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  • Writer's pictureLexie Haren

Fuel Your Body with These 20 Simple Protein-Packed Snack Ideas

Welcome to Haren Holistics, where we bring to you healthy and delicious snack ideas that are rich in protein. These snacks are not just loaded with the goodness of protein but also contain a balanced mix of carbs and fats. The best part is, each snack provides approximately 15g of protein to keep your energy levels high throughout the day.

I always recommend plugging your specific foods and ingredients into the Cronometer app to get accurate macro and micronutrient amounts as different ingredients and brands will differ in nutrient makeup.

Our Top 20 Protein-rich Snack Ideas

1. 1/2 c low-fat cottage cheese + 1/2 c applesauce

2. 1 cup skyr + 1/4 c fresh berries

3. 1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt + 1/4 c fresh fruit of choice

4. 3 slices turkey deli meat + 2 slices raw white cheddar

5. 2 soft boiled eggs + 1 slice sourdough toast

6. 1 c bone broth + 1 apple + slice of cheese

7. 1 c chocolate milk + 1 hard boiled egg

8. 3 slices organic chicken breast + 1/2 avocado

9. 2 oz steak + 1/2 small sweet potato

10. 2 soft boiled eggs + 1 slice sourdough toast

11. beef gelatin gummies + 1/4 c yogurt of choice + 1/4 c fruit of choice

12. smoothie: 3/4 c frozen fruit + 1 egg yolk + 1 c kefir or raw milk

13. a few slices of salami + a couple slices of cheese

14. 1 grass-fed beef stick + a couple slices of favourite cheese

15. 1 slice sourdough toast + 1 egg + 1/2 avocado

16. 1 c raw kefir + beef gelatin gummies

17. Decaf espresso + scoop of collagen powder + 1 c steamed milk

18. 3 chicken sausage links + fruit of choice

19. 2 oz chicken breast + raw carrot + cheese of choice

20. 1/3 c rice cooked in bone broth + a couple sausage links

Why High Protein?

A high protein diet can help immensely with blood sugar regulation, satiation, muscular function, and nutrient absorption. It also offers metabolic advantages and benefits such as weight management, glycemic regulation, and bone health (Pasiakos SM. J Food Sci. 2015 Mar;80 Suppl 1:A2-7. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12804. PMID: 25757894).

Please note, ideal macros will vary from individual to individual. It is recommended to work with a qualified practitioner to address ideal & individualized nutrient intake goals.

Also, check out previous blog posts that include protein-rich education:

Desire More Specific Inspiration & Guidance Like This?

1) Join the Mtn Gal Well Co (comprehensive resource library + holistic wellness community) to participate in the protein intake challenge (Challenge Starts December 1, but you can join at any time and access the modules to run your own personal challenge!)

2) Email or Comment “PROTEIN” for challenge info!

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