10 High Protein Snacks to Get you Jacked

High protein snacks for that busy mom-life? I got you. Below you will find a variety of high-protein snacks for nourishing you body. These snack ideas are healthy, and best of all–they are quick. You don’t have to get fancy with your food to enjoy life and make health gains. More often than not–simple is better. Check out the variety below.

Also be sure to explore the nutrition section of the SLAM app. It has more than 100 amazing healthy recipes for mom-life!

1. Carrot Cake Smoothie

Protein, vitamin A, potassium, and easy to make! This is an obsession of mine. The flavors blend so beautifully! It can be made with any milk of choice. My personal favorite is macadamia nut milk.

Pick your protein powder of choice. I love and trust Twenty2 Nutrition because their ingredients are clean and straight-forward. Use code ASHLEY22 to save. This goes great with the whey protein, or the collagen egg white protein in either vanilla or cinnamon.

2. Hard Boiled Eggs on Avocado Toast

Hard boil a dozen eggs at the start of the week. It makes for a perfect snack. Toast your favorite whole grain or gluten-free bread, scoop out half an avocado and smash with a fork. Add a sprinkle of salt. Yum! 

3. Strawberry “Shortcake” Rice Cakes

4. Built Bar

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Sometimes life call for convenience foods. With 17 grams of protein and the taste of a candy bar, this is a great grab-and-go snack for mom life. My favorite flavors are Cherry and Cookies N’ Cream.

5. Chia Seed Pouch and String Cheese

You’ll get some carbs and healthy fats from the chia squeeze, and a little boost of protein and calcium with the string cheese. Another “Ain’t got time for that” snack on the go!

6. Roasted Chickpeas

If you have an air fryer, this recipe will change your life. Chickpeas have fiber, protein, and even help to stabilize blood sugar. You can certainly make these in the oven, too. All you need are a few on-hand spices and a can of chickpeas. Snack on these throughout the day to keep yourself fueled and your poop habits extra on-point.

Interested in buying an air fryer? They are so handy. This air fryer is the one I use! It is definitely on the high end. Looking for a “gateway” air fryer? Try this smaller air fryer from the same brand.

7. Smoked Salmon and Almond Flour Crackers (ex. Simple Mills)

Smoked salmon is packed with Omega-3s to keep your brain strong. This snack is quick and is packed with protein. My favorite smoked salmon is the “Pastrami Style Smoked Salmon” from Trader Joe’s. Pair with your favorite cracker. I always have Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers on hand, and it pairs perfect with smoked salmon. You can add some sliced cucumbers and a pat of cream cheese if you are feeling refined.

8. Chia Pudding

You have to plan ahead on this one, because it needs to sit in the refrigerator. That said, it is quick to prep. Make it dairy-free with coconut milk or macadamia nut milk. Top with your fruit of choice. You’ll get a little bit of protein, some Omega 3s, and healthy fats to keep you full.

9. Edamame

You can buy it ready-to-eat at many stores. Costco even sells a big bag with individually wrapped servings that only take a few minutes to heat. Edamame is a great vegetarian source of protein, and it is ready in no time at all.

10. Protein Coffee Shake

What is better than caffeine and some protein? I just made this with Twenty2 Nutrition’s Collagen Egg White Cinnamon Oat Protein, and holy cats—YUM! Use code ASHLEY22 to save a little!

This recipe is quick, packed with protein, and it has no banana like many other smoothies. You can absolutely make this with decaf and it has the same yummy taste.