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These protein-rich snacks are ideal for post-workout recovery or when you need a filling snack between meals.
This gourmet jerky using three types of meat (pork, beef or turkey) comes in eight flavors. The chipotle beef jerky, which consists of three ingredients—beef, low-sodium soy sauce and honey—has a sweet and spicy flavor with a typical jerky texture. In each 1-ounce serving: 8 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs and 300 milligrams of sodium. $7 for 3.25-ounce package, Kravejerky.com
Ips All Natural Egg White Chips
The sound of chips made with egg whites may be initially off-putting, but don’t knock it until you try it. Available in four flavors, these “pressure-puffed,” gluten-free egg white chips are a tasty, healthful alternative to high-fat snacks like potato chips. Each bag contains 7 grams of protein, along with 130 calories, 5 grams of fat and 14 grams of carbs. They’re just a little high on sodium—the aged white cheddar flavor has 240 milligrams per bag. $1.29 for 1-ounce bag, Ipsallnatural.com
Available in three flavors—apple orange peel, slow-smoked original and spicy pepper—these bites are made with prairie-raised buffalo meat and are produced by a Native American-owned company on a South Dakota reservation. For jerky lovers, these moist bites are easy to chew and made with all-natural ingredients. Each four-bite serving of the original flavor contains 7 grams of protein, 70 calories, 7 grams of carbs and 260 milligrams of sodium. $6.65 for 3-ounce package, Tankabites.com
Made with bison, turkey, beef or lamb, these bars fall under the “adventurous eater” category. They come in four creative flavors—try the turkey almond cranberry flavor—but the crumbly texture may be difficult for some to stomach. Paleo eaters looking for a protein-packed bar will appreciate this all-natural offering. Each turkey bar contains 14 grams of protein, 150 calories, 6 grams of fat and 240 milligrams of sodium. $2.50 for 1.5-ounce bar, Epicbar.com