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25 Easy High Protein Snack Recipes

When you’re on a high protein diet snacking is important. These high protein snack recipes are great for meal prep, day-to-day snacking, and more.

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If you’ve just started your weight loss or found yourself wanting to eat a little healthier, you’ll know that protein is an essential macronutrient. It’s a building block for muscles, you need it to make enzymes, hormones, and a lot of other important chemicals in your body.

It’s essential if you want to stay healthy, look healthy, and feel better. So, it’s only natural to want to increase the amount of protein you consume during the day.

It can be a little hard to do that. That’s because a lot of the protein snacks you find in supermarkets also contain loads of sugar.

So, it does make sense to meal prep some of your healthy snacks and have them somewhere near you. You’ll most probably end up consuming more protein, eating healthier, and avoiding a lot of unnecessary sugars.

1. No-Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars

Apple Pie Protein Bars

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These apple pie protein bars are easy to make and taste amazing. On top of that, they’re actually healthy and full of protein.

For the recipe, you’ll be using a mix of spices that will give naturally sweet coconut flour a little bit of a twist. So, the recipe does include a granulated sweetener, and I highly recommend to use erythritol in this case, but it’s optional.

I’d suggest trying the first batch without the sweetener as you might soon find out that the sweetness of coconut flour is just enough by itself. If that’s not the case, add the sweetener.

A healthier version of a sweetener – erythritol – can be bought here. Also, here is the coconut flour I recommend.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 213
  • Fats: 7g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Protein: 10g

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2. No-Bake Protein Balls

No-Bake Protein Balls

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These no-bake protein balls are very high in fiber and protein. On top of that, they are rich in fats.

A beautiful blend of bananas, almond butter, unsweetened coconut flakes, and coconut oil can prove to be magical. The balls do taste amazing and they’re a rich source of energy.

So, if you’re busy and need a quick snack for work that hits all the macros, this is the recipe to try. Here are the unsweetened coconut flakes I highly recommend.

Also, make sure the coconut oil (or any other oil) you use is high quality. This one is great for food.

Per Serving (for a total of 10 balls):

  • Calories: 356
  • Fats: 23g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Protein: 15g

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3. Healthy Tuna Salad

Healthy Tuna Salad

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This tuna salad is great to have with veggies or crackers. Put it on slices of cucumber and feel free to enjoy this snack every day.

What I love about this salad is that it’s very high in protein and low in both fats and carbs. Thus, if you have your protein macro goals to hit, this is a perfect snack to have without overdoing it with carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 101
  • Fats: 1g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 21g

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4. Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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If you’re one of those people who always have peanut butter at home, you’ll love this recipe. It’s always nice to use up the ingredients from your cabinets.

Now, these protein balls are definitely going to be sweet because they contain honey too. So, if you’re looking for a sweet treat, these peanut butter balls might work too.

You will need almond flour to make these tasty snacks. Here is the flour I recommend.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 158
  • Fats: 12g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Protein: 6g

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5. Cherry Pie Energy Balls

Cherry Pie Energy Balls

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These energy balls are great for those who love almonds and dried tart cherries. They are delicious, vegan, and aren’t super sweet.

That’s what I truly love about them. Some of the energy balls out there might contain a little too much sugar and be too sweet.

Even if you just use sweetener. In case you’re not sure where to get these dried tart cherries, just order them online here.

Also, you’ll definitely need a food processor for this one. If you don’t own one, here is a decent food processor for lower budgets that will work perfectly fine.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 122
  • Fats: 6g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Protein: 3g

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6. Banana Matcha Energy Bites

Matcha Energy Bites

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I know there are loads of matcha lovers out there. This recipe is just for you.

For those who don’t know, matcha is a ground powder made out of green tea leaves. What’s great about it is that it’s full of antioxidants and it helps you to boost your metabolism.

Obviously, the research isn’t very consistent on whether green tea actually has an effect on metabolism. But, it doesn’t hurt to try.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 212
  • Fats: 14g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Protein: 7g

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7. Edamame Avocado Hummus

Edamame Avocado Hummus

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There is nothing quite as delicious as hummus. This avocado hummus recipe is just amazing.

It’s very high in fats and fiber, so it’s truly a great source of energy for when you’re snacking. It’s nice to eat something that’ll take a little more time to digest.

You’ll be full for longer! You can have this hummus with some of the crackers I’ve mentioned in the recipe or your favorite veggies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 169
  • Fats: 13g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 5g

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8. Almond Poppy Crackers

Almond Poppy Crackers

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If you love snacking of crackers, most of the ones you find in shops are full of carbs or even sugar. They’re not great if you have a goal to lose some weight and build some muscle.

These poppy crackers are totally worth making! They are low in carbs

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 60
  • Fats: 5g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

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9. Egg and Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

Egg and Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

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If you’re a fan of roasted tomatoes, you’re going to love this healthy snack. While these stuffed tomatoes might look like a very fancy snack that’s hard to make, that’s not true at all.

All you need is delicious and well-sized tomatoes. The better quality these are, the tastier the snack will be.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 411
  • Fats: 35g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Protein: 11g

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10. Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

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These egg muffins are great if you’re looking for a high protein breakfast snack. If you want to turn it into a full-on meal, just eat more of these muffins.

They’re not very quick to make, takes around 55 minutes to get the batch out. Thus, you should probably use this recipe for meal prepping.

Anyway, these are totally worth your energy!

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 81
  • Fats: 5.3g
  • Carbs: 2.9g
  • Protein: 5.8g

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11. Zucchini Cheddar Bites

Zucchini Cheddar Bites

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Want to trick the kids into eating more vegetables? Here is your perfect snack.

These cheddar bites contain a little bit of zucchini and carrot. Also, garlic and onion truly give the cheddar a very needed palette of flavors you’re going to love.

You might also like these broccoli cheese bites.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 36
  • Fats: 2g
  • Carbs: 2.6g
  • Protein: 2.3g

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12. Crustless Mini Quiches

Crustless Mini Quiches

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These mini quiches are great for breakfast but you can definitely bring them to work for lunch too. What I love about quiches, in general, is that you can get creative with them.

Mix in your favorite products, meats, or vegetables to keep them interesting. Especially when you get tired of eating the same thing over and over again.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 124
  • Fats: 8g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 10g

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13. No-Bake Protein Balls

No-Bake Protein Balls

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These protein balls come in 4 flavors: chocolate peanut butter, tahini chocolate chip, almond joy, and cinnamon raisin.

Thus, you’ll definitely never get bored with this high-protein snack. Make a batch of one flavor for one day, another batch of a different flavor another day and you’ll never find yourself bored with the food.

Incorporate a plant-based protein powder into this recipe and never worry about consuming enough protein again!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 5g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Protein: 5g

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14. Baked Vegan Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Tofu Nuggets

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These tofu nuggets are absolutely delicious. It will feel like you’re cheating!

However, I definitely recommend giving these a try. They’re baked so you get to avoid a lot of additional fat that you’d otherwise have to deal with if you’ve ordered from a restaurant.

Also, you could always play around and use almond flour instead of regular wheat flour. It’d reduce the number of carbs in each nugget. Also, don’t go too hard on honey because it does contain sugar!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 217
  • Fats: 8.8g
  • Carbs: 22.4g
  • Protein: 11.7g

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15. Pop-And-Go Egg Bites

Egg Bites

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If you’re simply one of those people who loves eggs and don’t mind to eat all types of foods with them, try this recipe. These egg bites are nutritious, delicious, and totally easy to make.

It takes around 20 minutes to get these egg bites on the table. So, it’s definitely one of those foods that are great to have when you’re on a low carb diet.

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 163
  • Fats: 13g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 10g

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16. Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

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This is an amazing snack for large parties or events. But, it’s just as good as a quick dinner snack.

If you’re looking for a quick savory treat to make for yourself or a family, definitely recommend this recipe!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 125
  • Fats: 10.5g
  • Carbs: 0.7g
  • Protein: 6.4g

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17. Crispy Baked Chickpeas

Crispy Baked Chickpeas

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Chickpeas are just such a delicious bean that you cannot try but incorporate it into your diet. While they are quite high in carbs and fiber, they also do contain a good amount of protein.

If you are looking for ways to incorporate more protein if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Chickpeas are definitely the way to go.

It doesn’t have to be just a snack. You can always make your own lunch with it too. So, definitely worth trying!

If you like this recipe, you might like these spicy roasted chickpeas!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 141
  • Fats: 2.7g
  • Carbs: 22.9g
  • Protein: 7.3g

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18. Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

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These crispy jalapeno poppers will bring a little bit of spiciness into your life. Literally!

With a little bit of buffalo sauce, these snacks can taste absolutely amazing. Do keep in mind that you’ll need whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs.

They create this crunchiness that you’re absolutely going to love. If you do love crunchy foods, that is!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 8g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 5g

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19. Meat Roll-Ups

Meat Roll-Ups

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These meat roll-ups are absolutely great for the days when you quickly need to eat some lunch. You can bring these roll-ups to work or just have them at home.

The good thing about these snacks is that they’re full of protein and fats. So, definitely will fill you up for longer than just an hour.

If you do bring these snacks to work, make sure you get good quality lunch boxes. These BPA- free plastic food containers seal very well and are super convenient to have.

You might also like these ham roll-ups.

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 240
  • Fats: 12g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 31g

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20. Vegan Protein Crackers

Vegan Protein Crackers

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These vegan crackers are such a lovely treat after a workout or when you’re too busy to have lunch at work. They are low carb and vegan, which makes it just an amazing snack.

The crackers are full of nutritious seeds like flax seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds. Thus, each cracker is full of fiber which is essential for healthy digestion.

Make sure the coconut flakes you get are unsweetened. Here is a lovely product to try.

Per Serving (Calculated for 15 Crackers):

  • Calories: 52
  • Fats: 3g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

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21. Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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Mozzarella sticks are just one of those cheat foods you cannot stop eating once you start. Unfortunately, a lot of over the counter mozzarella sticks contains loads of sugar.

That’s where making your own mozzarella sticks comes in handy. Don’t be afraid to try new things with this recipe and use almond flour instead of regular flour to reduce the number of carbs in the recipe.

Otherwise, these mozzarella sticks are absolutely delicious.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 87
  • Fats: 5g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 7.5g

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22. No Carb Cheese Crackers

No Carb Cheese Crackers

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This is the best one-ingredient recipe you’ll find on the internet. Not joking!

Get some sliced cheese, cook it in the oven and you’ll have these amazing cheese crackers that have little to no carbs, a lot of fat, and protein.

Safe to say it’s one of the best keto snack recipes that exist out there.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 130
  • Fats: 11g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 8g

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23. Broccoli Cheese Balls

Broccoli Cheese Balls

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When I saw these broccoli cheese balls right away I realized that it’s such a good way to eat more green vegetables. Especially if you’re not a fan of broccoli and your kids don’t quite appreciate it by itself.

This recipe truly offers a way to sneak in some of that broccoli and get them used to eating it. Trust me, it’ll help them in the future!

The recipe does require some almond flour. Here is the almond flour I personally recommend. 

If you love the combo of broccoli and cheese, you might enjoy these high protein broccoli cheese bites.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 32
  • Fats: 2g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

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24. Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato and Black Beans

Quinoa Bites

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These quinoa bites are absolutely delicious and packed with protein. On top of that, it’s actually a vegan snack, so perfect for someone who’s vegan and wants to increase protein consumption in a natural way.

Also, it’s great to just eat vegan snacks and dishes when you can for environmental purposes. Black beans are an amazing source of protein and fiber, so it’s one of those superfoods you want to incorporate into your diet.

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 34
  • Fats: 1g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 2g

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25. Ham & Cheese Egg Cups

Ham and Cheese Egg Cup

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These ham and cheese egg cups offer a perfect way to start your mornings. While they can serve just as a quick snack in the morning, have a couple of the cups and you’ll be full for the whole day.

This is one of those snacks you can regularly have if you’re on a ketogenic diet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 205
  • Fats: 11g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 23g

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