Quick and Easy Protein Snacks

Protein is an essential part of a pregnancy diet as it aids baby’s growth and development throughout the pregnancy. It can be hard to figure out where and how to incorporate more protein into your diet, especially when a chicken breast to go doesn’t sound like an appetizing morning snack! We have a few healthy, quick, and easy protein snacks listed below to give you some ideas of ways to get more protein into your diet. If you have any favorites that we’re missing please add them in the comments.

  1. 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese – 28g protein
  2. 1 hard boiled egg – 6.3g protein
  3. 1 apple with 2T of peanut butter – 8.7g protein
  4. 1 cup of raw almonds – 20g protein
  5. 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds – 14g protein
  6. 1/4 cup roasted chick peas – 7g protein (use your favorite recipe, or check out this one)
  7. 1 container of plain, Greek yogurt – 17g protein
  8. 1 string cheese – 7g protein
  9. 1/2 cup edamame – 8g protein (use 1/4c hummus as a dip and you’ll add 4g of protein to your snack)
  10. This isn’t technically a snack, but add 1 cup of lentils to your favorite winter soup and you will get 22g of protein

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