25 Vegetarian High Protein Snacks That Are Healthy And Portable

Last Updated on July 1st, 2020

Beating those hunger pangs in this hustling bustling life is never easy, with no time to prepare a meal. This is where high protein snacks come into picture, and leave your stomach satisfied and your body ready to take off for a busy and hectic day ahead!

Here are 25 high protein snacks that are healthy and portable.

So instead of keeping bags of chips and biscuits with you, try and keep these healthy alternatives. You will definitely the difference in your body, your mood and ultimately your health on the go!


  1. Dry fruits and nuts

    Something that we all love to eat, something that all of us have secretly kept in our pockets back in school days. Carrying dry fruits in small boxes or Ziplocs with us whenever we commute to work for our daily dose of energy and protein is a very good option to start with. One can also mix them with extra almonds and pistachios, for increasing the amount of protein in the diet. This is one of the best portable and high protein snacks.

  2. Cheese slices

    Cheese can act as a wonderful source of calcium and high protein snacks, and can be easily sneaked out from the fridge and into your bag. Though for immediate consumption, this lovely creation of milk works wonders in giving energy and getting you ready for all the activities that make your day.

    cheese slices high protein snacks
    cheese slices high protein snacks
  3. Hummus

    Hummus is basically cooked and mashed chickpeas which itself is a source of high protein snacks. Mixed with veggies, it is a ready to go snack that is high in protein and can be stored in bulk to be reused and eaten whenever needed. Hummus can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator and eaten with or without any supplementary dish. 

  4. Fruit and nut bars

    These bars are easily available in prepackaged form in the market, they serve as a fulfilling and high protein snacks for whenever you are late to work or travelling early in the morning, grabbing a bar and keeping it in your bag, to be eaten on the go. You’re bound to feel energized and full, making it less likely that you’ll indulge in unhealthier food options at the airport.

  5. Almonds

    Whether it is eating a handful of raw almonds or soaking it overnight to be eaten the next morning, both these variations help provide you the required amount of protein. These are not only portable but also help you fill up that protein need keeping your weight in check as well. It is on the top our mom’s list of portable snacks.

    Handful of almonds is handful of health
    Handful of almonds is handful of health
  6. Roasted chickpeas

    These boast of an excellent protein and fiber profile. They also have other benefits for diabetic and cancer patients. Chickpeas can be roasted with some olive oil and seasonings of your choice, making it an easy, crunchy and portable snack to beat the hunger pangs away. These are your sure shot way to go when needing a little pick me up or some snack on the go. These chickpeas which are high in fiber and protein, and low in carbs, are a must try and can be a nice addition to your next road trip goodies.

  7. Peanut butter

    A favorite amongst all, this tasty finger licking spread is rich in protein and can be eaten with any bread or waffle or can be best enjoyed as most of us have it directly with a spoon. And you can make min-sandwiches by spreading it over high fiber crackers. However it should be consumed in moderation, for it contains calories as well. The List of high protein snacks is tasty and healthy for all.

    peanut butter protein rich diet
    peanut butter protein rich diet
  8. Pumpkin seeds

    Something which we often tend to ignore and throw, but can be a highly appreciated source of protein, while increasing your metabolism and energy, these crunchy bites provide the perfect amount of tasty goodness. Washed, dry and nicely roasted with olive oil, curry powder, and salt will make for a go with you snack anytime, anywhere.

  9. Chocolate milk

    Reminding much of the childhood memories, little did we know then that the chocolate milk we had after our play dates can be a very good source of protein; it is a source of high quality protein and another one of our all time favorite.

  10. Cheese Popcorn

    Not the ones served in the theatres, or malls, with artificial flavorings and toppings. Popcorn with sprinkled salt and some parmesan cheese is not only a tasty snack but a fulfilling protein rich one also, that can be enjoyed on the go while working.

  11. Yogurt 

    Rich source of protein and easily available these days in different flavors as well in any or all the supermarkets near you. Gym freaks also take their protein powders mixed with yogurt for better results sometimes in the form of a smoothie.

    yogurt helpful for digestion
    yogurt helpful for digestion
  12. Fruit bowl

    A mix of some guavas, bananas, berries, kiwi etc tossed in a bowl and mixed with some toppings is not only a delicious takeaway when in hurry but also is greatly infused with protein and other beneficial vitamins that cater to the tiredness after work, thereby lifting your mood  and filling your stomach.

    immunity for body fruits
    immunity for body fruits
  1. Edamame

    Edamame is a good source of protein and can be consumed mixed with salads; it also serves as an excellent anti oxidant and helps in keeping your immune system in check. It is healthy and can be seen available at most supermarkets.

  2. Khakra

    Easily available in the markets these days, Khakras made of 100% wheat flour are a quick and healthy snack idea, combined with some homemade pickle just adds to the flavor of the Khakra. This crispy and savory snack made to satiate midnight hunger pangs.

  3. Walnuts

    A handful of walnuts can make for a day’s total protein needs of the body. Not only are they rich in omega 3 fatty acids but are also impressively rich source of proteins. Raw or soaking them overnight to have them the next morning can give good results in terms of meeting the proteins requirements.

    Benefits of Walnut
    Benefits of Walnut
  4.  Foxnuts

    Of what is commonly known as makhanas, this light snack item is low in calories and high on proteins and can work wonders for people aiming to lose some weight. Its nutritional value makes it an ideal snack for calming down the hungry stomach.

  5. Oat cookies

    Whenever the snack monster hits, oat cookies with chocolate or bananas or with peanut butter are not only a healthy option but a tasty one too. These savory treat can work both as a satisfier to your hunger pangs as well as to your sweet cravings. Protein all the way with Oats cookies. This healthy snack is full of it.

    oat cookies high protein snacks
    oat cookies high protein snacks
  6. Upma

    Made from rava which in itself is a high source of protein, Upma serves as a delicious meal and with food companies coming up with ready to make upma, these portable snacks have become a great alternative to chips and junk in our bag. It can be a great snack or a small lunch option, and is super easy to put together.

  7. Almond Barfi

    Made of milk, almonds, cardamom and sugar, whenever you wish to eat something sweet and not feel guilty after it, almond barfi or what is more commonly known as Badam Katli serves as a perfect snack. Being high in nutrients, it won’t let you feel guilty on consumption in a moderated manner though, because of its sugar content.

  8. Buttermilk

    Considered a complete food or a meal in itself, it is a storehouse of all essential micronutrients, a good source of Calcium, proteins and is also easier to digest than other milk products. What is popularly called Chaach, it helps keep blood pressure and cholesterol level in check. This liquid is a go to for a hot sunny day to keep the body hydrated and at the same time meet the essential nutrients.

    buttermilk for protein diet
    buttermilk for protein diet
  9. Thepla

    A Gujrati snack, made up of all things healthy, it’s highly nutritious because of the high content of protein and fiber, it’s not deep fried hence making it a healthy breakfast item as well, and due to its delicious taste, no one can stop at just one. Since it’s made of wheat, it is considered to be a good source of protein.

  10. Soya chips

    All snacks that are made from soy have considerably less amount of fats and carbs and are rich in fiber and proteins as compared to its most famous counterpart potato chips. Soya chips are available at most supermarkets, can be easily carried to workplace and act as a healthy alternative to picnics and outings as well.

  11. Wheat puffs

    Crunchy, tasty and healthy snack options are incomplete without mentioning puffed wheat, it is a flexible snack item, which even the obese can munch on since it is low in calories and is light and filling. You can opt for some added spices or salty ones as well, just be sure they don’t have a bunch of added sugar.

  12. Banana chips

    One can find banana chips in nearly every grocery store, but those are deep fired and unhealthy. It’s better to roast them at home and enjoy the numerous benefits this snack item has on us. It is a storehouse of vitamins, fibers, minerals etc and is good for your body tissues and bones, making this a healthy snacking option for all.

    banana chips high protein snacks
    banana chips high protein snacks
  13. Sunflower seeds

    Widely available in packets in all the online as well as offline supermarkets, they are essential for a healthy and long living nervous system. These seeds are loaded with vitamins, magnesium, proteins, calcium and iron. They can be stored in the office drawer or be kept in the purse/bag to be taken wherever you go.


Snacking healthy while on a holiday doesn’t have to be uninteresting. In fact, the healthier you snack, the more you’ll be able to live it up during your trip. When you’re giving your body the required nutrients, it will boost your energy levels and happiness so that you can take joy in your trip to its fullest. With a bit of planning in advance, and practicing some self-restraint when travelling, you will be on the way to a healthy road trip that’s guaranteed to paint the town!

So what’s your favorite travel snack? Tell us in the comment section below!

Aayushi Kasliwal
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