Eight Healthy, High Protein Snacks While on the Run
Healthy Snacks that are High in Protein for the Active Ones
Having a healthy grab and go snack in your bag is important if you live the modern, busy lifestyle and you are on the fly most of the time. I know for myself, if I did not prep my food ahead of time and carry healthy food with me pretty much everywhere I go my health would not be as optimal as it is now. Food is medicine. Food is Fuel. It is really important to make healthy food choices in a world where food is so abundant. If you make it a “free for all” with food then you might find your body expanding over time. Many of these are perfect for phase 3 of the HCG Diet protocol.
These snack ideas are ones I use personally and also for my children. They enjoy healthy snacks and even enjoy knowing that the food they are eating is good fuel for their growing bodies.
OUR FAVORITE PORTABLE, HIGH PROTEIN, HEALTHY SNACKS
1. Nut Butter Celery Boats
Nut butters are great sources of protein! Slice up some celery sticks and put a tsp of nut butter within them and enjoy. This is a favorite for my kid … one of them loves almond butter and the other one loves sunflower butter. This can also be nice on a slice of apple if you are okay with a little fruit sugar. 1 tbsp of most nut butters will give you roughly 8 grams of protein.
2. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are really packed with nutrients. They are definitely my favorite part of the Halloween season. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with fiber and zinc,. They are also quite anti-parasitic. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious Fall treat. I like to take about 2/3 cup of pumpkin seeds and rinse them well; coat them with 1 tsp curry powder and a pinch of sea salt. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 min. This will lend about 8 grams of protein per serving.
3. Chocolate Banana Monkey Shake
This is one I make for my kids as a treat. It is a bit high in carbs and sugars for me and definitely would only recommend this snack on occasion. This has a nice dose of healthy fats and about 15 grams of protein.
Place one medium-sized, frozen banana, one tbsp of almond butter, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp raw cacao powder and 1 cup of ice in a blender and blend until smooth. This beverage contains 10 grams of protein!
4. Mini Bean-and-Cheese Quesadilla
This snack takes a little extra prep time but it is totally worth it. Aside from giving you lots of protein, this mini quesadilla is full of fiber and calcium. I personally like the paleo tortillas made with almond or coconut flour. If y0u do okay with grains and gluten you can use other varieties. Choose some nice, organic cheddar cheese or daiya if you prefer dairy free cheese. Place the cheese in a light layer on a tortilla and cook in a non-stick pan until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is slightly brown. I like to add 1/4 cup black beans, 1 tbsp pico or salsa and wrap it up in aluminum foil, put it in a bag and you’re out the door!
This snack gives you about 16 grams of protein!
5. Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas is a tasty quick snack to take with you on the go. One small handful and my hunger is in check for a while. Roast 3/4 cup of chickpeas for 20-30 minutes at 450 degrees with 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and any spices you desire. This snack has 9 grams of protein.
6. Hard Boiled Eggs
This is a great power packed snack that really could not be easier. Hard boil some eggs and keep them on hand. This can be a great little meal/snack if you find yourself in a pinch! Healthy fats and a great source of absorbable protein.
7. Chopped, Fresh Veggies
This is my favorite. I just love fresh, plain chopped cucumber, celery, radish and cabbage all mixed together. I generally cut up a large quart sized container every day and reach for them when I feel the need for a little crunch.
Making Your Snacks Healthy
Healthy snacks are really important for a healthy diet. My favorite go to snack is always sliced cucumber and celery. I can tell you that having your food prepped for the day is an incredible use of time. When you get hungry, you can desire the wrong foods in the wrong amounts. Having your food on hand will guarantee that you keep your food intake healthy!
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