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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QUILT25

7/24/2015 4:31:25 AM

Great Spark!

KJBDOIT

7/15/2015 8:30:59 AM

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My go to snack is 20 grams of home made peanut butter spread over a rice cake along with an apple.

SHERRYBOOBEAR

6/18/2015 4:19:01 PM

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I wouldn't mind trying the protein brownies.

MRSMORBXFX

6/18/2015 1:46:58 PM

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I have been eating cottage cheese after a workout

JANCOWIL

6/18/2015 1:35:15 PM

SOUNDS GD! :-) SMILE! THX!

HOLT-MAY

6/18/2015 7:36:39 AM

Nutritional break down (calories) would help

KAKIMEAL4

5/13/2015 10:34:41 PM

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I love a snack of 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 2 Tbls of Pace Picante sauce. It's only 100 calories and 7 carbs. Very filling and it's 13 g. of protein.

SOMAR12570

2/18/2015 9:56:06 AM



Great suggestions.

RITAMOUNTCASTLE

1/11/2015 10:32:50 AM

Where do I get the recipe

CATIEJANE23

12/5/2014 7:40:01 PM

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Always can use more ideas to increase protein in my diet.

SPORTQQ

12/5/2014 9:09:44 AM

Satisfied from this app but worried my wait

MRSBETTYBOOP1

12/5/2014 7:43:41 AM

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I can do this! :)

GOLDENRODFARM

11/21/2014 12:18:43 AM

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I have been paying more attention to protein in the last couple of weeks, sometimes it is low because protein is mostly higher calorie. I have Incorporated some snacks like sardines, beef jerky, nuts and cheese for added protein. I think I will they the muffins too, not much into smoothies, I would rather eat my food then drink it up all mushy.

LADEEROSS

10/21/2014 11:23:21 AM

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I am gonna try a few

MUGSY40

10/14/2014 2:33:31 PM

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Almonds peanut butter and whole wheat crackers

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