9 High-Protein Snacks for a Diabetes-Friendly Diet

1. Pistachio & Peach Toast

This quick and easy breakfast takes just 5 minutes to prepare and is perfect for using up leftover ricotta cheese. The combination of pistachios and peaches provides a tasty and nutritious start to your day.

2. Easy Black Bean Dip

Ideal for parties or picnics, this creamy bean dip features smoked paprika and ground chipotles for a robust, earthy flavor. If those spices aren't available, regular paprika and cayenne can be used as substitutes.

3. Tahini-Yogurt Dip

Serve this creamy dip made from yogurt and tahini with baby carrots, sliced radishes, or whole-wheat pita triangles for a healthy and satisfying snack.

4. Tuna Salad Spread

A healthy twist on traditional tuna salad, this spread uses avocado and Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Enjoy it on cucumber slices, butter lettuce leaves, or whole-grain crackers.

5. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Blend frozen bananas with peanut butter and cocoa for a sweet, creamy drink that offers the delicious flavors of a milkshake with the added health benefits of a smoothie.

6. Breakfast Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cakes

Peanut butter is the star in these oatmeal cakes, providing a boost of plant-based protein. Each muffin hides a bit of peanut butter in the center to ensure flavor in every bite.

7. Peanut Butter & Pomegranate Toast

Swap the added sugar of a classic PB&J for fresh fruit. This toast uses peanut butter and pomegranate arils for natural sweetness and juiciness. Padma Lakshmi popularized this combo, but you can use any nut butter and fruit you like.

8. Pizza Pistachios

Spiced with nutritional yeast to mimic cheese flavor, these pistachios offer a pizza-like taste that's both playful and nutritious.

9. Hard-Boiled Egg & Almonds

This small yet nutrient-dense snack combines hard-boiled eggs with almonds, providing a mix of protein, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals for an easy and delicious healthy snack.