25+ Mouthwatering High-Protein Snacks for Travel

Maintaining proper protein intake while traveling may not be the most exciting part of any journey but it’s incredibly important, and your body will thank you for it!

And no, you don’t need to be in the gym (or outside at the gym, especially nowadays) working on your gains to appreciate the positive health benefits that protein brings the body. Aside from building and replenishing our muscles, protein also helps us to maintain healthy hair, nails, and skin! Most importantly, protein helps us to stay satiated for longer, and therefore curb unhealthy cravings. 

While all of the benefits of protein listed above are obviously incredible, we know that clean protein is not always easy to find. So we decided to put together this list of our favorite high protein snacks to keep you satiated on your next adventure! 

1. Jerky Crisps

Jerky Crisps

PER OZ: Calories 210, Total Fat 6g, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 40g.  

Our brand new Jerky Crisps are the perfect crispy, crunchy, snackable twist on our traditional jerky. Think jerky meets chip. Made with high quality, 100% American beef, our Jerky Crisps are lightly salted and packed with protein for an airy, guilt-free bite.

Each bag is just 1.8 oz, making it extremely easy to transport while traveling, and each serving packs 40 grams of clean protein, making it the perfect snack to pack on your next trip!

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2. ALOHA Plant-Based Protein Bar

Aloha Coconut Chocolate Almond Bar

PER BAR: Calories 260, Total Fat 13g, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Total Sugars 4g, Protein 14g.  

This is the perfect portable snack for those of you following a plant-based diet! Not only is this protein bar packed with 14g of protein, but the coconut and almond contribute to the 13g of healthy fats and ensure maximum satiation along your travels.

Although Aloha offers an awesome assortment of decadent flavor combinations, this Coconut Chocolate Almond Bar stole our hearts–and tastebuds! Think of a big tasty and healthy version of an Almond Joy and BOOM! You got this plant-based protein bar.

Shop on ALOHA: Plant-Based Protein Bar - $32.99

3. Crunchy Cheese Bites

Moon Cheese Cheddar Believe It

PER PACK: Calories 170, Total Fat 14g, Total Carbohydrate 1g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 11g.  

If you're looking for a healthier option to cheez puffs, look no further. These crunchy cheddar cheese bites are truly out of this world! Made entirely of cheddar cheese, these moon shaped crunchies are rich, savory, and chock full of protein–11g per oz to be exact. Plus, these 1oz bags are incredibly portable, making them the perfect travel companion for your next trip!

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4. Roasted Edamame

The Only Bean Roasted Edamame

PER PACK: Calories 143, Total Fat 6g, Total Carbohydrate 8g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Total Sugars 3g, Protein 20g. 

Packed with 20 grams of complete plant-based protein per container, these beans will keep you satiated and energized throughout the entirety of your next trip. They’re truly the Only Bean you should be traveling with! 

They’re a great vegetarian option for those following a low-carb diet. The ingredient list is simply edamame, sea salt, and soybean oil, and the high amount of fiber drops the net carbs down to just 1 gram per serving. Plus they’re packaged in resealable bags, making them a great go-to snack for your future trips!

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5. Superfood Almond Butter

YumButter Superfood Almond Butter

PER POUCH: Calories 290, Total Fat 25g, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Total Sugars 3g, Protein 10g.  

A pouch of almond butter may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a travel snack, but just one taste of these Yum Butter pouches and that will quickly change. That’s because it’s not just almond butter in these pouches!

 Each Superfood Almond Butter pouch contains 10 grams of protein derived from almonds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. The natural almond butter flavor is enhanced by the addition of coconut sugar, goji berry powder, lucuma powder, and pink himalayan salt! Just one taste and you're sure to add this portable protein pouch to your arsenal of travel snacks.

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6. think! High Protein Bar - Brownie Crunch

think! High Protein Bar Brownie Crunch

PER BAR: Calories 230, Total Fat 8g, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 20g. 

Energy are the ultimate snack for your travel bag. Portable, convenient, and...well, not always the tastiest. Surprisingly, protein bars aren’t even always the healthiest! A lot of bars these day are packed with sugar and unnecessary carbohydrates, from all of that sugar.

But that’s why we opt for think! High Protein Bars. Made with zero sugar, zero artificial sweeteners, and packed with 20 grams of protein! And you can’t go wrong with the Brownie Crunch flavor, but all are delicious!

Shop on Think Products: High Protein Bar 10 pack - $23.99

7. Epic Provisions - Chili Lime Baked Pork Rinds

Epic Provisions Chili Lime Baked Pork Rinds

PER .5 OZ: Calories 70, Total Fat 2.5g, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 11g. 

These Chili Lime Baked Pork Rinds are sure to satisfy your crunch craving on your upcoming travels. They’re super tasty, made with pork skins, lime, and a custom pepper spice blend, and packed with 11 grams of protein per serving. 

These pork rinds are our favorite because they’re baked and always perfectly crispy. Each bag is just 2.5 oz, making them the perfect option for travel. Epic also offers 6 other flavors that are totally worth checking out.

Shop on Epic Provisions: Chili Lime Baked Pork Rinds 4 pack - $16.99

8. Trail Mix

Trail Mix

PER OZ: Calories 151, Total Fat 9.4g, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 13g, Protein 4g. 

Trail mix is a great source of protein due to the high amount of dried fruits and nuts it contains. You can also always make this snack have a higher amount of protein by adding more nuts like pistachios or walnuts.

Although this snack can be high in protein, it can also be high in calories too so watch how much you're eating in one sitting!

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9. Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

PER EGG: Calories 72, Total Fat 5g, Total Carbohydrate 0.5g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 0.1g, Protein 6g.

Hard-boiled eggs are a great portable snack as most kinds you can buy in a resealable bag at the grocery store.

Eggs are also one of the healthiest snacks out there. Undeniably high in protein, and full of almost every nutrient your body needs, you can't go wrong.

Just one hard-boiled egg is already six grams of protein, making this an extremely filling snack as well. These will be sure to keep you full and satisfied between meals.

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10. Cheese Slices

Sliced Cheese

PER SLICE: Calories 62, Total Fat 4.6g, Total Carbohydrate 1.8g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 1.2g, Protein 7g.

Although it may sound weird, a slice of cheese is a great and easy snack to consume for a higher source of protein. It's healthy, it's filling, and also contains many different nutrients your body needs to function.

Just one slice of cheese has 7g of protein-- even more than a hard-boiled egg.

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11. Almonds


PER SERVINGCalories 164, Total Fat 14.2g, Total Carbohydrate 6.1g, Dietary Fiber 3.5g, Total Sugars 1.2g, Protein 6g.

Mixed nuts are great, but we love almonds in particular. Almonds are another snack that are known to be easy and full of nutrients. Despite packing in tons of protein, usually around 6g per serving, they also contain a lot of calories and need to be watchfully consumed.

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12. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

PER SERVING: Calories 153, Total Fat 3g, Total Carbohydrate 25.1g, Dietary Fiber 7.1g, Total Sugars 4.8g, Protein 7.6g. 

Cooked chickpeas are a great source for those following a plant-based diet. Packing 7 grams of protein, as well as many necessary minerals and nutrients, into only half a cup makes it an amazing snack.

Roast them, throw them in a zip-lock bag, and take them on the road with you!

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13. Apples with Peanut Butter

Apples with Peanut Butter

PER SERVING: Calories 283, Total Fat 16g, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Total Sugars 13g, Protein 8g. 

Not only do apples and peanut butter taste great together, they also provide an amazing amount of nutrients and protein. Again, despite peanut butter having so much protein, it's still high in calories so watch how much you're consuming!

Only 2 tbsp of peanut butter provides 8g of protein, while apples are known to improve gut health and reduce risk of heart disease.

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14. RX Protein Bars

RX Protein Bars

PER BAR: Calories 151, Total Fat 9.4g, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 13g, Protein 4g.

You can never have enough protein bars, so we wanted to add a little bit of a variety to the list. These RX bars seem to check every box. High in fiber, high in protein, and no added sugar, we can't recommend these enough.

With a chewy texture and mouthwatering flavors, they taste just as good as they are for you.

Shop on RX Bar: Protein Bars 12 pack - $27.99

15. Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

PER SERVING: Calories 140, Total Fat 9g, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary Fiber 10g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 4.7g.

Although this snack you actually have to prepare instead of just grab and go, we think it's well worth it.

Containing 4g of protein in just 1oz of chia seeds, as well as many other nutrients, you can't go wrong. Healthy and delicious.

Soak your chia seeds in milk for a couple hours until it reaches a pudding like consistency, then put in a mason jar, and hit the road!

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16. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

PER OZ: Calories 126, Total Fat 5g, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Dietary Fiber 5.2g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 5g.

Just one ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 5g of protein and an incredible amount of fiber and antioxidants.

Because they are so high in both proteins and fibers, snacking on these will help keep you satisfied until it's time for your next meal.

Yummy and easy to take on the go, pumpkin seeds are one of our favorite travel snacks.

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17. Nut Butter

Nut Butter

PER TABLESPOON: Calories 98, Total Fat 9g, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Dietary Fiber 1.6g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 3.4g.

Although carrying around an entire jar of nut butter doesn't exactly seem practical, you can carry around little portable packages of nut butter instead. You can find these at your local grocery store.

We recommend nut butter as a healthy and delicious snack to take on the go because of its high amount of protein and nutrients. Just 2 tbsp of any given nut butter should have around 9 p of protein.

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18. Protein Shakes

Protein Shake

PER CUP: Calories 160, Total Fat 1.5g, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein (depends on powder).

If you find it difficult to eat snacks that are filled with a lot of protein, you can always opt for a protein shake instead.

There are a variety of protein powders you can choose from to include in your shakes, but we recommend whey protein in particular.

Whey protein generally provides 20-25g of protein and is proven to keep you fuller for longer.

Blend together your favorite mix of fruit, ice, milk or water, and protein powder, put in a blender bottle, and be on your way.

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19. Edamame


PER BAR: Calories 64, Total Fat 3g, Total Carbohydrate 4g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 7g.

Edamame seems to be a more recent trend of healthy snacks, and for good reason. Providing 18g of protein in just one cup, there is no reason this snack shouldn't be fit into your diet.

Not only does edamame have an insane amount of protein, but it also contains almost every nutrient you need in your diet as well.

Although edamame does need to be prepared a little bit before you can be on your way, it is definitely worth the short period of time it takes to prepare. Steam or microwave and put in any to-go container to enjoy this magical snack on the road with you.

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20. Canned Sardines


PER SERVING: Calories 118, Total Fat 6g, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 13g, Protein 14g.

Although canned sardines may sound unappealing to some, they are one of the healthiest and most convenient snacks you can find.

Sardines are packed with protein, calcium, and pretty much every nutrient you need. Just one sardine itself has 8g of protein.

If you're up for the idea of eating these bad boys, they're extremely easy to take with you while traveling. Eat them straight out of the can or pair them with some crackers for some extra umph.

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21. Quinoa


PER BAR: Calories 222, Total Fat 9.4g, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 8g.

Similar to rice, quinoa is a grain-like food that is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Just one cup on quinoa contains 8g of protein.

Although this also has to be prepared before you can just grab it and go, it's a great snack to have with you on the road. Quickly cook and store in a to-go container and you'll be on your way before you even know it.

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22. Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

PER SERVING: Calories 215, Total Fat 5g, Total Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Total Sugars 7g, Protein 9g.

Overnight oats also have to be pre-prepared; however, as the title suggests, this you do overnight so you're not in a rush the morning of.

Packed with fibers, vitamins, and minerals, there's not much more you can ask for.

Oats also tend to keep you fuller throughout the day so you're snacking less between meals. Keep in mind that oats aren't extremely high in protein on their own, so make sure to make your tasty treat with healthy extras like nut butter, protein powder, cow milk, etc.

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23. Tuna Packets

Tuna in a pouch

PER SERVING: Calories 130, Total Fat 1g, Total Carbohydrate 1g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 29g.

Tuna packets may not seem super appealing to all; however, if you're a fish lover, this is the snack for you. Loaded with over 20g of protein in only a 3oz pouch, you can't find a much healthier snack than this.

Not only does canned tuna have many health benefits, but it's also portable and easy to take on the go with you.

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24. Peanut Butter Celery Sticks

Peanut Butter Celery Sticks

PER SERVING: Calories 96, Total Fat 8g, Total Carbohydrate 4g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 9g.

Let's be honest, peanut butter makes everything better. Pair a couple celery sticks with 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter for a delicious and easy snack. Just one of these sticks will contain over 9g of protein!

This snack will also keep you full between meals and help you ease on the snacking throughout the day.

Make this snack easier to take on the go by packing celery sticks in a ziplock bag and grabbing some peanut butter packets to bring along with.

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25. Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

PER SERVING: Calories 84, Total Fat 5g, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 9g.

Another great plant-based option on the list, tofu is a healthy protein source to add to any diet. Just one 3oz serving of tofu contains 9g of protein.

Toss your tofu in vegetable oil and bake. This makes for irresistible snacks easy to bring with you wherever you may go.

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Bottom Line

Just like that, you’ve got yourself 25 protein-packed portable snacks for your next trip! Looking for some more options? We offer all natural beef jerky flavors for every taste. Click Here to shop People’s Choice Beef Jerky collections.