As someone who’s always on the go, I’ve found that choosing high-protein snacks is a lifesaver, especially when I don’t have time to cook. Not only do they keep me full for longer, but they also give me the energy boost I need to power through my day. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my favorite 29 high protein snacks. These are my go-to choices, each one super easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying. Whether I need a quick bite or something to tide me over, these snacks are my perfect solution.
I’ve always been a fan of high-protein snacks for weight loss or muscle gain that are not just delicious but also pack a real punch in terms of macros. That’s why I’m thrilled to share these fantastic low-carb, protein-packed snack options with you.
They’re perfect for a late morning or afternoon boost. Packed with wholesome ingredients like fresh veggies, eggs, bacon, and avocados, they’re designed to keep you full and energized throughout your day.
And let me tell you about a couple of my personal favorites – the keto protein bars and Instant Pot Egg Bites. These have become absolute staples in my snacking routine. They’re so tasty that I look forward to them every week, and the best part is they’re good for you too.
So, whether you’re looking to fuel your muscles after a workout or just keep your energy levels up, these easy high-protein snack recipes are a delicious way to help you stay on track.
High Protein Snacks You Can Buy
If you are not in the mood for cooking but still want a quick and delicious snack, there are many types that you can find on the market. Here are some of them:
- Greek Yogurt: Packed with 10-20 grams of protein per serving, it’s a great snack, especially the low-sugar varieties.
- Jerky and Biltong: Beef, turkey, or even salmon jerky is excellent for a high-protein, on-the-go snack.
- Protein Bars: Look for bars with high protein content and low sugar. There are many flavors and brands available. Generally, they contain between 10-20 grams of protein per bar, but this can vary widely based on the brand and ingredients.
- Cottage Cheese: A versatile snack that’s high in protein and can be paired with fruits or nuts. Roughly 14 grams of protein per half-cup (113 grams) serving.
- String Cheese or Cheese Cubes: Convenient and satisfying, these are a hit for cheese lovers. Around 6-8 grams of protein per piece, depending on the type of cheese.
- Nuts and Trail Mix: Almonds, peanuts, and pistachios are great choices. Watch out for added sugars in trail mixes. Almonds have about 6 grams of protein per ounce (28 grams), peanuts about 7 grams, and pistachios around 6 grams. Trail mixes will vary depending on the ingredients.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs: A classic protein-rich snack that’s also very filling. About 6 grams of protein per large egg.
- Protein Shakes: Ready-to-drink protein shakes are handy for a quick protein fix. Protein content can range from 10 to 30 grams per serving, depending on the brand and formulation.
- Roasted Chickpeas: A crunchy, high-protein snack, perfect if you’re looking for a plant-based option. Approximately 7-10 grams of protein per half-cup (about 60 grams) serving.
Are Snacks Important, Or Are They Just A Craving?
Snacks can be important for various reasons and are not just about satisfying cravings. People often grab snacks because of cravings, but snacks do many important things in our everyday lives.
- Energy Boost: Snacks give you a quick and easy energy kick, especially when it’s not mealtime. They can stop you from feeling tired and help you stay focused and alert all day.
- Nutrient Intake: Choosing the right snacks can add good stuff to your body. For example, a snack with protein, carbs, and fats can give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.
- Blood Sugar Regulation: Eating regular, balanced snacks helps check your blood sugar levels. This is extra important for people with conditions like diabetes or those who want to keep a steady energy level.
- Satisfying Hunger: Sometimes, snacks are just what you need when you’re hungry, especially if there’s a long time between meals. Picking healthy snacks stops you from eating too much of the not-so-healthy stuff when hunger hits.
Cottage Cheese Smoothie
High Protein Strawberry Smoothie
Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Bites (GLUTEN-FREE & KETO)
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Sausage Balls – Keto and Low Carb
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers
Keto Mozzarella Sticks
Keto Ham and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups Recipe
The Best Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe – Ready in 20 minutes
Broccoli Cheddar Keto Egg Bites
Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll-Ups
Easy Delicious Low Carb Keto Mini Cheeseburger with Big Mac Sauce
Gluten Free & Keto Dill Pickle Fat Bombs
Cucumber Chicken Salad Bites
Keto & Low Carb Buffalo Tuna Bites
Keto BLT Egglets Recipe
Deliciously Creamy Keto Deviled Eggs
Quick and Easy Keto Cheese Chips
Keto Salami Crisps
Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread
Keto Protein Bars
No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls – Low Carb Energy Bites
Low Carb Cookie Dough Protein Balls (No Bake & Sugar Free)
Double Chocolate Protein Donuts
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29 Protein-Packed Snacks
- Combine Ingredients: Start by taking a medium-sized bowl. Add in the all-natural peanut butter, low carb protein powder, almond flour, chia seeds, sugar-free maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Mix the Dough: Mix the ingredients together using a wooden spoon or your hands. The goal is to achieve a consistency similar to cookie dough. Depending on the type of peanut butter you use, you might need to adjust the consistency.
- Adjust Consistency: If the mixture is too thick, add almond milk, one teaspoon at a time. The amount needed can vary, so add gradually until you reach the desired texture.
- Add Chocolate Chips: Once the dough is at the right consistency, fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips, making sure they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
- Form the Balls: Take about one tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball. Repeat this process until all the dough is used. You should end up with around 16 balls.
- Chill and Serve: Place the protein balls in the refrigerator. Let them chill until they’re firm and ready to be served. They make a great snack for on-the-go or a quick protein boost any time of the day.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.