The mid-afternoon hiatus has set in, and your stomach is rumbling in response. Lunch is a distant memory, and dinner is a far-off dream at this point in the day. The temptation to grab calorie high foods like candy bars, chips, or a cookie when you need a quick pick-me-up makes you even more exhausted in the long run.
Between-meal hunger can affect the rest of your day based on the type of snack you choose. You may overeat if your energy levels drop and you eat something sugary and high in simple carbs. You’ll be surprised at how little you need to eat to feel complete with a protein snack.
1. Peanut Butter Bar with Dark Chocolate Chips by Perfect Bar
When it comes to high protein low-fat foods, there are a plethora of options, but none compare to the Perfect Bar. This 15-gram protein bar contains peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and more than 20 superfoods. It is an excellent high protein low-calorie food or meal replacement bar.
2. Biltong made with beef from Stryve Beef.
You can call Stryve “beef jerky,” but it’s much better. Beef, vinegar, and spices are all that go into this traditional South African biltong snack. It’s light and delicate, and you’ll want to stock up on a few bags.
3. Crisps made from Parmesan cheese
If you’re looking for high protein low-carb snacks, look no further. Parmesan cheese is the only ingredient in Whisps dried cheese crisps. It’s a great mid-day snack to eat on its own or with jerky or an apple.
4. Glow Collagen Shot, Strawberry Lemonade by Vital Proteins
Almost magical that you can get 7 grams of protein, support your immune system (each shot contains 300 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement), and benefit your body and skin in just one second. These shots are well worth the money to get the most convenient and effective high-protein snack (or drink).
5. Vanilla Yogurt with Orange and Ginger from Siggi’s in Iceland
The natural protein content of Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt is increased through a multi-stage straining process. If you want the most protein per serving, Siggi’s is your best option on the market. And if you’re trying to bulk up or slim down, the extra protein will help. Siggi’s is a favorite of Balk’s. If you’re looking to get a good amount of high-protein vegan foods in your diet, this is a great option. Choose the plain flavor and add your fresh fruit for sweetness if you want to avoid sugar.
6. Purely Elizabeth Collagen Protein Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts
Oatmeal cups are a convenient and filling way to enjoy a high-protein vegetarian food on the go, without the added sugar of other brands. Keep a couple of containers in your desk drawer for easy access. When you’re tempted to grab a snack from the vending machine, add water to one of these before putting it in the microwave. You’ll feel better about yourself and your figure as a result.
7. Packs of Justin’s Squeezed Peanut Butter
Nuts like peanuts, which have the highest protein content per gram, are an excellent source of vegetarian protein. You’ve got to get out of here! Sugar-free butter can be consumed directly from the squeeze pack. If you’d prefer a more substantial snack, try spreading some of the flavonoid-rich spread on some sliced pears. To get a comprehensive look at one of the most popular nut butter, we recommend checking out the 36 top peanut butter—ranked!
8. Savor the dark raspberry flavor of Life Protein Bites
A delicious combination of dark chocolate and tangy raspberries provides 6 grams of plant-based protein in Enjoy Life’s Dark Raspberry Protein Bites.
9. Hummus and Pita Chips from Sabra
You can take this hummus with you wherever you go. If you’re on the go, grab some pita chips and some hummus for a protein-packed snack or a bag of raw vegetables for a filling, fiber-rich meal.
10. Cottage cheese made with organic whole milk by Good Culture
For a change of pace, swap out your regular yogurt for this convenient, on-the-go dairy product. While it’s a small 5.3-ounce container, it packs an impressive 19 grams of protein.
11. The KIND Fruit & Nut Snack Bar.
Natural fruit, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts are used to make KIND snacks high in protein. With just 200 calories, this bar can help you stave off the afternoon lull or satisfy a sweet-and-crunchy craving.
12. Scout Albacore Tuna with Herb Pesto from the Garden
This can of wild-caught Pacific Northwest tuna is an excellent source of protein, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and a burst of flavor thanks to the addition of garden herb pesto.
Indulge in some of the best grass-fed beef jerkies you can get your hands on.
14. Spicy Wasabi Crunchy Broad Beans in Enlightened Bada Beans Bada Boom
This pre-portioned, high-protein snack is made with roasted beans and a zing of sriracha. It’s easy to throw into a purse, briefcase, or gym bag. You’ll be satisfied until your next meal with this snack’s seven grams of protein and fiber.
15. Flankers Savory Flax Seed Cracker Flackers
Few high-protein snacks are also high in protein, but this one provides more than 28% of your daily value in a single serving.
16. Lupini Beans, Garlic, and Rosemary Brami Italian Snack
Is it time for a change in your diet? A lightly pickled legume snack, BRAMI, contains 7 grams of plant protein, making it an excellent source of protein.
17. Overeat on Texas BBQ Pigless Pork Rind at a BBQ restaurant
You should try this plant-based version of the popular high-protein snack, even if you’re not a fan of pork rinds. You’ll get 7 grams of protein per serving, or 25 grams per bag, from pea protein and the right blend of spices.
18. These Union Charcuterie Crisps feature pepperoni
These pepperoni slivers are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine and some cheese any time of the day.
19. Black Truffle Almonds from Blue Diamond Gourmet Almonds
Black truffle almonds are the ultimate high-protein snack.
20. Cousins of a Dozen Pinto Beans from Mexico’s Cowboys
Those who don’t believe that beans can be served as a snack in 2021 are ignorant that everything is possible today. If you’re looking for a low-calorie, high-protein snack that tastes like something you’d cook over a campfire, this is it. Take some microwaveable rice or fiber crackers to go with your spicy beans.
21. Edamame from Seapoint Farms is dry roasted.
If you’ve had enough of almonds and walnuts, why not try something else? Dry roasted edamame packs are a great way to add variety to your high-protein snack options while still satisfying your craving for something crunchy. Each 100-calorie serving contains 11 grams of soy protein and six grams of belly-filling fiber!
I recommend reading through the nutrition facts to make sure you can pronounce each ingredient as a general rule of thumb. Egg whites, almonds, and cashews provide 12 grams of protein per RXBAR bar.
23. Crunchy Chickpeas Saffron Road Chipotle Chickpeas
Crispy, roasted chickpeas are the star of these protein-packed snacks. In studies, capsaicin-rich foods have been shown to reduce belly fat and suppress appetite while increasing thermogenesis, the body’s ability to burn food for energy.
24. Biena Chickpea Puffs, Aged White Cheddar
Biena Chickpea Puffs are a healthy twist on an old-school favorite. Forget the cheese puffs of your past – this chickpea-based riff serves up 7 grams of plant protein and 40% fewer carbs per serving.
25. Horizon Organic Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
You’ll love Horizon Organic Mozzarella Cheese Sticks because they’re portable, fun to eat, and packed with protein and calcium. They’re a welcome addition to both kids’ lunchboxes and adults’ brown bags.
A bag of chicken breast or turkey breast isn’t required to take advantage of. Non-bulb protein stealth methods are available to some. Do not freak out when you go to the supermarket next time. When shopping for protein-rich snacks at the supermarket, use this list as a guide.