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10 of the Best High-Protein Snacks You’ll Ever Try

If you’re looking for high-protein snacks, I don’t think I need to explain to you the benefits of a high-protein diet.

You probably know that it helps you gain muscle and strength and lose fat faster, fight off hunger and cravings while dieting, and retain more muscle as you lose weight.

What you need is simple: some help with getting enough protein every day.

Sure, you can stick with protein powders and bars, but that can get boring and expensive.

That’s why you need high-protein snack recipes like these.

They’re easy to make, cheap, delicious, and healthy, and as you’ll see, you can get pretty creative, too.

For example, try the Triple Chocolate Protein Cake Bars for something fast, the Quick Homemade Cottage Cheese for a new twist on a classic, or the Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs for a more savory treat.

Enjoy!

Maple Roasted Red Lentil Granola

Serves 8

Regular granola made with oats won’t net you too much protein, even if you add nuts to the mix. To double the protein, start with a base of lentils instead.

Rather than being cooked until soft, these lentils are par-boiled and then toasted in the oven so they crisp up. Then you can add any other flavors like maple syrup or mix-ins like dried fruit or seeds.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

273

Calories

11 g

Protein

37 g

Carbs

10 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups red lentils, rinsed

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup roasted whole almonds

1/2 cup toasted coconut

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Frozen Greek Yogurt and Pomegranate Bites

Serves 24

Take these to work, and nobody will eat your afternoon snack because it’ll be safely waiting for you in the freezer.

Each individual bite doesn’t pack a lot of protein, even though it’s mostly Greek yogurt. However, you can easily replace half the powdered sugar with WHEY+, doubling the protein per serving.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

44

Calories

2 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

0 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 cups low-fat plain Greek yogurt

1 cup powdered sugar

2 cups pomegranate seeds (about 2 pomegranates)

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Hardboiled Egg & Avocado Bowl

Serves 1

Eating just a hard-boiled egg is already a healthy snack with protein, but it might not be satisfying. Round it out by making a salad with  avocado and veggies.

That way you’re getting greater nutrition, including healthy fats to fill you up, plus enough protein to keep your refueled until your next meal.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

349

Calories

15 g

Protein

18 g

Carbs

26 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 large eggs, hard-boiled and chopped

1/2 large avocado, chopped

1 Tbsp. red onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. red bell pepper, finely chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken

Serves 6

Chicken isn’t just great for a lean dinner. It also makes a delicious snack, especially when you prepare it in bite-sized pieces with a tasty dipping sauce.

And this is like two-in-one with ranch seasoning on the outside and a maple mustard dip. This high-protein snack for kids would also be good with barbecue sauce or a simple yogurt dip.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

484

Calories

37 g

Protein

23 g

Carbs

25 g

Fat

Ingredients

Ranch Chicken:

2 lbs. chicken tenderloins, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) grated Parmesan or Romano

1 packet ranch salad dressing mix

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

 

Dipping Sauce:

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup

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Triple Chocolate Protein Cake Bars

Serves 9

When you’re craving sweets, you can indulge while getting some protein too. This chocolate cake seems standard at first, but it’s hiding a healthy mix of nutrition including almonds, egg whites, and whey protein powder.

Add chocolate chips to send it over the top, mix in chopped walnuts for crunch, or just bake them plain and spread peanut butter on top for extra protein.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

121

Calories

9 g

Protein

16 g

Carbs

3 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 cup oat flour

1/4 cup almond flour

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1 scoop WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

3 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 large egg

2 egg whites

1/4 cup stevia baking blend

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

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High-Protein Salad

Serves 4

A simple green salad makes a great snack, but it’s hardly a good source of protein. And if you add meat, salad becomes a whole meal.

Turn salad into an awesome high-protein snack for weight loss with a mix of beans and lentils, plus some greens of choice. The salad itself requires only four ingredients, but what really makes it flavorful is this tahini-peanut butter dressing that you have to try.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

228

Calories

14 g

Protein

30 g

Carbs

7 g

Fat

Ingredients

Salad:

1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans

1 can (15 oz.) lentils

Few handfuls of arugula

4 Tbsp. capers

 

Dressing:

1 Tbsp. caper brine

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 Tbsp. tahini

1 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. hot sauce

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Healthy Mac & Cheese Muffins

Serves 12

Instead of eating frozen mac and cheese, grab these snack-sized portions to-go. Once they’re made, they keep well in the freezer, and you can quickly heat them up in the microwave for a high-protein snack for work. Use a pasta made from chickpeas or lentils for even more protein.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

247

Calories

12 g

Protein

35 g

Carbs

7 g

Fat

Ingredients

3/4 sweet onion, diced

1 cup baby carrots

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar

1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella

1 large egg

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 box (14.5 oz.) whole-wheat macaroni, cooked

1 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs, divided

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Quick Homemade Cottage Cheese

Serves 4

Cottage cheese is the ultimate high-protein snack for bodybuilding. And with this recipe, you can make it at home in 15 minutes. You’ll spend half that time waiting, and you can use it to figure out your next step.

Use cottage cheese to add protein to a snack of fresh fruit, or satisfy sweet cravings by making a protein pudding. For a savory snack, try it with smoked salmon. No matter what you decide to eat, cottage cheese is a great base for a high-protein snack that’s both easy and nutritious.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

157

Calories

8 g

Protein

12 g

Carbs

6 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 cups buttermilk

3 Tbsp. heavy cream (optional)

1/2 tsp. salt

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Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs

Serves 6

A muffin tin can be used for a lot more than pastries. This high-protein snack is made from mashed sweet potatoes, and using a muffin pan means each portion has exactly 10 grams of protein. Sweet potatoes are mostly carbs, of course, so the protein comes from eggs, cheese, yogurt, and even a touch of bacon.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

170

Calories

10 g

Protein

18 g

Carbs

9 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)

2 large eggs

3/4 cup (about 3 oz.) shredded cheddar

3 Tbsp. low-fat plain Greek yogurt

3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped

1–2 jalapenos, minced

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Spicy Walnut Butter

Serves 20

Just spread this walnut butter on toast for a quick snack with 10 grams of protein. For even more, try making high-protein crackers with whey isolate or, for a vegan snack, crackers made from a mix of seeds.

Either way, you’ll have a low-carb snack completely made from whole foods that’s ready whenever a craving strikes.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

116

Calories

5 g

Protein

2 g

Carbs

11 g

Fat

Ingredients

3 cups walnuts

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Pinch of cayenne

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