Everyone knows eating protein whilst training and playing a sport is imperative, however sometimes it’s hard to come up with some ideas and get creative in the kitchen for some on the go snacks. We’ve compiled a list of 10 easy, quick protein snacks that will keep you fuelled before, during and after your work outs, whether you’re on the pitch or in the gym!
Banana Choc Shake
Easy! Chop up 1 banana, chuck in 1 table spoon of peanut butter, add a cup of ice and splash over low fat chocolate milk in a blender, blend and enjoy!
Get some nuts!
Pistachios are bursting with protein and are low in calories too! 30 pistachio nuts contain around 100 calories and is a great source of protein as well as other vital vitamins and minerals, especially when you need to grab something on the go.
Can’t get easier than a hard boiled egg, can we? Boil some eggs and peel the shell off and store in a Tupperware container for a protein boost on the go. Done!
PB and Jelly
Fancy a sweet treat and an ole’ classic? How about spreading 2 teaspoons of peanut butter over 1 slice of wholemeal bread, add 1 teaspoon of jam and fold in half for a taste sensation? Sounds like a plan to me!
An Apple with a Twist
Apples are a great way of getting one of your five a day in, but they can seem a little bit ‘ordinary’. Why not get a protein boost by dipping a sliced apple into all natural peanut butter? Nom!
Carrot and Cucumber Cream Cheese Crunch
Want something savoury to snack on? Chop up a carrot and some cucumber into sticks and add a tablespoon of low fat cream cheese and enjoy!
Shake it up!
Protein shakes are easy and there are a plethora of different ones you can try! How about 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein shake powder blended with 1 cup of ice and 1 cup of orange? Or if you’re a coffee nut, 1 cup of iced coffee swirled with 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein power and some crushed ice? Pop the cocktail into a bottle and off you go!
Want to pack in 26g of protein in one swift move? Try a portion of grapes with cinnamon with cottage cheese.
Greek Yoghurt and Almonds
1 cup of low fat Greek yoghurt and 1.5 ounces of chopped almonds packs a 24g protein punch. Why not sprinkle a few raspberries in too for a little bit of an extra edge?
Pour in the porridge
Starting your day with porridge is an excellent protein-filled way to get a healthy boost. One packet of instant oatmeal contains around 5g of protein, 105 calories and 2g of fat. Try this before your workout and see how long you can last!
Got a travel mug? For an alternative to your morning brew, why not pop 2 tablespoons of hummus at the bottom and fill with celery and carrot sticks and pop in your gym bag for a protein filled post work out snack.