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At one point or another during the day, we all crave a nice and delicious snack to munch on.
And while preparing and eating an entire meal might be a bit too much, or take too much time, you can always rely on a good snack to satisfy you and keep your hunger at bay.
When that time comes, a healthy high protein snack is the best way to go.
Unlike the regular sugar-laden treats that only end up spiking your blood sugar and making you feel hungrier after, a healthy high protein treat keeps your cravings in check and also helps you get enough protein in your diet.
Here, you’ll find 20 incredibly delicious high protein snacks you won’t be able to resist.
Getting enough protein in your diet
Protein is one of the three important macronutrients, alongside fats and carbohydrates, which your body needs in order to function properly.
Yet, it is the one macronutrient people tend to ignore the most, considering a lot of us tend focus on our meals being low carb or low fat without bothering much about the protein content.
Some benefits associated with eating enough protein-rich foods include;
- A faster and better metabolism which promotes effective weight loss
- Reduced hunger cravings which can cause unnecessary eating
- Improved muscle mass for stronger and healthier muscles
- Better bone health and much more
Hopefully, with these healthy high protein snacks, you will be able to ensure you’re getting enough protein in your daily diet.
20 Delicious High Protein Snacks
1) No-Bake Protein Energy Balls
Nuts and seeds are always a good way to go when it comes to getting a nice dose of healthy nutrients. Let’s not also forget they are a rich source of antioxidants which help fight inflammation, among other things.
These energy balls combine rolled oats, peanut butter, coconut flakes and good old chocolate to make everything better. It is the perfect healthy treat for your sweet tooth.
Plus, you don’t even need an oven to get the job done. You could put this together in just a matter of minutes.
2) 5-Ingredient Energy Bars
They say the best things come as simple as can be. These delicious energy bars use just 5 simple ingredients to get the job done and can be coupled in just a matter of minutes.
It combines oats, almonds and honey, ensuring a nice sweet taste. You can also feel free to throw a couple of dates or even chocolate chips into the mix to make it better. Once it’s ready, it sits well in the fridge for days. Definitely a must try.
3) Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
You don’t need any unhealthy or refined sugar when making these lovely delights. With a nice combination of sweet tasting blueberries, omega 3-rich flaxseed meal, walnuts, rolled oats and the goodness of chocolate, you couldn’t possibly wish for more.
It only takes a total of 25 minutes to get these ready and they are really rich in taste. Completely dairy-free and vegan friendly. You could enjoy them as a quick and healthy breakfast or a snack for lunchtime. Consider your cravings satisfied.
4) Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls
Enjoying delicious chocolate doesn’t have to come with a load of guilt. These yummy high protein snacks combine the nutritional and tasty goodness of pitted dates, coconut butter, chocolate and more into one perfect mix, and covered in shredded coconut.
It takes only 6 simple ingredients to create this, and just about 5 minutes in total. No oven needed here. Plus, it’s also weight loss friendly, with each serving coming up at just about 70 calories.
5) Cinnamon Vanilla Breakfast Bites
The tasty flavour of cinnamon is one you can keep enjoying over and over again. These breakfast bites are rich in that yummy cinnamon flavour, as well oats, vanilla and a nice nutty flavour.
They make a great breakfast option or a quick high protein snack and they come together in a total of only 12 minutes. Make a batch of these and store a couple in the fridge so you can easily grab and enjoy when the time comes.
6) Easy 4 Ingredient No Bake Protein Bars
You don’t need to throw in a million ingredients to get that perfect tasty treat. These healthy and nutritious bars use just 4 simple ingredients and still pack a great taste in each bite.
And at just 6g net carbs per serving, it is perfect for people on low carb and ketogenic diets, as well as vegans. Plus it comes together in just about 5 minutes.
7) Frozen Yogurt Bark with Pomegranate & Dark Chocolate
Frozen yoghurt makes a nice treat just as good as liquid yoghurt. But this one takes it a step further, by adding in some delicious dark chocolate chips, pomegranate and shredded coconut.
The mix is tasty, and quite healthy and can be made in just a few minutes. You can also throw in your favourite crushed nuts and seeds if you’d like. Once it’s done chilling in the fridge, you’ll want to keep trying it over and over again.
8) Cashew Butter Chocolate Protein Bars
Cashews are also another great nut you should be getting in on (except you’re allergic). Not only does it add a rich taste to our foods, but it’s also a good source of vitamin K, calcium and sodium and is good for weight loss and healthy eyes.
These delicious high protein snack bars use cashew butter, oats, chia seeds, honey and vanilla to deliver a great taste. The delicious chocolate flavour is also found in both the toppings and the bar itself.
And all this takes just 10 minutes to prep and a handful of ingredients.
9) Almond Joy Cheesecake
This yummy treat may not look like a literal cheesecake, but it definitely tastes like one. It combines cottage cheese, toasted coconut flakes, almond butter and chocolatey goodness.
It is the perfect high protein snack to enjoy on hot days and also makes a great dessert option. With just 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time required, how could you resist?
10) Low Carb Protein Bars
You can always count on your nuts and seeds to deliver a pack of nutrition to your treats. Plus thanks to their high fiber content alongside being protein rich, they are great for curbing those annoying hunger cravings while delivering amazing health benefits.
These protein bars combine almonds, coconut flakes, and sunflower seeds among others to deliver a great nutritional punch. It also tastes great thanks to the low carb sweetener which is a better and healthier alternative to refined sugar.
And at just 5g net carbs per serving, it is great for people on low carb or ketogenic diets too.
11) Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats
Chocolate and peanut butter is one combination you can always rely on to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you smiling. These krispy treats sure don’t taste “healthy”, but they are.
Made with peanut butter, brown rice cereal, chocolate chips and more, these make a great snack or dessert option, plus they store well in the fridge.
12) Easy Low Carb Crackers
Your regular crackers are higher in carbs and can’t quite be enjoyed on a low carb diet. Plus, they don’t really pack that much of a nutritional punch.
These low carb crackers however, are just as tasty, more nutritious and super healthy. You don’t even need to be on a low carb diet to enjoy them. Made with the right combination of nut flours, seeds and cheese, you’re sure to get addicted.
It takes less than 30 minutes to make these from start to finish and each serving comes out at just 0.2g net carbs.
13) Homemade Korean Beef Jerky
Beef is another good source of protein as well as vitamins B12, B12, zinc and selenium. This homemade Korean beef jerky is a good way to enjoy well spiced and delicious meat as a healthy snack.
Plus, it’s great for the kids and picky eaters and requires only a handful of ingredients to put together.
14) Roasted Chickpeas
With meats and eggs off the menu, chickpeas are one of the best sources of protein for vegans and is also the source of quite a number of vegan-friendly substitutes.
These roasted chickpeas are as simple as can be, and make a nice, crispy snack that can be enjoyed at any time.
15) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Your normal cookies are loaded with sugar, and eating one too many may leave you feeling guilty. But not these goodies. These yummy cookies are healthy, super yummy and super easy to create.
It takes just 5 simple ingredients to whip this up and each bite is full of chocolatey goodness that will keep you coming back for more.
16) Broccoli Cheese Bites
Broccolis are one of the best veggies you can have on your diet, and for very good reason. Apart from being nutrient rich, they also help to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, among other amazing benefits as well.
But even if you don’t like the taste of broccoli in your meals, you’d definitely love this yummy healthy snack. It combines cheese, chickpeas, broccoli and quinoa to create a tasty and protein-packed treat. And it all comes together in just about 30 minutes.
17) Tomato And Basil Lentil Chips
Lentils are also another plant-based protein-rich source you can enjoy. Plus, they are so versatile and fit into quite a wide range of delicious recipes.
These healthy chips are made with soaked and blended lentils, and tomato puree and spiced to greatness. They are a perfect substitute to store bought chips, plus are tastier and make a great guilt-free snack.
18) Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Sometimes all you need to satisfy your cravings is some good ol’ peanut butter and chocolate, ready to go at a moment’s notice. Well you’re in luck.
These homemade peanut butter cups use 2 simple ingredients, and are vegan friendly too. And 25 minutes is all you need to put it together. It doesn’t get much simpler, easier and yummier than this.
19) Healthy Lemon Raspberry Muffins
You can always count on muffins for a quick and easy breakfast, or a nice snack to keep you satisfied during the day. These delicious muffins are completely flourless, and bursting with flavour.
Although low in sugar, they still taste great thanks to the banana, raspberry and lemon zest in them, making them ok even for people on low carb diets. It takes just 30 minutes to prepare these, and they store well in the fridge too.
20) Gingerbread Protein Truffles
These gingerbread truffles make the perfect holiday treat that everyone will definitely enjoy. Made with gingersnap cookies, nut butter and coconut flour, and covered with white chocolate, they come out pretty irresistible.
This recipe doesn’t require any baking, and the truffles take just about 30 minutes to get ready. Store these in the fridge and enjoy when the cravings hit
So when next you’re in the mood for a tasty, easy and delicious treat to keep you satisfied, you can definitely count on these 20 amazing high protein snacks to keep you smiling.
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