Did you know the average woman needs at LEAST 46 grams of protein each day? I’m not sure if you’ve ever tracked your protein intake but that is much easier said than done!
Here are a few of our favorite snacks to grab when we’re trying to get a little extra protein:
- Beef Jerky
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Cheese Sticks
- Trail Mix
- Peanut Butter with Celery
- Greek Yogurt
- Homemade protein bars or bites
Making Protein Bars at Home
Protein bars can be a great way to get in your daily dose of protein fast! They provide energy, keep you full, and help recover after a good workout.
Unfortunately, most protein bars are pretty pricey, and full of a lot of sugar and ingredients your body does not need. If you have protein bars in your house, stop reading this (just for a second!) and go check out that ingredient label. Pretty crazy huh!?
I love making protein bars from home because I know EXACTLY what’s going in them. Not to mention I can actually make them taste delicious and not waste money on a box of very expensive taffy textured bars.
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How to Make Homemade Protein Bars
The key to a good homemade protein bar is the protein powder. We love THIS protein powder because it’s specifically designed for women, but the Whey Protein from Costco also works and tastes amazing!
We used vanilla protein powder in this recipe, but if you prefer chocolate or another flavor, that will work too. Just remember the flavor of your bars will turn out differently, so make sure it’s a flavor compatible with peanut butter.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, protein powder, natural peanut butter, applesauce, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and mini chocolate chips.
- Press mixture into lightly greased 9×9″ pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Cut with a knife into 2″ x 3″ bars. We like to individually wrap ours in plastic wrap for a quick snack on the go!
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, or freeze them for up to 30 days in freezer safe bags or containers.
protein packed recipes on Six Sisters’ Stuff
We have tons of great protein packed recipes on Six Sisters’ Stuff! Here are few we know you’ll love!
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