If you aim to lose weight or stay fit on a healthy way, choosing the right type of calories is more beneficial than simply cutting down on the overall count of calories. We’ve all learned from our experiences that a certain amount of calories received from sugar snacks is not going to satisfy your hunger the same way as the same amount of calories of protein would. So, by choosing snacks high on protein you can keep both your body well nourished and keep the food cravings throughout the day under control!
Here are some tips for tasty and easily prepared protein snacks to help you stay on track.
1. Apple Slices with Nut Butter
Back to the basics: slices of apple topped with any kind of nut butter. Additionally, you may want to use almond butter instead of peanut butter, since almond butter is known for containing a more diverse and nutrient-dense nutritional profile. Whatever your choice, always look for natural nut butters that are low on preservatives and sugars.
2. Chocolate Berry Shake
If you don’t have a lot of time and want a simple protein packed shake, try mixing 1 scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder, 1.5 cups of soy milk and a handful of frozen berries of any type and throw them in the blender. Blend until smooth and fluffy.
3. Turkey Rolls
If you feel like having poultry for a snack today, try rolling a few slices of sliced turkey around a piece of low-fat cheese. Easy to fit and carry around!
4. Beef Jerky
It’s best If you can get it homemade, but even if you can’t, you could always find a good replacement in the supermarkets – opt for a product that’s natural and preferably free of preservatives.
5. Chocolate Soy Milk
Since soy milk is a well-known source of protein, when that infamous craving for something sweet gets to you, try adding two tablespoons of cocoa powder and one or two tablespoons of sugar to a cup of soy milk and enjoy some chocolate soy milk!
6. String Cheese
String cheese is both tasty and high on protein. Choose a low-fat variant and combine it with your favorite fruits or veggies.
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