Whether you’re rushing from meeting to meeting, racing after a toddler all day, or just not sure where to start, it can be hard to get your protein in. Especially if there’s no time for cooking.
Luckily, there are lots of powders, bars, and protein-filled snacks to keep you feeling full, satiated, and ready to take on the day. All without a single pot or pan.
Powders are the most underrated way to get your protein in a pinch. The key is finding the powder that you actually enjoy. Consider the ingredients, taste, texture, and how many scoops you need to get a decent amount of protein!
The Best Vegan: Sunwarrior Classic Protein
Speaking from experience, a delicious vegan protein powder that doesn’t cause bloat can be hard to find. Sunwarrior makes it easy with their plant-based, gluten-free powders that offer a full 20g of protein per serving.
The best part? There’s only five simple ingredients: brown rice protein, vanilla flavour, guar gum, stevia extract, and ancient sea salt.
The Best Flavour: Alani Nu Lemon Meringue Whey Protein Powder
If flavour is important to you, the Alanu Nu Lemon Meringue Whey Protein Powder is your best bet. It’s bright and flavourful, and each scoop has 23.4 grams of protein.
The Most Popular: Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake
Another vegan option, Vega is a personal favourite and it’s one of our most popular protein brands.
Their All-In-One line offers more than just protein. There’s tons of veggies, adaptogens, and superfoods in every scoop so you can feel good about what you’re eating (or well…drinking).
The Best for High-Performance: Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate
For high-performance, look no further than Optimum Nutrition.
Their 100% Whey protein powder offers 24 grams of all-whey protein per serving plus 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). BCAAs are a great supplement if you’re struggling to get your daily protein intake as they help build muscle (to put it simply).
Protein Bars & Snacks
If you’re on-the-go, bars and snack foods are probably the easiest way to enjoy a dose of protein.
Best Bar with Probiotics: GoMacro MacroBar
For an extra dose of protein and probiotics, reach for the GoMacro Macrobar! Each bar is full of plant-based, organic goodness like peanut butter, brown rice protein, puffed brown rice, cocoa, and more.
Best Gummy: Herbaland Protein Gummies
If you want to infuse a little fun into your protein snack, try the Herbaland Protein Gummies! These fruity gummies are vegan and gluten free, and each pouch contains 28 grams of fiber, 10g of protein, and only 1g of sugar!
Best Chips: Quest Nutrition Tortilla Chips
If you’re craving crunch and protein, you can get the best of both worlds with the Quest Nutrition Tortilla Chips! These rich, zesty tortilla chips and gluten-free, and they’re baked – never fried. You can enjoy them on their own or pair with your favourite chip dips.
Best Collagen-Infused: Simply Protein Collagen Bars
Collagen is that trend that never really went away, and for good reason. If messing with collagen powders isn’t your thing, get your daily dose with the Simply Protein Collagen Bars. Each bar contains 5 grams of collagen peptides from grass-fed bovine plus15 grams of protein.
We hope you found some new protein favourites in our round up! Tell us below if we missed your favourites, we’d love to hear your recommendations.
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