By April Dupee

We all love a good snack, but the wrong ones (hi, cookies) can leave you feeling like Sleepy from the seven dwarfs, far from the Happy you were striving for.

But not all snack foods leave you feeling sluggish. In fact, here at Nutritious Life, we’re big fans of having two (healthy!) snacks a day. 

The secret snack sauce? Aim for some combo of healthy fat, protein, and fiber. It’s okay to hit two out of three here, but if you’re going for a high-protein snack, you’ll want to look for something with 5 to 15 grams of protein. Also key: Make sure your snacks are actually, well, snacks, so aim for about 100 to 200 calories.

RELATED: 20 High-Protein Lunch Ideas to Avoid the Afternoon Slump

If you need some inspo, check out the delicious high-protein snack recipes, products, and ideas below. There’s something here for everyone—promise.

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