July 2023

Easy High Protein Snack Ideas

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Easy High Protein Snack Ideas

You’ve probably heard by now that protein is an essential factor for a healthy life, but that’s just skimming the surface. Protein is the most important macronutrient for overall wellness because it plays a key role in the growth, maintenance, and repair in the body. From creating antibodies that support the immune system to reducing muscle loss and building lean muscle, protein’s ability to keep us healthy for the long haul is exactly why we support MORE protein, more often!

So, now that we know about protein’s incredible benefits, the real question is how much protein should you be getting everyday? While everyone’s bodies and health goals are different, you can calculate your personal MINIMUM daily protein requirement recommendation by doing the following:

First, find your weight in kilograms by dividing your weight in lbs by 2.2. Next, take that number and multiply by 1.2. The number you end up with is your minimum daily protein goal. 

It’s important to note that if you’re working out, you’ll need more protein than your suggested daily minimum amount. To help you reach your protein goals, here are some of our favorite easy and delicious high-protein snack ideas!

Recipe: Yogurt Bowl With Quick Chia Jam

Greek yogurt is a perfect morning staple since it has over 20g protein per cup, but store-bought flavored varieties can be heavy on the refined sugar. This quick jam is made with fresh berries and chia seeds for extra protein, fiber, and a bright pop of color and flavor!


  •  ½ cup blackberries (or berries of choice)
  •  1 tbsp lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  •  2 tbsp sliced almonds (or sunflower seeds for nut free)


1. Combine the berries, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a small bowl and mash the berries with a fork to release some of the juices. (This doesn’t have to be perfect; you can leave some berry pieces whole for texture!)
2. Add the chia seeds, stir well, then let sit for at least 20 minutes until the seeds have gelled a bit and the mixture thickens slightly.
3. When you’re ready to eat: swirl the jam into the yogurt, top with almonds, and enjoy! (If packing ahead, store the almonds separately so they maintain their crunch.)

Quick & Easy, On-The-Go Snack Ideas

  • Apple and peanut butter or handful of nuts
  • Greek yogurt with berries
  • Cottage cheese, veggie sticks and crackers
  • Hard boiled eggs and slice of toast
  • Tuna with crackers
  • Dried fruit and handful of nuts
  • Oatmeal made with protein powder and Greek yogurt

Want even more life-changing nutrition knowledge, recipes, and kitchen hacks to feel empowered and excited about your total-body wellness? Check out our nutrition program, Simply Plated. by Jazzercise. To get a taste, download the Simply Plated. Protein Tracker to hit your health goals like a pro! 


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