What Are Some Good Healthy Protein Snacks?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are some good healthy protein snacks? Beef Jerky is a good protein snack to eat on the go. 

Here are some good healthy protein snacks that you can eat.

Jerky. One ounce of jerky is equal to 9 grams of protein. There are different types of jerkies which are beef, chicken, salmon, etc.  And this can be found in most grocery stores. It is important to check the sugar and sodium content in some of these brands.

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Greek Yogurt is a healthy protein snack that contains about 20 grams of protein per 200 grams serving. It is high in calcium which is important for bone health.  One 3 oz of tuna contains about 20 grams of protein, and it has B vitamins, selenium, and omega 3 fatty acids.

Peanut butter celery sticks are a great protein snack to eat on the go if you are in a rush to go somewhere. If you put 2 teaspoons of peanut butter that equates to about 9 grams of protein. Peanut butter is known to keep you full between meals as a snack.

Almonds are a solid protein snack to eat on the go. And it will help sustain you before you eat lunch or dinner. One ounce of almonds contains about 6 grams of protein, and it contains Vitamin E, riboflavin, and healthy fats. A handful or an ounce is equivalent to about 22 almonds.

What are some good healthy protein snacks to eat on the go? Photo credit: iStock-Ridofranz

Cottage Cheese is a good protein snack to eat on the go. A half cup of cottage cheese equates to 14 grams of protein. Some of the minerals it contains are selenium, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, Vitamin B12 and riboflavin.

Canned Salmon is a nice quick protein snack to eat between meals. One ounce of salmon is equal to about 6 grams of protein. Some of the nutrients it contains are niacin, selenium, Vitamin B12, etc. Salmon is an omega 3 fatty acid and research studies have shown that omega 3 fatty acids help to lower the risk of heart disease.

Pumpkin Seeds is a great protein snack that contains a high amount of protein. One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 5 grams of protein as well as fiber, magnesium, and zinc.

Canned Sardines are a convenient snack on the go. One can of sardines has about 8 grams of protein and it contains calcium and other nutrients.

Quinoa is a gluten free grain like protein food that contains about 8 grams of protein per one cup. It is a quick snack, and it can be added to different types of food like soups, salads, or cereal.

The Bottom Line there are a lot of healthy protein snacks you can eat while you are on the go that can fill you up, give you energy. And these snacks are a great go between foods before eating a bigger meal like lunch or dinner.

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