5 Quick High Protein Snacks We Love

If you are into an active lifestyle (you should be), then paramount to your nutrition is likely to be your protein intake. If you are trying to add weight or just increase your muscle mass, an adequate amount of protein is a necessity. Figuring out your macros is easy but achieving them is not, so let's take a look at 5 of our quick go to high protein snacks.

1.  The Greek Yogurt Protein Shake

For us, this is the perfect shake and has the perfect blend of macros and deliciousness.  

Ingredients and instructions:  

1 scoop of protein (we prefer Optimum Nutrition)

1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen and you can sub strawberries if preferred)

1 5.3oz container of plain Greek yogurt

1 cup of water and a few ice cubes

Blend until creamy and enjoy!

Macros:  40g protein, 2.1g fat, 20g carbs, 250 calories


2.  Protein Oats

Add a bit more umph to your oats with this delicious and protein packed recipe.

Ingredients and instructions:

1/4c quick cook oats

1 scoop protein (Optimum preferred)

1tsp peanut butter or almond butter

6tbsp egg whites

Slight amount of water (1/4c)

Mix the oats with the water and microwave for 1 minute.  Remove from microwave and mix in peanut or almond butter while still hot.  Add protein powder and then add egg whites.  Stir.  Place back in microwave for roughly 30 seconds…just watch and make sure it does not explode.  Enjoy!

Macros:  38g protein, 6g fat, 19g carbs, 287 calories

3.  Hard Boiled Eggs

Not much to say about these classics but, as long as they fit in with your fat macros and your cholesterol needs, they are quick and delish.  We will spare you the recipe of boiling an egg an instead, suggest you get with the times and pick up an egg cooker.  They are inexpensive and amazing if you’re into consuming eggs by the dozen!

Macros (per egg):   6g protein, 5g fat, 0g carbs, 77 calories

Eggs and vegetables

4.  Jerky

If you are not into eating meat, skip this one.  But for our buck and time, jerky is the way to go.  A million different options and, if you are patient and have the time, you can even make your own.  We prefer bison due to the protein count and the fat count.

Macros (per ounce of Bison Boys):  11g protein, .5g fat, 8g carbs, 80 calories


5.  Albacore

No protein snack list would be complete without tuna.  We prefer the all white variation for its mild taste and low fat content.  We suggest the Wild Planet 12 pack for best quality and price.  Albacore really does have amazing macros and it’s easy to scarf down for a quick burst of protein.

Macros (per ~4.5oz can):  30g protein, 3.5g fat, 0g carbs, 150 calories

Tuna fish swimming

There you have it, a few quick ways to slam some protein.  Your body is built more in the kitchen than in the gym so while getting adequate protein can be a challenge, it is a non-negotiable in the quest for superior shape and performance.  

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