10 Protein-Packed Snacks

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10 Protein-Packed Snacks

Written by Melinda Hershey, Health Educator

These speedy and portable snack ideas make it easy to add a punch of filling protein to your day. Whether you like sweet snacks, savory snacks, or a bit of both, there's something for everyone in this list!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

These homemade protein bars taste like fudgy brownies! Make a full batch to snack on all week long.

Protein: 15.5 grams

Cottage Cheese with Fruit

To tide you over until dinner time, grab a serving of low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese and top with pineapple, peaches, or your favorite berries. Add some slivered almonds for an even more substantial snack.

Protein: 12 grams

Easy Teriyaki Meatballs

These healthy meatballs are great by themselves, or as part of a larger meal. Try a few with some celery stalks for a filling snack.

Protein: 13 grams

Edamame with Sea Salt

These little green pods pack a protein punch! Sprinkle a serving of edamame with a pinch of sea salt for a savory treat.

Protein: 8 grams

Slim Chicken Taco

Fill a small tortilla with a few slices of grilled chicken breast, leafy greens, and a spoonful of salsa. Fold and eat!

Protein: 12 grams

Cheesy Baked Egg Cups

These portable egg muffins are perfect for grab-and-go snacks or breakfasts. Try them hot or cold!

Protein: 14 grams

Tuna Salad Stacker

Top a serving of whole-wheat crackers with tuna salad for a winning combination of fiber and protein.

Protein: 13 grams

Strawberry-Banana Protein Smoothie

This powered-up protein smoothie recipe is a great option for a post-workout snack or filling breakfast.

Protein: 22 grams

Caprese Salad

Salads don't have to be reserved for full meals! Serve yourself a scaled-down portion of this caprese salad recipe to get some veggies in at snack time.

Protein: 9.5 grams

High-Protein Blueberry Muffins

These healthy blueberry muffins taste indulgent, but they're full of good-for-you nutrients--plus, they're low in sugar!

Protein: 10 grams

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MOM1014

1/11/2017 7:38:45 PM

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I like the protein smoothie. I only use Bannas but do use strawberries when in season.

DELIGHTFULDEE3

1/8/2017 11:09:15 PM

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I like the suggests for protein packed snacks. I will certainly include in my meal plans.

MARCY978

1/8/2017 9:53:05 AM

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unsalted almonds for me

JOANN25

1/2/2017 11:31:51 PM

Thank you for sharing these ideas. I don't ever get enough protein for my daily portion.

LADYDOC1

12/23/2016 5:50:44 PM

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Nuts are one of my favorite protein snack.

HEALTHYANDFIT27

12/10/2016 7:53:05 AM

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Some great suggestions!

LAINGMOM

12/5/2016 11:39:24 PM

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If I wanted a recipe on healthier brownies or muffins I would look that up. If I am searching for recipes with protein, I want stuff that uses traditional protein in new ways.

DEB-DA

12/5/2016 6:35:12 PM

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I went for the hard-boiled egg salad lunch. But I'll need to avoid it in the future. It was a disaster for my IBS.

DENISSEVICELOP

12/5/2016 6:29:35 PM

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Ssuuppeerrr

MARJANET

12/5/2016 6:14:33 PM

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saltines with a little cheese or fruit.

MARJANET

12/5/2016 6:11:40 PM

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boiled eggs with a.little salt are my favorite.

SHARONKHARTER

12/5/2016 2:56:08 PM

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I always grab some fruit to snack on and carry two water bottles. I hate to get groceries, so I only go when absolutely necessary.

JANEYDZJOURNEY

12/5/2016 12:03:09 PM

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Can I substitute the powdered Peanut butter, for the real thing and if so how would I do that ?

CANDEE412

12/5/2016 3:56:17 AM

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Looks yummy

MICHELE142

12/2/2016 10:20:22 AM

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Picked 2 for this weekend's Breakfast, With Smoothes for evening snack.

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