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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TERRI518

8/27/2014 8:47:16 AM

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I like hummus with carrots & celery for my favorite snack.

GAL2202

8/21/2014 9:33:39 AM

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Thank you. These sound great!

LOVEOFTHEDARK

8/10/2014 7:16:09 PM

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to those who are complaining that muffins and tacos are meal sized things, do you realize that the muffins are only 1 inch in diameter, and the chicken tacos are 3 bites? Those are snacks.

AUSSIEJAN2

8/2/2014 12:13:02 PM

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These would be meals for me. I eat a few nuts, an apple or banana, or a snack bar. Not all protein, but easily prepared and carried in my purse mostly. The shake is a good breakfast, and if I had the muffins made they would work for either a snack or a breakfast.

WHITNEYTEACHER

8/2/2014 7:32:06 AM

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These all look good but, to me, most of them would be meals, not snacks. I've made the high protein blueberry muffins for breakfast and the chicken taco as the main dish for dinner. To me a snack is smaller than a taco or muffin.

LEANMEAN2

8/2/2014 5:36:48 AM

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They all look good.

LEWIS314

8/1/2014 11:08:32 AM

I added the recipes to my book. I am excited to make these.

BMCOLLEY

7/19/2014 1:38:24 AM

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You have had a good day when you learned something important---anonymous

I learned a great deal from the proteins that are listed for each meal and snack. One of the mistakes I make is not preparing enough meals with protein. In addition, I never make protein snacks to help with the fill-up.

I have to go back to the beginning of this article to see if I can print the recommendations. I will be better able to comment on the recipes and it health affects.

Bettie

EMMARCH45

7/17/2014 7:14:08 PM

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Without a doubt, my favorite high protein snack from those above are the No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars. I make this recipe and they are great and they do last all week.

ZJAMEZ

6/12/2014 11:00:19 AM

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This is one of my favorite snacks/ quick lunches!

JDRAKE8171

6/3/2014 7:38:51 AM

Sliced apple with 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter to dip in.

LORETTALUNNA

6/2/2014 10:24:24 PM

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YUMMY

JANEWAY45

4/13/2014 9:36:17 AM

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I would have the hardest time keeping the sweet treats around to dole out- that is just my personal weakness, but the others look delicious and simple!

MSBOOTCAMP

3/22/2014 11:56:39 PM

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Thanks for the info!

I'm vegetarian, although not vegan. At the same time, generally, I don't care much for eggs.

We get plenty of protein from yogurt and other sources, including adding nutritional protein powder to our homemade fruit and vegetable drinks.

MARYHENNIG

2/15/2014 12:58:41 PM

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Greek yogurt does it for me.

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