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High Protein Snacks for Active People

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Do you lead a busy, active lifestyle?

Whether you’re working up a sweat in the gym, training for a competition, or just looking for new ways to improve your lifestyle, stocking up on high-protein snacks can make a huge difference. 

Protein is an essential nutrient, so it’s important to find ways to incorporate it into your daily meal plan. Daily intake requirements vary depending on your weight, but a 140-pound person generally needs around 50 grams of protein daily. 

Protein is particularly important when you’re active, as it can help to build and repair your muscles, keep you feeling fuller for longer, and provide a boost of energy to keep you going throughout the day. 

If you want to enjoy snacks that will help to maximise your performance and recovery, check out our favourite high-protein snack ideas below. 

Pre-Workout Power Snacks

Want to fuel up with a high-protein snack before you hit the gym or head out to your next training session? These delicious snacks will give you the energy and stamina you need to crush your workout:

Greek Yoghurt and Berries

Choose a high-protein Greek yogurt and add strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for extra natural sweetness and an antioxidant boost. For extra crunch, add a spoonful of granola on top or sprinkle on a handful of nuts to add healthy fats. 

Hard-boiled Eggs

Eggs are full of protein, plus they’re portable and versatile. Enjoy them alongside a banana, apple or a handful of nuts.

Protein Shake

Blend your favourite protein powder with milk or a milk alternative. Add fruit or nut butter for extra nutrients and flavour. Don’t forget to give it a good shake in your Suprfuel Protein Shaker!

Protein porridge

Porridge is always a sensible choice if you need to whip up a quick breakfast. You can enjoy it warm with some nut butter and protein powder thrown in, or make your own overnight oats for convenience. 

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On-the-go Workout Snacks

If your busy lifestyle means you’re always on the go, having portable, high-protein snacks to hand is a game changer. 

These options are easy to store and transport, so you can enjoy a nutritious, high-protein pick-me-up whenever you need it. 

Beef Jerky

Meat jerky is packed with protein. It will help to satisfy those hunger pangs, and it’s a great choice if you prefer savoury snacks to sweet ones. 

Protein Bars

Choose one that’s high in protein and low in added sugars, such as these High Protein Low Sugar Duo bars from The Skinny Food Co. 

Protein Muffin

If you’ve had one too many protein bars, why not swap your bar for a tasty muffin? This mighty muffin is low in sugar and contains 15g of protein. 

Skinny High Protein Chocaholic Muffin (15g Protein Per Muffin) 46g - theskinnyfoodco


You can’t go wrong with a banana, it will give you a nice boost of energy and it’s easy to eat in between workouts. 

Trail Mix

If you have time, create your own custom trail mix using your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruits. For extra protein, stir in a scoop of protein powder. To sweeten it up, add a sprinkle of chocolate chips. 

Post-Workout Refuel Snacks

After you’ve finished your workout, it’s important to nourish your body with the nutrients it needs to aid muscle recovery and repair, such as:

Tinned tuna or salmon

Fish isn’t just tasty - it’s full of protein and healthy fats. You can enjoy tuna or salmon on top of crunch wholegrain crackers or as part of a green salad. 

Fruit and cottage cheese

Everyone knows cottage cheese is a protein powerhouse! For a delicious and refreshing post-exercise treat, try combining it with fresh berries.

Protein smoothie

A cool and refreshing smoothie is sure to hit the spot after your gym session. To prepare, blend your favourite protein powder with vegetables, fruits and a liquid base like milk or yogurt. 

Ready to fuel your lifestyle with the power of protein? Try adding these high-protein snacks to your meal plan today!


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