What are some healthy proteins I can eat for snacks?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

Try these healthy, protein-packed snack options:

  • roasted chickpeas
  • string cheese
  • cheddar or Swiss cheese with whole grain crackers
  • boiled egg
  • nuts and seeds
  • yogurt
  • edamame
  • turkey slices with whole grain crackers
  • fruit and nut bar
  • soy (or regular) milk blended with frozen or fresh fruit
  • spicy black bean dip with baked tortilla chips
The notes below show how you can eat healthy proteins -- from a variety of sources -- for snacks:
  • For a healthy high-protein snack, choose nuts or seeds instead of pretzels or chips.
  • Serve hummus (made from garbanzo beans) with pita strips for a great appetizer.
  • Low-fat refried beans mixed with a touch of fresh salsa make a great bean dip. Serve with baked tortilla chips as a quick and healthy snack.
  • Steamed soybeans, also known as edamame, make a terrific high-protein snack. (Remember to remove the pod.)

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