When that 3 p.m. slump hits or you’re craving a little something after dinner, don’t turn to your favorite potato chips or chocolate bar. Those empty carbs will only lead to a sugar crash later on and aren’t a good idea for your waistline. Instead, choose something that’s high in protein. Protein-rich snacks will give you a lasting energy boost and keep you full until your next meal. To help you out, we’ve gathered up 50 great-tasting high protein snacks to try.
This smoothie is packed with strawberries, pineapple, and bananas for a flavor explosion that will delight your taste buds. You can even add a scoop of protein powder for an extra boost of protein.
This green smoothie is just what your digestive system needs. It’s full of wholesome nutrients from kale, pineapple, and honeydew. Add a scoop of protein powder to make it extra high in protein.
Made with oats, nut butter, honey, and protein powder, this snack packs a protein punch. Plus, with add-ins like dark chocolate and toasted coconut, they’re super delicious.
Thanks to cottage cheese, this smoothie is packed with protein. Blueberries, bananas, and chia seeds round out the rest of the ingredients, making for a delightfully delectable snack.
These oatmeal protein bars require no baking time at all, and the only equipment you’ll need is a bowl and a spoon. Plus, with oatmeal, protein powder, honey, and some chocolate, everyone in your family will be happy to gobble them up.
Eggs are naturally high in protein, and these mini muffins put them to good use. Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese and spinach, they’ve got a little bit of everything to delight your taste buds.
7. Beef Jerky
This beef jerky is made with awesome savory flavors that will make you want to go back for seconds. It’s also made with no added sweeteners, so it’s good for your waistline, too.
Ready in just five minutes, this snack is both satisfying and simple. Just take a piece of toast, swipe on some cottage cheese, and top with lettuce and tomato. Easy peasy!
This pudding is creamy, naturally sweetened, chocolately, and absolutely loaded with wholesome nutrients. Plus, it’s particularly high in protein thanks to almond milk and chia seeds.
This edamame recipe has only 123 calories and is loaded with protein. Plus, it’s a step above regular edamame, with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and crisped in the oven to perfection.
11. Black Bean Salsa
With tons of black beans, this salsa is super high in protein. It’s also packed with corn, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, herbs, and seasonings.
Combine your daily cup of joe with a serving of protein with this delectable smoothie. With ice cubes, almond milk, banana, chocolate protein powder, coffee, and raw honey, it’s full of wholesome and delicious ingredients.
Frozen yogurt is packed with protein, and it’s also delicious. This recipe also can be made without an ice cream maker.
This protein-packed granola recipe is lightly flavored with cinnamon and filled with oats, nuts, and seeds. It’s also low in sugar and has no artificial sweeteners.
15. Baked Tofu
Tofu is high in both protein and calcium, making for a wholesome and delicious snack. This recipe is super easy to make, and it can be customized to include your favorite seasonings and flavors.
16. Tuna Salad
Made with tuna, mayonnaise, onions, and celery, this tuna salad is both creamy and crispy. It’s great served in a sandwich or lettuce wrap for a hearty snack or light meal.
This ranch dip is completely guilt-free, packed with protein, and tastes just as decadent as the original. Plus, it only requires a few wholesome ingredients to come together.
18. Cheddar Muffins
A muffin that’s high in protein? This recipe pulls it off while managing to be downright delicious, with plenty of shredded cheddar cheese, milk, and eggs.
19. Protein Pancakes
Made in a blender, these pancakes contain no refined grains, no refined sugar, and plenty of protein. Eat them at breakfast or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up.
This Waldorf chicken salad is full of celery, apples, walnuts, and diced chicken in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. It’s the perfect snack that’s high protein and clocks in at under 300 calories.
These roasted chickpeas are crispy, crunchy, and roasted to cinnamon-spiced perfection. Plus, they’re made with just four ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon.
Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans and is naturally high in protein. This recipe marinates the tempeh in a delectable peanut sauce before roasting it to perfection.
Packed with fruit and greens, this smoothie is full of protein and wholesome ingredients. It’s also made with vegan protein powder and coconut water, so it’s vegan and dairy free.
What’s better than edible cookie dough? Edible cookie dough that’s packed with protein and super wholesome! This recipe is made from protein powder, coconut flour, applesauce, almond milk, butter extract, and mini chocolates.
Double the chocolate, double the fun. These muffins are packed with protein from collagen peptides, almond milk, and eggs, and it also has cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips.
These avocado boats are baked with bacon and bell peppers for a delicious, tasty snack. Plus, the whole recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.
A slice of grain bread is topped with smoked salmon, Parmesan, and vegetable-packed pesto for this delectable snack. It’s full of protein from the smoked salmon, pine nuts, Parmesan, and even the grain bread.
Club sandwich pinwheels are the perfect recipe for parties or even an afternoon snack. Tortillas are packed with turkey, bacon, provolone cheese, tomato, and lettuce, and chopped into pinwheels.
A variety of nuts and seeds are mixed with eggs and oil for a gluten-free, yeast free, and protein-packed snack. Plus, you don’t need a bread maker or any fancy equipment besides a greased loaf pan.
With blueberries, banana, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, cashew butter, flaxseed, and almond milk, this smoothie has it all. Packed with protein and healthy fat, it’s the perfect pre- or post-workout snack or easy breakfast.
This parfait is full of layers of Greek yogurt, quinoa, honey, cereal, and pomegranate arils. It’s the perfect mixture of creamy and crunchy that’s ideal for breakfast or anytime.
These candied nuts are made in just 15 minutes and all on one pan. It’s made with pecans, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, sea salt, and maple syrup.
Protein cookies? Sign us up. These cookies are made with vanilla whey protein and are low carb, have just 112 calories, and seven grams of protein each.
Tangy and thick Greek yogurt takes the place of mayo to up the protein power of these deviled eggs. Plus, they’re made with just five ingredients, including Greek yogurt, mustard, coconut aminos, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Oatmeal is thick and filling, but isn’t high in protein. However, you can add protein just by stirring in egg whites while they cook. The result is a bowl of fluffy and filling protein-packed oatmeal.
Puffed quinoa is combined with peanut butter, coconut butter, and maple syrup in this no-bake recipe. It’s the perfect crunchy, creamy, protein-packed cup of goodness.
Made with apples, peanut butter, and shredded unsweetened coconut, these tasty snacks couldn’t be easier to make. They’re perfect for after-school snacking and are even kid-friendly.
Gluten and dairy free, these muffins are packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, they’re quick and easy to make.
Soft and chewy, these energy bites are packed with protein. Made with cashews, hazelnut meal, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and honey, they require no baking or freezing.
Full of protein and probiotics, you won’t feel any guilt eating these popsicles. Made with banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, milk, and chocolate protein powder, they’re chocolatey, low in sugar, and high in protein.
Made with oats, pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds, these energy bites are naturally sweet and wholesome. Plus, they’re packed with protein from the almond butter and pumpkin seeds.
A wholesome protein fudge, this recipe is made with coconut flour, protein powder, cashews, sea salt, almond milk, coconut oil, raw honey, and vanilla. It’s the perfect snack with a protein boost.
These oats are easy to make and taste just like strawberry shortcake. They’re made by mixing oats with almond milk, strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and you’ll wake up to a delicious, protein-packed breakfast or morning snack.
This chili is hearty, smoky, flavorful, and packed with protein. Plus, it’s 100% vegan, dairy and gluten free, and rich in protein and fiber.
This egg salad is packed with flavor and is dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free. It’s also full of protein. Plus, it’s easy to make, so you can have this low carb, high protein snack whenever you please!
These carrot cake bites taste just like a slice of cake but are actually good for you. Made with carrots, pecans, coconut flakes, oats, dates, nut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and shredded coconut, they’re vegan and delicious.
With garlic, ginger, black beans, olive oil, and lime, this bean dip is packed full of protein. Pair it with chopped veggies for a low carb, high protein snack that’s wholesome and packed with nutrients.
Chocolatey and creamy, these gelatin bars are like delicious little bars of fudge. Gelatin is packed with protein and provides these bars with a jello-like consistency that’s actually good for you.
Made with cauliflower, egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and a few other ingredients, these pizza bites are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients. In fact, each little bite contains 10 grams of protein.
With ricotta, eggs, Parmesan cheese, Panko, and spinach, these mini bites are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients. They’re fried to perfection in a skillet.
These high protein snacks are sure to keep you full until your next meal. Even better, they’ll give you a burst of energy without a sugar crash later.