Looking for a snack that will keep you satisfied until dinner time? We’ve rounded up both sweet and savory options we think you’ll love. Try one of these protein-packed snacks to curb hunger, keep your blood sugar from plummeting, and stay energized throughout the day.
100-calorie Pistachio Packs (Protein: 4 grams)
Take the guesswork out of how many nuts you can eat in a serving by buying pre-portioned snack packs of nuts like pistachios. Pistachios are known as the “skinny nut” because of the fiber and protein they contain. You’ll get about 31 nuts in a 100-calorie serving, like in these snack packs from Nature’s Joy. You can only eat about 14 almonds for the same number of calories, plus pistachios contain lutein and zeaxanthin to lower your risk of vision-related problems.
Hard-boiled eggs (Protein: 6 grams/egg)
New research shows that eating an egg every day provides nutritional benefits for people who consider themselves generally healthy. If you’re looking for a healthy snack in the Starbucks line, look no further than the hard-boiled egg. In addition to protein, you’ll be consuming nutrients that may actually help lower heart disease risk, such as vitamins B12 and D, folate, and riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2).
Peanut Butter Power Chews (Protein: 4 grams per serving)
Most people love the taste of peanut butter, but it isn’t convenient to carry a jar of the nutty stuff around in your purse or gym bag. Enter Peanut Butter Power Chews, like these from SunRidge Farms. These cute little chews dish out natural ingredients like dry roasted peanuts, brown rice, and honey in a tasty power-packed snack with only 180 calories per serving plus 2 grams of filling fiber.
Low-fat chocolate milk box (Protein: 8 grams)
A serving of low-fat chocolate milk has just the right combination of carbs and protein to serve as a recovery snack after exercise or to balance out a healthy lunch. Kids and adults alike will love these single-serving milk boxes from Horizon Organic that now deliver a dose of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids—a type of good fat typically found in fish oil that is essential for healthy functioning of your brain, heart, and eyes.
Grilled Snackers Portable Protein Pack (Protein: 10 grams)
Who says you can’t eat chicken breast on the go? These Grilled Snackers from Oscar Mayer deliver 10 grams of protein in their 110-calorie serving chicken breast strips. Choose from a side of sweet barbecue, lite ranch, or Asian toasted sesame seed dips. A little high in sodium for an everyday snack, but a great option if you have a juicy grilled chicken craving.
2% Greek yogurt (Protein: 20 grams per 7-oz. container)
Whether for breakfast or a snack, plain Greek yogurt is a great staple to keep on hand if you are looking for protein. Stick to plain to avoid the added sugar and calories you’ll find in those that come with fruit toppings, but feel free to add your own fresh berries or banana slices. This 2% Greek yogurt from Fage is a good choice, as the little bit of milk fat will help you absorb the nutrients more readily.