12 High-Protein Snacks To Stay Full & Energized All Day



5. Beef jerky

  • Serving size: 1 ounce of beef jerky
  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 10 grams

Beef jerky is a great way to add protein in between meals. “If you are looking for a snack that’s non-perishable and on the go, this is it,” says Goodson.

For a bigger protein boost, Goodson suggests taking it one step further by adding almonds and mandarin oranges to balance it out with fiber and antioxidants. When paired with these two additional items, “this snack packs about 20 grams of protein and approximately four grams of fiber, and it’s perfect for a gym bag, a computer bag, or a road trip, and a simple way to add protein midday.”


6. Roasted chickpeas

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 269
  • Protein: 14.5 grams

Most known for being used to make hummus, “Chickpeas are an excellent high-protein snack due to their significant protein content, which helps promote a feeling of fullness,” says Best.

If you have a can nearby and feel that making hummus will take too long for your relentless cravings, you can roast some chickpeas ahead of time and keep them on hand for a quick high-protein snack. “They also offer a satisfying crunch, making them an enjoyable snack option. The addition of fiber available in chickpeas will improve the satiety factor of this snack as well,” adds Best.