4 Healthy High-protein Snacks

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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People often call chia seeds a "superfood" because they are so full of good nutrients.

Chia Pudding

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A tablespoon of chia seeds has about 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, and other nutrients like zinc, copper, and calcium.6 For every 4 ounces of cow's milk you add to chia seeds, you get 4 extra grams of protein.

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Edamame are green soybeans that are still young and full of protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and iron.

Edamame

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You can eat their tough, green, fuzzy shells, but they might be hard to chew on. 

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String cheese is a simple snack that you can take with you. 

String Cheese and Almonds

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When you add nuts, like almonds, you get a lot of different nutrients, like protein, fats that fill you up, and fiber. This makes it a great high-protein lunch. 

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Eggs are a simple and direct way to get protein. In particular, hard-boiled eggs are a snack that is easy to make and can be taken with you. 

Hard-Boiled Eggs

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There are about 145 calories and 12.5 grams of protein in two big whole eggs.

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