If you’re trying to get more protein into your diet, hardboiled eggs are a good source with 6 grams of protein packed into each portable package. However, let’s say you don’t like eggs or you’re allergic to them like me…here are some other options to help get more protein when snacking.
- Mozzarella Skewers with Grapes or Grape Tomatoes – I don’t eat a lot of dairy, but I love mozzarella. It’s mild and lower in fat than a lot of other cheeses and also adds a good dose of protein. Take 4 small balls of cheese and slide them onto two skewers and add grapes or grape tomatoes. You can drizzle balsamic glaze to spice up the flavor. For two skewers, you get approximately 8 grams of protein.
- Celery Boat – I use celery as a vehicle for everything from nut butter to seed butter, hummus, and cheese. For this protein-packed post, I’m featuring two varieties: one with peanut butter and almonds and the other with goat cheese and pumpkin seeds. Both are equally delicious!
- 2 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter – 8 grams of protein
- 30 gm Almonds – 6 grams of protein
- 1 oz Goat Cheese – 4 grams of protein
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds – 9 grams of protein
- Coconut Chia Pudding – If you haven’t tried chia seeds, I encourage you to start incorporating them into your diet. They’re loaded with nutrients, including fiber and protein, and have a mild taste so you can add them to pretty much anything. For a tasty treat, I made chia pudding with coconut milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup and added stevia to sweeten it up. Simply add the liquid ingredients to the chia seeds and soak overnight.
- 1/2 cup chia seeds – 24 grams of protein
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Cinnamon (to taste)
- No-Bake Protein Balls – peanut butter (or sunflower butter), rolled oats, honey, and cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter – 8 grams of protein
- 2 tbsp Sunflower Butter – 7 grams of protein
- Rolled Oats
- Cacao Nibs
- Toasted Quinoa – Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is something I eat on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis because it’s tasty and contain a good dose of protein (8 grams of protein per cup). It’s also considered a complete protein, meaning it has all nine essential amino acids your body needs. Especially for someone who doesn’t eat meat, that’s important. For this post, I cooked the quinoa according to package directions, added 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 tbsp shredded coconut, and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Toast the mixture at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and voila, you have a toasted quinoa mixture to add on top of yogurt.
- 1/3 cup Quinoa – 7 grams of protein
- 1/2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed – 1 gram of protein
- 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut – 1 gram of protein
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup – no protein, but it’s yummy!
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt – 23 grams of protein
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For more on protein-filled snacks, here is our FB live video where we discuss the foods, why we picked these options, and how we made them. Enjoy!
It's #wellnesswednesday and we are talking protein packed snacks with more protein than a hard boiled egg! Brett HoebelHere's the blog post: https://lifeofliberte.com/portable-snacks-that-pack-more-protein-than-a-hardboiled-egg/(Note: "Dreamer" tank top by BIRD & VINE)
Posted by Liberté Chan – KTLA 5 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017