Healthy Protein Snack Ideas For Work and On The Go

Food and Recipes /Updated June 6, 2023

Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet, as we need energy throughout the day and between mealtimes. 

And high-protein snacks are filling so it is easier to stay away from sugary treats at work and instead enjoy some healthy snacking.

For me, it is simply impossible not to eat between meals, so  I have to make sure I have plenty of healthy high-protein snacks ready to go whenever those hunger pains hit. If I don't, you will find me raiding our pantry for cookies or chips (or the refrigerator for ice cream.)

So if you are anything like me, check out these super easy healthy protein snack ideas for work or on the go, or even to have just at home so you can skip the junk snacks 😀.

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1. Start Your Day With  Healthy High Protein Breakfast Foods

Start your morning with high protein snacks and foods to help keep you full throughout the day. 

By eating foods with both protein and carbs, your body will gradually digest your breakfast, keeping you energized and satiated until lunch.

Quick and Easy High Protein Grab and Go Snacks For Breakfast

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Greek Yogurt

Avocado on Toasted Protein Bread 

Fresh Berries, Apples, Peanut Butter, Fresh Fruit

Slice of Cheddar Cheese and a Handful of Almonds

Apple Slices With Peanut Butter 

Cottage Cheese


2. Protein Rich Snacks For Work or On The Go

A glass jar with Greek yogurt and berries

Focus on reaching for high-protein snacks with fiber in the afternoon. Eating fiber helps you feel full longer, making fiber-rich snacks great for weight loss.

High Protein Snacks For Work (Or On The Go)

Whole Grain Bread

Air Popped Popcorn


Apples, Pears, Oranges, and Banana


Lean Meat


Hard Boiled or Scrambled Eggs

Cottage Cheese (Low-Fat or Non-Fat)

Greek Yogurt (Low-Fat or Non-Fat)

Beef, Turkey, or Chicken Jerky

String Cheese

Celery Sticks With Peanut Butter or Greek Yogurt

 Keep Protein Rich Snacks Within Reach At Home

bowl of fresh raspberries and a pink mug with coffee

One key to eating healthy snacks is keeping healthy snacks in the house. Even better, put them in plain sight rather than in the kitchen pantry. 

You’re much more likely to pick a healthy snack if it is within reach, so keeping them in sight will reduce the chances of searching high and low for a less healthy option. 

Try filling a “candy” jar with mixed nuts or dried fruits and decorating your kitchen with a colorful fruit bowl on the counter. 

And when you go out, make sure you toss some nutritious snacks to go in your purse, work-out bag, or backpack. Having those options with you can help you fight those afternoon cravings at work for sugary snacks!

You’re much more likely to pick a healthy snack if it is within reach, so keeping them in sight will reduce the chances of searching high and low for a less healthy option. 

Pre-Portion Snacks 

A scoop of Macadamia Nuts on White Serving Spoon

When you get home from the grocery store, separate portions of snacks out into plastic baggies or small bowls rather than eating directly from the bag. 

Having pre-portioned healthy protein snacks helps you keep track of how much you are eating and what you are eating throughout the day. 

And having healthy snacks ready to go in baggies or containers makes it so much easier for you to grab that healthy snack instead of a sugary donut or cookie on your way out the door!

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