Mar 26, 2020
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Try one of these high-protein snack recipes whenever you need a quick post-workout meal or something to eat on the go.
The recipes and ideas below are perfect for when you crave something delicious and nutritious to keep you satisfied until the next meal.
What are the Best Snacks for After a Workout?
After a workout, our bodies go into repair mode. Eating the right combination of protein, fat, and carbs can help the muscles build back stronger and faster, which means you recover more quickly and make those #gains.
High Protein Snack Recipes
Love to make in bulk have options on hand? I’ve got you! These homemade high-protein snacks are way better than the store-bought since they’re made with simple ingredients that also pack nutrition.
From bars to cookies and smoothies with sweet and salty options, you choose!
This homemade version of the classic is the perfect after-workout snack at a fraction of the cost of the ones you’d find at the gym.
Protein: 7 grams per bar
When you crave a nutritious snack that tastes like a cookie, this quick and easy recipe is one you are going to love!
Protein: 10 grams per 2 cookies
Made with ripe banana and almond butter, grain-free, egg-free, and packed with protein, they’re perfect for pre or post-workout fuel! Also nicknamed the perfect runner’s cookie!
Protein: 8 grams (per cookie)
If you love classic deviled eggs, wait to try this high-protein snack recipe full of Mediterranean flavors!
Protein: 7 grams (2 eggs)
Healthy fats, a lot of protein, all the creamy texture of avocado, and the taste of salsa! Yummy!
Protein: 7 grams (2 eggs)
These easy homemade yogurt drinks flavored with your favorite fruit use real ingredients and are high in protein and calcium.
Protein: 7.5 grams per serving
Read about the best post-workout smoothies here!
Eating your greens has never tasted this good! The perfect way to add both veggies and protein to your diet in a delicious way.
Protein: 23 grams per smoothie
Another great way to drink your greens. It’s so good, it will give you all the tropical beach feels.
Protein: 14 grams per smoothie
Strawberry & Cream Smoothie Bowl
Low in sugar and high in nutrition, this creamy smoothie is not only good for you: it tastes like a dessert!
Protein: 16 grams per smoothie
THE coffee lover’s way to get more protein without the guilt from all the calories the blended drinks at your favorite coffee shop contain.
Protein: 15 grams per smoothie
This recipe takes hummus to another level with much more protein from the edamame! It’s perfect to pair with your favorite cold veggies or crackers.
Protein: 9 grams per serving
High in protein, fiber, and nutritious, these portable bite-sized snacks can be enjoyed cold, warm, or at room temperature in a snack box!
Protein: 11 grams (6 bites)
Bacon and cheese are the perfect allies to turn spinach into a tasty snack that even kids will love!
Protein: 14 grams (6 bites)
More of the savory-sweet type? Try these savory high-protein wraps. The irresistible crunchy texture is everything!
Protein: 26 grams (3 wraps)
High Protein Snack Boxes
Of course, with working out comes an increased appetite; so I often prep post-workout snacks like these to help me refuel.
Over the years, I’ve gotten used to packing complete post-workout snacks for refuel and to help me carry on with my day -so I can avoid raiding my pantry and fridge.
Picnic Snack Box
- Rolled deli turkey
- Sliced cucumber & carrots
- Cheese crisps or cubed cheese
- Grape tomato
Protein: 33 grams
Classic Snack Box
- Whole grain-crackers
- Sliced cheese
- Turkey jerky
Protein: 19 grams
Fruit & Protein Box
- Beef jerky links
- Sliced cheese
Protein: 17 grams
How to Pack Workout Snacks
These post-workout snacks can easily be packed into one of my favorite adult lunchboxes or even my kid’s snack containers. All of these options make it easy to pack snacks ahead of time so I can have them ready when I need them.
Grab-and-Go High Protein Snacks for After Workouts
Want a list of things you can buy and have ready to go for extra protein? Here are some of the best options.
- Naked Whey Protein Powder: 25 grams of protein per serving. Mix with water or any milk for an additional 8 grams of protein.
- Truvani Vegan Protein Powder: 20 grams of protein per serving. Mix with water or non-dairy milk.
- Quest Protein Bars: 20 grams of protein per bar.
- Munk Pack Protein Cookies: 16 grams per cookie.
- Jack Links Beef Jerky: 10 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving.
- Vermont Turkey Jerky Sticks: 9 grams of protein per serving.
- Moon Cheese: 10+ grams protein per 1-ounce serving.
- Tuna Creations Single-Serve Packs: 15 grams of protein per serving.
- Hard-boiled egg: 7 grams of protein.
- Almonds: 7 grams of protein per ¼ cup.
- Greek yogurt: between 15 and 25 grams of protein per cup.
- Rolled deli turkey: 12 grams of protein per 2 ounces.
- Steamed edamame: 12 grams of protein per serving
Whether you’re focused on after-workout fuel or you’re simply trying to get more protein in your day, these snacks will keep you going day after day!
I wanted to let you know that I read your email suggestion of assigning making healthy snack boxes to the kids during this time. We did that this morning and everyone had a lot of fun. I just placed an order in my amazon cart for Moon Cheese. I can’t wait to receive it. What a great idea. Also yes, i’ve been walking more so that counts as “exercise.”
I’m obsessed with the garlic parmesan ones. I made the breaded chicken two weeks ago -it was great. Looking forward to trying these! got a big box on amazon so i’m thrilled!