Healthy High-Protein Snacks

Find healthy, delicious high-protein snacks from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.

Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them--perfect tofu every time.

Tahini-Yogurt Dip

Serve this creamy yogurt dip with baby carrots, sliced radishes or whole-wheat pita triangles.

Protein-Packed Zucchini Bread

Late in the summer there's usually an abundance of zucchini and this recipe is one way to use it up. Make a few batches and freeze any extra loaves to have on hand for snacks and quick breakfasts.

Cucumber Sandwich

The English cucumber sandwich gets a healthy fiber bump with sprouted whole-grain bread. This easy open-face sandwich recipe is a great healthy snack or packable lunch idea.

Ricotta & Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 5 stars
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Reminiscent of a lemon cheesecake, this healthy breakfast recipe is easy to throw together in the morning. Or stir together the filling in a jar the night before and top with the fruit, nuts and seeds when you get to work.

Yogurt with Blueberries & Honey

A simple combination of Greek yogurt and blueberries gets an extra touch of sweetness from golden honey. It's the perfect balance of protein and fiber to keep you energized.

Slow-Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 5 stars
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This creamy, crowd-pleasing dip comes together with ease in your crock pot. Leave it in the slow cooker all party long to keep it warm for serving with perfect, melty cheese in every bite. Whole-wheat bread and raw veggie dippers allow you to dig in without the guilt.

Chili-Cheese Nachos

Rating: 5 stars
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Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired.

Raspberry Yogurt Cereal Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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For breakfast, snack or a healthy dessert, try using yogurt instead of milk for your cereal. If making this as a to-go snack, keep the cereal separate and top just before eating.

Fig & Honey Yogurt

In this Mediterranean-inspired snack, dried figs and honey top plain yogurt. Substitute fresh figs if you can find them.
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Inspiration and Ideas

High-Protein Snack Ideas for Work

Bringing healthy snacks to work is a good way to stave off hunger pangs and avoid the vending machine. These protein-packed snack ideas, include healthy smoothie recipes (pack them in a mason jar!), healthy nut recipes and more easy snack recipes. They have at least 7 grams of protein per serving to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day.

22 High-Protein Snacks to Take on a Road Trip

These high-protein snacks are the perfect accompaniment to any road trip. Although some require advanced prep, you can easily munch on these sweet and savory snacks in the car. Some of these recipes need an ice pack, so make sure you pack accordingly. Recipes like Coconut-Cashew Breakfast Bites and Everything-Bagel Crispy Chickpeas are healthy, tasty and have at least 7 grams of protein per serving so you’ll feel full on the go.

Clementine & Pistachio Ricotta

Skip sugar-sweetened yogurt and try ricotta instead. Topped with fresh fruit and nuts, it's the perfect healthy snack.