10 Portable High-Protein Snacks
On-the-Go with the Pro
Like a sudden break-up, hunger can seem to come out of nowhere. And while you can’t do much to prep yourself for an out-of-the-blue "it’s not you, it’s me," you can be armed to face the munchies wherever you are.
The key is to bring high-protein options with you or stash them in your desk drawer so you have something filling within reach and don’t feel tempted to hit the vending machine or drugstore. Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet
, recommends looking for snacks that have at least 10 grams of protein and between 100 and 200 calories. [Tweet this tip!] These 10 eats travel well and are ideal between meals.
1 Larabar Alt Lemon Pound Cake: 210 calories, 10g protein
Wrap up 4 1-ounce slices roasted turkey breast in green lettuce leaves: 134 calories, 27g protein
1 bag (34g) Kay’s Naturals Cinnamon Toast Protein Pretzel Sticks: 120 calories, 12g protein
1 bottle (8 ounces) Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir: 110 calories, 11g protein
Peas and Cheese
Vegan Protein Shake
Sweet and Spicy Jerky
1.5 ounces Krave Black Cherry Barbeque Pork Jerky: 135 calories, 15g protein
2 hard-boiled eggs: 155 calories, 12.5g protein
Tuna Salad and Crackers
1 bag (33g) Simply Protein Chips BBQ: 140 calories, 15g protein