The best, homemade, high-protein snack recipes to keep you full and fueled! These snack ideas are all dairy-free and gluten-free but high in flavor. Use them as healthy breakfast options, midday snacks, or even a post-workout meal.
Protein is an essential macronutrient. Meaning, our bodies NEED it to function.
Unfortunately, we can only store so much.
This means that we constantly need to replenish our stores in order to function optimally.
And though most people think that protein is only for people who light weights or work out intensely, that’s far from true.
- Repair and replenish muscle
- Boost the immune system
- Keep us full
- Provide structure
- Helps transport other materials
How To Increase Protein
Many of these high-protein snack recipes use protein powder or collagen powder.
If you’re looking to get started with protein powder, learn more about how to choose a powder best suited to your goals.
Collagen is a beneficial part of bone broth and is wonderful for your hair, skin, and nails. Learn more about collagen and why you may want to boost your intake. However, unlike bone broth, it doesn’t taste like well, bone broth.
Similarly, collagen powder is odorless and flavorless. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids! I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more!
I find collagen the easiest way to boost protein in smoothies, vegan yogurts, oatmeal, or any other dish. It blends and mixes well and there are zero flavors to it. Plus, Perfect Supplements sources their collagen from pasture-raised (grass-fed) cows. So, I trust it.
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High Protein Low Carb
Some of the snacks below are not only high in protein but they’re also low in carbohydrates!
These snacks are specifically marked.
Though there’s not one perfect diet, I do understand wanting variety when it comes to carbohydrate intake.
I personally use a carb cycling approach with my clients and these snacks are great to have on hand.
Frequently Asked Questions About High Protein Snacks
Snacks like hard-boiled eggs, tuna, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, collagen, and protein powder are all high in protein. These ingredients can be used easily to make a variety of high-protein snacks suitable to any dietary preference.
The easiest protein foods are ones that come from whole sources: think eggs, meat, collagen, and dairy (if you consume it). These foods are naturally high in protein and are easy to use to create a variety of protein-based snacks and meals.
At the very core, you need 0.8grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. However, this recommendation is normally too low and based upon what you need to continue to do basic activities (digest food, basic movements etc). Most people should strive for 1.0 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. For a 135lbs female, this means 135grams of proter per day.