15 Delicious High-Protein, Low-Carb Snacks

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It can be hard to find healthy, low-carb, and high-protein snacks. Check out this list of 15 energizing snacks to help you stay full and satisfied throughout the day. These snacks are easy to prepare and perfect for busy people on the go. From nuts and seeds to cheese and meats, there’s something for everyone!

Beef Jerky

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Beef jerky is a delicious and savory snack made from lean cuts of beef, perfect for those seeking a low-carb and high-protein option to satisfy their hunger. Look for zero-sugar options.


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Seeds are nutrient-rich powerhouses, offering a low-carb and high-protein option that can be easily incorporated into various diets, whether chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.


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Eggs are a low-carb, protein-packed food that can be prepared in many delicious ways, such as hard-boiled or deviled eggs which make great snacks.

Cottage Cheese

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Cottage cheese is a great source of protein with minimal carbs. It can be eaten alone or added to various dishes.

Pork Rinds

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Pork rinds are a delicious and crispy snack that provides a low-carb, high-protein option for those following a ketogenic diet.

Mixed Nuts

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Whether it’s almonds, walnuts, or cashews, nuts are rich in healthy fats, protein, and various essential nutrients, making them a popular low-carb snack.

Smoked Salmon

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Smoked salmon is a quick and tasty low-carb, high-protein snack. It has omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients. Many people like its smoky taste.

Protein Shakes

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Protein shakes are popular and convenient for those seeking low-carb, high-protein beverages. They are a quick and nutritious option for post-workout or snacks.

Cheese Crisps

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These crispy snacks are crafted by melting cheese and baking or frying it until it becomes crunchy. They are also available in most grocery stores.

Protein Bars

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For a low-carb, high-protein snack, protein bars are an excellent choice. They’re convenient and delicious and quickly satisfy your hunger while supporting your low carb lifestyle.

Nut Butters

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Nut butter, like almond butter or peanut butter, is a fantastic low-carb, high-protein option for a tasty and satisfying snack. Spread it on some veggies or use it as a dip.

Chicken Breast Bites

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Fully cooked chicken is a good snack that is easy to prepare and low in carbs. You can eat it alone or with vegetables or crackers. It’s also great for making chicken salad quickly.


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Low Carb yogurt is a protein-rich and low-carb snack that can be paired with berries or used as a base for dips and smoothies.

Deli Meats

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Lunchmeat, such as turkey, ham, or chicken slices, is a convenient low-carb, high-protein option for a quick and easy snack.

Salami and Cheese

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Prepackaged snacks like these salami and cheese packs make for a delicious, satisfying low-carb, high-protein snack.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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