Jerky made from beef, chicken or turkey is both perfectly portable and packed with upwards of 28 grams of protein per 3-ounce portion. A vacuum-packed package of dried meat doesn’t take a lot of space and won’t stink up your bag when you’re on the go during the day. Just be sure you pick a low sodium and low sugar variety, as many companies add both to their products to amp up the taste.
A portion of healthy mixed nuts—meaning varieties without added flavoring or salt—is a protein-packed snack that will last for weeks. Your best bet is to add an ounce of pistachios to a mix that includes peanuts to add an additional 6 grams of protein to your snack.
Hummus and Veggies
Hummus, created with chickpeas, is now sold in single-serving packages that you can grab on your way out the door. These 2-ounce packages clock in at 4 grams of protein, so just slice up some vitamin packed red pepper, carrots or celery for a healthy alternative to gas station-bought potato chips and dip.