I am 3 months post op from having gastric sleeving done and I need to aim for 70 grams of protein a day. I get most of it in but I am in need of some high protein snack ideas. Does anyone make protein balls?

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  • Yes! Healthy Mummy website has great recipes available for free. You can also add in some tasteless protein powder for extra protein

  • I’ve made myself some homemade protein balls before – they worked out really well and I could customise them to flavours I actually like.

  • I know you can by premade protein balls, and there are soo many recipes out there for them, but I haven’t found any recipes I really love yet, so I will follow this post too.

  • Maybe you could try the viral creamy jelly/yoghurt? You mix a package of sugar free jelly with one cup of boiling water then whisk in a cup of Greek yoghurt and set in the fridge. You can use any flavour jelly/yoghurt you like.

  • High protein yoghurt like yo-pro?

  • Protein balls are great. I make them for my grandson who is being raised vegetarian. I load them with nuts and seeds and also a scoop of protein powder. Once you find a recipe that works you can play around with it and add or substitute with your own favourites. They keep well in the fridge.

  • I find making protein balls too fiddly for me. Eggs are high protein, and so is chicken. So consider things like mini chicken frittatas (I make them in muffin pans).

  • Do you like dark chocolate? Most protein balls and bars have the dark chocolate flavour.. white chocolate balls are delicious especially the ones from boost juice. An imitation recipe would be nice to try. Another easy way to up protein intake is a whey powder.

  • Wicked sister make really great protein puddings which are a yummy treat after bed. Protein balls are super easy to make and just add a tasty protein powder to amp up the protein. I also love to make protein Brownies, lots of nuts, lean red meat and eggs

  • I’ve recently tried to also increase my protein. I’ve been making my own low fat cottage cheese, and adding it on top of toast with jam.

    As for protein balls – lemon and poppy seed with coconut and chia seeds make a good combination. Add those ingredients to protein powder, almond meal, coconut oil and some honey = yum! And high in protein and fibre.

  • I usually just hit google and try something different every time and I just substitute ingredients if I don’t have the exact ones. i have a section of healthy pantry staples and then get something to make them stick together. Dates, Coconut Oil, Peanut butter and some protein powder.

  • You could try greek yoghurt as an easy and high protein snack otherwise an easy recipe for protein balls would be your choice of protein powder, blended oats, coconut, dates that have been soaked and some peanut butter or almond butter as a healthy snack. Just edit quantities based on texture preference. ENJOY!

  • I’ve made protein balls over the years, really easy. Peanut butter protein balls, delicious, and not too expensive either.

  • I usually just add protein powder to things, you can get some real yummy tasting ones

  • I don’t make my own as I find they are pretty high in calories….but I do have a protein smoothie using protein powder. Otherwise eggs, yogurt or nuts are My go to….or protein bars from the supermarket, just need to keep an eye on overall calories are some of them are more than a main meal!

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