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3 Protein Packed Snacks On The Go

If the biggest hindrance to you reaching your muscle building goals is a simple lack of time to prepare the meals and snacks you need to, it’s time to banish that excuse. While there’s no question that you will need to devote a bit of time to meal prep, you don’t need to be spending hour upon hour in the kitchen to see success.

The following 3 protein packed snacks on the go will deliver you balanced nutrition that will help support your goal to pack on lean muscle mass.

Power Packed Protein Bites

  • ½ cup dry oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/8 cup peanuts
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp. of honey

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and once well combined, form into bite sized balls that you can take on the go.

Nutrition Information (Makes 3 servings): 507 calories, 53 grams of carbs, 23 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein

Crispy PB Chocolate Protein Bars

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup brown rice crisp cereal
  • 3 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 squares 90% dark chocolate

Place the rolled oats in a food processor and pulse blend until a flour consistency is reached. Next, combine this with the quick oats, crisp cereal, and protein powder.

In a small pot over medium, heat the peanut butter and honey. Once melted, pour over top of oatmeal mixture and stir to coat.

Press into a non-stick 8 by 8 inch pan. Place in the fridge for one hour. Next, heat the dark chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Meanwhile, cut the bars into six.

Dip the bars into the melted chocolate and then place on a plate in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until set. Transfer to a Tupperware container until ready to eat.

Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition Information (Makes 3 servings): 539 calories, 60 grams of carbs, 17 grams of fat, 37 grams of protein

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • ¾ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. almond flour
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine together all the ingredients but the raisins. Form into small cookies and then add a few raisins into the center.

Bake for 8-10 minutes and allow to cool before serving. Makes 12 cookies

Nutrition Information (Per 3 cookies): 432 calories, 32 grams of carbs, 22.25 grams of fat, 28.75 grams of protein