Who doesn’t love a good snack?

The problem is, if you’re not careful, the snacking never stops. Unless you pick the right snack, that is — something tasty enough to quell your cravings and satisfying enough to keep you from coming back for more.

The key may be protein. In a 2012 study, University of Missouri researchers found that among healthy women, those who ate a high-protein snack (defined as one containing 24 grams of the good stuff) felt full for longer than women who ate medium- or low-protein snacks.

A few points of reference: A large hard-boiled egg clocks in at six grams of protein. Two tablespoons of crunchy, unsalted peanut butter contains eight grams. And four ounces of low-fat cottage cheese has 14 grams. Greek yogurt, the current darling of the high-protein snack world, can have as much as twice the protein as traditional yogurt.

funfetti-birthday-cake-dip-recipe-3I have received multiple high protein recipe requests using Greek yogurt, so here you have it Birthday Cake Protein Pudding Dip. Greek yogurt is delicious and so is pudding so combining both together only makes sense, right? Absolutely. This is one of my favorite quick-and-easy high protein recipes to make!

Birthday Cake Protein Pudding Dip


  • 1 container of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 8 grams of sugar-free pudding powder
  • 3 Tbsp. of fat-free milk
  • 1 scoop Gold Standard 100% Whey Birthday Cake


  1. Place container of vanilla Greek yogurt in medium sized bowl
  2. Add other ingredients.
  3. Mix until powder is dissolved.
  4. Chill until served.
  5. Enjoy as a pudding or dip.

With Love From the Trench Kitchen,