Hight protein snacks?
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.
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.
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.
re: Karl S
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.
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
plain old peanut butter sandwich, jelly optional
smoked salmon, cream cheese on bread/bagel of your choice
roasted garbanzo beans
a handful of almonds
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.