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43 High-Protein Snacks You Can Eat Anywhere

Even if you’re not an athlete, getting enough protein into your diet during the day can be difficult. Like fruits and vegetables, most of us don’t realize how much protein we should be eating, but protein is so good for both muscle growth and for keeping us full, that focusing on getting enough should definitely be a priority.

Instead of forcing yourself to eat five eggs before you leave the house every morning, we’ve compiled a list of 41 high-protein snacks that you can take with you to work, to the gym, picking up the kids from school — wherever! Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, we’ve got you covered, and many of these recipes are gluten free and low in fat, too!

We’ve also got a post dedicated to vegan, high protein breakfast ideas that you can take anywhere, so make sure to check that out for even more ideas.

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1. Honey Nut Energy Bites

high protein snacks by Green Blender, balls Are you a fan of Honey Nut Cheerios?  How about chocolate chips? Yes? Well when you combine them with some Greek yogurt and peanut butter,  you’ve got a high-protein treat that most people would confuse with dessert! Greek yogurt is extremely good for you, especially if you buy the kind with zero percent fat, and one serving usually has about 17 grams of protein.

2. Salted Caramel Almonds

Salted Caramel Almonds Almonds are full of good fats and protein, and are the perfect pre-workout snack. One ounce of almonds packs six grams of protein, three grams of fiber and zero cholesterol. Plus, show us someone who doesn’t like the flavor combination of salted caramel, and we’ll show you a crazy person.

3. Protein Pops

high protein snacks by Green Blender, pops Bananas, protein powder and coconut milk? YES. For athletes, these frozen treats are a great alternative to drinking boring shakes day after day. And for everyone else, they’re a dessert with way more nutritional value than a cup of ice cream. (Tip: if you’re sensitive to pre-workout supplements, omit that part in this recipe.)

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4. Low Fat Cheese Sticks

One stick of string cheese gives you about eight grams of protein, and if you buy a low-fat version, you’re looking at a high protein snack that comes in at under four grams of fat. Packing yourself two low-fat cheese sticks and an apple may make you feel like you’re back in elementary school, but hey, if it gave you energy to run around during recess back then, this snack will certainly power you though the second part of your day.

5. Egg White Oatmeal

high protein snacks by Green Blender, egg white oatmeal Oats are a great source of dietary fiber, and when you combine them with egg whites, you get one of the healthiest breakfasts around. The fiber from the oats and the protein from the egg whites will keep you full all day, and if you think it’s odd to combine the two, just give this recipe a whirl. You probably won’t even know the egg whites are in there!

6. Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds

high protein snacks by Green Blender, almonds Spraying a bunch of almonds with a light coating of oil, mixing them with a little salt, and then roasting them in the oven for about 15 minutes creates the perfect savory snack.

7. Zucchini Cheese Wedges

high protein snacks by Green Blender, zucchiniZucchini is an incredibly low calorie vegetable, and when you combine it with low-fat cheese and bake it, you’ve got a low fat, low calorie, and low carb treat that tastes like heaven. It’s kind of like eating pizza, except there’s non of the carbs and less than half the fat!

8. Vanilla Chia Pudding

high protien snacks by Green Blender, chia pudding Chia seeds are a great vegan source of Omega-3s, which are essential for overall health. Starting your day, or even ending your day, with this sweet chia pudding will add protein, fiber, and a plentiful amount of Omega-3s to your diet, all while tasting like dessert.

9. Crustless Mini Quiches

high protien snacks by Green Blender, mini quiches Who doesn’t love an adorable mini quiche? By going crustless and increasing the vegetable count, you get a delicious, portable breakfast that will keep your carb count low, and your protein count high.

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10. Low Fat Greek Yogurt

Stick to the zero percent fat kind of Greek yogurt, and make it sweeter by adding berries, mandarin oranges, or pomegranate seeds. Try to steer clear of yogurt that comes with “fruit” or stir-ins already added — that’s sugar your body doesn’t need. If you want to sweeten your yogurt with more than just fruit, try a sprinkle of stevia or raw sugar instead.

11. Pumpkin Protein Bites

high protein snacks by Green Blender, pumpkin bites Low in fat and calories, but high in fiber, pumpkin is the perfect filler for a lot of recipes. And if you’re someone who knows you should be drinking a protein shake every day, but just can’t stomach it all the time, these cute little pumpkin balls are the answer!

12. Blueberry Bananza Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

high protein snacks by Green Blender, blueberry bananza This smoothie is made from pea protein, maqui berry, squash, blueberries, oats and a banana, which means that it’s not only a certified superfood drink, it’s also extremely satisfying and full of fiber, antioxidants, and yes, protein. If you’ve never tried squash in your smoothies before, you’ll become a believer after drinking this! (And if you don’t tell your kids, they’ll never know they’re actually drinking vegetables).

13. Cashew Coconut Fudge

high protein snacks by Green Blender, cashew fudgeWhen it comes to fat, cashews rank pretty low compared to other nuts, and when it comes to fudge, it’s always fantastic when you can have more than one piece – and feel good about it! The best thing about this recipe is that you can make it two ways, vegan or Paleo.

14. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

high protein snacks by Green Blender, peanut butter muffins Peanut butter and jelly may be the best combination ever, but peanut butter and banana is close behind, and nothing beats biting into a freshly baked muffin – except if that muffin is a certified protein powerhouse!

15. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

high protein snacks by Green Blender, pumpkin seeds One cup of roasted pumpkin seeds has 12 grams of protein. and when they’re roasted and salted they make a great alternative to chips or french fries.

16. Roasted Chickpeas

high protein snacks by Green Blender, chickpeas Much like roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted chickpeas are a tasty, crunchy alternative to chips, and one cup provides a whopping 39 grams of protein, which is more than any protein powder on the market.

17. Homemade Jerky

high protein snacks by Green Blender, homemade jerky Beef or turkey jerky is delicious, but it’s usually quite expensive. If you love this high-protein snack but don’t want to spend $12.00 for a tiny packet, follow this recipe to make your own! It’s surprisingly easy.

18. High Protein Energy Balls (chickpeas & peanut butter)

The protein powerhouses, chickpeas and peanut butter, are front and center in this recipe. If you have no idea how to work an oven, that’s fine – these don’t require any baking. But they do require chocolate chips, which is FINE WITH US! If you have a peanut allergy, almond or cashew butter would work just fine.

19. Berry Shortcake Overnight Oats

high protien snacks by Green Blender, overnight oatsNeed a new way to eat your steel cut oats in the morning? Soaking them in almond milk and yogurt makes the oats nice and plump, and also increases the protein quotient of this breakfast tenfold. Oatmeal is fine and all, but if you want something a little different, and if you want to eat it out of a cute mason jar, this is the recipe for you.

20. Lentil Chili

high protein snacks by Green Blender, lentil chili Not all chili has to be full of meat! Lentils are a great vegan source of protein, and this chili is so rich you’ll hardly miss the meat. Pack this in a little to-go cup and treat yourself to a delicious and hearty snack any time of day.

21. Hummus and Vegetable Mason Jars

high protein snacks by Green Blender, hummus and vegetables Chickpeas for the protein win again! Hummus is basically just ground up chickpeas with a lot of spices, and when you put a dollop in a cute mason jar full of cut up vegetables, it’s almost too adorable to eat. Almost.

22. Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad

high protein snacks by Green Blender, egg white salad Egg salad is an old school favorite, but traditional egg salad has a lot of fat. This version takes out the yolks and adds some zest in the form of Southwestern flavors. Perfect with bread or by itself!

23. Banana with Peanut Butter

Pure, simple and to the point. Make yourself one of these before you head out for work or hit the gym, and you’ll have all the extra energy you’ll need, without the crash that comes with caffeine or a preworkout drink. Bananas have almost no fat, a ton of fiber, natural sugars, and a good amount of vitamin C and B-6, which makes them a gym superfood.

24. Carrot Cake Bites

high protein snacks by Green Blender, carrot cake bites A low sugar, high protein carrot cake bite? Sign us up! Carrots are rich in vitamin C and K, and also have good doses of beta carotene and fiber. This recipe is great for omnivores and vegans alike. It’s also good for people who don’t consider themselves cooks, since it’s completely no-bake.

25. Black Bean Lime Dip

high protein snacks by Green Blender, black bean dip Coming in at seven grams of protein and nine grams of fiber per serving, this black bean dip is also high in magnesium, which is great for both bone health and balancing out our nervous systems.

26. Chocolate Gelatin Squares

high protein snacks by Green Blender, gelitan squares If you’ve always wondered what chocolate jello would taste like, here’s the recipe for you! The best part is that there’s protein powder hiding out in these sweet squares, which makes it a great alternative to another boring protein shake.

27. Three Cheese Portabella Pizzas

Pizza that’s actually healthy for you? Who needs a crust when you have cute, portable portabella mushrooms? Bake them up with a few low-fat cheese blends and you’ve got the cutest mini pizzas in the world. Portabellas are an extremely low-carb vegetable, and one cup of chopped portabellas has two grams of protein, which is pretty good for a vegetable.

28. Cauliflower Pizza Bites

high protein snacks by Green Blender, cauliflower bites Another mini pizza contender, these little cheesy muffins are made with cauliflower, which is a great non-gluten alternative. Cauliflower is also low in calories, but high in fiber and protein, making it a favorite among athletes.  In fact, cauliflower is becoming so popular, it’s evening showing up as the crust of pizzas are regular pizza joints.

29. Edamame Popcorn

high protein snacks by Green Blender, edamame Like chickpeas, roasted edamame becomes light and crispy, making it a great snack to take to work. And with one cup packing as much as 17 grams of protein, you’ll feel a lot more full after a bag of these than you would after eating a bag of chips or regular popcorn.

30. High Protein Avocado Dip

high protein snacks by Green Blender, avocado dip It you want to get away from those high calorie dip options out there, try this recipe, which incorporates yogurt, cottage cheese and an avocado. This dip is a delicious way to get a serving of monounsaturated fat — the good kind of fat — which helps to lower bad cholesterol.

31. Sweet Quinoa Cookies

If you have kids in the house, this recipe is perfect. If you leave out the M&Ms, it’s even a good alternative for a quick breakfast. But let’s be honest, most of us are going to put the M&Ms in because, hey, everything in moderation! Plus, because quinoa is loaded with fiber and protein, you’ll only need one cookie to feel satisfied.

32. Ricotta and Spinach Fritters

high protein snacks by Green Blender, ricotta and spinach Low in calories but high in nutrients that benefit our skin, hair and bones, spinach is one of those super leafy greens. Even though the ricotta has the majority of the protein in this recipe, spinach has some too, as well as iron, which is an essential nutrient for women.

33. Egg Chips

After trying this simple recipe, egg whites, some cheese, and a little cooking spray may just transform into the go-to snack you never realized you love. If you’re a fan of chips but want to find an alternative that isn’t full of fat and carbs, these egg chips are a great experiment. Plus, they’re full of protein.

34. Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

high protein snacks by Green Blender, yogrut bites Ice cream is one of those treats that’s just so hard to give up. Luckily, this recipe channels ice cream and kicks it up a notch in the health department by using Greek yogurt instead of cream.  The added pomegranate seeds bring the power of antioxidants and a burst of natural sweetness. If you really want to make this recipe healthy, halve the amount of sugar it originally calls for.

35. Kale Oatmeal Smoothie

high protein snacks by Green Blender, smoothie This smoothie contains tahini paste, which is made from ground up sesame seeds. Tahini is a better source of protein than most nuts, and is also full of B vitamins and calcium. Add in some kale and a serving of rolled oats, and you’ve got yourself a perfect pre- or post-workout drink that will put other store bought versions to shame.

36. Deli Meat Roll-Ups

high protein snacks by Green Blender, roll ups If you’ve had enough salads in your life and want to find something more satisfying to take to work for lunch, try this simple and yet genius idea: Buy some nitrate-free deli meat and wrap it around your favorite vegetables. It eats like a sandwich, but still has enough healthy green stuff to make you feel like you’re doing good things for your body. Plus everyone else in your office will be amazed at your creative lunch skills.

37. Peanut Butter Mouse

high protein snacks by Green Blender, peanut butter mousse For all you vegans out there, this mouse will make you smile! Using peanut flour, tofu and almond milk, you can create something that tastes like a rich dessert, but has only 290 calories and 37 grams of protein. Even if you’re not sure you’re into tofu, this recipe might be the one thing that changes your mind.

38. Rice Salad With Cranberries And Nuts

Combining sweet and savory flavors is a great way to wake your pallet up , and this “salad” is the perfect combination. While there’s healthy fat and protein included in the pecans, pistachios and cashews, wild rice also has protein – about 24 grams in one in one uncooked cup.

 39. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

high protein snacks by Green Blender, blueberries Blueberries are some of the healthiest little fruits you can eat. Packed with fiber, folate, vitamin C and phytonutrients, they’ve also more antioxidants than most other produce. Combining them with low-fat Greek yogurt, which typically has 17 grams of protein, is kind of like making a super dessert. Not only is it low in fat and calories, it’s actually making you healthier with each bite.

40. Breakfast Cheesecake

high protein snacks by Green Blender, cheesecake Cheesecake for breakfast? With this recipe, it’s not only possible, it’s healthy, too. Using ingredients like an oats and applesauce crust, and a bananas and cream-cheese filling, you can actually feel okay about having one (or two) of these treats with your morning coffee. And since one serving has almost no fat and 13 grams of protein, this cheesecake is actually better for you than a bagel.

41. Fruit And Almond Butter Quesadilla

high protein snacks by Green Blender, quesadillasQuesadillas are delicious, but when you put almond butter (which usually has less sugar and more protein than regular peanut butter)  and fruit into one, you get something that’s almost better than the original.  When buying any kind of nut butter, go for the one with the least amount of sugar added. It may take a  little bit of time to get used to the taste, but once you get used to the natural goodness of plain nut butter, you’ll never want to go back.

42. Trail Mix

high protein snacks by Green Blender, trail mix Kick traditional trail mix up a notch by adding different pieces of protein bars to the mix. By adding sweetness that way, you’ll get your chocolate fix along with your protein fix, and can skip all the scary refined sugars that usually come with the pre-made variety.

43. Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie

high protein snacks by Green Blender, sweet potato Pea protein is a fabulous way for vegans and those who have issues digesting whey to get an extra dose of protein during their day, and sweet potatoes are one of the best complex carbs (carbs that keep you energized for a long period of time) you can eat. Pecans are delicious, and anything with allspice and cinnamon reminds us of pie. So really, this smoothie is like drinking a pie. A delicious, nutritious pie.

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Smoothies are the ultimate fast food. Make amazing smoothies at home. Pre-portioned ingredients and superfoods delivered right to your door. Learn more >>

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