50 High Protein Snacks for That Afternoon Slump

High Protein Snacks

When that 3 p.m. slump hits or you’re craving a little something after dinner, don’t turn to your favorite potato chips or chocolate bar. Those empty carbs will only lead to a sugar crash later on and aren’t a good idea for your waistline. Instead, choose something that’s high in protein. Protein-rich snacks will give you a lasting energy boost and keep you full until your next meal. To help you out, we’ve gathered up 50 great-tasting high protein snacks to try.

1. Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with strawberries, pineapple, and bananas for a flavor explosion that will delight your taste buds. You can even add a scoop of protein powder for an extra boost of protein.

2. Pineapple, Honeydew & Kale Smoothie

Pineapple, Honeydew & Kale Smoothie

This green smoothie is just what your digestive system needs. It’s full of wholesome nutrients from kale, pineapple, and honeydew. Add a scoop of protein powder to make it extra high in protein.

3. No Bake Protein Energy Balls

No Bake Protein Energy Balls

Made with oats, nut butter, honey, and protein powder, this snack packs a protein punch. Plus, with add-ins like dark chocolate and toasted coconut, they’re super delicious.

4. Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Thanks to cottage cheese, this smoothie is packed with protein. Blueberries, bananas, and chia seeds round out the rest of the ingredients, making for a delightfully delectable snack.

5. Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

These oatmeal protein bars require no baking time at all, and the only equipment you’ll need is a bowl and a spoon. Plus, with oatmeal, protein powder, honey, and some chocolate, everyone in your family will be happy to gobble them up.

6. Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Eggs are naturally high in protein, and these mini muffins put them to good use. Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese and spinach, they’ve got a little bit of everything to delight your taste buds.

7. Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

This beef jerky is made with awesome savory flavors that will make you want to go back for seconds. It’s also made with no added sweeteners, so it’s good for your waistline, too.

8. Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

Ready in just five minutes, this snack is both satisfying and simple. Just take a piece of toast, swipe on some cottage cheese, and top with lettuce and tomato. Easy peasy!

9. Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This pudding is creamy, naturally sweetened, chocolately, and absolutely loaded with wholesome nutrients. Plus, it’s particularly high in protein thanks to almond milk and chia seeds.

10. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame

This edamame recipe has only 123 calories and is loaded with protein. Plus, it’s a step above regular edamame, with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and crisped in the oven to perfection.

11. Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

With tons of black beans, this salsa is super high in protein. It’s also packed with corn, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, herbs, and seasonings.

12. Iced Coffee Protein Shake

Iced Coffee Protein Shake

Combine your daily cup of joe with a serving of protein with this delectable smoothie. With ice cubes, almond milk, banana, chocolate protein powder, coffee, and raw honey, it’s full of wholesome and delicious ingredients.

13. Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is packed with protein, and it’s also delicious. This recipe also can be made without an ice cream maker.

14. High Protein Granola

High Protein Granola

This protein-packed granola recipe is lightly flavored with cinnamon and filled with oats, nuts, and seeds. It’s also low in sugar and has no artificial sweeteners.

15. Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

Tofu is high in both protein and calcium, making for a wholesome and delicious snack. This recipe is super easy to make, and it can be customized to include your favorite seasonings and flavors.

16. Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Made with tuna, mayonnaise, onions, and celery, this tuna salad is both creamy and crispy. It’s great served in a sandwich or lettuce wrap for a hearty snack or light meal.

17. Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

This ranch dip is completely guilt-free, packed with protein, and tastes just as decadent as the original. Plus, it only requires a few wholesome ingredients to come together.

18. Cheddar Muffins

Cheddar Muffins

A muffin that’s high in protein? This recipe pulls it off while managing to be downright delicious, with plenty of shredded cheddar cheese, milk, and eggs.

19. Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes

Made in a blender, these pancakes contain no refined grains, no refined sugar, and plenty of protein. Eat them at breakfast or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up.

20. Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad

This Waldorf chicken salad is full of celery, apples, walnuts, and diced chicken in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. It’s the perfect snack that’s high protein and clocks in at under 300 calories.

21. Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chick Peas

Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chick Peas

These roasted chickpeas are crispy, crunchy, and roasted to cinnamon-spiced perfection. Plus, they’re made with just four ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon.

22. Marinated Peanut Tempeh

Marinated Peanut Tempeh

Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans and is naturally high in protein. This recipe marinates the tempeh in a delectable peanut sauce before roasting it to perfection.

23. Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

Packed with fruit and greens, this smoothie is full of protein and wholesome ingredients. It’s also made with vegan protein powder and coconut water, so it’s vegan and dairy free.

24. Protein Powder Cookie Dough

Protein Powder Cookie Dough

What’s better than edible cookie dough? Edible cookie dough that’s packed with protein and super wholesome! This recipe is made from protein powder, coconut flour, applesauce, almond milk, butter extract, and mini chocolates.

25. Low Carb Double Chocolate Protein Muffin

Low Carb Double Chocolate Protein Muffin

Double the chocolate, double the fun. These muffins are packed with protein from collagen peptides, almond milk, and eggs, and it also has cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips.

26. Avocado Egg Boats

Avocado Egg Boats

These avocado boats are baked with bacon and bell peppers for a delicious, tasty snack. Plus, the whole recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.

27. Pesto Salmon Tartine

Pesto Salmon Tartine

A slice of grain bread is topped with smoked salmon, Parmesan, and vegetable-packed pesto for this delectable snack. It’s full of protein from the smoked salmon, pine nuts, Parmesan, and even the grain bread.

28. Club Sandwich Pinwheels

Club Sandwich Pinwheels

Club sandwich pinwheels are the perfect recipe for parties or even an afternoon snack. Tortillas are packed with turkey, bacon, provolone cheese, tomato, and lettuce, and chopped into pinwheels.

29. Nut and Seed Bread

Nut and Seed Bread

A variety of nuts and seeds are mixed with eggs and oil for a gluten-free, yeast free, and protein-packed snack. Plus, you don’t need a bread maker or any fancy equipment besides a greased loaf pan.

30. The Best Protein Shake

The Best Protein Shake

With blueberries, banana, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, cashew butter, flaxseed, and almond milk, this smoothie has it all. Packed with protein and healthy fat, it’s the perfect pre- or post-workout snack or easy breakfast.

31. 5-Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

5-Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

This parfait is full of layers of Greek yogurt, quinoa, honey, cereal, and pomegranate arils. It’s the perfect mixture of creamy and crunchy that’s ideal for breakfast or anytime.

32. Candied Spiced Nuts

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are made in just 15 minutes and all on one pan. It’s made with pecans, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, sea salt, and maple syrup.

33. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Protein cookies? Sign us up. These cookies are made with vanilla whey protein and are low carb, have just 112 calories, and seven grams of protein each.

34. Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs

Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs

Tangy and thick Greek yogurt takes the place of mayo to up the protein power of these deviled eggs. Plus, they’re made with just five ingredients, including Greek yogurt, mustard, coconut aminos, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

35. Thick and Fluffy Egg White Oatmeal

Thick and Fluffy Egg White Oatmeal

Oatmeal is thick and filling, but isn’t high in protein. However, you can add protein just by stirring in egg whites while they cook. The result is a bowl of fluffy and filling protein-packed oatmeal.

36. 6 Ingredient No Bake Quinoa Peanut Butter Crunch Cups

6 Ingredient No Bake Quinoa Peanut Butter Crunch Cups

Puffed quinoa is combined with peanut butter, coconut butter, and maple syrup in this no-bake recipe. It’s the perfect crunchy, creamy, protein-packed cup of goodness.

37. Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut

Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut

Made with apples, peanut butter, and shredded unsweetened coconut, these tasty snacks couldn’t be easier to make. They’re perfect for after-school snacking and are even kid-friendly.

38. Banana Protein Muffins

Healthy Banana Protein Muffins

Gluten and dairy free, these muffins are packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, they’re quick and easy to make.

39. Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Energy Bites

Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Energy Bites

Soft and chewy, these energy bites are packed with protein. Made with cashews, hazelnut meal, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and honey, they require no baking or freezing.

40. Protein Popsicles

Protein Popsicles

Full of protein and probiotics, you won’t feel any guilt eating these popsicles. Made with banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, milk, and chocolate protein powder, they’re chocolatey, low in sugar, and high in protein.

41. Pumpkin Energy Bites

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Made with oats, pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds, these energy bites are naturally sweet and wholesome. Plus, they’re packed with protein from the almond butter and pumpkin seeds.

42. Paleo Cashew Coconut Protein Fudge

Paleo Cashew Coconut Protein Fudge

A wholesome protein fudge, this recipe is made with coconut flour, protein powder, cashews, sea salt, almond milk, coconut oil, raw honey, and vanilla. It’s the perfect snack with a protein boost.

43. Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

These oats are easy to make and taste just like strawberry shortcake. They’re made by mixing oats with almond milk, strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and you’ll wake up to a delicious, protein-packed breakfast or morning snack.

44. 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili

1-Pot Red Lentil Chili

This chili is hearty, smoky, flavorful, and packed with protein. Plus, it’s 100% vegan, dairy and gluten free, and rich in protein and fiber.

45. Copycat Trader Joes Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad

Copycat Trader Joes Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad

This egg salad is packed with flavor and is dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free. It’s also full of protein. Plus, it’s easy to make, so you can have this low carb, high protein snack whenever you please!

46. Raw and Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Raw and Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

These carrot cake bites taste just like a slice of cake but are actually good for you. Made with carrots, pecans, coconut flakes, oats, dates, nut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and shredded coconut, they’re vegan and delicious.

47. High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip

High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip

With garlic, ginger, black beans, olive oil, and lime, this bean dip is packed full of protein. Pair it with chopped veggies for a low carb, high protein snack that’s wholesome and packed with nutrients.

48. Chocolate Gelatin Bars

Chocolate Gelatin Bars

Chocolatey and creamy, these gelatin bars are like delicious little bars of fudge. Gelatin is packed with protein and provides these bars with a jello-like consistency that’s actually good for you.

49. Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Made with cauliflower, egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and a few other ingredients, these pizza bites are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients. In fact, each little bite contains 10 grams of protein.

50. Ricotta Spinach Fritters

Ricotta Spinach Fritters

With ricotta, eggs, Parmesan cheese, Panko, and spinach, these mini bites are packed with protein and wholesome ingredients. They’re fried to perfection in a skillet.

These high protein snacks are sure to keep you full until your next meal. Even better, they’ll give you a burst of energy without a sugar crash later.