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So who else is tired of protein bars?
The thing is, when I need a snack, I always reach for the easiest and most candy-bar-like option and that’s a protein bar. Better than chips or cookies, but not as good as apples and Greek yogurt.
The most satiating snacks combine fiber and protein. They won’t spike your blood sugar and will keep you satisfied for an hour or two.
Luckily, we have discovered a few high-protein snacks we like over the years. Some are grab-and-go, and some are make-ahead so you can grab and go later.
Here are five of our favorite high-protein snack recipes to add to your refrigerator repetoire.
Protein Apple Dip
- 1/2 cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 23 g Orgain Peanut Butter Protein Powder (1 scoop)
- 1 apple sliced
- Mix yogurt and protein powder completely. Slice apple. Done. Eat it like apple dippers.
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- 2-3 slices of deli turkey
- Lettuce of choice
- Dijon mustard or mustard of choice optional; I like spicy mustard
- Take a slice of turkey and spread it with a thin layer of mustard. Put some lettuce on that slice. Roll up the piece of turkey with the lettuce inside. Enjoy!
- Add the almond milk, then the protein powder and powdered peanut butter. Next, add spinach, if using. Finally, add frozen berries and crushed ice.
- Blend on smoothie setting or until desired smoothness.
Snickerdoodle Protein Balls
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl, except for 1/4 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons of the erythritol (you’ll use these to coat the protein balls later).
- Mix the ingredients with a spatula until well combined. Refrigerate the bowl for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from the refrigerator, and use a cookie scoop to form 10 equal-sized balls.
- Now, combine the leftover cinnamon and erythritol in a small bowl and coat each ball with this mixture.
- You can enjoy these immediately or line a container with parchment paper and put them in the fridge or freeze. If frozen, let them thaw a few minutes before eating.
Sugar-Free “Candied” Nuts
- 1 cup unsalted mixed nuts like pecan halves, walnuts and cashews (or just pecan halves)
- 2 Tbs Lakanto granulated monkfruit
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Place a skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to the skillet and toast them for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add granulated monkfruit, cinnamon and salt, and a splash of water to prevent burning. Stir constantly to coat the nuts and cook for about 3 minutes until they are fragrant and golden.
- Pour nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper to let them cool. Store nuts in an airtight container or put in serving-size bags for an easy grab-and-go snack.
We hope there are some easy snack solutions in here you can use. Of course, these always work, too: hard-boiled eggs, natural beef jerky (watch out for fat and salt content), cut up low-sugar fruits (strawberries, apples, pears), and veggies!
And if you need more ideas, please shoot us an email or leave a comment. Definitely, follow Jamey’s Pinterest boards. He pins tons of recipes!