Your Guide to High Protein Snacks and Bars

No matter what kind of protein you’re looking for, the right snack or meal replacement can make all the difference.

The very first protein bar can be traced back to the 1800s when pioneers seasoned and dehydrated the meat of wild bison and other game on their long journey westward to sustain them when food was scarce. These days, the high-protein snack has continued to morph and grow into a wide variety of on-the-go options: Shakes, bars, chips, cookies—you name it! Find your new favorite protein-rich snack here.

Just Give it a Shake

A ready-to-drink small meal replacement shake? Yes, please. Boost Nutritional Drinks


Meal replacement shakes can be messy. Scooping powder, adding the just the right amount of liquid, blending to perfection—it’s tricky to get it just right. If you prefer an easy shake, opt for a ready-to-drink protein source like this one. Just give it a little shake and drink!

Protein on the Go

Beef jerky has been an American staple for centuries. Jack Links


Beef jerky is the ultimate protein source if you like to keep it simple. Look for a tried-and-true recipe that uses ingredients you know, like this jerky stick that’s been around since the 1800s.

Keto Snacks

Keto-friendly snack with healthy fats. HighKey


Incorporating a brain-boosting hit of plant-based fat and protein into your eating routine is easy if you know what you’re looking for. We found mini-cookies that check all the boxes: keto, gluten-free, grain-free and with only one gram of sugar. Low in sugar, guilt-free.

High Protein, Low Sugar (and Gluten Free!)

Essential nutrition that caters to low sugar and gluten free folks. Pure Protein


Food allergies are real and they affect millions of people worldwide. If you suffer from wheat allergy or sensitivity, or want to keep your sugar intake low, check out these super-tasty bars.

Paleo Snack

A protein snack for the caveperson in you. RXBAR


Finding ready-to-eat paleo food options is challenging at best. But these bars use straightforward, whole food ingredients, and pack a powerful egg white protein punch.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Treat yourself to a protein-enriched cookie. Quest Nutrition


Boosting your protein intake doesn’t mean sacrificing your sweet tooth. These chocolate protein cookies are a perfect way to treat yourself and do your body right. They’re sweetened with sugar-free erythritol and stevia extract.