I’ve rounded up healthy protein bars in the past, but now it’s time to look beyond the bar. There are so many high protein snacks that you can make in big batches and eat in the car, at work, on the way to the gym—wherever!
And the best thing about making them yourself is that you know they’re not filled with weird unpronounceable ingredients and strange sweeteners, as is often the case with store-bought protein snacks. Besides, why would you suffer through a rock-hard, flavorless packaged protein cookie when you could be having fudgy brownies instead?
(Yes, brownies. For real. Scroll down.)
Was I lying? Brownies! Brownies made with black beans, to be precise. But don’t worry, you won’t even notice the beans.
Fudgy Black Bean Brownie Bites from Kitchen Treaty
You can’t beat a handful of nuts for a filling, nutritious snack—especially these sweet-and-spicy roasted nuts. Because these beat everything.
Tea-Roasted Nuts from Faring Well
They’re paleo! They’re vegan! And they’re full of protein-packed hemp seeds—not to mention sesame seeds and almond meal. These are cookies you can feel good about eating.
Pegan Sweet Seed Cookies from Food By Mars
We couldn’t leave protein balls off our list, could we? They’re pretty ubiquitous in the blogging world, but for good reason: they’re convenient, easy to make, and nutritious.
Chocolate Chia Protein Balls from Hello Glow
We’re all about turmeric lately, so we love these crispy chickpeas, which are tossed with cumin and turmeric before being roasted to perfection in the oven.
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas from Occasionally Eggs