As a Nutrition and Wellness Coach I advocate 3 main meals and 2 snacks each day in order to stabilise blood sugar levels and boost metabolism. You can take a look at A Day on My Plate here. Snacks should always contain protein. When you’re hungry or craving sweets it is actually your body asking for protein. So when you get the 3pm sweet craving, eat some good quality protein. I’ve written more about protein here. Today I’m sharing my top 13 simple high protein snacks.
Vegie Cheese Sticks – carrot sticks dipped in 2-3 tablespoons cottage cheese.
Cinnamon Almond Cake – 1 brown rice cake spread with 1-2 tablespoons almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Homemade Trail Mix – made using ¼ cup mixed raw nuts and ¼ cup fresh berries. You can find my Trail Mix recipe here.
Eggs on Toast – 1 poached or boiled egg served on 1 brown rice cake.
Spiced Apple – 1 sliced green apple spread with 1-2 tablespoons almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Tahini and Crackers – 4 flax crackers spread with 1-2 tablespoons tahini.
Almond Butter Fondue – 4 strawberries dipped in 1-2 tablespoons almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Chia Pudding – made using 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 2 tablespoons LSA, ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, stevia to taste and 1 cup water or almond milk. Mix all ingredients and leave to sit for 5 minutes until the chia seeds have soaked up all the liquid. You might also like my Berry Chia Pudding or my Choc Chia Pudding.
Berries and Yoghurt – 200g greek yoghurt served with ¼ cup berries.
Protein Spread – 1 brown rice cake spread with 1-2 tablespoons hummus. This is my Real Hummus recipe.
Fruit and Nuts – 1 piece of citrus fruit and ¼ cup mixed raw nuts.
Cheese and Crackers – 4 flax crackers spread with 3 tablespoons of feta cheese.
Do you have any other simple snacks to add to the list?