Best high protein snack options for men
Best high protein snack options for men

The Best
High Protein Snacks

(to Eat Anywhere)

The Best High Protein Snacks

(to Eat Anywhere)

It's something of a dual obsession we have, snacking and protein. After all both are good, right? But we're not alone. According to recent scientific data, over 90 percent of adults snack at least once a day and 71 percent of us actively aim to add more protein to our diet. Which is good news, because if you're going to snack, make sure it's on wholesome foods that will fill you up and fuel your body. Junk food is fun and all, but it never gets the job done. But if you add some snacks to your daily diet that are low in processed sugars and high in protein you will not only stave off hunger, you'll also help fuel weight loss efforts by boosting your metabolism. Not a bad way to fight the 3 pm slump. Here are ten smart snacks to add to your shopping list.

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Epic Jerky Bites

Jerky Bites

A favorite at the Valet. office, these tender nuggets are made from hormone-free meats and poultry, organic spices and dried fruit. We particularly like the Beef Steak "sweet and spicy sriracha" flavor, which balances the semisweet notes of cranberry with the mild kick of red chili pepper. They're incredibly tasty and never hard, chewy or stringy like some jerky.

$20.99 (for an eight-pack)
by Epic

Paleo Pro Single Serving Protein Powder

Single Serving
Protein Powder

These handy packets are your "break in case of emergency" snack. Keep them at work, in your car or your bag. Then, when you're running low on energy or feeling hungry (or have just come from a workout), you can mix it with some water or milk for a satisfying protein shake that's minimally processed, free of whey and soy and packs a whopping 26 grams of protein per serving.

$39.99 (for a 12-pack)
by Paleo Pro

Safe Catch Tuna

Tuna

Safe Catch tuna is a great option for those who love tuna. They test every fish before purchasing to ensure the mercury content is low enough that you can eat it every day. In addition to being a high-quality lean protein, it's also a good source of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Plus, they come in hand-packed pouches, so they're easy to grab and eat on the go.

$34.19 (for a 12-pack)
by Safe Catch

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Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

Perhaps, the original on-the-run protein snack. But that's for good reason. In addition to protein, they offer many other nutrients, like iron, choline and lutein. You can make your own, of course, but if you're short on time or simply want to be lazy, there are a handful of pre-cooked options at the grocery store now.

At your local grocery store

Justin's Nut Butter Single Serving Peanut Butter

Single Serving
Peanut Butter

Ounce for ounce, peanuts are one of the most protein-dense nuts. When you're on the go, rip open the top of the squeeze pack and eat the butter right from the pouch. Trust us, it's very satisfying. For more of a sit-down snack, smear some of the sweat and salty spread onto a sliced apple.

$5.52 (for a 10-pack)
by Justin's Nut Butter

World Peas Peatos

Peatos

Behold, a tasty, satisfying and guilt-free alternative to those Cheetos in the vending machine. Made from peas and lentils, Peatos are intended to satisfy those dreaded mid-afternoon or late night cravings for something cheesy and crunchy. They actually contain a decent amount of protein, not to mention fiber, which means these calories are anything but empty.

$14.99 (for a four-pack)
by World Peas

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Veggicopia Single Serving Hummus

Single Serving Hummus

The best part about this hummus isn't that it's portable. It's that it doesn't require refrigeration. Keep a few in your desk drawer or bag and snack on the high-protein hummus with some crackers or a few raw veggies for some extra fiber between meals. This variety pack comes with three delicious flavors: original, roasted red pepper and edamame.

$16.99 (for a 12-pack)
by Veggicopia

Sea Point Farms Dry Roasted Edamame

Dry Roasted Edamame

If you're tired of snacking on standard nuts, try something new while still satisfying that craving for something salty and crunchy. These convenient packs of dry roasted edamame lightly dusted in sea salt have a rich, nutty flavor and boasts 11 grams of soy protein along with six grams of hunger-fighting fiber in each 100-calorie serving.

$6.57 (for an eight-pack)
by Sea Point Farms

Purely Elizabeth Supercharged Instant Oats

Supercharged
Instant Oats

Purely Elizabeth's Vibrant Oats provide unique flavors such as pitaya, or dragonfruit, which are packed with antioxidants. Even better, the easy-to-heat cups offer a good source of both protein and fiber. Meaning they make for a satisfying breakfast or a quality snack that will tide you over before a meal.

$39.43 (for a 12-pack)
by Purely Elizabeth

Sargento Balanced Breaks

Balanced Breaks

Consider these little cups the grown-up alternative to the string cheese you used to devour—they're portable, fun to eat, and packed with protein and calcium. They're essentially cheese pairings (various types of cheeses with nuts and dried fruits) with a good protein-to-carb ratio.

Available your local grocery store,
by Sargento

Pillsbury's space food sticks

FYI

The first protein bar was launched in the 1960s as the Apollo moon landings were at their height. It was made by Pillsbury and named "Space Food Sticks."

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