Hey guys!! If I’m coaching you or you know me then you’ve heard me say this. If not, please don’t ever forget this little nugget of wisdom I’m about to impart to you:
“PROTEIN IS LIFE. PERIODT.” – Ashley Wingate
And while getting your protein from whole food will always be the best option, busy schedules and life detours can make just getting enough protein difficult enough, let alone getting it from good, quality sources. That’s a problem for a healthy lifestyle in general, but it’s especially detrimental if you’re trying to get lean because protein is not only the building block of lean mass, it’s also the nutrient responsible for cell and tissue (muscle) repair and helps your body produce hormones like ghrelin which regulate appetite. If you’re not getting enough protein, you’re shortchanging your results, recovery & metabolism. And that makes me super fucking sad.
;( C’mon Bro! Brotein is so important! Can’t sit around eating brotato chips all day and expect to get in shape! Ok idk where that came from but I’m currently sleep deprived and it had to be said.
So anyway, yeah, I’ve created this resource page to make it easier to shop all my favorite high protein snacks, which will hopefully help you find some good high protein options that you really enjoy and also help my clients avoid getting 50 individual texts from me. Below are my top picks for shakes, bars and other high protein snack foods. Let me know if you have any questions related to any of these products & please share your own favorites with me if you know of an awesome product that you think I should try out!
DISCLAIMER: Some links on this page are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and Orgain Ambassador, I earn from qualifying purchases and will receive a commission (which I will use to buy coffee to drink when I write stuff like this) if you make a purchase through these or any other monetized links below. But rest assured, you’ll never see me recommending, promoting or endorsing a product or service I don’t personally use and love.
Also, here’s a few quick things to consider when ordering:
- ORGAIN: You can use my code: AMBASSADOR0400 to get 30% off your first order.
- VITAMIN SHOPPE: Offers free shipping or in-store pickup on orders $25 & up. I like Vitamin Shoppe a lot because they stock most of the items on this list and usually have a better variety than most places.
- GNC: Offers Free shipping on orders $45 & up and has a lot of buy 5 get 1 deals.
- AMAZON: I’ve created a “In My fridge/Pantry” List on Amazon where you can find all the products on this list that are available on Amazon with one click. And if you’re a prime member almost all these items are available with free shipping. The only slight con when you’re first trying things out and ordering small food items like bars from Amazon is that sometimes you won’t have the option to purchase single items (i.e. only box of protein bars instead of individuals) but they often offer variety boxes you can’t find anywhere else.
This is my #1 favorite vegan protein powder I've tried to date! One serving contains 21 grams of protein for only 150 calories. It's 100% Organic & Non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, lactose free, kosher & contains no artificial sweeteners. It also just won Prevention's "Cleanest Packaged Food Awards".
FAVORITE FLAVOR: Creamy Chocolate Fudge
This is my #1 favorite whey protein powder. It's THE cleanest whey protein I can find and it tastes absolutely amazing! It's premium organic grass-fed whey protein blended with Fair Trade Certified™ Dark Chocolate and sweetened with a light amount of organic stevia. It's gluten free, kosher & contains 20 grams of protein per serving for 110 calories! I mix mine with Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk or Califia unsweetened toasted almond and coconut milk and it's BOMB.
This is a my favorite whey/casein blend protein powder blend but I have a love/hate relationship with it.
The PROS: This protein powder has 26 grams of protein & 1 gram of sugar in one 120 calorie serving! It tastes incredible and MOST flavors - read the label - are sweetened with stevia. It also contains casein protein, which digests more slowly, & can help keep you feeling fuller for longer
THE CONS: While casein protein can keep you feeling fuller longer, it can be very hard for some people to digest, if ya know what I mean so any attention to how you feel if you don't know how this affects you. Some of their flavors contains a small amount of Sucralose 🙁 something you should try and steer clear of. Unfortunately, you're hard pressed not to find added sugars and/or artificial sweeteners in most great tasting protein powder and this one contains the smallest amount of any that I've found.
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Chocolate Milkshake, Salted Caramel & Peanut Butter
This is the best ready to drink option out there! It's amazing because you can just grab it and go, it's clean, it's available in organic vegan and organic grass fed options and it's so tasty I promise even your kids will love it!
This is my favorite why protein bar and my favorite overall! I'm obsessed! I love them SO much because it's the softest protein bar that I've ever eaten, it's the cleanest & it has more protein than any almost every other vegan protein bar out there.
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Blueberry Cobbler, Vanilla Caramel & Chunky Peanut Butter (but they're all YUM :))
These bars contain 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar. You can also find them at a lot of gas stations now, fyi!
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Coconut Almond
This is one of my long-time favorites. They contain 21 grams of protein, 14 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar! My little trick to turn them into a protein dessert is to pop them into the microwave for 10 seconds. They get all soft and the chocolate gets all melty. NOMMM
FAVORITE FLAVORS: S'mores, Double Chocolate Chunk & Peanut Butter Chocolate
PRIMAL KITCHEN PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BAR
Not as much protein as the others but still a great source of protein and OMG, SO Good & SO Clean!
This is how you get 20 grams of protein in your teenage daughter before 8 am. Or yourself. In a hurry. These take LITERALLY less than a minute to make! Just pour water or almond milk into the cup, stir and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. BOOM. You have a fabulous protein muffin. I'm always sharing my fave snacks with clients and friends and this is always a hit!
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Blueberry, S'mores & Cinnamon Roll
Guys, it's CHIPS made of CHICKEN! I've tried a lot of the protein chips and none of them tasted good to me. This is a game changer. So delicious and contain 7 grams of protein per serving!
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Jalapeño & Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Trade in the Cheez-its for these babies or the ones below! It's 100% cheese. Nothing else! These are a great source of protein and fat so a little
keep you full for a long time!
FAVORITE FLAVORS: Gouda & Parmesan