7 Hearty Snacks With up to 28 Grams of Protein

When done right, snacking can be a healthy and helpful part of losing weight. Traditional packaged snacks are often highly processed, which can spike blood sugar levels and hamper weight loss. Instead, eating mini, well-balanced meals as snacks that prioritize whole foods can help you feel more satisfied and prevent overeating. These hearty snacks provide up to 28 grams of filling protein per serving for 286 calories or less.

1. SMASHED AVOCADO WITH SMOKED SALMON & RED ONION

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 281; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 171mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 21g

2. CLEAN GREEN MANGO KALE SMOOTHIE

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 277; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 95mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 24g; Protein: 28g.

3.  BAKED TOFU TARRAGON CROQUETTES WITH DIJON RED PEPPER DIP

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 179, Total Fat: 7.5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 249mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 10g; Protein 13g.

4. POTATO KALE CAKES WITH DIJON YOGURT DIP

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 231; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 100mg; Sodium: 256mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 16g.

5. SMOKED SALMON BROWN RICE BALLS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 262mg; Carbohydrate: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 12g.

6. SIMPLE GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 255; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 38mg; Carbohydrate: 59g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 43g; Protein: 9g.

7. NO-BAKE VANILLA CHERRY PROTEIN BARS 

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 211; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 43mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 14g

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