29 High Protein Snacks

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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.

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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

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This deliciously thick and creamy cottage cheese smoothie is loaded with protein, thanks to the star ingredient: cottage cheese. Not only does it give the smoothie a super indulgent texture, but it also packs 13 grams of protein, making it the perfect snack after your workout. Plus, you'll love how quick and easy it is to whip up this sugar-free smoothie in just 5 minutes.
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High Protein Strawberry Smoothie

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This high-protein strawberry smoothie recipe is super easy to make, delicious, and extremely thick. With only 7 ingredients and in less than 5 minutes, enjoy a classic strawberry smoothie that's refreshing and loaded with protein. It's perfect for serving breakfast or as a post-workout snack.
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Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Bites (GLUTEN-FREE & KETO)

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Easy to make, easy to eat, and just 3-ingredients! Bacon wrapped buffalo chicken bites are always a favorite appetizer. This great recipe is low carb, gluten-free & keto.
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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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These Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are the best easy party appetizers that are super easy to make and everyone loves. Made with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese, green onion, and crispy bacon, they are always a crowd-pleaser!
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Sausage Balls – Keto and Low Carb

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These sausage cheese balls are easy to make, the perfect appetizer or snack, packed with flavor and protein. It’s a flavorful meatball made with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and coconut flour.
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Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

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Bacon and avocado make a great combination, so you can imagine how these bacon wrapped avocado fries taste.
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Turkey Meatballs

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These delicious turkey meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes. Why are they so amazing? Well, first off, they're low-carb, gluten-free, and totally keto-friendly. And guess what? These baked turkey meatballs guarantee a wholesome and mouthwatering experience every time.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers

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These Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers are a delicious appetizer that is simple to make and low in carbs. With less than 1 gram of net carbs per serving, this one-hour recipe is a total winner.
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Keto Mozzarella Sticks

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Baked or fried, these keto mozzarella sticks will satisfy your craving for a crunchy, cheesy snack. There are only six ingredients in this easy keto cheese sticks recipe and they're ready for snacking in under 30 minutes.
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Keto Ham and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups Recipe

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These Keto Ham and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect keto breakfast! Packed with protein and low in carbs, they make the perfect fuel for your busy day. Make a batch of these tasty ham and cheese egg muffins in the morning for a healthy hot breakfast, or make them in advance and store them in the freezer for a quick reheat breakfast. These egg muffins can be changed up to use your favorite ingredients and customized to your flavor preferences easily.
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The Best Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe – Ready in 20 minutes

The Best Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe
These salmon patties are flavorful, easy to make, and perfect for meal prep. Enjoy delicious salmon cakes that are crispy on the outside but flaky and tender on the inside. It’s a family favorite salmon recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes, delicious served for lunch or dinner with a homemade dipping sauce or a side salad.
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Egg Bites

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These easy Egg Bites taste like mini frittatas! Made in a muffin tin, they’re filled with crispy bacon, fresh spinach and juicy tomatoes for a healthy breakfast or anytime snack. 
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Broccoli Cheddar Keto Egg Bites

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These Broccoli Cheddar Keto Egg Bites are packed with protein from cottage cheese and egg whites. They also have lots of tender broccoli, parmesan, and cheddar cheese. The perfect mini quiche to serve at brunch or meal prep for an easy protein-packed breakfast throughout the week!
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Cauliflower Tots

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CAULIFLOWER TOTS are the less-carby, healthier version of tater tots and they’re made with simple ingredients. We serve these up with ketchup or ranch dressing and they’re always a hit.
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Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll-Ups

Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll Ups are easy to whip up party appetizers for any special gathering or holiday party! These Ham Roll ups are filled cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onion. Snack on these delicious ham roll-ups with every occasion possible
Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll-Ups are easy to whip up party appetizers for any special gathering or holiday party!
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Easy Delicious Low Carb Keto Mini Cheeseburger with Big Mac Sauce

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These delicious mini cheeseburgers are baked in the oven and served with the tastiest big mac sauce. They’re so easy to make, perfect for a party or game day as appetizers. Everyone will love these bite-sized snacks completed by a flavourful special sauce.
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Gluten Free & Keto Dill Pickle Fat Bombs

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These Savoury Gluten Free & Keto Dill Pickle Fat Bombs are loaded with Dill Pickle Flavor and are rolled in crispy Bacon, making them absolutely irresistible. You can have them as a Quick Breakfast, or Mid-Afternoon Snack, as a Pre- or After- Workout Snack or a Delicious Keto Appetizer or Side Dish. They’re sure to keep you Satisfied on a Low Carb Diet!
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Cucumber Chicken Salad Bites

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Cucumber Chicken Salad Bites are a refreshing, high-protein, veggie-filled snack. Gluten-free and can be dairy-free or egg-free.
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Keto & Low Carb Buffalo Tuna Bites

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These 5 Ingredient Keto & Low Carb Buffalo Tuna Bites can be Whipped up in Minutes. They’re an easy Keto Lunch or Snack that can be Made with Item from your Pantry. The Tangy and Spicy Tuna Salad Goes with anything and is naturally Gluten and Sugar Free, it’s also Whole30 and Paleo Friendly!
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Keto BLT Egglets Recipe

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For an easy, quick low-carb snack, look no further than these BLT egglets.
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Deliciously Creamy Keto Deviled Eggs

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An easy recipe for rich and creamy keto deviled eggs! The perfect appetizer or low carb snack, these bite-sized treats are perfect for any family gathering, party or get together.
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Low Carb Crispy Cheese Balls

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These low carb crispy cheese balls are made from three types of cheese! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto recipe. These keto cheese balls can be made in about fifteen minutes, so are great for a low carb snack, side dish, or a last minute party offering.
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Quick and Easy Keto Cheese Chips

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Extremely easy to make keto cheese chips. Great for killing cravings, dipping and sharing with friends. Even better than potato chips, but lower and carbs and unhealthy fats.
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Keto Salami Crisps

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Who would have thought you could turn sliced salami into keto salami crisps? They are delicious and salty and can be a little spicy if you get the hot salami. 
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Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread

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This easy keto garlic bread is the perfect addition to any pizza night. In less than 30 minutes, you can whip up a low carb keto garlic cheese bread with almond flour and coconut flour that's going to satisfy your cravings without the carbs.
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Keto Protein Bars

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These homemade keto protein bars are easy to make using just 4 ingredients. Enjoy the best low carb keto protein bars that require no baking and are refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. Each protein bar packs an impressive 15 grams of protein, making them an ideal choice for a quick and convenient on-the-go refuel!
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls – Low Carb Energy Bites

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These are the easiest no-bake peanut butter protein balls with chocolate chips that take 10 minutes to make. Enjoy the best keto energy bites that are incredibly delicious and only 4g net carbs.
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Low Carb Cookie Dough Protein Balls (No Bake & Sugar Free)

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Easy and healthy Low Carb Cookie Dough Protein Balls made with a cashew butter, vanilla protein powder, and studded with cacao nibs! No bake cookie dough protein bites are perfect for a Keto, Vegan and Gluten free snack, high protein dessert or energy boost.
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Double Chocolate Protein Donuts

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These double chocolate protein donuts are indulgent, ultra-fluffy, and moist, with a brownie-like texture. Topped with a decadent dark chocolate glaze, they taste just like the real deal. Ready in only 30 minutes, these protein donuts are crafted with naturally low-carb ingredients and packed with 7 grams of protein, making them a delicious and satisfying treat.
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29 Protein-Packed Snacks

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Prep time 10 minutes
Yelds 8 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com


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.
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  • 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.


This recipe makes 16 protein balls, and the macros are calculated for a serving of 2.
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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.

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