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Protein is an important component in your diet. It’s responsible for a whole lot of stuff, from building and repairing muscles after a workout, to making enzymes and hormones, and more.  

While your recommended protein intake depends on your body type, if you eat a balanced and healthy diet, you’re probably getting enough. However, diets higher in protein have been proven to help with maintaining a healthy weight.

Today, protein-packed snacks are everywhere, from cookies to chips. So, if you are looking to boost your intake or just want a healthier snack that will fill you up between classes, here are nine protein snacks you can get on Amazon (through Amazon Pantry) that aren't basic protein bars.

Pro Tip: Have these delivered straight to your dorm and you won’t have to find a friend with a car to take you grocery shopping. 

Beanitos Baked White Bean Mac N' Cheese Crunch Snacks


Protein: 3g per 1 oz serving

These are like Cheetos, but made from white beans, which give them a boost of protein.

Vermont Smoke & Cure Mini Turkey Jerky Sticks 


Protein: 4g per mini stick

These mini turkey sticks deliver the protein, and are also paleo-friendly and low carb.

Planters P3 Portable Protein Snack


Protein: 13 g per pack

Planters P3 Portable Protein Snacks come in a couple different varieties with nuts, seeds and jerky. 

Biena Chickpea Snacks


Protein: 6 per 1 oz serving

The chickpeas are roasted so you can pop 'em like chips. These also come in other flavors like ranch, bbq, habanero, cinnamon, and even a chocolate covered Girl Scout Thin Mint flavor. 

SimplyProtein Chips 


Protein: 15 g per bag

SimplyProtein chips come in several different flavors, including spicy chili and bbq. They're also gluten-free and vegan.

Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds, 100 Calorie Packs


Protein: 3g per pack

These cocoa roasted almonds taste like a dessert, but come in a small pack to keep you from eating an entire bowl of them.

Quest Nutrition Protein Cookie


Protein: 15g per cookie

You've most definitely seen the high protein, low cal ice creams out there *cough Halo Top cough*. But protein desserts expand to cookies, too. 

Sahale Snacks Pomegranate Flavored Pistachios Glazed Mix


Protein: 5g per 1/4 cup

Speaking of dessert, Sahale makes candied nut snacks in a variety of flavors. They're like an upgraded trail mix. 

Quest Nutrition Protein Chips


Protein: 21 g per bag (32g)

Even your chips can be packed with protein. Quest Nutrition, a sort of expert in the protein world, makes protein chips in a variety of flavors.