Protein snack ideas

navillus3 Posts: 14 Member

I am struggling to meet my protein target, and I am trying to incorporate more protein filled snacks into my day but I’m coming up short on ideas. I love fruits and veggies so they make up a big portion of my diet! I am 5’7, 118 lbs and trying to build some muscle.

Anyone have any suggestions?


  • MidlifeCrisisFitness
    MidlifeCrisisFitness Posts: 1,113 Member
    1% cottage cheese (low sodium)
    Greek yogurt plain I add fruit and a touch of honey
    Hard boiled eggs
    peanut butter provided your fat macro has room
  • mmapags
    mmapags Posts: 8,946 Member
    One of the thing I eat to get a great protein boost is greek yogurt with chocolate protein powder. Kind of has the flavor and texture of chocolate mousse. I can get about 35 or 40 grams of protein in with that and it's quick and delicious.
  • MidlifeCrisisFitness
    MidlifeCrisisFitness Posts: 1,113 Member
    @mmapags yep! I premix mine in milk or water.
  • brittanystebbins95
    brittanystebbins95 Posts: 560 Member
    They make little single serving, pre-seasoned (or plain) tuna pouches. They're usually like a dollar each. 70-100 ish calories and 12-15g protein.
  • TexasAggie1280
    TexasAggie1280 Posts: 31 Member
    Some scrambled eggs during the day always make me hit my protein goal easily and they’re low calorie and very filling. My breakfast yesteday below!


  • sardelsa
    sardelsa Posts: 9,826 Member
    How much protein are you trying to get? My go-to snacks, especially when cals are higher: cottage cheese, protein shake, protein pancakes/mug cake with fruit and syrup or peanut butter, tuna salad on a bagel, cocktail shrimp, eggs (usually in an egg sandwich with ham and cheese), Greek yogurt with protein powder and crushed Oreo thins
  • Iwantahealthierme30
    Iwantahealthierme30 Posts: 293 Member
    peanut butter (half a tablespoon to a tablespoon)
    tuna (small can)
    milk (skim)
    nuts (about 50 calories worth)
    eggs (a hard boiled egg has 70 cals)
  • jjsavoh
    jjsavoh Posts: 135 Member
    edited May 2020
    Tuna in a can.

    Don't sleep on it. It's like 20g of protein and minimal on everything else.
    Truly a superfood
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 26,229 Member
    String cheese
    Crispy chickpeas or broad beans
    Dry-roasted soybeans
    Lupini beans
    Puppodums or other chickpea-flour foods
    Plain greek yogurt with chocolate PB2 and frozen fruit mixed in
    Nuts are good but more fat than protein - but I assume you're not trying to lose weight so that should be OK
  • acpgee
    acpgee Posts: 6,884 Member
    Beef and turkey jerky. If you don't mind that surimi sticks are highly processed, it's is high protein, easily portable and low in calories.