10 High Protein Low Carb Snacks Just in Time for Spring

By: Brian Wargula

Why Protein Snacks?

High protein low carb snacks are the perfect addition to any diet. They help you stay full for longer, meaning you have the help you need to resist snacking and all the unneeded calories that come with it. Protein also boosts your body’s ability to repair muscle and recover after a tough workout. The more active you are, the more protein you need.

Ready for a better body this summer? Add just two extra workouts in per week and start snacking in the right direction will for sure help you to see the difference.

Low-carb protein snacks can help you manage your weight. It’s important to opt for slow carbs– meaning snacks with carbs that take time and energy for the body to digest and process. Look for snacks that are high in protein and fiber to help slow the digestion process and slow the digestion of carbs for all-day energy.

We’re rounding up all the slow carb snacks for how pairing carbs with protein can push your fitness to the finish line. Try the ultimate high protein low carb snacks recipes and you’ll start to see the difference immediately.

10 Tasty Homemade High Protein, Low Carb Snacks

There are excellent store-bought and homemade high protein low carb snacks, but making them at home is the easiest way to make sure they’re not filled with sugar or other processed junk. Its also easy to modify these recipes for any dietary restrictions you may be working with. There are so many great options for clean keto snacks and homemade high protein low carb snacks out there, the harder part will be choosing which ones!

Try these highly vetted, recommended recipes to get you started:

1. Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fruit & Seeded Granola

With a few modifications according to preference/dietary restrictions, this is a very easy snack you can make on-the-go.
  • Ingredients
    • Greek yogurt
    • Seeds/nuts
    • Grain-free granola
    • Fruit
    • Honey
    • Nut butters
  • Macros
    • 11g protein
    • 10g carb
    • 5g fiber
  • Modification options

2. Collagen Protein Bar

How to make this snack delicious really lies in how you decide which ratios will be most suited to your preferences. The macronutrient breakdown is great for this option, and there are a few modifications according to preference/dietary restriction.
  • Ingredients
    • Collagen powder
    • Almond butter
    • Coconut flour
    • Maple syrup
    • Monk fruit sweetener
    • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Macros
    • 6g protein
    • 1g carb
  • Modification options
    • Sub (or remove) sweeteners
    • Add protein powder

3. Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Such a great low-carb option that is also very tasty. Great for breakfast, lunch or anytime you need an on-the-go pick me up. Make them keto-friendly.
  • Ingredients
    • Eggs
    • Mayo
    • Vinegar
    • Yellow mustard
    • Dill
    • Salt/pepper
    • Cheddar cheese
    • Bacon
  • Macros
    • 6g protein
    • 1g carb
  • Modification options
    • Swap seasonings out for different flavors
      • i.e. buffalo or the “everything” flavoring
    • Add nuts or celery for extra crunch

4. Tuna Salad Bites

That’s right, this doesn’t need to be a whole salad! The macronutrient breakdown is great for this snack and you can fit in a ot of veggies.
  • Ingredients
    • Tuna
    • Mayo
    • Celery
    • Dill relish
    • Lemon juice
    • Garlic
  • Macros
    • 14g protein
    • 1g carb
  • Modification options
    • Sub tuna for chopped chicken
    • Add in seasonings to kick flavor up a notch
    • Serve on lettuce boats or cheese flats for savory crunch

5. Meat & Cheese Roll-Ups

Use any cheese or deli meat you like best for this snack! Whatever you prefer–the only hard thing will be skipping the crackers.
  • Ingredients
    • Meat
    • Cheese
    • Toothpicks
    • Macros
      • 8g protein
      • 2g carb
      • Modification options
        • Add vegan protein sources (i.e., tofu)
        • Add condiments or pair with pickles for a bread-free sandwich

      6. Hummus & Veggies

      Use a few modifications according to preference/dietary restrictions for this snack. The legume protein you get is great for your body.
      • Ingredients
        • Hummus
        • Veggies
        • Macros
          • ~5g protein
          • 10g carbs
          • 4g fiber
          • Modification options
            • Add in toppings
              • i.e., sun-dried tomatoes, etc.
              • Add meat for extra protein

            7. Cheesy Bacon Keto Egg Muffins

              Use this snack for pairing carbs with protein. These are always a great way to have a ready-set-go option for a morning snack, especially after a tough workout.
              • Ingredients
                • Eggs
                • Bacon
                • Onion
                • Green/Red peppers
                • Cheese
                • Spinach
                • Macros
                  • 10g protein
                  • 2g carb
                  • Modification options
                    • Sub flax eggs for vegan option
                    • Swap bacon for sausage, ham, ground beef, tofu, or chicken
                    • Add in sauces for different flavor
                      • Some tasty options would be: buffalo, bbq, or sesame

                  8. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups

                    These are the perfect recipe to make once and then store in the freezer for an any-time snack. The macronutrient breakdown helps you hit your goals everyday and leaves you full without a lot of calories.
                    • Ingredients
                      • Chocolate protein powder
                      • Chocolate PB2
                      • Water
                      • Macros
                        • 6g protein
                        • 3g carbs
                        • Modification options
                          • Alternate nut butter/powder for nut allergies
                          • Add jam, jelly or fruit for PBJ

                        9. Mini Zucchini Pizzas

                          Get all the deliciousness of pizza without the high-carb, high-gluten commitment. This snack uses zucchini as a “dough” and helps you pack in all sorts of delicious toppings.
                          • Ingredients
                            • Zucchini “dough”
                            • Tomato sauce
                            • Meat(s) of choice
                            • Cheese
                            • Macros
                              • 14g protein
                              • 10g carbs
                              • Modification options
                                • Dairy-free cheese
                                • Cauliflower crust
                                • Vegan protein - like tofu or nutritional yeast

                              10. Very Berry Low-Carb Protein Smoothie

                                How to make this snack is all in where your own personal favorite tastes and preferences lie. Go for a specific berry or pack them all in for the ultimate antioxidant treat. Be sure to include the best protein powder for maximum macros.
                                • Ingredients
                                  • Vanilla protein powder
                                  • Mixed berries
                                  • Water
                                  • Flax seed
                                  • Walnuts
                                  • Greek yogurt
                                  • Spinach
                                  • Macros
                                    • 38g protein
                                    • 6g carb
                                    • Modification options
                                      • Add milk or plant-based milk for extra creaminess
                                      • Remove nuts for allergies
                                      • Add greens powder

                                      Fuel Your Body on the Go with Healthy High-Protein, Low-Carb Snacks

                                      Carbs in moderation don’t need to be the enemy. They are actually just what you need to help give you the energy you need to crush workouts and soar through long days. The key to making carbs work for you is to balance them out with fiber and protein. That’s why high-protein, low-carb snacks are a perfect dietary complement to your fitness routine. Fortunately, there are many high-protein, low-carb snack recipes available.