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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10/10/2016 4:47:48 PM

LLCARTY's SparkPage
I carry shelled edamame with me for a well balanced snack. It's satisfying and doesn't feel heavy.


9/9/2016 8:50:45 PM

Going to try this soon.


9/9/2016 8:45:15 PM

A handful of ten to twenty organic, raw, unsalted almonds. Just don't eat too many. Also an excellent source of healthy fat - which our bodies do need, which I'm really glad about!


9/9/2016 8:36:34 PM

How about a homemade bean dip, or spread? Black beans & kidney beans both work well. I think black beans give you more FIBER.


8/29/2016 8:10:38 AM

NARNIAROSE2003's SparkPage
This is one of my FAVORITE go-to snacks. I like to use salsa instead of fruit to have an entirely different taste!


8/6/2016 12:15:45 PM

KHADEEJAH1's SparkPage
Ok, Cheesy Baked Egg Cups. Would have been nice but you only get to have one. That doesn't work for me.


8/6/2016 12:11:30 PM

KHADEEJAH1's SparkPage
Cheesy Baked Egg Cups sound good! I'll let you know after I try them.


3/15/2016 3:51:54 PM

FAVREM's SparkPage
My favorite is cottage cheese with fruits, yummy and filling.


1/24/2016 2:16:21 PM

I use Plain Greek yogurt in my smoothies. I also use sugarfree frozen fruit or canned fruit in juice to cut down on the amount of sugar. Great Article, just remember everything in moderation and track everything you eat!


1/24/2016 9:46:53 AM

DEBVNE's SparkPage
These are some great suggestions, just be mindful that many are also sodium bombs...especially the cottage cheese! If you haven't found a protein powder that you like, you can substitute plain, nonfat Greek yogurt in the smoothie.


1/24/2016 7:58:26 AM

CAROLEB9's SparkPage
must try some of these receipes ... look very tasty


1/23/2016 7:10:44 PM

On my boild eggs I put cyenne pepper and mrs. Dash. I've used all varieties


1/23/2016 4:34:41 PM



1/23/2016 1:01:10 PM

AMARENO's SparkPage
Thanks for suggestion


1/23/2016 12:45:32 PM

CHINEDD's SparkPage
Thanks that was helpful

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