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Sep 20, 2013 09:42 PM

High Protein Snacks for Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian

My significant other has recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. We need to increase the amount of protein he is consuming but try and keep cholesterol not terribly high at the same time. Any snacking ideas very much welcomed!

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  1. nonfat greek yogurt
    nuts don't have cholestrol

    1. Roast chickpeas
      Hummus with crudite, pita, pretzels
      Peanut butter with celery or pretzels
      String cheese
      Boiled peanuts
      Sunflower seeds
      Pumpkin seeds

      1. Falafel valls with humus and or techina. You don't have to deep fry them. I pan fry in a bit of olive oil. Yummy!

        Also eggs. Hard boiled, ten made into deviled eggs. Or omelets and fritatta with veggies. You xan use egg whires or egg subs too. I like them sliced, cold, as snacks. You can add cheese or not use Daiya cheese or goat cheese.

        Homenade granoa bars, heavy on the nuts, seeds, peanut butter or other nut butters.

        Add protein powder to smoothes and milkshakes.

        Tuna salad servedcwith crudites or served in a bell pepper. Or on high orotein crackers.

        Greek yogurt, as as already been suggested, but add some seeds and fruit and nuts to up the protein.

        Anything with beans. Or tofu. I lie to marinate slices of tofu, then bake.

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        1. re: Miri1

          +1 for the edamame (can be obtained organic/frozen from Whole Foods already shelled)
          +1 for the Tofu--i eat it sliced, raw, with a Thai peanut dipping sauce that i make and always have on hand.

        2. Going in a slightly different direction: Quaker's "Weight Control" instant oatmeal has added protein (7g for Maple + Brown Sugar, for example), as do some varieties of Kashi cereal.

          1. Bean salads - delicious, protein filled, healthy. I make a simple one for my daughter: white beans, minced shallot, olive oil, lemon juice, S&P. You can do so much with beans.

            And I second the deviled egg idea.