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25 Easy & Healthy Meal Prep Snacks {High Protein Options}

Here you’ll find a round-up of simple and healthy meal prep snacks to inspire your weekly meal planning. These delicious snacks are perfect for packing for work, a kid-friendly after school snack, satisfying cravings, or fuel for your next workout. There are also plenty of high protein meal prep snacks to help you nail your nutrition goals!

collage photo of meal prep snack recipes: protein cookies, egg muffins, granola bars, and frozen yogurt bars

Why Prep Snacks?

Planning and preparing snacks ahead of time will save you from mindless munching when hanger strikes. I like to have a variety of healthy snack options available so I don’t go for unhealthy alternatives when I have cravings or need a little extra pre or post-workout fuel.

When it comes to snacks, simple is best for this busy mom. Egg muffins, healthy dip recipes, energy balls, and protein-packed cookies are always great options to have on hand. I also like making homemade granola and packaging it in snack bags for an easy grab-and-go option. Protein pudding is a great way to satisfy sugar cravings without derailing your goals. You get 12 grams of protein per serving with only 104 calories. When you chose snacks that combine protein and fiber they can keep you full for hours.

Here are 25 tasty and easy make-ahead snack ideas with nutritious ingredients to keep you energized and satisfied.

Portable Bake-Ahead Snacks

stack of vegan protein cookies on a white plate
Sweet Potato Protein Muffins
A high-protein, gluten-free sweet potato muffin recipe made with oats and a blend of unflavored whey protein powder and plain Greek yogurt. These delicious wheat-free oat flour muffins turn out fluffy and moist with no compromise in taste or texture. The best part of this recipe is that the batter is whipped up in a blender in less than 5 minutes!
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sweet potato muffins on a platter topped with melted marshmallows and cinnammon
Egg Muffins with Ham, Kale, and Cauliflower Rice from Food Faith Fitness
These quick and easy paleo-friendly egg muffins are made with only 4 ingredients!
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an egg muffin with ham and kale with a bite out of it on top of a napkin
Sausage Egg Muffins
This easy recipe for sausage egg muffins is the perfect high-protein snack to keep you full and satisfied. Simply whisk together eggs, sausage, cheese, and green chilis for a bit of spice, then bake up in the oven. Great for meal prep and those following a keto or low carb lifestyle.
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a sausage egg muffin on a plate with cherry tomatoes
Easy Low-Carb Mini Pizza Muffins from Wholesome Yum
This low-carb pizza muffins recipe with zucchini is so easy to make. They make perfectly portable zucchini pizza bites for healthy snacks, appetizers, even breakfast or lunch.
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egg muffins topped with mini pepperoni
Quinoa Pepperoni Pizza Bites
Quinoa Pepperoni Pizza Bites are a delicious bite-size snack made with quinoa, garlic, pepperoni, onion, and cheese served with a flavorful tomato dipping sauce. 
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Easy pepperoni pizza quinoa cups
Vegan Oatmeal Protein Muffins from My Plantiful Cooking
These oatmeal banana muffins are moist, fluffy, and utterly delicious! A great snack to have on hand that is high protein, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
A simple recipe for delicious protein cookies made with peanut butter, egg, maple sugar, and Quest protein powder.
Check out this recipe
Healthier Peanut Butter Protein Cookies are delicious and made with muscle-building whey protein on a plate
Vegan Banana Oatmeal Protein Cookies from My Plantiful Cooking
These banana oatmeal protein cookies are a great healthy snack that stores well and are freezable! This easy one-bowl recipe is ready in 20 minutes.
Check out this recipe
stack of vegan protein cookies on a white plate
Protein Cookies from I Food Real
These Protein Cookies contain just 5 ingredients, are naturally sweetened, and super simple to prepare! Best of all, this protein cookie recipe is easy to customize to your dietary and flavor requirements!
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Snack Bars and Energy Balls

protein date balls in a bowl with a napkin around it
Healthy Granola Bars from Haute and Healthy Living
These delicious no-bake homemade granola bars are perfectly chewy with no oven required! They’re easy, portable, kid-friendly, and a great make-ahead snack!{Gluten-free, vegetarian & no refined sugar}
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Chocolate Protein Date Balls
An easy recipe for protein date balls made with whole oats, unsweetened coconut, unflavored whey protein powder, Medjool dates, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup. This simple protein ball recipe tastes like a chocolate no-bake cookie!
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close up of chocolate protein date balls in a white bowl
Almond Date Balls with Coconut
These Almond Date Balls with Coconut are packed with fiber and good nutrients yet taste like an indulgent dessert. Best of all, there's no baking involved!
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overhead photo of coconut date balls in a coconut shell bowl
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
When you need a boost of energy, try this easy recipe for peanut butter protein balls with dates made with oats, coconut, dates, peanut butter, hemp seeds, flaxseed, coconut oil, and honey. Simple and delicious!
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overhead photo of peanut butter protein balls with dates in a bowl with a spoon of hemp seeds on the side
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
These raw chocolate peanut butter bliss balls are made with whole oats and ground flaxseed. These energy balls are delicious, easy, and a perfect snack for meal prep!
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side view of bliss balls with chocolate chips and oats on a platter
Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites
A quick and easy recipe for energy bites made with peanut butter, dried fruit, and two kinds of seeds for a nutrient-dense snack on-the-go. 
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A quick and easy recipe for energy bites made with peanut butter, dried fruit and seeds for a nutrient dense snack on-the-go.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars are a tasty way to satisfy a nagging sweet tooth and fuel your body with quality nutrition at the same time.
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close up of gluten free no bake peanut butter protein bars with chocolate chips on a platter

Healthy Dips

peanut butter dip in a white ramekin with an apple slice dipped inside with slices of apple on a plate around it
Lemon and White Bean Dip from Sunglow Kitchen
This Lemon & Herb White Bean Dip comes together in just 10 minutes! It's creamy, refreshing, completely vegan, and gluten-free!
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Peanut Butter Protein Dip
A deliciously easy peanut butter protein dip made with creamy peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, whey protein powder, vanilla extract, and almond milk. The perfect pairing for sliced apples.
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Healthier Peanut Butter Protein Dip
Creamy Spinach Dip
This spinach dip is made with a blend of plain Greek yogurt and reduced-fat sour cream, so it's lighter on calories but full on flavor. Perfect for raw veggie dipping.
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close up of a bowl of spinach dip with carrots around it and a blue corn chip sticking in the top
Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip from I Hate Meal Prep
This Greek chocolate yogurt fruit dip box is a guilt-free way to satisfy your chocolate cravings!
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strawberries and dip in meal prep containers

More Delicious Meal Prep Snack Recipes

stack of frozen yogurt bars on a plate
Frozen Yogurt Bark from Little Sunny Kitchen
Frozen yogurt bark topped with mixed berries and crushed pistachios – super easy, delicious, and a refreshing no-cook recipe that is perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Check out this recipe
stack of frozen yogurt bars on a plate
Protein Power Yogurt
Protein power yogurt is a protein-packed snack made with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, ground flaxseed, and whey protein powder.
Check out this recipe
protein yogurt bowl with granola, chia seeds and fresh strawberries on top
Meal Prep Fruit Salad from A Sprinkle and A Splash
A make-ahead, fresh fruit salad that is ready to go for meal prep, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and will last in your fridge all week.
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Edible Protein Cookie Dough
This edible protein cookie dough recipe is made with creamy nut butter, protein powder, and whole oats and you can eat it with a spoon!
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close up of chocolate chip cookie dough in a mason jar with a spoon
Hummus Stuffed Egg Whites
Egg whites are one of the best protein sources for building lean muscle mass. I try to always have hard-boiled eggs on hand for this quick and delicious hummus stuffed egg whites snack.
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Hummus Stuffed Egg Whites recipe


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  1. So many great ideas for meal prep here and all the best resources too! Thanks for sharing my Menu Plan Monday link – I hope it inspires you and others to get Nutritioulicious meals on the table every week!

  2. I’m so so glad I jumped on the meal prep bandwagon! Not having to worry about what to eat when I come home from work has been SUCH a life saver! The hubby prefers my zen self as well ;). I gotta try that best ever chicken marinade!

    1. Isn’t it the best Min?!! I totally agree, my days are much smoother knowing that dinner is done. Thank you for contributing your great post!!

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