Healthy High-Protein Snacks

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

Staff Picks

Slow-Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
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.

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

Rating: 4.75 stars 6
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.

Chili-Cheese Nachos

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Sweet and Salty Roasted Nuts

Spicy seasonings add a bit of zing to roasted nuts for an appetizer that's perfect for any occasion.

Red-Wine Hot Chocolate

Rating: 5 stars 1
If you love red wine and you love chocolate, you'll love this rich, full-flavored red-wine hot chocolate. It's two of your favorite things together in one warm, cozy mug.

Ricotta & Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 5 stars 5
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.

Raspberry Yogurt Cereal Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

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.

Grapes & Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sweet and savory is the definition of this satisfying snack.

Easy Black Bean Dip

Rating: 5 stars 3
This creamy bean dip is great for a party or picnic. Smoked paprika and ground chipotles add a robust, earthy flavor, but you can also use regular paprika and cayenne if you don't have the other spices on hand.
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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.

Greek Yogurt with Fruit & Nuts

This simple snack with protein and healthy fat will get you through the afternoon slump.