13 healthy high-protein, high-fiber snack ideas
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The line between snacks and meals is getting blurrier so it’s more important than ever to choose filling and nutritious options. Your best chance of getting through the day without distracting hunger is to choose a protein- and fiber-rich snack. Snacks that contain whole food sources of protein and fiber (say, from some combo of nuts, veggies, fruits, beans, eggs, or yogurt) offer a winning formula that keeps you full for hours.
Plus, if your snack is dominant in protein- and fiber-rich food sources, these healthful ingredients are likely crowding out less healthful ones, namely added sugar and refined grains. Here are some pointers for picking a healthy, high protein, high fiber snack, along with some tasty options that fit the parameters.
What to look for in a healthy snack
1) At least 3 grams of fiber (you need around 25-38 grams per day)
2) 5 or more grams of protein (for reference, a boiled egg has about 6 grams)
3) No more than 6 grams of added sugar (about 1 ½ teaspoons, but lower is better)