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THE 12 BEST HIGH PROTEIN SNACKS

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THE 12 BEST HIGH PROTEIN SNACKS



In the course of my work with nutrition clients I talk about snacks a lot the vast majority of people I see are either struggling with snacking behavior or don’t know what makes for a “good” snack. Usually it comes down to portion control a snack should bridge the gap between meals but not fill you up so much that you are not hungry for your next meal.

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Another recommendation I often make is to go for a high-protein snack because protein keeps us satisfied for longer and fuels our daily activities in a healthy way the great news is it’s not hard to find tasty healthy high-protein snack options!

1. Hardboiled Egg



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The egg may just be nature’s most perfect food and it’s a great source of high-quality protein easily utilized by our bodies. Hardboiled eggs will last several days in the fridge so they make for a great grab-and-go snack pair it with some veggies, arrange slices of hard-boiled egg on a wholegrain cracker or just eat it straight up the average egg rings in at about 7 grams of protein.

2. Hummus


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Powered by chickpeas, hummus serves up a good dose of protein plus lots of dietary fiber spread it on some seed crackers pair with veggies for dipping, or make rollups with a whole wheat tortilla. Hummus is a versatile high-protein snack depending on your recipe you could end up with as much as 8 grams of protein in a half-cup serving.

3. Edamame



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Beautiful green edamame beans are a healthy and tasty high-protein snack and they are fun to eat! Edamame is great warm room temperature, or even cold so it makes a good snack on the go simply steam, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and pack into containers to toss into your bag or use it to make an Asian-inspired hummus a half cup serving of shelled edamame provides over 10 grams of protein.

4. Nuts


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Nuts make a great high-protein snack go for raw, dry-roasted, or unsalted nuts for the healthiest option, and try mixing it up a handful (one-ounce serving) of almonds, peanuts or pistachios will provide about 7 grams of protein nut butters are another perfect high-protein snack either eaten directly from the spoon one tablespoon of peanut butter provides 7 grams of protein spread on crackers, or my personal favorite spread on slices of apple.

5. Cottage Cheese



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Cottage cheese is loaded with protein, and it makes a convenient snack I like to pair it with avocado for healthy fats and a sprinkle of salt and pepper or go for a sweet option and put cottage cheese together with a fruit cup a half cup of 2% cottage cheese provides about 11 grams of protein.

6. Greek Yogurt


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Greek-style yogurt is naturally high in protein look for plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt, which you can top with fruit or sweeten with a bit of jam swirled in or do like the Greeks and sprinkle with chopped walnuts more protein and a drizzle of honey a one-cup serving of Greek yogurt provides up to 18 grams of protein.

7. A Glass of Milk



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Who says a glass of milk can’t be a snack? Sometimes it’s just the thing to get you to your next meal without filling your stomach too much cow’s milk and soy milk both provide 8 grams of protein per cup.

8. Deli Rollups


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DIY a lunchable-style snack by layering deli meats such as turkey, cheese slices and sliced red peppers together roll it up and snack away!

9. Tuna and Crackers



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Water-packed tuna spooned onto crackers is a quick and easy way to get a boost of protein or replace the crackers with slices of cucumber for a lower-carb option a 3-ounce serving of canned tuna serves up a mighty 22 grams of protein.

10. Chia Pudding


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Not just for breakfast! Chia pudding is a great make-ahead snack that’s loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids chia seeds have about 2.5 grams of protein per tablespoon so a chia pudding made with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds would serve up 7.5 grams of protein plus the additional protein provided by any mix-ins.

11. Roasted Chickpeas



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Crisp roasted chickpeas are a tasty and nutritious high-protein snack they are easy to make at home so you can control the fat and salt and mix up the flavorings a half-cup serving of roasted chickpeas has about 7.5 grams of protein.

12. A Smoothie


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Smoothies are a great blank canvas a simple smoothie with high protein mix-ins such as Greek yogurt, nut butters or hemp seeds can provide a much-needed protein boost mid-way through your day.


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