9 Convenient High Protein Snacks That Aren’t Boiled Eggs

For when you CBF drinking a protein shake.

By now, we all know about the importance of eating enough protein — especially if your goal is to gain muscle and lose fat. But there’s only so many whey protein shakes someone can drink before they want to hurl their shaker out the window. Ditto goes for dry, processed protein bars that mimic the texture of cardboard.

While a bacon and eggs fry-up or paleo pancakes are far more enticing sources of protein, they’re not exactly convenient to carry to the gym or work. The good news is, there are plenty of easily transportable, protein-rich snacks — and they’re not boring, bland or boiled eggs. They’re perfect for a post-workout protein hit or for fending off the 3 pm energy slump in the office.

Click through the gallery for some delicious high-protein snacks you can easily make at home:

1. Dried edamame beans

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If you’re craving something salty, you can’t go past this crispy roasted edamame recipe. They’re super moreish, but they’re so good for you that it doesn’t even matter.

See the recipe. 

2. Deli snack pack

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Okay, this one does include boiled eggs — but there are plenty of other tasty ingredients to balance it out, too. They’re just like those bistro boxes you can get from Starbucks, only way healthier!

Check out the recipe.

3. Bacon Roasted Cauliflower

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This recipe from The Gunny Sack puts a more indulgent spin on the ‘veggies and meat’ stereotype — and we can’t get enough! The crispy cauliflower is also a delicious way to bump up your fiber intake for the day.

See the recipe.

4. Roasted chickpeas

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Sometimes, you just need something crunchy to snack on and these roasted chickpeas fit the bill perfectly. Not only are they sky-high in protein, they’re also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!

Check out the recipe.

5. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

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Who says cookies can’t be a healthy, post-gym snack? These ones from A Sweet Pea Chef are delicious, protein-rich and ridiculously easy to make (there are only four ingredients!)

Learn how to make them.

6. Parmesan Zucchini Chips

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Zucchini has to be one of the most versatile veggies out there. You can use it to make healthy desserts, pasta and now, yummy, high protein chips!

See the recipe. 

7. Keto Hello Dollies

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If you’re prone to a sweet tooth (especially after a workout), keep these magic bars in your gym bag. They’re high protein, low carb and oh so delicious.

Check out the recipe.

8. Fat Head Crackers

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You may remember the game-changing low carb Fat Head pizza base from this story. Guess what, you can also use it make crackers! Pair it with hummus for the ultimate high protein snack.

Find out how to make it.

9. Buckeye Balls

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Still coming down from your sugar high from Easter? You could go cold turkey, or you could munch on these low carb, high protein peanut butter balls from Desserts With Benefits instead of your leftover Easter eggs.

See the recipe.