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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?

Posted anonymously, 7th March 2022

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  • 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!

  • I don’t make my own but there is a small business called Whey of Life that makes amazing ones!!!
    Your can find them on Instagram. The Biscoff and choc & peanut butter ones are to die for. I eat them throughout the day when I probably shouldn’t be having that many!!!

  • I’ve made some protein balls but honestly I prefer peanut butter on everything!

  • I do make protein balls, I often use a protein powder, along with peanut butter, perhaps some ground pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds (I use a coffee grinder since I don’t have a food processor!), chopped dates or sultanas if you need more sweetness. Yum and I’m led to believe that freshly ground flaxseed is a great omega-3 booster.

  • Anything with eggs, nuts, seeds, peanut butter, lentils

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