Any ideas for protein-rich quick to grab lunch/snack options to keep at home? My defaults now are all carbs (eg oatmeal) and I can definitely feel it affecting my energy. TIA!

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Love making Mediterranean bowls with chickpeas, farro, cucumber, tomato and feta! Dress with some tahini and it’s so yum


I’ve got a pot of farro cooking right now for this exact thing!


Whisps (cheese crisps) - I eat them with goat cheese and prosciutto.
I like to air fry or roast veggies (Brussels, sweet potato, carrots) and eat them with a poached or fried egg, sometimes I add turkey bacon. It’s kind of a breakfast for lunch situation.
I also like a caprese salad for lunch, simple and filling.


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LENTILS!!!! Chickpeas, edamame, etc. Greek yogurt.


Protein shakes. I also poached chicken in advance on Sunday to throw on salad greens during the week. Sometimes I cook twice as much steak for dinner and then keep the rest back to throw on salad greens with blue cheese crumbles and walnuts for lunch on another day. I keep snacking nuts (unsalted) around. Hummus is also good for snacking. Cheese as well is quick.


Doesn’t matter how you cook it, just do so in advance.

I can’t believe no one else has pointed it out, but protein is not what you need FYI. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy. Protein is used to build and repair cells, it’s a really poor source of energy. You might just not be eating enough. Healthy fats are also a good source of energy, but carbs are really #1


Thank you! I guess I do vaguely remember this from HS Bio :) that said, I do think I need more balance so a lot of these suggestions seem great

Microwave poached eggs was my jam throughout COVID.

Put an egg in a mug that is half filled with water and microwave for 45-50 seconds. Sometimes it comes out a little more soft boiled than poached but still yummy.

I also like a sushi bowl- rice, edamame, vegetables with some soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.

I've been eating a lot of homemade soups to up my vegetable intake. Add a can of beans and instant protein boost.


Ooooh didn’t know you could microwave poach! I love eggs but am usually too lazy or time pressed to deal with a frying pan...

Protein shake

Cliff bar (taste horrible, but ya know)

Peanut butter and veggies


Cliff bars have a ton of added sugar, so not the most healthy option!

Buffalo chicken dip (TJs or diy) with celery! Higher in fat and protein to keep you full


Make a giant pot of lentil curry for lunch...and for snacks 0% Greek yogurt w/ fruit or veggies (make the yogurt savory with seasonings) both options are low fat and high protein!


How I fed two adults throughout corona:

- meal plan, including protein rich lunch that can be easily assembled or reheated. Favorites include black bean bowls with roasted veggies, salsa and chipotle mayo and a red lentil stew with kale, diced tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and Berber seasoning. Add suçuk or similar spiced halal sausages for more protein. We do lighter fare like green salads in the evening. Falafel can also be made in advance and reheated with some tahini dressing.
- nuts: roasted hazelnut, walnut and almonds make a great afternoon pick me up
- mentioned above, but high protein dairy like Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese or similar with fruit is very pleasant. Add some cashews, flaxseed or even wheat bran to keep your stomach busy 🙂


Hummus and raw veggies (instead of pita.) Roasted chick peas are also great

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