High-Protein Post Workout Snacks

This post is sponsored by Moon Cheese. All opinions are my own.

Everyone loves a good charcuterie board and today, I’m sharing 3 post-workout snacks inspired by my favorite boards and ingredients that are packed with protein, healthy fats, and carbs to keep you satiated and help your body refuel. 

image: overhead view of three lunchbox containers 
filled with high protein snacks like berries, moon cheese, lunch meat and fruit.

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot more working out from home. There’s nothing like that feeling after you’ve crushed a workout -yes, even the ones that are happening in my living room. The sense of accomplishment is gratifying and it makes me feel like “I did something” today!

Of course, with working out comes an increase of appetite; and just because I’m at home it doesn’t mean that I’m always going to make the best snacking choices, making it more important than ever to prep my post workout snacks.

In a previous post, I shared how I pack the crunchy, cheesy Moon Cheese Snacks inside my glass meal-prep containers for the office, so as you can imagine, packing a healthy snack to eat after my workouts (both at home and at the gym) is the norm.

image: two small bags of moon cheese snacks on a grey cloth

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.

I love that Moon Cheese is made with 100% real cheese, so it’s naturally low-carb and high protein. If you’re low-carb, keto, or just looking for a snack that won’t leave you with an energy crash, these are the way to go.

image: woman in backyard with dog, and small bag of moon cheese snacks

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. 

image: three lunchbox containers 
filled with high protein snacks like berries, moon cheese, lunch meat and fruit.

Lately, I’ve been into easy, grab-and-go foods for after a run or at-home workout, and Moon Cheese snacks have been my favorite because I can order them online without having to leave the house!

Moon Cheese Snacks come in large bags for family-size snacking or single-serve portions, which are perfect for someone like me, who eats them by the handful.

image: woman standing in backyard pouring moon cheese snacks into hand

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to prep healthy snack boxes ahead of time where I include Moon Cheese. These charcuterie-inspired snack boxes are my favorite!

image: overhead view of three snack boxes side by side filled with high protein snack options.

Traditionally, charcuterie boards have a variety of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, crackers, spreads, dried meat, etc. tastefully arranged and usually served at parties and large gatherings. It’s all of my favorite things served free-style, and if I could serve meals like this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I’d be one happy gal. 

Thankfully, I can recreate that same concept into something that’s more portable and that can be kept in the fridge for a day or two, like these mini-meals with Moon Cheese snacks.

Not only are these post-workout boxes gorgeous, but they also include the perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fat from our favorite snack foods #winning! 

After Workout Snack Pack Ideas

With all this talk of snacks, of course, I’m going to share the recipes! They’re quick to assemble, and you can customize them to match your taste.  

I also love that they can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

Cheddar & Pretzel Snack Box

  • Cheddar Me Bacon Moon Cheese
  • Pretzel thins 
  • Grapes 
  • Green apples
  • Rolled deli turkey
image: overhead shot of snack box filled with pretzels, grapes, green apple slices, turkey rolls and moon cheese snacks. Purple bag of moon cheese snacks next to snack box.

Mediterranean Snack Box

  • Garlickin’ Parmesan Moon Cheese
  • Grape tomatoes 
  • Pita chips or wedges
  • Salami slices
  • Green apple or pear slices
image: overhead shot of snack box filled with pita chips, grape tomatoes, red apple slices, rolled salami slices and moon cheese snacks. Green bag of moon cheese snacks next to snack box.

Picnic Snack Box

  • Cheddar Believe It Moon Cheese
  • Strawberries 
  • Blueberries
  • Cucumber
  • Rolled Deli turkey
  • Pita chips
image: overhead shot of snack box filled with pita chips, berries, cucumber slices, turkey rolls and moon cheese snacks. Orange bag of moon cheese snacks next to snack box.

How to Pack Workout Snacks

I like to make bento-style snack boxes and lunches for my family. They include a variety of fresh fruits, veggies, protein, and at least one crunchy element, and these days; it’s Moon Cheese. 

They have flavors like “Garlickin Parmesan,” “Get Pepper Jacked,” as well as the “Cheddar Me Bacon,” “Cheddar Believe It,” and my favorite, “Oh My Gouda.” Those names though…

To keep the Moon Cheese crunchiness intact, I use snack containers that come with compartments.

image: overhead view of three lunchbox containers 
filled with high protein snacks like berries, moon cheese, lunch meat and fruit. Three snack size bags of moon cheese next to the snack boxes.

The Moon Cheese is the perfect swap for the usual cracker or chip because it gives that element of “crunch” without the carbs and they’re gluten-free! And you know I love to #CrankUpTheCrunch, right?


Get Moon Cheese Snacks delivered right to your door and use code MOMABLES20 to get 20% off your Moon Cheese purchase at https://mooncheese.com.

You’ll find Moon Cheese available at select Whole Foods, Starbucks, Target, and Wegman’s. They’re also available on Amazon. A complete list of locations to find Moon Cheese can be found here.

2 thoughts on “High-Protein Post Workout Snacks”

  1. Sandra says:

    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!

  2. Stella says:

    I wanted to let you know that I read your email suggestion of assigning making healthy snack boxes to the kids during this quarantine 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.”

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