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