It’s easy to get worn out when you’re constantly on-the-go. This is why we’ve come up with a list of tips from the Food Monster App on how to add extra protein to your snack bites and bars!

Making your own high-protein snack is simple. Just grab whatever oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or granola you have left over in your pantry, mix it up with a binder and a sweetener and you have the base of a delicious, healthy snack. All you have to do is roll your mixture into bars or bites and stick them in the refrigerator to take with you on the go. Choose one or all of these tips for a high-protein, energizing snack!


1. Use Nut Butter as a BinderVegan Peanut Butter Snack Balls

Peanut Butter Snack Balls / One Green Planet

Nut butter is rich in protein, healthy fats, and most importantly delicious flavor! Check out Which Nut Butter is the Perfect Fit for You? by Lauren Mauldwin for a breakdown of different kinds of nut butter, you can find on Amazon!

Clémence Moulaert showed us how to make a simple, nutty snack ball with her Peanut Butter Snack Balls recipe- she just combines peanut butter, coconut, dates, and walnuts for a high-protein, super delicious bite!

If you aren’t the biggest fan of nut butter, you can try Karielyn Tillman‘s method of masking the nut butter flavor with bolder plant-based ingredients like sesame and pistachio! You will add protein to your snack without overwhelming it with peanut butter! Check out her Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls for more information!


2. Choose A Flavored, Vegan Protein Powder

Superpower Protein Balls / One Green Planet

Protein powder is great because it adds up to 20+ grams of protein per serving for a low amount of calories! To explore some vegan options and flavors, check out 15 Vegan Soy-free, Grain-Free Protein Powders by Cortne Bonilla!

Judy Moosmueller added vanilla protein to her Superpower Protein Balls for a sweet, vanilla-y bite! She offsets the bright, vanilla flavor with savory tahini to create a rich and delicious energy bite!

Jen Elliot showed us how to make a low-calorie bite with a ton of protein and flavor in her Vanilla Orange Protein Balls recipe! She uses vanilla protein powder and orange flavor to create a sweet little bite of protein!


If you need extra energy, make these into bars for a bigger snack on-the-go!

3. Mix in Nuts and SeedsIf You've Never Tried Goji Berries, Start with These 15 Yummy Recipes

Clean and Colorful Cacao and Walnut Truffles / One Green Planet

Nuts and seeds are loaded with healthy fats, protein, and flavor! They’re already in bite-sized chunks so they’re perfect to add to your snack bites and bars!

Julie Van den Kerchove combined oats and cashews in her High-Protein Cacao Nib Cookie Dough Bites for a super delicious and protein-rich snack! Plus, the richness of the cashews create a cookie dough texture and flavor. Perfection!

We think that these Clean and Colorful Cacao and Walnut Truffles by Karielyn Tillman is the ideal, high-protein treat! The walnuts add in healthy fats and protein for a super rich snack!

Kelly Fielding showed us how to combine cashews and pistachios for a delicious, satisfying snack on-the-go with her High-Protein Green Buzz Balls! The best part about pistachios is that they add flavor, color, and loads of protein!


Green Buzz Balls [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

High-Protein Green Buzz Balls / One Green Planet

Need more snack bite inspiration? Check out by 25 Energy-Packed Snack Balls That Will Jump-Start Your Day or 10 Granola Bars That are Healthy and Delicious by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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