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15 High-Protein Packaged Snacks You Can Find at Whole Foods

Ready-to-eat collagen oatmeal cups, cottage cheese chia yogurt, PB&J protein balls, and more.

By: Lexy Parsons

With so many good-for-you benefits, the demand for high-protein foods is steadily on the rise. Shown to aid in weight loss, increase satiety, support a healthy metabolism, and reduce cravings (to name a few), protein is a superstar macronutrient we can’t get enough of. And if you’re struggling to squeeze enough protein into your busy day, good news — there are plenty of high-protein snacks at Whole Foods that you can grab and enjoy on the go! Even better? Despite being packaged, these store-bought snacks at Whole Foods are made with whole food ingredients and are guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings.

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15 Protein-Packed Packaged Snacks You Can Find at Whole Foods

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#1 Purely Elizabeth Blueberry Walnut Collagen Oatmeal Cups

No time to prep overnight oats? No problem. These protein-packed packaged oat cups are gluten-free, free from refined sugar, and contain 9 grams of protein per serving. Made with collagen protein, gluten-free oats, dried blueberries, and an omega-rich nut and seed mix, enjoy when you need a light but hearty snack. Enjoy cold by adding a cup of cold dairy-free milk and allowing 15 minutes of soaking time, or stir in a cup of hot liquid for a warming bowl that can be enjoyed immediately. You can even make it into overnight oats by adding a cup of dairy-free milk and refrigerating it overnight!

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#2 Wild Planet Ready-to-Eat Wild Tuna, Bean & Corn Salad

What tastes like a homemade dish is a store-bought protein-packed snack available at Whole Foods! With 16 grams of protein, less than 10 main ingredients, and no preparation or refrigeration required, you’ll want to keep this on hand for busy days. Made with wild-caught tuna and a blend of beans, red pepper, carrots, and corn for an easy and delicious snack that’s only 250 calories. 

#3 365 Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Poppers

Craving a healthy snack that tastes like dessert? These 365 Whole Foods Market protein snacks will satisfy your sweet tooth and then some. They’re dairy-free, vegetarian-friendly, and made with wholesome ingredients like dates, peanut butter, egg whites, pea protein, and freeze-dried berries. The best part? There are 6 protein balls in a serving, and only 180 calories! Snack on the go, and enjoy without guilt.

#4 Kite Hill Vanilla Unsweetened Greek Style Yogurt

If you’re a yogurt lover but can’t tolerate dairy, this Kite Hill Greek Style yogurt is for you. Available in single-serve cups for convenience and full of 15 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Grab in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods and benefit your taste buds while benefiting your belly (thanks to the live and active probiotic cultures added!).

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#5 Siggi’s Icelandic Strained Nonfat Yogurt, Peach

And if you can tolerate dairy, Siggi’s single-serve yogurts are a rich and creamy protein-packed snack that can be found at any Whole Foods location. Made with cultured dairy milk and whole fruit flavors, these skyr-style yogurts serve as a healthy alternative to most yogurt products on the market (that are often made with artificial and processed ingredients). With non-fat, low-fat, full-fat, and vegan options, there’s something for everyone!

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Healthy snacks, including high protein snacks you can find at Whole Foods

#6 Good Culture Organic Strawberry Chia Cottage Cheese Cups

Curious what the cottage cheese hype is all about? After one bite of this gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and protein-packed Whole Foods snack, you’ll understand why. Aside from the whooping 16 grams of protein per 150-calorie serving, it’s sustainably sourced from pasture-raised dairy, full of live and active probiotic cultures, and made with real ingredients. Grab a spoon and dig in!

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#7 Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter Elemental Superfood Seedbar

Different from your average protein bar, these superfood nut and seed bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, and packed with protein from plant-based whole foods! Plus, they taste like dessert. And to prove just how fresh they are, you can find them in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods — you won’t find any additives on this ingredient label! With 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of healthy fats, and less than 250 calories per serving, this decadent-tasting treat is one of the healthiest bars on the market.

#8 BIENA Chickpea Snacks

If you’re in the mood for something savory, skip the chips and grab this fiber and protein-rich crunchy roasted chickpea snack instead. With a variety of flavors available at Whole Foods (such as sea salt, BBQ, and ranch), you can honor your cravings without harming your health and fitness goals. Simply made with chickpeas, safflower oil, and spices, you can’t go wrong!

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#9 The New Primal Snack Mates Meat Sticks

Rich in protein and low in carbs, fat, and calories, these individually wrapped, flavorful meat sticks are a great grab-and-go snack option. Pick up a few next time you’re at Whole Foods, and keep a stash in your desk drawer, gym bag, or car console! You can find them in a variety of flavors like Chicken & Maple, Turkey, and Chicken Pizza. 

#10 Power Provisions Cheddar Broccoli Bone Broth Soup Cups

If you thought you had to give up broccoli cheddar soup all in the name of health, think again. This keto and paleo-friendly Whole Foods packaged protein snack proves otherwise! Not only is it made with a shelf-stable bone broth base, but it’s full of gut and brain-healthy ingredients like chicken bone broth, MCT oil, collagen, and broccoli. With 17 grams of protein and just over 200 calories, sip in delight as you nourish your body and your tastebuds.

 #11 Brami Beans Mediterranean Medley Italian Snacking Lupini Beans

Leave it to Whole Foods to stock the best healthy, high-protein packaged snacks made from plants. Enter: Lupini beans, one of the most nutrient-dense plants on earth, according to the Brami brand! With 9 grams of plant protein per serving and 7 grams of fiber, it contains more protein per gram than chickpeas and almonds and serves as the only bean that contains 0 grams of net carbs per serving!

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#12 Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Crackers

When you think of protein-rich package snacks, crackers probably don’t come to mind. However, these super seed crackers, made with plant-based ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and spices, boast an impressive 5 grams of protein per 12-cracker serving. Not to mention, they’re free from sneaky inflammatory oils and other additives. Head to Whole Foods and grab a dip or spread to enjoy them with! 

#13 Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Hard-Boiled Eggs

Found in individual 2-packs or larger 6-count bags, these already-prepped hard-boiled eggs are the perfect snack if you need to munch while on the move. With 60 calories and 6 grams of protein per egg, this store-bought snack will benefit your health and save you time and stress. Find them in the refrigerator section at Whole Foods. 

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#14 MUSH Original Overnight Oats

These ready-to-eat oat cups taste like dessert in a cup. But don’t be fooled — they’re just as nutritious as they are delicious! The ingredient label speaks for itself — made with real fruit, coconut milk, and gluten-free oats. They contain five grams of plant-based protein per serving and tons of flavors to choose from!

 #15 OWYN Plant-Based Pro Elite High Protein Shakes

Looking for a healthy store-bought protein shake? This plant-based blend is a great option when you’re looking for something made with whole-food ingredients. It has an impressive 35 grams of protein per serving with 7 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar. Made with pea protein, pumpkin seed protein, and a greens blend (from spinach, kale, and broccoli), it contains all 9 essential amino acids and is free from anything artificial. The perfect packaged snack to enjoy after a strenuous workout!

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Whole Foods Market Bulk Foods Section Including High Protein Snack Options

These high-protein store-bought Whole Foods snacks prove healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Whether you’re looking for something light like a bar or beef stick, craving a more substantial snack like tuna salad or overnight oats, or wanting a protein-packed find that tastes like dessert (hello protein bites), you can find everything you need at Whole Foods. Can’t make it to the store? Take advantage of their online ordering and delivery and stock up on these protein-rich packaged products.