19 High-Protein Fertility Snacks: Dietitian approved

Are you starving by 5pm?  Do you snack while making dinner? If yes, then high protein snacks may be just what you need!  

Why? 

The reason why you are snacking while making dinner or are starving by 5 pm is likely because you haven’t eaten enough protein during the day.  Protein helps your body feel full longer, helps to build and repair muscles and bones, and helps balance your hormones.  It is important for weight management as well as boosting hormone balance which plays a strong role in fertility health. 

This is why I have put together this rockstar list of protein-packed on-the-go snack ideas! These high-protein snacks are healthy, Dietitian-approved (by me), and are on-the-go ready! They are portable so you can take them with you wherever you go.

So, when you get hungry and have no time, keep this list bookmarked and ready to reference!

The list is divided into 2 sections, a plant-based section, and an animal-based section to help you no matter how you eat your protein.  I personally recommend selecting from both lists on a weekly basis.  Mix them up. Have the plant-based protein snacks 3 times a week and the animal-based protein snacks 3 times a week. This will give you variety, satisfaction, and a wide range of nutrients that your body will thank you for!

Plant-Based Proteins

  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds, roasted: 17g
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, dry-roasted: 16g
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds: 13g
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted soybeans: 10g
  • 1/4 cup almonds: 8g
  • 30g roasted beans: 8+g
  • 15g Dried Seaweed: 8g
  • “KIND” bar: 8+g

8 Animal-Based Protein Snacks

Summary

When looking for high-protein snacks, be sure to check the nutrition facts label on the package and choose the one that has the highest protein per serving.  As well, if you want more tasty recipe ideas, be sure to check out my personally made recipes here. These recipes have been made specifically by me to help you enjoy fertility-focused nutrients in easy-to-follow, delicious meals. Be sure to have both animal proteins and plant-based proteins in your week.  And remember, eat protein during the day at meals and snacks to help you stay satisfied and energized all day long. 

As a Fertility Dietitian, foodie, and home cook, I work hard and play hard when it comes to food and nutrition.  To learn more on why a Dietitian is an essential asset to improve your overall health and meet your goals, read more here

I offer nutrition programs that include 1:1 consultations, meal plans, recipe collections and ongoing support.  Be sure to connect with me soon!

All the best, 

Teresa Maiorano, RD
Registered Dietitian
“May there always be colours on your plate and joy at your table!

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