein muffins

Makes: 6 muffins

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

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12. Buckwheat, Broccoli and Cheddar Fritters

These fritters are a great way to shake up snack time. Ditch the cereal bars and indulge in some whole food goodness. For ultimate goodness and an added protein punch, place a poached egg on top – we promise you won’t regret it.

broccoli and buckwheat fritters

Makes: 8 fritters

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

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13. Savoury Courgette Muffins

If eating your greens meant muffins, then you’d have started years ago. Well, now there’s no excuses. These little muffins make a tasty breakfast for on-the-go or a delicious mid-afternoon snack when the cravings come knocking. Even better, they only take minutes to mix together and are packed with protein and greens.

courgette muffins

Makes: 6 muffins

Cuisine/Type: High Protein Snack

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

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Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

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Evangeline Howarth

Evangeline Howarth

Editor

Evangeline has taken part in competitive sports since a young age. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor, she understands the importance of proper nutrition for fuelling extreme and endurance sports, especially due to her experience in Team GBR Squads and captaining and coaching her University first team.

In her spare time, Evangeline loves running – especially marathons. On the weekends, you’ll find her taking on water sports or hiking up a hill. Her favourite evenings are spent taking on a HIIT session or squats in the gym before digging into some spicy food and a ton of vegetables – yum!

Find out more about Evie's experience here.


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