Five Healthy and Protein-Packed Snacks

Here are some healthy snacks you can eat in the morning or afternoon. In addition to being nutritious, they are also delicious. Try these healthy snacks, that are also high in protein.
Five Healthy and Protein-Packed Snacks

Last update: 09 April, 2019

You can eat one of these healthy, protein-packed snacks for breakfast or for your morning or afternoon snack. They contain plenty of protein to keep you satisfied and full of energy.

Five healthy and protein-packed snacks

1. Chocolate milk or hot chocolate

Chocolate milk is one of the most classic childhood recipes. Generation after generation, this has been a breakfast that has accompanied many of us every morning.

To continue enjoying this delicious drink but at the same time nourishing yourself with protein, we suggest that you make a few changes to the recipe.

Preferably, you will want to choose low fat or fat-free milk, so you don’t consume excess fat. For the cacao, the best option is a sugar-free dark chocolate cacao powder or a small amount of a commercial chocolate milk powder.

The result will be a dark chocolate flavored chocolate milk or hot chocolate that will cool you down in summer or warm you up during the winter. Additionally, it will give you plenty of protein and energy!

2. Toast with hummus and walnuts for protein-packed snacks

This alternative involves food that the whole world loves! It’s very healthy, easy to make, and versatile. It can be used in sandwiches, on toast, or as a cream. In this case, we’ve chosen to make toast with hummus, which is perfect for eating at any time day.

Hummus is made mainly from garbanzo beans and therefore is 19 percent protein. If you put some chopped walnuts on top, the result is a savory, flavorful, and healthy snack that’s very high in protein.

Hummus with walnuts on toast for a healthy and quick snack

With regards to the bread for the toast, we recommend that you choose a whole grain option. When you preserve the whole grain, the bread will have a high quantity of fiber. As a result, you’ll be taking care of your digestive system and you’ll feel fuller for longer.

3. Tuna and hardboiled egg sandwich

Tuna is one of the most consumed foods by athletes. It’s not a coincidence: tuna contains 29 percent protein.

Out all the available options, we recommend that you always choose the ones that are canned (in water), without oil. This kind of tuna is great for you. In addition, it doesn’t contain any excess fat.

If you also include a hardboiled egg, cut into slices, to your sandwich, you’ll have a very healthy snack with lots of protein. This way, you’ll be able to make one of the best healthy and protein-packed snacks that’s perfect for the morning or afternoon. In addition, you’ll be able to take it with you to work or school.

4. Nuts: another of the protein-packed snacks

Out of all the healthy proteins, nuts are many people’s favorite. Among their many advantages is the fact that they last for days without going bad and you can take them out with you in your bag or backpack. Additionally, they are completely natural and very beneficial for the human body.

The only point you’ll have to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t buy the ones that are salted, sugared, chocolate-covered, or similar. If you really want to have a truly healthy snack, always choose nuts that are completely raw or simply toasted.

Taking a little bag of nuts with you in your bag will help calm your appetite until your next meal. Likewise, nuts contain healthy fats and will give you the extra energy that you need to get through the day.

5. Fat-free yogurt with nuts

Did you know that a fat-free yogurt contains 4.25 grams of protein? This is a lot of protein, given the size of regular yogurt. It’s a great, healthy snack, recommended for athletes.

Glass with yogurt granola and fruit protein-packed snacks are healthy

If you add a handful of nuts, you’ll have the perfect high protein snack with very few calories. To enjoy this snack when you’re not at home, transfer it into a hermetic container made of plastic or glass. This way, it will last until snack time!

Try packing these protein-packed snacks in your bag!

Now that you know some more options for healthy and protein-packed snacks, all that’s left to do is to start including them in your daily diet: take the edge off your midmorning hunger and at the same time, take the opportunity to consume protein.

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