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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7/19/2014 1:38:24 AM

BMCOLLEY's SparkPage
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.



7/17/2014 7:14:08 PM

EMMARCH45's SparkPage
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.


6/12/2014 11:00:19 AM

ZJAMEZ's SparkPage
This is one of my favorite snacks/ quick lunches!


6/3/2014 7:38:51 AM

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


6/2/2014 10:24:24 PM



4/13/2014 9:36:17 AM

JANEWAY45's SparkPage
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!


3/22/2014 11:56:39 PM

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.


2/15/2014 12:58:41 PM

Greek yogurt does it for me.


1/26/2014 11:54:57 AM

BJHARRIS549's SparkPage
Natural peanut butter on wheat bread or an apple. Yum...


12/11/2013 11:45:54 AM

DMSPEER93's SparkPage
I love greek yogurt with fresh fruit!


12/3/2013 3:10:47 PM

My favorite is cottage cheese and fruit and greek yogurt mixed with fruit


12/1/2013 11:56:19 PM

I love easy ways to get in extra protein.


12/1/2013 2:32:32 PM

RKEENE67's SparkPage
I added a few of these to my recipe book. Thanks for the article!


12/1/2013 11:25:38 AM

ELBOURDO's SparkPage
My fav is 1/4 cup cottage cheese with 2 tbs of pineapple Greek yogurt mixed up mmmm


12/1/2013 3:29:35 AM

DIPDAB2011's SparkPage
nut butter with crackers, celery or sticks of carrot. Cheesy baked egg cups do look interesting :-)

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