Deli meat on a chopping board

Let's face it, we're all busy bees buzzing around from one task to another. We've got errands to run, work to do, and people to see. We definitely need all the energy we can get to keep up with the pace. Enter high protein snacks. These little powerhouses are packed with the fuel we need to keep going, whether we're facing a tough workout or a grueling day at the office. And with so much to do, who doesn't want to feel like the Energizer bunny? High protein snacks can give us that extra boost of energy and mental clarity we need to tackle our daily tasks with ease.

But hey, not only do high protein snacks provide us with sustained energy, but they also play an important role in weight management and muscle building. They can help keep us feeling full and satisfied, reducing the likelihood of overeating or indulging in unhealthy snacks. And for those looking to build muscle, protein is essential for repairing and rebuilding the muscle fibers that are broken down during exercise. So, whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, high protein snacks can be a valuable addition to your diet.

The good news is, we’ve got high protein snack recipes that will not only fill you up but will also leave you feeling satisfied. So put on your apron, preheat the oven, and let's get this protein party started!


Say goodbye to the afternoon slump with these high protein recipes

These recipes are so good, you'll be tempted to skip lunch and go straight to snacks!

Honey Garlic Chicken Kebab

chicken kebab on a grill



For the marinade

  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

For the chicken skewers

  • 12.5 oz Chicken Strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped 
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced into squares
  • Small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Grab a small bowl and mix up all the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Now it's time to give that chicken some love. Place it in a bowl and pour on three-quarters of the marinade (save the rest for later). Pop it in the fridge for at least an hour, or if you're feeling extra patient, up to a whole day. That will surely make your chicken extra flavorful! 
  • Once they’re ready, heat up that BBQ or griddle until it's sizzling hot.
  • It's skewer time! Thread a piece of chicken onto a skewer, then add a chunk of red pepper, a piece of chicken, and a slice of onion. Keep repeating until you reach the end of the skewer. 
  • Now place those skewers on the BBQ grill and let them sizzle away for 8-10 minutes, giving them a flip-flop 3-4 times along the way. And don't forget to shower them with that reserved marinade halfway through cooking for some extra zing. When you're done, take the biggest piece of chicken and give it a slice to check if it's cooked through. We don't want any pink surprises in there!
  • It's time to add the finishing touches! Sprinkle some sesame seeds and coriander on top, and serve with a delicious side of salad and rice or potatoes. 

Ham & Vegetable Frittata

ham and vegetable frittata on a skillet



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup Buddig Original Ham, diced 
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 8 oz broccoli florets
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat up some olive oil in a large skillet and toss in some shallots, broccoli, and zucchini. Cook 'em up for about 3 minutes or until they start to get a little brown and crispy. Then, add in some diced ham for an extra protein punch and cook for 2 more minutes. Take it off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Get your slow cooker ready to party! Coat the bottom and sides with cooking spray and add in your veggie and ham mixture.
  • Whisk together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, salt, and pepper until it's all nice and well-mixed. Pour the mixture over your veggie and ham combo in the slow cooker. Cover it up and let it cook on high until it's set and ready to eat—should be about 1 hour and 45 minutes. When it's done, slice it up into 8 pieces and use a spatula to plate it up like a pro!

Ham & Cheese Potato Bites

ham and cheese potato bites with bacon



  • 1-¼ oz, Buddig Premium Deli Black Forest Ham
  • 1 cup Milk, Plus 1/8 Cup, Plus 1 Tablespoon, Plus 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 cup Potato Flakes, Dehydrated
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ½ cup Gruyere Cheese, Grated 
  • 1 whole Egg, beaten
  • ⅛ tsp Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 4 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat up the oven to 400°F and prepare the baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Get your ham grinding on! Give it a whirl in the food processor or if you’re feeling particularly tough, chop it up by hand.
  • Time to heat things up! Bring the milk to a boil in a pot, then take it off the heat and add in the potato flakes and butter. Let it chill for a minute.
  • Next, add the ground ham, grated cheese, beaten egg, nutmeg, green onions, and salt and pepper to the mix. Give it a good stir and let those flavors mingle.
  • Roll the mixture into little balls (about a tablespoon each) and line them up on a baking sheet. These balls don't expand, so feel free to pack them in tight.
  • Pop the sheet in the oven and let the balls coof for 20 minutes. After that, crack the oven door open and let them go for another 5 minutes. Then, take them out and serve them up while they're still warm and oh-so-tasty!


Snack your way to satisfaction with Buddig

The next time you're feeling a little sluggish or in need of a snack, don't reach for that big bag of chips. Instead, opt for something that will keep you feeling full and fueled for whatever comes your way. 

The best go-to ingredient for delicious high-protein snacks? Buddig lunch meats! Made with real spices, Buddig meats are a great source of lean protein. Plus, they’re gluten- and MSG-free, so you’re sure to enjoy healthy and wholesome bites. Use our store locator to find the shortest distance between you and delicious Buddig meats today!

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