Prevention magazine lists eight protein snacks that fill up the stomach and help with weight loss, including jerky, roasted soy nuts, string cheese, protein bars, peanut butter, protein powder, hard-boiled eggs and low-fat milk. Shape magazine adds pretzel sticks, chickpeas, tuna salad, cottage cheese and protein chips to the list. Protein snacks are ideal for people who exercise because protein helps fight hunger and burns calories throughout a workout.
Men's Health promulgates high-protein gym snacks including chicken, turkey, tuna, chocolate milk, whey powder and Greek yogurt. Self magazine states that salmon, quinoa, lentils and black bean chips are good high-protein snacks.
According to Prevention, women who ingest 18 grams of protein from drinking milk 20 minutes before a workout burned 9 percent more calories at rest 24 hours later. Eggs are good protein snacks because of their vitamin E content at just 60 calories per egg. Protein powders, including whey powder, add 17 grams of protein with only 70 calories. Protein bars are around 200 calories and easily fit into a gym bag for people on the go. One package of string cheese has roughly 9 grams of protein. Roasted soy nuts have 6 grams of protein in 1/4 a cup. Meat jerky is portable and contains 10 grams of protein for 100 calories.