The Best High-Protein Snacks According To A Nutritionist
If you’re like the majority of people, chances are you have a busy life. You need to find snacks that are easy to grab and can be taken to work with you or eaten on the go. However, many packeted and easy to grab snacks are high in sugar and lack nutritional value - so therefore still leave you feeling hungry! But, there is a solution! The key is consuming high protein snacks throughout the day to maintain your energy levels.
Why High Protein Snacks?
Snacks that are high in protein can help keep you satisfied and fuller for longer (this is important for us busy gals who don’t have the time to be constantly eating all day!). This is because protein rich foods help to stabilise blood sugar levels, meaning you won't get that spike and crash which leaves you feeling hungry, tired, and with cravings for sweets or carb-rich foods. So, eating protein rich snacks can also help you avoid reaching for the not-so-good-for-you packet of chips or lollies (or even worse - afternoon coffee).
High Protein Snack Ideas
There are so many healthy and delicious high protein snacks that can easily be incorporated into your diet. A small handful of nuts such as almonds or cashews is always a wise choice as they provide healthy fats in addition to protein. You could also try making some homemade trail mix with dried fruits such as cranberries, mango, banana, or apricots alongside some raw nuts and seeds; this makes for a great on-the-go snack that will give you natural energy, keep you full until your next meal, and provides something sweet with natural sugar.
If you’re into more savoury snacks, hard boiled eggs are a super nutritious high protein snack that are easy to prep at the start of the week and then take with you wherever you go throughout the week. My personal favourite high protein snacks are some sliced turkey wrapped around a stick of tasty cheese, or some crunchy peanut butter smothered on a banana (and a sprinkle of salt - you have to try it!). Some other high protein snack ideas:
- Beef jerky
- Greek yoghurt
- Homemade energy/protein balls
- Veggie sticks with hummus
- Chia pudding
- Hard boiled eggs
- Canned tuna or salmon
- Cheese slices/cubes
- Overnight oats with protein
- Protein shakes
- Protein bars
- Mini quiches
- Naked Bites
Let’s make a delicious but nutritious protein bar to up level your snacks for next week!
Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars
Here’s what you will need
- 2 cup oats
- 1 cup rice puffs
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 serving Naked Harvest Supplements Chocolate Swirl THRIVE Plant Protein
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1/4 cup choc chips
- 1/3 rice malt syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100g butter
Here’s how to make it
- Line a 18cm baking tin with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the bars out (makes cutting easier!). Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix the oats, rice puff, Naked Harvest Supplements Chocolate Swirl THRIVE Plant Protein Powder, cocoa powder, and chia seed seeds.
- Stir well and then add the choc chips, stir again.
- Melt the butter in the microwave.
- Add rice malt syrup into butter along with vanilla extract.
- Press into lined baking tin.
- Refrigerate until set (around 3 hours).
We recommend keeping these in the fridge where possible <3
Immerse yourself in a swirl of rich chocolatey goodness. Our THRIVE Choc Swirl Plant Protein is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. A versatile and classic flavour you absolutely have to add to your plant protein collection!
THRIVE is vegan, all natural, gluten-free & free from refined sugars. To make things even better, we've formulated our protein supplement with added superfoods, minerals and functional ingredients to promote a thriving, healthy body from the inside out.
By Breeanna Betar
Breeanna is a degree qualified Clinical Nutritionist specialising in women’s health. In her private clinic, she works one on one with women to help them achieve their health goals. Bree possesses a profound understanding of women’s health needs and is committed to sharing her knowledge with the Naked Harvest community, and is proud to be involved in Naked Harvest’s mission of revolutionising the active supplement industry.