Got the munchies but want to avoid weight gain? Read up on our top 10 healthy high-protein portable snacks.
1. Chocolate Milk
Chocolate Milk is high in protein, but has lower calories than an actual candy bar. We recommend Nashua Nutrition’s HealthSmart Chocolate Drink.
2. Protein Bars
Many protein bars are high in protein but also high in sugar. We recommend protein bars that are low in sugar like Control Bars – peanut.
3. Protein Shakes
Protein shakes are healthy and portable snacks. Here is a blender-ready recipe to get you started:
4 scoops Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Protein (Vanilla Ice Cream flavor)
1 c. frozen strawberries or 1 cup peaches or 1 cup raspberries
1 c. frozen blueberries
2 tbsp. flax seed oil
1/2 tsp. green stevia powder
14 oz. water
2 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice
4. Ostrim Jerky
Many jerky products on the market are dry in consistency and high in fat. There are some jerky products that are high in moisture and low in fat like Ostrim high-protein meat sticks.
5. Grape and Cheese Kabobs
Grapes are high in potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants, while cheese is high in calcium and protein. Combine both of these foods into one healthy snack by placing grapes and cheese chunks onto toothpicks or shish kabob skewers.
This superfood has 17 grams of protein per 1 cup serving. For fresh edamame: steam for approx. 6 minutes. For frozen edamame: defrost in microwave for approx. 2 minutes.
7. Trail Mix
Nuts are a great source of fiber and protein, so try trail mix for a great healthy snack. Try to avoid trail mixes that have chocolate pieces in them, they tend to be higher in fat!
8. Apple-Butter Sticks
Apples are fiber and antioxidant rich; nut butters are high in protein. Combine both of these into a snack by cutting apples into sticks, spreading the sticks with nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew butter), then covering the sticks with raisins.
9. Soy Nuts
A portable snack that is rich in Omega-3’s, fiber, and protein!
10. Pretzel Chips and Hummus
The fiber, protein, and iron of hummus paired with the satisfying, salty crunch of pretzel chips.