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30 Quick & Easy Protein Snack Ideas

Need some quick and easy protein snack ideas? Here are 30 tried and true ideas that require very little time and effort!

Quick Protein Snacks

One of the things that has helped me be more functional this pregnancy is making myself eat some type of quick protein snack every few hours — even when I was very nauseous and it was the last thing I felt like doing! I’ve found that protein snacks give me more energy and actually (usually!) makes me feel less nauseous to make sure that I don’t have an empty stomach.

I mentioned this idea of eating quick protein snacks on my Instagram account, and someone said they struggled to come up with quick protein ideas. So yesterday, I asked my followers to share their favorite quick and easy protein snack ideas. I compiled the following list based upon their suggestions and some of my favorite ideas.

30 Quick and Easy Protein Snack Ideas

  1. Hard Boiled Eggs — Make a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot and keep them in the fridge. You can also mashed them with some mayo, mustard, and salt/pepper and spread on toast.
  2. Scrambled Eggs — I like to put a little cottage cheese in them while they are cooking + top them with a little cheese.
  3. Edamame
  4. Cheese Cubes and Almonds
  5. Beef Jerky
  6. Rotisserie Chicken — Buy it and keep it in the fridge. You can eat it cold or warm it up!
  7. Epic Bars
  8. Tuna — The grab and go packets are especially easy!
  9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
  10. Wasa Crackers or Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter
  11. Lara Protein Bars
  12. Lunch Meat with a Dill Pickle
  13. Hummus and Veggies
  14. Mixed Nuts
  15. Trail Mix
  16. Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Nuggets
  17. Cheese Sticks
  18. Energy Bites
  19. Cashew Butter with Apples or Bananas
  20. Greek Yogurt
  21. Cottage Cheese
  22. Nut Thin Crackers with Cheese or Peanut Butter
  23. Bean and Cheese Burritos
  24. Beef or Turkey Sticks
  25. Turkey Pepperoni
  26. Collagen — You can mix it into your coffee or tea and it’s tasteless
  27. Kodiak Cakes Frozen Waffles with Peanut Butter
  28. Chocolate Milk
  29. Greek Yogurt Parfait
  30. Justin’s Nut Butter Packets
  31. Applegate Chicken & Maple Sausages

What other quick and easy protein ideas would you add to this list?

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