These days we are all on the run going here to there and everywhere. But one of the most important weapons in our arsenal to maintain a healthy body is to snack smart.
Smart snacks should not be high in calories, but they help get us through to the next nutrient-rich meal. With this in mind, opt for snacks with protein. To make life easier for you, here are four portable high protein snacks that will keep you content and satisfied until your next meal! High protein snacks are also wonderful because they take longer to digest which keeps you satiated for longer. Go protein!
Hard-Boiled Eggs: Not only are hard-boiled eggs high in healthy fats and multiple nutrients, but they can be considered heart-healthy. They are known to contain 6 grams of protein. Eggs are the perfect on-the-go snack. They come in their own natural wrapper that doesn’t leak! Pairing two hard boiled eggs with some cherry tomatoes is an ideal snack when the 3 p.m. munchies hit!
*Bonus: The healthy fat in the eggs aid in the absorption of lycopene (found in the tomatoes), a carotenoid that prevents heart disease.
Sliced Turkey: 4 ounces of turkey can supply you with 32 grams of protein, which puts a huge dent in your daily-recommended allotment! Turkey is also a good source of vitamins B3 and B6. B vitamins are known to increase your energy levels. Roll up turkey slices around celery and drizzle mustard on top for a tangy snack to hold you over until dinner.
thinkThin Protein Bars: There are several protein bars on the market these days but thinkThin bars stand out from the pack! They have a full 20 grams of protein per bar with zero grams of sugar! These bars are delicious, portable and deliver high-quality ingredients that help boost energy without any refined sugar, which can cause your energy levels to crash later. The best part? They also come in a variety of tasty flavors so it’s easy to stock up and have a different high-protein snack each day.
Dry-Roasted Edamame: You may only eat edamame as an appetizer to your sushi dinner, but it actually makes for a great portable snack. One cup of these green pods contains roughly 17 grams of protein!
So if this busy girl is running down, or just feeling hungry and in need of a fulfilling snack, choose one of these easy to pack, protein-rich options!