19 Of The Best High Protein Snacks You Should Always Have On Hand!

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14. Almond Milk Smoothie

Although cow’s milk does have health benefits, you can get almost the same thing from almond milk. Try blending one cup of almond milk or half a cup of almond milk and half a cup of cow’s milk with 1 cup of your favorite frozen berries or frozen banana slices for a super, protein-filled smoothie.

 

15. Cheese and Crackers

This classic snack is still as tasty as ever. Take 2 or 3 whole grain crackers, and top them with a bit of cheddar or Swiss cheese, and then top with an almond or two.

 

16. Cheese and Grape Sticks

The next time your friends drop by and you want to impress them with a pretty snack, try this one! Cut up some half-inch thick slices of cheddar cheese into little squares and rinse some grapes. (seedless grapes work best for this one). Take out some toothpicks, or even chopsticks, and skewer alternating layers of grapes and cheese. This is also fairly portable and can be put in a plastic bag, aluminum foil, rolled up in some wax paper, or put in any type of portable food container.

 

17. Healthier Blueberry Muffins

If you make these the night before, you can take these with you the next day. Mix ¼ cup of quick cook oats, ¼ cup of fresh blueberries (frozen are OK , too) 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 large egg whites, and just a sprinkle of brown sugar in a microwave safe dish. (If all you have on hand is white sugar, that’s fine) Cook on high for about 1 minute (depending on the power of your microwave) and allow it to cool completely before cutting. You can add a healthy topping, if you like, such as a few almonds or sliced bananas.
 

18. Protein Bars

Protein bars have gotten a bad rap lately. The real problem isn’t the protein bar itself, but the bad ingredients manufacturers put in them such as chocolate pieces, sugar, and excessive sodium. There are healthy protein bars out there (such as KIND bars), so do your research. Sometimes, you just can’t beat a protein bar that has been stashed in a desk drawer or purse for a quick snack.

 

READ ALSO: Protein Paradise For Vegetarians: 12 Non-Meat Sources Of Protein

 

19. Vegetable Hummus Dip

Have a vegetable dip snack anywhere, anytime! Take your favorite travel mug and add two tablespoons of hummus on the bottom. Now cut up some vegetable sticks, such as celery, carrots, or snow peas, into small enough pieces that they will fit inside the mug. Screw on the top, and you are good to go!

There is nothing better than a healthy, protein filled snack to keep you feeling good so you can power through your afternoon or your afternoon workout.

 

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.nutritionj.biomedcentral.com

www.ndb.nal.usda.gov

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