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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11/26/2015 4:30:16 PM

OLD-NACL's SparkPage
insalata caprese, cottage cheese and fruit and edamame are three of my favorites. boiled egg is another as long as I plan it to avoid busting cholesterol range goal. I'm going to have to try those no bake peanut butter squares and cheesy egg cups.


10/16/2015 4:48:18 PM

GTNP4ME's SparkPage
One of my faves, with either peach slices or pear pieces.


9/27/2015 1:12:19 AM

Full fat cottage cheese doesn't have that many calories and tastes a million times better. Plus, the fat will slow digestion down keeping you fuller longer, cutting out fat isn't always the answer.


9/16/2015 3:14:30 PM

Good tips !


9/15/2015 3:51:39 PM

For the recipe just click on the underlined blue printed "homemade protein bars" under the picture. This also shows the nutrition information and you can add the recipe to your own collection. I want to try the protein bars - they sound yummy!


7/24/2015 4:31:25 AM

Great Spark!


7/15/2015 8:30:59 AM

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


6/18/2015 4:19:01 PM

I wouldn't mind trying the protein brownies.


6/18/2015 1:46:58 PM

I have been eating cottage cheese after a workout


6/18/2015 1:35:15 PM



6/18/2015 7:36:39 AM

Nutritional break down (calories) would help


5/13/2015 10:34:41 PM

KAKIMEAL4's SparkPage
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.


2/18/2015 9:56:06 AM

Great suggestions.


1/11/2015 10:32:50 AM

Where do I get the recipe


12/5/2014 7:40:01 PM

CATIEJANE23's SparkPage
Always can use more ideas to increase protein in my diet.

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