Snacks that are high in protein and fiber

I'm looking for a food that is a good source of both fiber and protein and can be used as a fast and easy snack. Do you have any ideas?

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Only plant based foods contain fiber, so your protein will be from a plant source, if you are looking for a single food to do the job. The lowly legume is probably your very best choice. Something like roasted soy beans would make a great high protein, high fiber snack.

However, there are plenty of combination foods or combinations of foods that could also fill your needs. For example, there are many sports bars on the market -- such as the Cliff bar -- made with multiple ingredients, that are high in both protein and fiber. You can make your own fast, high protein and fiber snack by spreading hummus on whole wheat crackers or a whole grain bagel. Or you can eat a bowl of whole grain cereal with milk and berries. Peanut butter on apple slices, homemade bran muffins made with milk and eggs, a fruit smoothie made with plain yogurt, vegetables and fruits in your blender, celery dipped in low fat cottage cheese, pitted prunes filled with peanut butter, or yogurt sprinkled with granola are all combinations that would work.

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