Here are my 10 favourite protein snacks and why.
The benefits of getting adequate protein in the diet include-
Protein can induce satiety and help keep you feeling fuller for longer- helping you eat fewer calories. Protein also Increases diet-induced thermogenesis (increase in energy expenditure by the energy content of food ingested).
• General recommendation for people wanting to build muscle or even highly active individuals aim for about 25-50 grams of protein every 3 to 5 hours (depending on your weight, goals and training). When trying to lose body fat, while sparing lean body tissue, high protein is take is recommended.
My top 10
A whole pot does me for a snack or even breakfast and helps me feel full for a few hours. Available in blueberry, vanilla, strawberry or raspberry. I do like a protein yogurt (Arla,Total etc), but these are my favourites.
I do like a protein bar as a snack especially for convenience. These ones are my favourite though!
I love icecream and this helps satisfy my when I want some and it packs a good 35g of protein per tub. If I went for a similar size Ben & Jerry’s this would be 855 cals! (I have no will power, if there is a whole tub in front of me I will eat the lot!). Just have to make sure it fits in with my daily or weekly calorie target.
Good thing about eggs is they are nutritious, cheap (pun intended), and versatile. They can be scrambled, poached, made into an omelette or boiled. Boiled eggs are easy to carry about to. So, can take them to work for snack.
Easy to make, a handful of porridge oats, scoop of protein powder, mix with water, blast in the microwave.
Again makes the list as easy to make, get a wrap, put in tuna, maybe a bit of salad and dressing to taste. Easy peasy.
Another easy one- heat up your beans and put it on toast! You can get your protein and a good source of fibre.
Easy to transport and versatile. Easily digestible so handy to have around workouts.
Another one easy to make and helps satisfy my sweet tooth. Mash banana, whisk eggs, mix together with protein powder. Put in pan till bubbles, flip over for a minute or so and serve.
Packs a lot of protein per 100g.
Please note this is personal preference due to personal taste and convenience.
Please feel free to add your personal preferences in the comments section
Jamie Miller- Personal Trainer
UK Fitness Personal Training
FITNESS, NUTRITION & PERSONAL TRAINING