When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a portable snack for everyone in this list. Here are 19 of our favorite filling options to take with you on the go. |
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1. Greek Yogurt Dip with Veggies
Mix a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt with ranch seasoning to taste for a creamy, healthier dip for raw veggies.
2. Chocolate-Cheesecake Protein Pudding
This creamy pudding packs a surprisingly large amount of protein! Pack it in a small sealable container with berries for extra nutrients.
3. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Spread 1/2 cup of tuna salad on lettuce leaves for a tangy, crunchy and satisfying snack. Just roll them up, throw them in a Tupperware and go!
4. Hearty Egg Muffins
Make a batch of these convenient egg muffins to snack on all week long. They're easily customizable, and are great hot or cold!
5. Mini Cheese Plate
Mix and match flavors and textures for a satisfying snack! One ounce of cheese and 23 almonds will keep your hunger at bay from mid-morning until lunch. Throw in a few grapes for a little sweetness, too.
6. Cottage Cheese and Fruit
14 g protein
Top ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese with your favorite fruit and mix together in a Tupperware container to grab and go!
7. No-Bake Chocolate Walnut Protein Bars
Whip up a batch of these DIY protein bars in less than 10 minutes! These would be a perfect post-gym snack to toss in your bag.
8. Microwave Blueberry Protein Muffins
Nuke this filling muffin in a microwave-safe container for just 2 minutes, and you'll have a wholesome snack that will keep you full for hours. Pop a lid on it, or, if you're making it in a mug, loosen the muffin around the edges with a butter knife and take it with you in a zip-top plastic baggie.
9. Beef Jerky
Beef jerky packs a whole lot of protein into a one-ounce serving, making it super easy to take on the go. If you're watching your salt intake, look for lower-sodium varieties.
10. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Make a big batch of hard-boiled eggs over the weekend, and you'll have a filling, nutritious snack to last you through the whole week! We like to slice up two of them, top with a pinch of salt, pepper and dill and toss 'em in a Tupperware container to take along.
11. Dry-Roasted Edamame
Just ¼ cup of these crunchy, fun-to-eat soybeans will give you a hefty boost of staying power.
12. Turkey and Cheese Rollups
Pair 3 ounces of turkey deli meat with 1 ounce of low-fat cheese for a seriously filling savory snack that you can take anywhere. (Make sure to look for nitrate and nitrite-free turkey breast.)
13. Chia Peanut Butter and Banana Pudding
This healthy pudding gets a protein punch from chia seeds and powdered peanut butter. Make it the night before so it's ready to go when you are in the morning.
14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
This healthy protein shake tastes just like a peanut butter cup! Simply blend it up and pour in a thermos to take with you.
15. Celery with Peanut Butter
Top crunchy celery with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for a fiber-rich snack that packs plenty of protein and healthy fats. For easy transport, spread the peanut butter in the bottom of a mason jar. Put the celery sticks in the jar, screw on the lid and go.
16. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt with Berries
Greek yogurt has long been touted as a protein powerhouse—and for good reason! Pack 1 cup of yogurt (or an individual tub) with a side of berries for a snack that will fill you up for hours.
17. Cheese and Crackers
Top a serving of whole-grain crackers with 1 ounce of cubes or slices of your favorite cheese for a double-whammy of fiber and protein.
18. Protein Bars
When you're really in a pinch for a satisfying snack, protein bars are a decent and convenient option that will tide you over until your next meal. Just be sure to read the label—some bars can have as much sugar as a candy bar!
19. Overnight Oats
These hearty overnight oats make a filling snack when you need something more substantial. Just mix everything the night before in a Tupperware container and refrigerate to let everything come together. In the morning, add any other desired toppings and grab and go!
Article created on: 3/18/2014
19 Portable Protein-Packed Snacks
Grab-and-Go Bites to Fill You Up Fast
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