There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a snack, like: the flavors, textures, and hunger level. Other considerations are whether you have any food in your pantry, and how long it will be between meals. But whether you’re about to get on a long flight or are stuck in back-to-back meetings, the amount of protein and fiber in your snack are two very important factors that you should pay attention to. While “high-protein” snacks might make you think of protein bars, you’d be surprised by the range of snack foods that pack a lot of protein.
According to The National Institute of Health, the Recommended Dietary Allowance suggests that you should consume about 0.8 grams of protein a day for each kilogram you weigh (or, 0.36 grams per pound). The body can use up to 20-30 grams of protein at one time, or per meal, so a high-protein snack would be anything within the five to 15 grams range. Here is a list of packaged protein-filled snacks for whatever you’re craving that provide the protein you need.
1Siggi’s, Vanilla Strained Non-Fat Yogurt
Icelandic yogurt, aka “skyr,” is thicker than Greek yogurt, because it’s strained more times. This snack choice contains 15 grams of protein per serving, which is about what you’d get from Greek yogurt, and tastes great.
2Seapoint Farms Edamame Dry Roasted
One package of these dry roasted edamame beans packs a whopping 11 grams of soy protein. And unlike the edamame pods served in a restaurant, these come de-shelled.
3Sargento Sunrise Balance Breaks
This snack pack provides protein and calcium, plus sweetness. You get cheese, coconut, seed, and cranberries. The mix of flavors and textures in the pre-packed kit adds to the satisfaction factor.
4Gomacro Macrobar, Organic Vegan Protein Bar
5The New Primal Sea Salt Beef Thins
This one-ounce package of beef jerky contains 13 grams of protein. Unlike other jerky, which tends to be aggressively chewy, this one is crunchy like a chip.
6Kind Breakfast Protein Bars
Granola bars can often seem like a landmine for those who can’t have gluten. These are gluten-free, and have fibrous grains like quinoa and oats that will keep you full.
7Starkist Charlie’s Snack Kit
Pescatarians will enjoy this kit, which contains all the fixings for a tuna salad snack, plus contains 18 grams of protein.
8Planters P3 Chipotle Peanuts
Perfect for a quick post-workout snack, this handy package contains peanuts, sunflower seeds, and beef jerky.
9Brami Lupini Bean Snack
Brami beans have more protein than chickpeas, and taste just as good. This package is lightly pickled and salted.
10Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Bone Broth
Bone broth is all the rage because it’s high in protein and tastes scrumptious. This savory single-serving package can be sipped plain or added to sautés.
11Honey Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs By Justin’s
Sometimes, hands-free snacks are a must. These squeezable pouches of peanut butter are sweet, satisfying, and contain 7 grams of protein.