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30 High Protein Small Meal Recipes Under 250 Calories, V2

Welcome back. We already unleashed 30 killer, high protein, small meal ideas back in V1. Now we’re back with round 2 — and an ADDITIONAL 30 recipes to toss into your arsenal to fuel your LEAN fire. Every small meal comes loaded with 15+ grams of protein, sub 250 calories.

And for all protein powder based recipes — if you’re looking for something new — check out our full-blown Protein Powder Buyer’s Guide for our top recommendations and value picks.

*30 Protein-Packed Small Meal Ideas Under 250 Calories’ is our first article featuring 30 LEAN recipe ideas with over 15 grams of protein and 250 calories or less. You can access the V1 and 30 additional protein-packed small meal ideas here.

 

1. Creamsicle Protein Shake

Creamsicle Protein Shake

 

 

Ingredients: 

 

Nutrition:
250 calories, 25 g protein

 

 

 

2.  Pina Colada Protein Shake

Pina Colada Protein Shaker

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla/Pina Colada Whey Protein (110)
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple (40)
  • 1 Cup Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk (60)
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (40)
  • Water/Ice

 

 

 

Nutrition:
250 calories, 30 g protein

 

 

 

3.  Apple Pie Protein Shake

apple pie protein shake

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein (110)
  • 1 Apple (95)
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (40)
  • Cinnamon
  • Water/Ice

 

Nutrition:
245 calories, 30 g protein

 

 

 

4.  Blueberry Blast Protein Shake

Blueberry Blast Protein Shake

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein (110)
  • 1/2 Large Banana (60)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (40)
  • Water/Ice

 

Nutrition:
210 calories, 25 g protein

 

 

 

5.  Banana Nut Protein Shake

 

Banana Nut Protein Smoothie

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein (110)
  • 1/2 Large Banana (60)
  • 3 Tbsp PB2 (65)
  • Water/Ice

 

Nutrition:
235 calories, 32.5 g protein


 

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Bryan DiSanto

Owner & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
Bryan DiSanto is the Owner & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, ACE-CPT & CSN, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness/nutrition nutjob.

When he’s not working on his (or somebody else’s) abs, whipping up Eggocados, or running a Tough Mudder, he’s probably off yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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