Healthy Yet Highly Satisfying High-Protein Snacks

Healthy Yet Highly Satisfying High-Protein Snacks

Unless you’re jumping rope or running in place for cardio, your body needs fuel to stay active. You can stave off hunger with protein-rich snacks that’ll help your muscles recover as they’re burning calories. Grab a small handful of nuts or maybe some turkey jerky and get going. Sneaking in extra protein is an important part of a healthy diet. The body needs protein for cell growth and repair, metabolism and building muscle. Protein also releases energy slowly over time, so it’s a smart snack choice when you need sustained fuel.


Tired of being hungry all the time? Try these high-protein snacks:

  • Cashews: High in both carbs and protein, cashews will give you the energy you need without weighing you down. Pair them with whole-grain crackers or fruit for a well-rounded snack.
  • Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese is another great option for those looking for high protein. It’s loaded with calcium, making it a good choice if you’re on a fitness regimen that incorporates weightlifting.
  • Hard boiled eggs: Hard boiled eggs are another good source for protein. They’re also easy to pack on the go, making them an ideal choice for afternoon snacks at work. Try mixing hard-boiled eggs with celery and hummus or applesauce to add flavor and texture variation to this classic egg dish.
  • Greek yogurt and fruit: Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as regular yogurt, so it’s a great choice for a morning or afternoon snack. Add some fresh fruit like berries and you have 10 grams of protein with only 100 calories.


  • Edamame: If you’re looking for something salty with your protein, try edamame. It’s a Japanese soybean in the pod that’s low in fat, calories and carbs. Unshelled edamame has about 15 grams of protein per cup.


  • Hummus with veggies: Hummus is an easy dip to make at home, or you can purchase it ready-made in most grocery stores. Try it with sliced cucumber, carrot and jicama sticks


Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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