Recipes for High Protein Snacks

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:58 AM by Rachel Supercinski   [ updated Jul 19, 2010, 2:13 PM ]
Nourishing Protein Bars
(a great dessert replacement)

2 cups almonds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds or chia seeds
1/2 cup dried prunes or dates
½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
½ cup almond or peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup coconut oil (melted)
1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
about 1/3 - 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Place almonds, flax meal/seeds, dried fruit, shredded coconut, almond/peanut butter and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly for about 10 seconds.In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir sweeteners and vanilla into oil. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously. Spread melted chocolate over bars; Store in refrigerator until chilled. After chilled, cut into 20-24 bars. Store in refrigerator or freeze for later.

Other ideas:
Yogurt, fruit and granola
Cheese and apple slices
Banana and peanut butter
Almond butter and apples