5 Nutritionist-Approved, High-Protein Snacks You Can Find at Aldi

updated Apr 14, 2020
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Fact: Aldi is one of the best places to find healthful, high-protein snacks that will tide you over until your next meal. Each of these finds contains between 5 and 10 grams of protein per serving (the perfect amount for a snack). They also have simple ingredients, are super portable, and many are even organic. These are my favorite high-protein snacks to eat on the go or at my desk between meetings.

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1. Simply Nature Raw Almonds, Pecans, and Pistachio Kernels, $5 for 8 ounces

This tasty raw nut mix contains some of the most potent sources of plant-based protein and healthy fats you can find in one convenient 8-ounce bag. Almonds and pistachios are a great source of plant protein, and pecans are well-known for their antioxidant content, healthy monounsaturated fats (which are great for your heart!), and high amounts of vitamin E (which is good for your skin). With 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, this is one healthy snack not to pass up!

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2. Simply Nature Organic Chia Bars with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries, $4 for 5

Aldi’s Simply Nature line is a go-to brand for when you’re on the hunt for high-quality snacks. These Chia Bars with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries offer 5 grams of protein per bar and are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and healthy omega-3 fats. They’re also a good source of magnesium and really help take the afternoon hunger pangs away. Stash one in your purse, desk, or work bag, and you’ll be good to go.

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3. Simply Nature Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola, $3 for 11.5 ounces

This Simply Nature Pumpkin Seed and Flax Granola is loaded with protein (7 grams), is incredibly tasty, and has nutrient-dense whole grains and seeds. Use it as a daily topping for smoothies or yogurt.

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4. Elevation Peanut Butter Cookie Bars, $4 for 5

Elevation Peanut Butter Cookie Bars may look like a dessert, but they’re secretly good for you and are a great source of protein! The ingredient list consists of peanuts, dates, and sea salt — that’s it! Not all the Elevation bars are high in protein, but any of those with almonds and peanuts are a safe bet. With 6 grams of protein per bar, this is a great option to crush those mid-afternoon cravings.

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5. Southern Grove 100-Calorie Packs of Whole Almonds, $3 for 7 bags

The only ingredient found in these convenient 100-calorie packs? Natural almonds! As you may have gathered by now, almonds are a fantastic source of protein and offer vitamin E, healthy fats, magnesium, potassium, and fiber to boot. This pack contains 7 grams of protein per pack, and the convenience is pretty nice. Aldi has another 100-calorie nut pack, which I can also get behind, with walnuts and almonds or cashews and almonds. 

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Other high-protein snacks to keep your eyes peeled for at Aldi include mini hummus containers, unsweetened individual instant oatmeal packets, a variety of trail mix options, several varieties of yogurt, and some of the whole-grain cereals. Even better? Pair these things with some fresh fruit and freshly cut veggies for an even healthier, well-rounded snack.

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