8 High Protein Snack Ideas

High protein snacks will save the day when you're hangry (or even just hungry)!

Everyone loves a good snack. Even better, people love having a snack that tastes delicious and one that is healthy. High-protein snacks tend to be the healthier option, as opposed to snacking on chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, doughnuts, or other high-carb foods. Protein snacks keep us full longer while offering our bodies what it needs to maintain optimal health. Diets high in protein improve our muscles, bones, hair, nails, blood sugar levels, and our waistlines. We have put together 8 super easy, yet delicious, high-protein snacks perfect for your meal prepping and snacking needs!

Everything Bagel Cashews

If you love the flavor of an everything bagel but don’t want the heavy carb load, then these cashews are for you! Dried onion, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds create the nutty, herb flavor of the popular bagel, but on heart-healthy cashews. This is a travel-friendly snack that curbs hunger in a pinch. And who doesn't love a nut that tastes like a bagel?!

(Carbs: 9g - Protein: 10g - Fat: 22g)

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas

These crispy air-fried cinnamon-sugar chickpeas are made with minimal oil and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Once cooked they are paired with cheese, jerky and raw almonds to create a salty-sweet snack box that satisfies!

(Carbs: 27g - Protein: 20g - Fat: 11g)

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Ditch takeout and make these gluten-free air fryer eggrolls that cook up crisp using Paleo-friendly coconut wrappers. They fry in just 3 minutes with a veggie and chicken filling that keeps you feeling full; yet another good high protein snack!

(Carbs: 36g - Protein: 10g - Fat: 24g)

Turkey Bacon Ranch Pinwheel

A high protein and low-calorie snack to keep you on track! This healthy combination tastes indulgent and will keep cravings at bay. Serve with fruit or vegetable sticks for an energizing snack or light meal.

Pro Tip: Save time making this dish by using precooked bacon pieces.

(Carbs: 4g – Protein: 16g – Fat: 18g)

Protein Freezer Waffles

These protein-freezer waffles are so easy and delicious! This recipe is made with only six ingredients and is high in protein. Double or triple the batch and keep them in the freezer for upcoming weeks. Waffles are a great snack, especially if you smear your favorite nut butter across the top!

(Carbs: 49g – Protein: 26g – Fat: 16g)

Vegan Snickers Protein Bars

Get your sweet fix without all the sugar! These gluten-free, vegan protein bars contain less sugar and more protein than a typical candy bar for a hunger-curbing snack with zero guilt. They look SO good and are not hard to make. (They'll also save you money, so this makes them both high protein and money saving!)

(Carbs: 37g – Protein: 17g – Fat: 13g)

Protein Almond Butter Cups

What's better than a peanut butter cup? An almond butter cup that is amped up with protein and finished off with a dark chocolate layer! This easy recipe comes together with just four ingredients. We never want you to NOT eat chocolate around here!

(Carbs: 8g – Protein: 6g – Fat: 12g)

Keto Bacon Sausage Meatballs

Italian sausage gets the meatball treatment. Then, it's wrapped in bacon for an easy meal prep packed with protein and flavor. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack, or even dinner, with some veggie sides (cauliflower rice, anyone?) 

(Carbs: 2g – Protein: 12g – Fat: 7g)

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