After an hour of heart-pumping cardio and weight training, there’s one thing that I crave more than anything else, and that’s protein cookies—the ultimate post-workout snack that lets me enjoy the best of both worlds. But here’s the problem: Finding tasty, protein-rich treats that actually tick all of my boxes is a lot more challenging than I thought.
So after weeks of settling for homemade trail mixes, I embarked on a mission to find the best protein cookie, scouring the internet and researching a variety of brands before I narrowed them down to a final list of 10. And then, over the course of two weeks, I sampled each of these cookies on my workout days, taking note of their overall taste, protein content and how they affected my cravings. But before I get into my individual ratings for each cookie, here’s what I factored in for the best protein-rich treat.