Easy 2-Ingredient Snack Recipes with Protein

Mar 20 2020
Some of our favorite snacks are super-simple combos of just two smart ingredients. Today, we’ve rounded up five of our go-to hot couples with a protein PUNCH. Check ‘em out...

Hard-Boiled Egg Whites + Cream Cheese with Chives

Entire recipe: 103 calories, 4.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 256mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 12g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 2*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

Stuffed snack alert: Pop the yolks out of your hard-boiled eggs, and you’ll have room to fill the whites with tasty extras! We've done this with SO many condiments (hummus, salsa, guacamole, etc.), but today’s pairing is extra rich and satisfying. Just peel and halve three hard-boiled eggs, ditch the yolks, and scoop 1 tsp. whipped cream cheese with chives into each half. Yum, yum, yum!

Mini Babybel + Grapes

Entire recipe: 78 calories, 3g total fat (2g sat fat), 161mg sodium, 7g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 6g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 1*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 1*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Fruit and cheese go together like Kenan and Kel. (Obscure reference, anyone?!) Give this combo a little extra flair by serving it up kebab style. To build a skewer, just cut a wheel of Mini Babybel Light cheese into four pieces, and alternate on the stick with eight grapes. Make one, or make a bunch to enjoy all week. Try this one with other fruits and Mini Babybel flavors too!

Egg Substitute + Laughing Cow

Entire recipe: 125 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 547mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 20g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 1*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

There's no rule that says you can only eat eggs for breakfast… Egg mugs are great afternoon snacks! Just spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray, add 3/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (or about 6 large egg whites), and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Mix in a wedge of The Laughing Cow Creamy Light cheese, and microwave for 1 minute, or until set. YUM.

Pouched Tuna Salad + Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Entire recipe: 99 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 623mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 14g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 1*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Ready-made tuna salad pouches rock our socks, and this is a fun way to zazzle one up! Mix a 2.6-oz. pouch of StarKist Tuna Creations Deli Style Tuna Salad with 2 tbsp. black bean & corn salsa. Eat it with a spoon, or scoop it up with high-fiber crackers or mini bell pepper halves. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!

Strawberries + Feta

Entire recipe: 100 calories, 4.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 260mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugars, 4.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

If you haven't tried this trick yet, you're missing out! It's another unexpected way to eat fruit and cheese together. Slice the stem ends off eight large strawberries, about 1/2 inch from the top, revealing an opening. Use a narrow spoon handle to remove about half of the flesh inside each berry. Then distribute 3 tbsp. crumbled feta among the berries before popping ‘em in your mouth!

Chew on this:

It's March 20th, National Ravioli Day. Give this trick a try -- make crispy ravioli bites in your air fryer!

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