19 Of The Best High Protein Snacks You Should Always Have On Hand!

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7. Pumpkin Seeds

If you saved the seeds from your Halloween pumpkin, good for you! You already have a terrific, ready-to-go snack that has 14 huge grams of protein in just ½ a cup of seeds! If you didn’t get a Jack O’ Lantern this year, don’t fret — these tasty seeds can be purchased almost everywhere. Get them roasted but without the added salt.

 

8. Nut Butter Balls

Take one apple, any variety, and remove the core and seeds. Fill the hollowed out middle with the nut butter of your choice.

 

9. Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a terrifically tasty, portable snack. Eggs are loaded with nutrition as well as being pretty inexpensive. An easy way to keep hard boiled eggs on hand is to simply toss a dozen eggs in a pot of boiling water on Sunday afternoon or night. Now you have eggs ready to just grab as you head out the door in the morning! Keep them separate from your non-boiled eggs or put a colored dot on them using a sharpie pen — otherwise you might have an unwelcome, and messy, surprise.

 

10. Banana Bread

This is not the classic banana bread, but a little twist on an old favorite. Top one slice of whole grain toast (or a rice cake) with two tablespoons of the nut butter of your choice. Top it with a half of a sliced banana and sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon. This even makes a terrific to-go breakfast when you are short on time.

 

11. Peanut Butter Shake-Up

If you like the ease of shakes, try blending one medium banana with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into one cup of low sugar chocolate milk and 1 cup of ice for a peanut butter shake you will want to make again and again. You can also use almond butter for a change of pace.

 

12. Meat Roll-Ups

This recipe can be put in a plastic bag or aluminum foil, or even a plastic container with a lid for easy portability. Take two slices of your choice of deli meat, such as roast beef, chicken, or turkey and top it with 1 slice of Swiss or cheddar cheese, one shake of black pepper, one very thin slice of tomato and a little kale, lettuce, or cabbage. Roll it up like a taquito and you are good to go!

 

13. Turkey or Beef Jerky

Avoid store bought jerky that contain tons of sugar or salt, and look for natural, low-sodium brands that offer tons of flavor as well as protein. A typical one ounce serving has nine tasty grams of portable protein. You can also make your own in the oven or in an electric dehydrator.

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