High Protein Recipes to Boost Your Workout

by Ken Carrier on Apr 15, 2020 11:32:00 AM

iStock_000015304222_SmallIt can be hard to fit in the perfect fuel before your workout, without relying on the same protein shake. High protein snacks will not only help you stay fuller longer, but you'll be full with right nutrition to help you build muscle and burn fat during your workouts, or repair immediately after a gym session. 

With these high protein recipes that are easy to travel with, you can be sure you always have a snack on hand that is also friendly pre-workout fuel!

 

Portable High Protein Recipes for Any Time of Day

One of the most travel friendly, inexpensive and high protein snacks you can find are hard boiled eggs! For an extra fast on-the-go snack, hard boil and pre-peel eggs at the beginning of the week, so you can just add one or a few to a container every morning for your day. Top with a little salt and pepper and you immediately have an easy, yet high protein snack. Make these snack even more filling by slicing egg and adding to a piece of whole wheat bread.

Who knew a childhood favorite, could also be a high protein snack? Fill celery sticks with your favorite nut butter for a protein packed snack with a satisfying crunch. Bonus points if you top with almonds or raisins. If you’re not a celery fan, you can also top apples with your favorite nut butter.

Give your sweet tooth a treat by making silver dollar protein pancakes ahead of time. Protein pancakes can be easily made on a griddle with egg whites, oats, cottage cheese, baking soda and protein powder. Make plenty for the week and a pack a few each day for an easy, sweet snack.

Overcome that 2:30 feeling with grapes and cheese cubes. One ounce of sharp cheddar cheese can provide 8 grams of protein, so cut cheese into cubes and alternated on long toothpicks with grapes. This snack will feel less like a chore and more of a treat.

Mason jars can be used for more than just a decoration or a drink, they also make are great for carrying snacks. Fill the bottom quarter of a jar with hummus, and place veggies such as carrot sticks, celery, peppers, or string beans vertically. Place the lid and this snack is perfect for anyone on the go.

You don’t need a full meal to fit extra protein into your day. Always be prepared with these high protein snack recipes!

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Topics: Eating Well