5 Healthy Protein-Bite Recipes

I forgot just how much I love this snack!

Last weekend I made the No-Bake Vegan/GF Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes that were featured in my Saturday newsletter (sign up here in case you missed it!) and I had forgotten just *how* much I love making these types of protein-bite treats!

They really are so simple to make in big batches to have on hand for a quick and healthy afternoon pick-me-up throughout the week. I used to make protein bites all the time but fell out of the habit during our kitchen renovation a few years ago, but consider me fully re-inspired!

protein bite

Recently, I stayed at my parents house and my mom always has homemade protein bites in her freezer, which reminded me that they really are such an easy, healthy, and satisfying snack. I knew the lemon version from my favorite Minimalist Baker would be amazing and I was right! But it also made me want to find a few other recipes to make.

So below are the five protein-bite recipes I’ve bookmarked to try. They are all no-bake, easy to make, gluten- and dairy-free…basically, the perfect balance of nutritious and convenient. A true snack hack! Let me know if you make them, too!

protein bite

*Note: I used my Vitamix (which I love and use every. single. day. to make our smoothies!) to make the lemon bites, but I just ordered a new food processor since my cheap one bit the dust a few weeks ago. The one I’ve had my eye on for forever just went on MAJOR SALE (almost $100 off). I’m so excited! I can’t wait for it to come in. I make so many food processor recipes that this will be my new best friend.

P.S. Have you tried my Protein Lemon Blueberry Muffins yet? They are delish!

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Raspberry Chocolate Energy Bites


Okaaay, these look delicious! I love raspberry and chocolate together, plus these are paleo, so even better! These might be first on my list to make.

Recipe Here


Thin Mint Protein Balls

Eating Bird Food

Not only do I love Thin Mints, but I also love that this recipe calls for actual protein powder! These look filling in the best way.

Recipe Here


Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Love and Lemons

These are so fun for Easter! Love having a little spring treat in the house, and honestly, is there anything better than carrot cake?! Love that this recipe is both healthy and filling.

Recipe Here


Tahini Chocolate Chip Energy Bits

All The Healthy Things

Um, tahini??? The ultimate superfood in a sweet treat. These look UNREAL. She had me at flaky sea salt! So yum.

Recipe Here


Grain Free Protein Balls

Minimalist Baker

This recipe looks so good! And it’s grain-free, only five ingredients, low sugar, and full of nutrients!

Recipe Here


Lactation Energy Bites

Ambitious Kitchen

I had to include lactation bites for my nursing gals! So many of my girlfriends have raved about having these on hand, especially during those first few weeks with a new baby. I’ll definitely be making a big batch for the freezer and love the idea of having these already ready to go!

Recipe Here


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