19 High-Protein Fertility Snacks: Dietitian approved

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


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.  Did you know that protein helps your body feel full longer, helps to build and repair muscles and bones, and helps balance your hormones?  Further to that, it is important for weight management and hormone balance, which both strongly affect fertility health. 

Because many of us are busy and looking for protein snacks on the go, I put together a 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! As well, they are portable so you can take them with you wherever you go.

Next time you get hungry, keep this list handy and choose one of the below options.  

The list is divided into 2 sections, a plant-based section, and an animal-based section.  I recommend snacking from both lists every week.  Mix them up. In fact, I recommend enjoying the plant-based protein snacks 3 times a week and the animal-based protein snacks 3 times a week. Therefore giving you variety, satisfaction, and a wide range of nutrients of which, your body will thank you.

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


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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