Nutrition Snacks

15+ Portable and Nutritious High Protein Snacks for Weight Loss

If you're always on the go, finding time to consume healthy foods can be a bit of a challenge so we're here to provide portable and nutritious high protein snacks for weight loss. 

Just because you're always busy and don't have time to sit down for a proper meal doesn't mean your go to has to be high in sugar and refined carbs. In fact, the best option is to focus on snacks that contain protein. They will keep you fuller longer and it also slows digestion while also stabilizing your blood sugar. 

No matter if you're vegetarian or a carnivore, there's protein in both animal and plant foods making it convenient for all types of eaters. As food lovers and experts on all things high protein, we've curated a list of our top portable high protein food snacks that are great for weight loss and will keep you feeling satisfied. 

 1. Beef Jerky 

Beef Jerky Snack

Beef jerky is without fail the best option for a high protein snack that's not only nutritious, but also portable, delicious and ideal for weight loss. Throw a bag of good Old Fashioned Original beef jerky in your bag for a quick snack that's high in protein and zero carbs and zero sugar.

Choose from an assortment of Keto-Friendly jerky flavors that also contain zero carbs and zero sugar. And if you're really looking for a high protein powerhouse, try our Naked Beef Jerky Crisps. They contain 42g of protein per bag and are made with 3 simple ingredients: beef, water, and salt. 

2. Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

Eggs are a great snack because they contain nutrients that are good for your body such as Vitamin B. One hard boiled egg alone contains 6g of protein which is a decent source of protein. You can also flavor each egg with different seasonings and hot sauces making them versatile. The best part is that these can be prepared ahead of time, and stored in the fridge for eating later on in the week. 

3. String Cheese 

String Cheese

If you're a cheese lover, string cheese is the perfect on the go high protein snack. Because it comes individually wrapped you don't have to worry about spillage or messiness. Plus, it contains protein and is always delicious. 

4. Nuts 


Another high protein option that's healthy and will satisfy all those crunchy snack needs are nuts. We prefer almonds because they have good amounts of Vitamin E and other healthy fats. The only thing here is that you have to monitor the amount of nuts because they are high in calories. 

5. Apples or Any Fruit with Peanut Butter


When in doubt, pack a piece of fruit. A banana, an apple, or any other seasonal fruit that's portable and delicious is a full proof option for a snack. While the actual fruit isn't high in protein, if you pair it with some peanut butter or any other nut butter then you're good to go! 

6. Protein Bars

Protein Bars

When looking at protein bars, it's important to look at the nutrition label because not all bars are made to be healthy. Most of full of added sugar and other unnecessary ingredients making it an unhealthy snack option. However, there are cleaner versions such as RX bars that are both high in protein and clean. 

7. Nut Butters

Nut Butters

Instead of nuts, switch things up with nut butters instead. You can typically find nut butters in individual serving size packets that are easy for on the go and come in a variety of nuts. For example, JUSTIN'S offers individual packets of nut butters that are the ideal high protein snack. 

8. Edamame 


If you're looking for a plant based protein snack try packing a bag of edamame beans. Not only do they contain protein, but they also contain vitamins and minerals. Pack a container to go along with some seasonings of your choice and you're set for a healthy snack. 

9. Beef Jerky Sticks

Mini Beef Jerky Sticks

Similar to beef jerky, beef sticks serve as a high protein snack that's delicious and will keep your hunger pains at bay. Our Mini Beef Stick collection is full of flavor and without all the added sugar or processed ingredients. The best part is that each beef stick comes individually wrapped so it's convenient to pack and consume on the go. Choose from one of our 5 flavors like Street Taco or Pepperoni or Hickory BBQ. 

10. Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Another popular high protein snack for weight loss is trail mix. It can be easily prepared at home using a few ingredients like nuts and dried fruit or it can purchased from a local grocery store for convenience. The nuts provide a good amount of protein while other ingredients like dried fruit and seeds provide flavor and texture. 

11. Homemade Protein Balls 

Homemade Protein Balls

Protein balls are an easy and tasty high protein snack that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. It simply takes a few ingredients such as peanut butter, oats, flaxseed, and chia seeds. If you're looking for something sweet, this is a great snack alternative to sugary snacks like cookies and candy.  

12. Protein Shakes 

Protein Shakes

When in doubt, grab a protein shake. Either bring your own protein powder and mix it with water or buy a plant based protein shake that's easy to pack and high in protein. They're delicious and healthy and will keep you full and satisfied in a pinch.

13. Cottage Cheese

Bowl of Cottage Cheese

Now this goes without saying, but cottage cheese is a great portable snack if you have access to a fridge. For example, bring it to work on your way out and stash it in the fridge. It's super high in protein and is a great way to keep you full. 

14. Spinach and Cheese Egg Bites

Egg Bites

If you like to meal prep ahead of time for the week, these spinach and egg bites are a good portable breakfast idea. They're full of protein, easy to make and can be stored in the fridge all week long. 

15. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This one is perfect for the Fall time! Often times, pumpkin seeds can be overlooked but they contain plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Toss with some olive oil and sea salt and they are ideal for snacking on the go.  

16. Loaded Oats

Loaded Oats

Despite popular belief, oatmeal isn't just for breakfast and be eaten at any time of the day. Load up some oats with nut butters, fruit, and seeds to make for a healthy high protein snack that's easy and delicious. Plus, this can be prepped ahead of time making it easy for the week. 

Continue reading to find more high protein, low calorie snacks to fit your needs!