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High Protein snacks and diets are all the rage right now! I get it, I have actually seen a positive shift in my diet with finding more high protein foods to keep my body fueled to stave of hunger. Finding the right protein snacks can be tricky because we don’t have hours of every day to eat chicken breast. Here are some of my very favorite, easy go-to snacks that will help you reach your goals.
High Protein Snacks easy on the go
Hard boiled eggs. These little guys pack just the right punch of protein and really help you feel full. After two hard boiled eggs and a big glass of water I always feel so much better. One of my favorite ways to make hard boiled eggs in bulk is with the instant pot. I like to make a dozen or so in advance and use them throughout the week for easy, on-the-go snacking. Hard boiled eggs have 78 calories, 6.3 grams of protein, 5.3 grams of fat, negligible amounts of carbohydrates and no fiber. I love starting my day by eating eggs, so finding fiber packed foods to fill up the rest of the day is really important.
Beef Bars. Recently I was on an all day hike and needed something that wouldn’t melt or require a refrigerator.
I packed some Jack Link’s Beef Bars for me and my husband and they hit the spot! Beef Bars are new and perfectly portioned so they are easy to pack because they are made for individual use.
You can find these handy little Jack Link’s Bars in a multi-pack in the nutritional bar aisle at Target. The bars are made with 100% Beef, contain 8 grams of protein, 70 calories, and can easily be eaten anywhere on the go. Throw them in your purse for a quick, healthy snack when hunger strikes.
Greek yogurt and granola. Raspberry Greek yogurt with protein granola is a favorite in my house. The kids love it because it tastes like ice cream and it is the perfect late night snack if you have a sweet tooth. This also is full of amazing nutrients, protein and good ol’ vitamin D. Your biggest problem might be keeping it stocked in the house because it goes so fast!
Cottage cheese & apples/pears. This is something that I tried as a kid when I was at a friends house and have loved ever since. I was super skeptical about mixing the two, I don’t think we even kept cottage cheese in the house! I now LOVE turning to cottage cheese as a protein source because of how easy it is to mix with a fruit or vegetable or even top your salad with in lieu of salad dressing. 80 calories, 12 grams of protein. One medium pear touts an impressive six grams of fiber.
Mix in the protein to create more opportunities for a balanced diet
Fresh Fruit. Fresh fruit is naturally packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Typically, fresh fruit servings are 60-90 calories, and a great way to pack nutrients into your day without trying too hard. My favorite summer time fruits are watermelon, apples, nectarines, pears, and berries of any variety! The fresher the better, and if you can pick it in your own garden, even better!!
Pack a punch by adding fresh fruit to your protein smoothies. I sneak so many vitamins and minerals into my diet first thing in the morning by starting the day this way.
Protein Granola Bar Bites. These do taste a lot like Almond Joy and cookie dough, there is no “sugar” but there is honey. It easily cures a sweet tooth if you are looking for a sweet something late at night but packs a punch with the protein. I hope you love them!
Deli meat wrapped in lettuce. I love to buy fresh smoked meat from the deli. Sometimes I will do different flavors of turkey and ham but my favorite is mesquite smoked turkey. Roll up a few pieces with a large romaine lettuce leaf and you are good to go! If I’m at home I’ll add a squirt of mustard to give it a little extra flavor.
I also like to wrap deli meat around string cheese. My kids love this snack too. It is a nice. option for days that you are short on bread. It is also easier to pack if you need something that is more compact.
Are you ready to try out the new Jack Link’s Original Flavor Beef Bars Jack Link’s Beef Bars? You can grab them at any Target near you!
What are your favorite healthy protein snacks?