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Summertime is a busy time, but you still have to take time to get some nourishment. Vacations, trips to the lake, backyard cookouts, baseball games, fishing, road trips – whatever it is that keeps you busy and having fun during the summer also keeps you away from the kitchen and the dining-room table. But you don’t have to settle for fast food or junk food only.

Although there are tons of on-the-go eating options that will keep you energized and give you the nutrients you need, here are few of the best high protein snacks on the go.


The best thing about jerky is that everyone loves it. And it’s great for kids because it’s high in protein, it keeps them busy, and it’s not messy.

Jerky has a whopping nine grams of protein in every ounce, and you can buy it almost anywhere when you’re out and about and on the go. You can also choose from among several varieties, including beef, chicken, turkey, and even salmon jerky. Just be sure to read the package carefully because some of lower-quality brands are pretty high in preservatives.

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Now, if you want to make sure you get adequate protein plus plenty of other essential nutrients, try this Greek yogurt parfait. Greek yogurt contains 20 grams of protein per cup, it’s very filling owing to the high protein count, and it is high in calcium to keep your bones strong.

And you can make your Greek yogurt even more delicious and nutrient packed if you make a parfait. Just combine, by layering, the yogurt with granola and your favorite berries. Keep in mind, though, that the granola adds calories; so parfait-serving size will be smaller than straight yogurt.

Easy-to-Eat Tuna

While not everyone is a fan of tuna, it remains, nevertheless, an excellent source of protein, coming in at an impressive 39 grams per cup. Tuna also contains B vitamins, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids – all essential for optimal health.

And on top of that, tuna now is just flat out convenient for eating on the go. You can get it in serving-sized foil packets that are easy to store and transport, making it one of the best high-protein snacks for busy, active people.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Eggs have been called nature’s perfect food, and that’s not very far off the mark. Plus, they come in their own natural packaging, which makes them great for on-the-go eating. What could be better?

One egg contains around six grams of protein, as well as plenty of B vitamins and crucial trace minerals that are hard to get in other foods. Another great thing about eggs is that they help you feel full and satisfied so that you’ll be less likely to overeat and so keep your daily total calorie count down.

So even though you may be busy this summer, you don’t have to try to fuel your body with chips and french fries. Just make sure to pack some of these best of the high protein snacks on the go – quick, easy, and nutritious. Have fun, but take care of yourself too.