With 2020 behind us, we’re ready for a reset. If you’re planning to lighten up your meals in the new year, you’ll want to have plenty of protein-packed bites at your fingertips to keep you satisfied. Our Marketplace offers lots of high protein snacks that fit the bill, from smooth nut butters to all-natural beef jerky. Here are a few of our favorites.
This trio of Georgia Grinders nut butters is Whole30-approved, so it’s a must-have if you’re committing to a Whole30 diet. You’ll get one 12-ounce jar of their Original Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and Pecan Butter. Made in Atlanta, each all-natural nut butter comprises two simple ingredients—roasted nuts and sea salt.
Big Spoon Roasters’ Winter Nut Butter Variety 4-Pack includes four of their best flavors—Chai Spice Peanut and Almond Butter with Sea Salt, Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter with Wildflower Honey, Maple Cinnamon Peanut and Pecan Butter with Sea Salt, and Peanut Pecan Butter with Wildflower Honey and Sea Salt. Spread a spoonful or two of these high-protein, handcrafted nut butters on fresh fruit for a filling snack that’ll curb your sweet tooth.
Beef jerky is another one of our favorite high protein snacks. Made in Charleston by Food for the Southern Soul, this sweet, spicy jerky features hand-carved top round that’s marinated and smoked over wood. You won’t find any fillers here—it’s all-natural and free of artificial dehydrators or liquid smoke. We think it’s best enjoyed right out of the bag.
Scoop up a handful of Gillespie’s Salted Peanuts for a crunchy, salty protein boost. These goobers are grown in South Carolina on the Rogers brothers’ family farm. If plain peanuts aren’t your thing, try one of Gillespie’s bold flavors like Spicy Sriracha or Carolina BBQ.
Written by Daniela Johnson