I shall call you, “Protein Nibbler”


If you’re looking for a quick bite packed with protein (like I seem to be 24/7), you should definitely try out Protein Nibblers. Chalene Johnson posted a recipe on Instagram a while back and since then I have had a regular supply in my freezer.

I have played with several variations to the recipe and landed on the one below as my favorite.

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered peanut butter (PB2, Just Great Stuff, Provident Pantry, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup of oats

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce


  1. Grind the oats into a course flour. I use a hand blender, but a regular blender would work fine too.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Press the mixture into a parchment paper lined casserole dish.
  6. If you like a touch of chocolate chips (I have a friend who does, wink wink) press a few semi sweet chocolate chips into the top of the “dough”.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze.
  8. Once it is frozen, remove from the freezer and cut them into pieces.

Tip: I vary the sizes of my pieces (tiny, small, medium, grande) so that I can grab a size that fits what I am looking for. If I am reaching for a pre-workout snack, I would go for tiny. For a mid-morning snack I would likely choose grande (or dos grandes).

Variations: You can substitute almond butter for peanut butter, but I much prefer the peanut butter version. Vanilla protein powder works well with the almond butter variation. As for this chocolate fan, I stick to what I like best – chocolate and peanut butter all the way.

What is your favorite on-the-go, protein-packed snack?

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    06/17/2013 at 10:23 pm

    These “Eatmore Fudge Squares” are not crazy-high in protein, but I keep them in the freezer and throw one into the blender when making a chocolate protein smoothie. They are awesome, and clean.

    Here is the link for the recipe: http://www.nutritionistinthekitch.com/2012/11/21/healthy-eatmore-fudge-squares/

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      06/17/2013 at 10:35 pm

      I must try those. Thanks for the recipe!

      By the way, those peanut butter cookies you made were so good! Yum!

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