When hunger hits you, protein will help you feel full and satisfied. Here are some ideas for high-protein snacks that you can take with you:
• Trail Mix - Store-bought trail mix can be high in sugar, but it’s easy to make your own and control what goes into it. Almonds and pistachios are slightly higher in protein than nuts like walnuts and cashews. Raisins are a good mix-in if you want some sweetness.
• Almonds - If you don’t feel like messing with the trail mix, carrying a bag of almonds is even easier. A couple handfuls should do the trick to get some protein and keep hunger at bay. Look for varieties with no added sugar and reduced salt if blood pressure is a concern.
• Roasted chickpeas - With the combo of fiber and protein, roasted chickpeas are a perfectly portable, crunchy snack. Roasting is as easy as adding some oil and seasoning to chickpeas and baking for 35 minutes at 450 degrees.
• Hard-boiled eggs - It doesn’t get much easier than hard-boiled eggs. Throw a couple of these and maybe a salt and pepper packet in your bag and you’ll have a high-protein snack for later on.
• Tuna - Tuna pouches are an easy way to keep it road-ready. Bring along some multi-seed crackers for even more protein and some fiber.
• Cheese - Whether it’s slices, sticks, cubes, chunks, or cottage, cheese is an easy way to bring some calcium and protein along for any adventure.