This High Protein Snack Pack is gluten-free and Keto friendly! Hard boiled eggs are seasoned with great flavors, “beetles on a log” are my version of a childhood favorite, and fresh strawberries round it out with a naturally sweet flavor. It’s perfect for breakfast, too!
Snacks are so hard when you’re trying to eat well! That’s why it’s so important to make them appealing – to your stomach AND to your eyes.
I made these snack packs for my husband to take to work as breakfast a few weeks ago, and I thought it was the sweetest thing when he asked me to make them again for the next week. These fun meal prep ideas aren’t just for little kids!! The big kids like them, too.
I hesitate to even call this High Protein Snack Pack a recipe, because it’s incredibly simple and everything in it is really just a suggestion based on my tastes.
But it’s all really, really good together!
If you are Keto, leave out the strawberries and use as many or as few blueberries as you want for your specific Keto needs!
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
The biggest part of this High Protein Snack Pack is the perfectly hard boiled eggs seasoned four ways. So, I’m going to lay out for you just how to hard boil the perfect egg.
I’ve hard boiled a lot of eggs. I’ve done them in the oven, hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot and on the stove, and my preferred method is still the stove top.
But here’s the trick!
Do not start the eggs in cold water. I don’t really understand why people still recommend this. It never works for me.
Do you know what works pretty much every single time? Boiling the water first! Then you carefully add the eggs.
How to make perfect hard boiled eggs
- Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.
- Turn the heat down to a simmer and carefully lower each egg into the water, one at a time.
- Bring the water back up to a gentle boil and set your timer for 13 minutes.
- Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water when there is 1 minute left on the timer.
- When the timer goes off, immediately remove the eggs from the boiling water and place them into the ice water. Leave until completely cooled.
Putting the eggs directly into ice water from the boiling water does two things: 1) It stops the cooking process so they don’t over cook, and 2) the rapid cool down helps release the membrane of the egg from the shell so that they peel easily.
How to top your eggs in your High Protein Snack Pack
For these High Protein Snack Packs you see in the photos, I chose four different seasoning combos and put each one on two eggs, so four halves. That way I was able to put one of each flavor in each snack pack.
- Salt & Pepper
- Salt & Everything Seasoning
- Salt & Smoked Paprika
- Salt, Turmeric & Yellow Curry Powder
Salt is across the board because it enhances the naturally pleasing flavors in both the eggs and the seasonings. Don’t skip the salt.
Beatles on a Log – the adult
Ants on a Log
My husband and I both dislike raisins. I wouldn’t pick them out of an appropriate dish, but it’s never going to be an ingredient I choose for myself to eat, and my husband feels the same way.
I really wanted to add peanut butter filled celery sticks to this High Protein Snack Pack, but I knew I did not want to put raisins on them.
Inspiration struck and I decided to top it with blueberries! And Beetles on a Log was born.
It needed some color and I wanted to squeeze in more snacks, so I halved a couples strawberries for each container. They tuck right into the leftover nooks and space, and they provide a naturally sweet flavor for the end of your snack.
If you are Keto, just leave them out our sub with a fruit you feel comfortable eating on your particular Keto journey.
I thought my favorite was going to be the Everything Seasoning hard boiled egg, and even though it was delicious, I really super dug the Turmeric and Curry egg!
Which hard boiled egg seasoning is your favorite?? Tell me in the comments!
THIS HIGH PROTEIN SNACK PACK IS GREAT FOR BREAKFAST TOO! LOOKING FOR MORE LOW CARB BREAKFAST OPTIONS? CHECK THESE OUT!
- High Protein Breakfast Tacos
- Tomato and Yellow Squash Baked Egg Cups
- PB and Banana Grain Free Muffins
- Keto Quiche with a Cauliflower Crust
- Sweet Potato and Kale Breakfast Stir fry
PREPPING HEALTHY SNACK PACKS IS NOT HARD! HERE ARE MORE IDEAS:
- DIY Deli Style Protein Box
- High Protein Snack Boxes that are quick to put together
- Low Carb Snacks on the go
- Clean Eating Protein Packed Bento Boxes
- Fun Snacky Lunch for Grown Ups
- DIY Adult Lunchable