7 High-Protein Snacks To Fuel Your Workouts Right

by Jillian See
FOOD  |  July 19, 2018
  • Keep those hunger pangs at bay with these high-protein pre-workout snacks.
    1 / 8 Keep those hunger pangs at bay with these high-protein pre-workout snacks.

    Ever had hunger pangs strike just an hour or two before your workout? When that happens, turn to a high-protein snack to satisfy your tummy without getting stitches during training.

    Protein takes a longer time than carbs to digest, so adding it to your pre-workout snack will help you feel satiated till your next meal. Protein also fuels your muscles to prevent fatigue, so you can perform your best during trainings.

    (Also read: 11 Healthy & Delicious Protein Bowls To Try In Singapore)

    According to Australia-based sports dietitian and blogger Chloe McLeod, a snack should have 10-15g of protein to ensure you feel satiated. These pre-workout snack options are best eaten one to two hours before your workout. All recipes are designed for one serving. If you’re peckish within an hour of your workout, have carbohydrate-based snacks like bananas or rice cakes for a faster release of energy.

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  • BBQ spiced nuts
    2 / 8 BBQ spiced nuts

    Total protein: 8g


    42g of baked nuts (of your choice)
    ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
    ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
    Pinch of paprika
    Pinch of salt
    Pinch of cayenne pepper
    Pinch of brown sugar

    -Combine seasonings.
    -Toss seasonings and nuts well.

    (Also read: 6 Best Nuts To Eat For Weight Loss)

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  • Turkey wraps
    3 / 8 Turkey wraps

    Total protein: 22g


    3 turkey breast slices
    3 teaspoon of cream cheese
    A handful of cucumber strips
    3 tomato slices

    -Spread a teaspoon of cream cheese onto each turkey breast slice.
    -Place a few cucumber slices and a tomato slice onto turkey breast slice before rolling them into a wrap. Do that for all the turkey breast slices.
    -Tip: Use wholemeal wraps for a more satisfying snack. 

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  • Greek yogurt parfait
    4 / 8 Greek yogurt parfait

    Total protein: 12g


    150g of greek yogurt
    2 tablespoon of granola
    Handful of berries (of your choice)
    A tablespoon of honey (optional)

    -In a transparent cup (for visual purposes), place two tablespoons of yogurt, followed by a sprinkle of granola. Layer it with a quarter portion of berries.
    -Keep layering the greek yogurt, granola and berries.
    -Drizzle honey over the parfait.

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  • Peanut butter celery sticks
    5 / 8 Peanut butter celery sticks

    Total protein: 13g


    2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    2-3 pieces of celery sticks

    -Spread peanut butter evenly onto celery sticks.

    (Also read: Taste Test: 6 Best Peanut Butter To Buy In Singapore)

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  • Cottage cheese with fruits
    6 / 8 Cottage cheese with fruits

    Total protein: 16g


    100g of cottage cheese
    100g of fruits of your choice
    A tablespoon of honey (optional)

    -Top your bowl of cottage cheese with fruits. Drizzle honey over and serve.
    -Tip: For a savoury option, try having vegetable sticks with a hummus dip.

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  •  Chocolate banana shake
    7 / 8 Chocolate banana shake

    Total protein: 16g


    1 medium banana
    1 tablespoon of peanut butter
    200ml of chocolate milk
    1 cup of ice

    -Blend all the ingredients until a smooth consistency is achieved. Serve in a cup.

    (Also read: 5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes – The Instagram Way)

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  • Avocado chicken salad
    8 / 8 Avocado chicken salad

    Total protein: 14g


    60g of cooked chicken breast slices
    Half an avocado
    A handful of spinach
    A teaspoon of mustard
    A teaspoon of garlic pepper

    -In a bowl, combine the avocado, garlic pepper and mustard. Mash the avocado and mix well.
    -Put chicken breast slices and spinach into a bigger bowl. Add avocado mix into bowl and stir well.
    -Tip: Add grains and more veggies for a fuller meal.

    (Also read: 9 Salad Toppings You Should Avoid At All Cost)

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