High Protein Snacks!
It’s that time of the year. Summer’s around the corner and everyone’s striving to get lean and break out the six pack. This usually means a good few months dieting and depriving ourselves of snacks. Fortunately, if your creative enough you can make a tasty high protein treat that won’t wreck your diet. Here are 5 High Protein Snacks to help you get through your diet.
Celery and Peanut Butter
This is a classic snack for children. Raisins or nuts are also typically added as toppings (also known as “ants on a log”). Celery has very few calories and no fat. Together with peanut butter, this is a great snack that can help you curb a craving for high calorie snacks and help you adhere to your diet.
Hate fish? No worries! This recipe is really just banana and peanut butter and doesn’t actually involve sushi. This snack gets it’s name because when prepared it appears like sushi. Simply grab a banana and remove the peel, spread peanut butter on top and add any toppings you would like such as pecans. Take 2 slices of whole bread and flatten with a rolling pin. Wrap the peanut butter covered banana in whole wheat bread and cut into 6 pieces.
Made from chick peas, hummus makes a great high protein snack dip served with fresh fruits or vegetables.
When it comes to high protein snacks, nothing beats beef jerky. I suggest making your own and avoiding prepackaged beef jerky that contain high amounts of sodium.
Roasted Chick Peas
This is a great muscle building snack with high protein and high fiber. Roasted chickpeas are very easy to make. Simply preheat your oven 450 degrees and dry chickpeas with paper towel. Mix chickpeas with olive oil and any seasoning you prefer. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.