When it’s 3 pm and your hunger pangs hit, the sensible and healthy choices you have made all morning can go out of the window as you start imagining all of the things you might fancy to eat. It’s super handy to have a mental list of a few go-to high protein snacks to ensure I make good decisions (as whoever said ‘never go food shopping when you’re hungry’ was certainly right). The ideal snack should be high in protein as it’s more likely to keep you full and satisfied until the next meal. If it also contains fibre then that is a double-win! Here I have pulled together a list, some of which you can buy in your local store and some which you can prepare at home beforehand if you have the time:
6 High Protein Snacks:
1. An Apple with a Pic’s Peanut Butter
Peanut butter has a good balance of protein and healthy fats but I often get carried away, so for me, buying Pic’s Peanut Butter ‘Slugs’ (essentially small sachets that you can eat on go) works with portion control as they are in handy 30g sachets. 1 slug has 8g protein which is pretty decent 🙂 (177 cals) if you team this with a sliced apple (1 cup 110g- 54 cals) A filling snack with just under 5g fibre too! If you can’t get your hands on the slugs, just measure out 30g of peanut butter and spread of your apple slices.
2. Chobani FIT
15g Protein per serving (150g pottle) Yoghurt for me is such an easy and simple choice and Chobani Yoghurts can easily be found in most supermarkets. The plain Greek Yogurt variety boasts 16.5g of protein and only 5.6g of sugar so is a solid option if you’re opting for low sugar. Top this with nuts and seeds or a spoonful of peanut butter. Alternatively if you’re fancying one of the delicious Chobani fruit varieties, the coconut and lemon are my favourites. Chobani have also created on the go sachets which are perfect when you don’t have access to a spoon. There is also Danone YoPro range with simlar macros
9g protein per cookie! Cookies are my favourite thing and since switching to our Protein or Low Carb Cookies, I can enjoy one every day! Whilst our Low Carb Cookies still have a decent amount of protein (5g) and 3.4g fibre Our Protein Cookies have 9g protein and 3.6g fibre. Click here for recipes.
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4. Dry Roasted Fava Beans or Edamame Beans
14g protein per serving (30g snack pack) I recently tried these for the first time and they were amazing. Available in handy 100 calorie snack packs, the Sea Point Farms Dry roasted edamame snack packs are handy for on the go and have a nice crunch. Or The Happy Snack Company Fava beans 6g Protein per 25g
5-20g protein per bar. Now, a lot of these bars have a long ingredient list and contain sugar alcohols that can upset some tummies, so always check the ingredients. You can find a range of protein bars in your supermarket, as well as health food stores. One of my favourite bars is the Power Crunch range of protein bars. They are wafer bars (similar to KitKat) but bigger and they taste NOTHING like a protein bar, which is why they are great. Favourite flavours are Peanut Butter Fudge and Peanut Butter Creme.
If you prefer a sweet fix, enjoy our Protein Original Muffin Mix with 12g protein per muffin (based on the recipe on the back) Or if you enjoy savoury flavours, try our savoury Muffin Mix with 18g of protein per muffin. (based on the recipe on the back) We have a range of recipes for both mixes online that you can try!
Savoury Muffin Mix (340g)AUD$ 14.00
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So there you have it! A quick list of high protein snacks that you can enjoy at your desk or even on the go! If you have a favourite high protein snack that you love, and it’s not listed. Please share it below 👇🏼
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