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Hight protein snacks?

MrsJustipoo Feb 23, 2013 09:32 PM

I usually have full fat or low fat yogurt with different fruits for a dessert to my lunch entree, or a snack at work, but am sick if this. What's something to replace yogurt?

Nothing seems as filling as yogurt, I'm assuming it's the protein that my other snack of choice, homemade muffins, don't have.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. DiningDiva RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 23, 2013 10:52 PM

    Peanut butter & apple

    1. foodieX2 RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 24, 2013 05:53 AM

      cheese and crackers
      nut butters with crackers or fruit
      hummus with veggie or crackers/chips
      hard boiled eggs/deviled eggs
      a veggie packed salad topped with grilled chicken or other meat/protein
      peanut buter and banana rollup
      beef/turkey jerky
      plain old peanut butter sandwich, jelly optional
      smoked salmon, cream cheese on bread/bagel of your choice
      roasted garbanzo beans
      a handful of almonds

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      1. re: foodieX2
        ohmyyum RE: foodieX2 Feb 24, 2013 07:33 AM

        Foodiex2 has a great list going. My go-tos also include:

        - Cottage cheese with nut butter
        - Cottage cheese with a larabar
        - Hard boiled eggs, string cheese, nuts
        - Tuna or chicken salad, wrapped in butter lettuce leaves
        - Edamame with s&p or Cajun seasoning or curry powder or whatever floats your boat
        - Newman's own high protein pretzels with nut butter
        - Black bean dip/hummus with veggies
        - Fruit or veg and cheese (apples and cheddar, pears and Brie, celery with honey goat cheese, caprese salad, etc)
        - if you're not opposed to supplements, protein shake made with optimum nutrition gold standard whey protein powder and unsweetened almond milk (not water!) and fruit (optional)
        - cheese and chicken or black bean quesadilla with avocado (la tortilla factory makes whole grain, high protein/fiber tortillas, available at Costco)
        - Avocado halves sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with honey
        - Dark chocolate and nuts

        I guess my list is pretty high fat (especially the last two suggestions) but fat also aids in satiety.

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        itsmejessica RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 24, 2013 07:19 AM

        My fav is cottage cheese w/s and p and tomatoes. Or if you like fruit it goes well with it too.

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          JTilCT RE: itsmejessica Feb 24, 2013 01:35 PM

          My fave too! Also, low fat organic string cheese or shelled edamame.

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            itsmejessica RE: JTilCT Feb 27, 2013 11:53 AM

            I could eat cottage cheese and tomatoes every day. And have for weeks at a time.

        2. lynnlato RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 24, 2013 07:26 AM

          -Cottage cheese and fresh fruit & some nuts
          -nut butter and banana or apple
          -Bare Naked protein granola on my yogurt or cottage cheese
          -spiced mixed nuts
          -I eat a lot of hard-boiled eggs w/ vinaigrette and s&p
          -roll-ups of ham or turkey & swiss
          -protein bars like Power Crunch

          1. MGZ RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 24, 2013 07:42 AM

            Chicken drumsticks. I can often get a pack of five for two bucks or so. I roast them with salt and pepper on a night when I have time and find 'em to be a great breakfast or snack fix. Hot sauce is, of course, optional.

            1. Karl S RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 24, 2013 12:47 PM

              If you follow the recommendations for cottage cheese, the gold standard is Friendship, which is from upstate NY, and tends to have 15-16g of protein per half cup serving (unlike the 10g of other brands; Daisy is next best, at 14g). Friendship has a whipped 1% version that is quite lovely.


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                ohmyyum RE: Karl S Feb 24, 2013 01:16 PM

                I love friendship! Available at fresh market and Harris teeter in the south. I miss being able to get it everywhere at home. My favorites are the no salt added and the 2% pot cheese (large curd). Besides the high protein content, I like that it is dryer than most brands.

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                  BeeZee RE: ohmyyum Feb 24, 2013 01:26 PM

                  I particularly like Friendship no salt because it lends itself to either sweet or savory add-ins. And if you want to add a little salt for the savory, it's likely far lower overall sodium than the pre-formulated!
                  I think if you are looking for something "filling", you need to incorporate fiber along with the protein. I'm currently on a lentil kick, I bought some french green lentils (not du Puy, but still tasty) and cook them up so I can make snack portions and do "add ins" depending on mood. Last one was a little balsamic and crumbled feta mixed in, eaten at room temp. Probably better for a mid-day snack than a before-bed one, though.

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                    lynnlato RE: ohmyyum Feb 25, 2013 05:26 AM

                    Oooh, good to know that they have Friendship at Harris Teeter. I've never had it, but I love that it has a higher protein content like Karl S pointed out. I will be looking for it. I've not seen large curd at HT. Maybe I'm not looking close enough.

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                      ohmyyum RE: lynnlato Feb 25, 2013 09:51 AM

                      No HT does not carry friendship large curd (pot style 2%), which makes no sense to me! I've seen 0%, 1%, 1% with pineapple, 1% whipped, 1% no salt added. I usually get no salt added and mix it with the regular. The whipped is great used as a ricotta substitute.

                2. fldhkybnva RE: MrsJustipoo Feb 26, 2013 10:16 AM

                  I'm going to throw pork rinds into the mix, just for fun and because I love them! I also really enjoy deli meat roll-ups with cheese, and cans of tuna or salmon.

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                    foodieX2 RE: fldhkybnva Feb 26, 2013 01:57 PM

                    Cracking up because I almost fell of couch gagging while catching up on True Blood last night. One of the characters offered to bring someone her pork rind casserole.

                    I know lots of people love them but just the smell makes me sick since the Atkins days when my husband was addicted to them. I swear that he, along with my whole house, reeked off those things.

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                      fldhkybnva RE: foodieX2 Feb 26, 2013 02:36 PM

                      Love it...my mom and I could sit for hours cracking on cracklins :)

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                        foodieX2 RE: fldhkybnva Feb 26, 2013 02:44 PM


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