15 Macro-Friendly Snack Recipes – High Protein and Easy to Make

published: March 2, 2023

updated: October 24, 2023

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If you’re on a macro-tracking journey, welcome to the club! I’ve been counting macros for a few years now and have loved the lifestyle shifts and body composition changes I have seen as a result counting macros.

However, we can sometimes feel a little stumped when it comes to macro-friendly recipes. For most of us, we want to keep things simple and streamlined so it’s easy to track. We also want the foods we make to be delicious, satisfying, and, of course, easy on our macros.

Over the last few years, I’ve come to love a handful of macro-friendly snacks that I eat on repeat. I chose my 15 favorite macro snacks and am going to share them here with you in case you’re looking for some inspiration to keep things tasty and fun while you track your macros and work towards your goals.


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What Makes a Snack Macro-Friendly?

breaking down macro friendly snacks

Before we get into our 15 macro snacks, let’s first define what it means to be “macro-friendly” as it seems that this is kind of a buzzword these days. To be macro-friendly simply means a portion of food or recipe that gives you a lot of food without making a major dent in your daily macros. 

Typically, a macro-friendly food will be high in protein and lower in fats and carbs. If something is macro-friendly, it will generally fit really well into your macros and keep you feeling full and satisfied at the same time. A lot of bang for your (macro) buck!

Ok, let’s get into the good stuff.

15 Must-Try Macro-Friendly Snacks Recipes (High Protein)

#1. High Protein Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are one of the most classic snacks of all time. The problem is that they are high in sugar and calories, which makes fitting them into your macros a tad tricky. But our high-protein blueberry muffins solve that problem!

Macros:

  • 163 calories
  • 10g protein
  • 15g carbs
  • 7g fat
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#2. Protein Cheesecake Bites

For most of us, we’re seeking macro-friendly snacks that are just as easy as they are delicious, and our protein cheesecake bites definitely fit the bill! Packed with protein and full of flavor, you can meal prep a batch of these and enjoy them all week long without breaking your macro bank.

Macros:

  • 93 calories
  • 7g protein
  • 5g carbs
  • 5g fat
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#3. PB Mocha Coffee Protein Smoothie

Thanks to their high protein content, I’m a sucker for a good protein shake - they’re convenient, delicious, and an ideal macro snack. Our PB Mocha Coffee Protein Smoothie is creamy, delicious, and craving crunching. 

Macros:

  • 278 calories
  • 29g protein
  • 33g carbs
  • 6g fat
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#4. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Is there anything better than warm banana bread right out of the oven? This version is loaded with chocolate chips and is made with Greek yogurt to keep the protein and moistness levels high! Whether you need to refuel post-workout or simply want a satisfying snack between meals, our chocolate chip banana bread will hit the spot!

Macros:

  • 214 calories
  • 6.8g protein
  • 38.8g carbs
  • 3.6g fat
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#5. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Creamy peanut butter wrapped in a decadent chocolate coating with a satisfying crunch, these no-bake macro-friendly snacks are the perfect treat for those who want something quick and sweet. Meal prep a batch of these, keep them in your freezer, and enjoy this guilt-free treat all week long.

Macros:

  • 288 calories
  • 7.3g protein
  • 23.6g carbs
  • 19.1g fat
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#6. Protein Banana Pudding

Banana pudding might be one of the most underrated desserts out there, and this one takes things to a whole new level thanks to the convenience of using a premade protein shake to amp up the protein content. Macro-friendly, easy, and fully satisfying, this protein banana pudding will quickly become one of your favorite snacks.

Macros:

  • 135 calories
  • 7.5g protein
  • 19.2g carbs
  • 3.2g fat
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#7. Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is packed with flavor thanks to the classic chunky monkey combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and banana. With nearly 30g of protein and a plethora of healthy ingredients, this is one of the most fueling snacks you’ll find.

Macros:

  • 301 calories
  • 29.4g protein
  • 37.5g carbs
  • 4.7g fat
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#8. Edible Brownie Batter

Licking the bowl when making brownies used to feel like a total scandal, until now! This ultra-satisfying protein brownie batter will take your protein game to a whole new level. With a rich, fudgy texture and a myriad of ways to eat it, you’ll find yourself making this one on repeat.

Macros:

  • 208 calories
  • 25.3g protein
  • 22.4g carbs
  • 4.4g fat
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#9. Birthday Cake Mug Cake

One of the biggest benefits to tracking macros is that you can have your cake and eat it, too! In this case, you can enjoy a delicious birthday cake mug cake that includes real frosting without worrying about blowing your macros.

Macros:

  • 232 calories
  • 8g protein
  • 32.7g carbs
  • 9g fat
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#10. Strawberry Frosted Lemonade Protein Shake

If you love Chick-fil-A, you’re in for a treat because this copycat frosted lemonade is everything you could ever want. Tons of protein, bursting with flavor, and so refreshing, this macro-friendly drink is a must-try for your next snack attack!

Macros:

  • 281 calories
  • 22g protein
  • 48g carbs
  • 2g fat
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#11. Jello Yogurt Bowl

jello yogurt bowl - macro friendly snack

This has been one of my staples for years, and there are tons of iterations of this macro-friendly snack on the internet. This snack always feels indulgent and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 container 2 Good Yogurt (or a similar greek yogurt option)
  • 1 container of sugar-free Jello (any flavor you like)
  • 2 tablespoon lite cool whip
  • ½ cup frozen berries

Optional toppings

  • Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew - American Dream Nut Butter (Visit their website here and use Code FHM saves you 10%)  are great)
  • PB2
  • Pretzels
  • Sprinkles

How to Make

This is so simple, you cannot mess this up. You will literally just toss all the ingredients into one big bowl, mix it up, top it with your favorite toppings, and enjoy! It looks like garbage but tastes like YUM.

Macro Breakdown (without optional toppings)

Calories:

198

Protein:

20g

Carbs:

18g

Fat:

5g

#12. Protein Shake Bowl

protein shake bowl macro friendly snack

Ok, so this one is basically a protein shake but thicker (think Wendy’s Frosty consistency) in a bowl with toppings and eaten with a spoon. I don’t know about you, but I find eating something with a spoon is much more satisfying than slurping it down with a straw.

Ingredients

Optional Toppings

  • American Dream Nut Butter
  • PB2
  • Crumbled G2G bar
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Fruit
  • Anything else that sounds good!

How to Make

Pour almond milk, xanthan gum, and protein powder into your blender and add ice on top. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the ice is completely crushed and the consistency is thick and smooth. Pour into a bowl, add your toppings, and enjoy.

Calories & Macro Breakdown

Calories:

190

Protein:

25g

Carbs:

10g

Fat:

6g

#13. Built Bar

built bar macro friendly snack

This is one simple, no ingredients to gather and no preparation needed, but this is one of my most favorite macro-friendly snacks of all time. Built Bars are unlike any other protein bar on the market. They are basically a soft, chewy, chocolate candy bar, but with a great amount of protein and super low calories. I eat at least one of these every single day. Highly recommended for any stage of macro tracking you might be in.

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Calorie & Macro Breakdown

Calories:

150

Protein:

15g

Carbs:

18g

Fat:

4g

#14. Rice Cake with American Dream Nut Butter

rice cake peanut butter - macro friendly snack

Crunchy, sweet, and so satisfying. A simple rice cake topped with American Dream Nut Butter and use discount code: FHM) is a macro-friendly treat that won’t disappoint. I like to use this snack as a pre-workout thanks to the nice carb dosage, but it’s perfect for anytime you need something to hold you over until your next meal.

Ingredients

  • Rice cake (I really like the Quacker chocolate ones)
  • American Dream Nut Butter (Almond, peanut, or cashew, they’re all drool-worthy!)

How to make

Grab a rice cake and slather on some ADNB. Simple as it gets!

Calories & Macros

Calories:

219

Protein:

10g

Carbs:

19g

Fat:

12g

#15. Pancake Bowl

pancake bowl - macro friendly snack

If you follow any popular macro accounts on IG, then you might have seen the pancake bowl floating around. So many people use pancake bowls for their macro cap, and I can totally see why; it’s warm, filling, and indulgent without blowing your macros. I mean, does it get any better than that?

Ingredients

How to make

Mix the pumpkin, pancake mix, and protein powder in a bowl, microwave on high for a minute or so (will depend on your microwave), top with your favorite nut butter, fall in love. 

Calories & Macro Breakdown

Calories:

432

Protein:

38.5g

Carbs:

30.6g

Fat:

19.1g

Go Enjoy Some Macro-Friendly Snacks!

Alright, those are my current favorite macro-friendly snacks that I eat weekly. Remember, there are lots of ways to make things macro-friendly, all you need to do is prioritize protein and make sure the carbs and fats are aligning with your daily allowance.

If you try one of all of these snack ideas, let me know what you think! The best place to connect is inside our private Fit Healthy Macros Community. See you in there!

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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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