High protein snacks!
High Protein Snacks to Keep You Full and Satisfied
Protein helps you stay full and can help you lose weight.
If you are like me, and often have a craving for a snack around 2pm or 3pm in the afternoon, you may be in search of a low-calorie, healthy, and quick and easy high protein snack.
The 10 Best High Protein Snacks
Below are 10 high protein snacks (all under 200 calories!) that are filling and can help you lose weight.
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1. Chobani Yogurt – 12 Grams of Protein and Only 120 Calories
Chobani yogurt is high in protein with no fake sugars, 15% of your calcium and only 120 calories.
My favorite flavors are the blueberry and peach.
2. Low Fat Cottage Cheese – 13 Grams of Protein and Only 90 Calories
I love cottage cheese. I could eat a whole container of it!
For only 90 calories per serving, or 180 calories per cup, cottage cheese makes a quick and easy delicious snack. I’d recommend the low fat cottage cheese from Whole Foods. It tastes much better than fat-free cottage cheese.
For the adventurous, you can put cottage cheese in the following:
- In a smoothie for a creamy texture
- With thinly sliced apples and cinnamon
- Mix with eggs and avocado in the morning
- Mixed with hummus for a unique dip
Cottage cheese is also the lowest calorie cheese you could eat!
3. Turkey Burger from Trader Joe’s
The turkey burgers from Trader Joe’s have 180 calories and 22 grams of protein. They are super moist and delicious, and make for a perfect mid-afternoon or late-night snack.
I sometimes cook up a turkey burger and then freeze it at night. When I play volleyball at the beach, I put the frozen turkey burger in a plastic bag and let it thaw throughout the day. By 2pm it is still cold and absolutely delicious!
See other top Trader Joe’s high protein and low-calorie snacks on The Jeans Fit YouTube channel.
4. Eggs – 18 Grams of Protein and Only 210 Calories for 3 Eggs
Eggs are a high-protein snack that is also SUPER budget friendly and healthy.
Three eggs pack 18 grams of protein, 24% of your Vitamin B12 (great for energy!), 30% of your Vitamin D, and 12% of your daily iron needs.
Eggs are a quick and high-protein snack that is often overlooked. Buy free-range eggs if you can afford it, and enjoy as a mid-afternoon snack with pepper, hot sauce, or salsa.
5. EPIC Chicken Protein Bars – 13 Grams of Protein and Only 120 Calories
I used to devour beef jerky, and then I learned that beef jerky is high in added sugars (often 8 grams per serving!).
Fortunately, I discovered EPIC protein bars. EPIC bars have 0 grams of sugar and 13 grams of protein per bar. Plus, EPIC protein bars are Whole 30 friendly and Keto friendly.
I keep a box of the EPIC Chicken Sriracha Protein Bars in the trunk of my car and always have one in my purse. The EPIC bars are light-weight to carry around and perfect as a high-protein snack to tie you over until dinner time.
6. RXBars – 12 Grams of Protein and 3 Simple Ingredients
I avoid all protein bars EXCEPT for the RXBARs. Unlike other energy bars with 15+ ingredients (included lots of sugar or fake sugar), RXBAR keeps it simple.
RXBARs are a great high-protein snack, and they are gluten free too.
7. Sardines – 18 Grams of Protein and 170 Calories
If you want to increase your protein and Omega 3 intake, sardines should be your go-to high protein snack.
Sardines packaged in extra virgin olive oil have 18 grams of protein, only 170 calories, and 50% of your daily Vitamin D.
8. Tuna in Water – Nothing but Protein (33 grams!)
If you want a high protein snack that is basically nothing BUT protein (meaning no fat, no carbs), then look no further than tuna.
Tuna is water has 33 grams of protein and only 140 calories.
To make tuna more appetizing as a high protein snack, try the following:
- Dip carrots in tuna that ix mixed with mustard and pepper
- Mix tuna with avocado and eat with sliced tomato
- Mix tuna with hummus and enjoy on gluten-free brown rice cakes
9. Chicken Burgers from Trader Joe’s – 150 Calories and 19 Grams of Protein
The Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers only have 150 calories and pack 19 grams of protein. They are perfect for a high-protein (and diet-friendly) snack.
10. Dry Roasted Edamame – 14 Grams of Protein and 6 Grams of Fiber
Dry roasted edamame makes for an awesome high-protein snack on the go. Edamame has 14 grams of protein, 6 grams of dietary fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar per serving.
Dry roasted edamame makes for a perfect snack to bring with you on a hike or to keep in your purse for a healthy snack on the go.
Want to Discover More High Protein Foods?
Want to discover more high protein foods for weight loss? Check out this article from The Jeans Fit.
What’s your favorite go-to snack? I’d love to hear from you!
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Wishing you health and happiness!
Chrissy from The Jeans Fit (offering weight loss advice, fitness tips, and healthy eating tips for women)