I consider myself a healthy eater, but I do admit, snacking is my kryptonite. I love to snack, and although sometimes I reach for chips or chocolate (shhh!), I try to fill myself up with high protein snacks that keep me satisfied for longer.
When you snack on things like chips and cookies, you’re getting instant gratification with nothing in the long run. Have you ever noticed that shortly after you snack on those types of foods, you’re hungry ten minutes later? And then you end up eating even more of the bad-for-you snacks. It’s a vicious cycle.
And if you’re trying to lose weight, staying away from unsatisfying snacking foods is even more important. Making the switch to high protein snacks will ensure you stay full for longer, and in turn, eat less over all.
1. Easy No-Bake Energy Bites (Gimme Some Oven)
With healthy ingredients such as peanut butter, old fashioned oats, and chia seeds, these no-bake energy bites will satisfy your hunger in the most delicious way!
Almonds are an amazing source of protein and if you’re craving a savory snack, roast them lightly with some coconut oil and salt, and pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes.
3. Hard Boiled Egg and Avocado Bowl (Eating Bird Food)
When I think of high protein foods, my mind immediately goes to eggs. And you don’t have to be a foodie to know how good avocado is for you. Mix them together with some red onion and pepper for a healthy, yummy snack!
4. Tuna Salad on Crackers
This high protein snack is so easy to make and I love it because you can make it at the beginning of the week and have a healthy snack all week long. Mix up some canned tuna with mustard or mayo and some green onions and store it in the fridge. When you’re feeling hungry, just whip out some crackers and spread the tuna on. Voila.
5. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats (Two Green Peas)
If you need an on-the-go snack, overnight oats are perfect for you. With 12.5 grams of protein in just one jar, you can be sure that this is a healthy snack that will keep you satisfied.
6. High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip (Hurry the Food Up)
Beans are not only an amazing source of protein, they also have an ideal protein-fibre ratio, which helps with things such as muscle fatigue and regeneration, as well as blood sugar levels. Black beans are also packed with magnesium which is key to keeping up your energy levels. This dip is where it’s at.
7. Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re craving chips, reach for some roasted chickpeas instead. They’re crunchy, savory, and just one cup contains 39 grams of protein.
8. Hummus and Veggies
Hummus is made from chickpeas, which we already know is loaded with protein. Dip your favorite veggies, whether it’s carrots, celery or cucumber for a satisfying midday snack.
9. Customizable Protein-Packed Oatmeal Cups (The Healthy Maven)
Muffins are a great snack to lean on because you can batch bake them, throw them in the freezer and take a couple out to bring with you each day. These ones are customizable and chockfull of protein due to both the protein powder and rolled oats.
10. Banana with Peanut Butter
One of my go-to breakfasts and snacks, banana with peanut butter is one of the best if you want to lose weight with high protein goodies. While peanut butter gives you the protein you need, bananas are a key source of fibre, natural sugars and vitamin C and B-6 for a boost of energy!
11. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast (A Zesty Bite)
One of my absolutely favoruite things to eat is smoked salmon with avocado on toast. The whole concoction is tasty, healthy, and completely satisfying. I think I’ll make one right now.
12. Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips (The Busy Baker)
Kale is one of the world’s healthiest super foods, and when you bake it with sea salt and garlic you get a healthy chip alternative that will help with your weight loss goals.
13. Greek Yogurt with Fruits
One of the simplest and most effective high protein snacks is Greek yogurt with fruits. The healthy yogurt is filled with nutrients, just top it with your favorite berry!
14. Apple and Cheese
Cheddar cheese is a great source of protein and is so tasty when sliced up with an apple!
15. Coconut Chia Seed Pudding (Diet Taste)
Chia seeds may be small, but they are mighty. There is so much healthy goodness stuffed into these little packages, and chia seeds are an amazing source of protein. Mix them with coconut milk and a touch of honey, and you have one delicious snack!
16. Chipotle Lime Edamame (Dizzy, Busy and Hungry)
I love the taste of edamame and they are packed with protein! I stumbled upon this recipe and I can’t wait to make it. It takes edamame to the next level with lime juice, chipotle powder and sunflower seeds (another amazing source of protein!).
17. Almond Butter
Spread it on toast, crackers, apples, pears, or bananas, almond butter is a killer source of protein, and it tastes delicious too!
18. Tuna and White Bean Salad (Budget Bytes)
Both tuna and white beans are an excellent source of protein, which makes this salad a no-brainer.
19. Zucchini Bread Protein Muffins (Amy’s Healthy Baking)
There are so many delicious and healthy aspects of these protein muffins, from coconut flour to ground cinnamon to pure maple syrup and of course fresh zucchini and vanilla protein powder. Whip them up to munch on throughout the day.
20. Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites (Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke)
With just four simple ingredients, these protein bites are sure to be your new go-to. They’re a healthy snack made with real ingredients, and it doesn’t get much better than that.
21. Cottage Cheese with Honey and Berries
Cottage cheese is one of the best ways to pack in your protein. Laced with casein protein, it digests slowly, supplying your muscles with amino acids. Top it with berries for a tasty midday pick-me-up.
22. Guacamole Deviled Eggs (Simply Recipes)
A yummy and filling duo, deviled eggs and guacamole offer a high protein snack sure to become a house hold favorite.
23. Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies (Minimalist Baker)
Healthy brownies? Yep, that’s right! These black bean brownies are scrumptious, crispy and insanely simple to make. With a hefty dose of high protein black beans, these will fill you up with a doubt!
24. Trail mix
Make it yourself or buy it from the grocery store, trail mix with a high nut content makes for an awesome high protein snack!
25. Kale, Berry and Acai Power Smoothie (Deliciously Ella)
A smoothie always makes a great snack, especially when it’s high in protein. This nutrient-packed smoothie blends healthy ingredients, but tastes like heaven.
Lentils are easy to make and packed with protein to keep you full for longer!
27. Veggie Quinoa Chickpea Salad (Exploring Healthy Foods)
Every component of this salad is healthy and most of them are packed with protein. Make a batch to split up in snack-size containers for the week ahead.
28. Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Avocado (Dear Crissy)
Chicken is one of the richest sources of protein. Mix it up with tasty avocado in a lettuce wrap and you’re good to go!
29. Apple Chai Energy Balls (Fit Foodie Finds)
With ingredients like rolled oats, almond butter, cinnamon and honey, you are getting a high protein, high energy snack in a tiny little ball!
30. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie (Chef Savvy)
Peanut butter and oatmeal is a match made in heaven when it comes to both health and taste. Blend up this smoothie when you start to feel hungry midday.
Instead of munching on unhealthy snacks, reach for one of these high protein snacks to fuel you instead!
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