21 Protein-based Snacks that keep you full for longer

All of us go through phases of extreme food rushes and it almost feels like we are so empty! The saddest part is, a major proportion of the crowd goes for snacks like chips and similar stuff when they feel hungry. Chips and their category are pure carbs which would never last you long enough till your next meal. In order to keep that ever fluctuating blood sugar level stable, we need to switch to snacks that are mainstream proteins. It takes time to digest proteins and hence they keep you full for longer than other nutrients. Here are some DYI home protein based snacks simple enough to make and guaranteed to keep you healthy.

  1. Tuna fish Salad and lettuce on salted Crackers

Tuna fish Salad and lettuce on salted Crackers

Fishes are high on protein plus the salad thing is indeed a very healthy option.  Make yourself some good tuna salad with spring onions and lettuce and use it as a snack on salted crackers.

  1. The yogurt based Fruit Dip with honey and sliced Apples

The yogurt based Fruit Dip with honey and sliced Apples

Some Greek yogurt, a bit of almond butter, another pinch of cinnamon, plenty of sliced apples and honey to be topped over all of these shall make you going with this high protein recipe.

  1. This combination of Banana, Almond Crunch and Greek Yogurt

This combination of Banana, Almond Crunch and Greek Yogurt

Roughly four tablespoons of Greek yogurt, a couple of sliced bananas and some crunchy almond spread is all you need for this quick recipe. The fastest, easiest and mess free proteinaceous wonder is ready!

  1. A bowl of Hard-boiled Egg and sliced Avocados:

A bowl of Hard-boiled Egg and sliced Avocados

Hard boiled eggs are an ever so rich source of protein! Nevertheless, they taste good with almost anything that is sour, spicy or salty! There is this combination of two hard-boiled eggs, chopped and mixed with chopped avocados, onions and red bell peppers. Add some black pepper powder, salt and chilli flakes to make the taste more complete.

  1. The innovative peanut butter and Oats shake with bananas

A bowl of Hard-boiled Egg and sliced Avocados

First thing, you gotta shake peanut butter and oats in your blender with some ice of course. Keep it in your refrigerator overnight and consume it the following day with sliced bananas. Just one serving gives you around 14.5 grams of protein.

  1. This tangy Avocado, Chickpea and Feta Salad

This tangy Avocado, Chickpea and Feta Salad

The greatest advantage is that you can make a large bowl of this amazing salad within five minutes and enjoy it for the rest of the week. Fetta cheese is the essence of the salad and hence needs to be used in the right amount.

  1. Cottage Cheese Toast with Avocado and Tomatoes

Cottage Cheese Toast with Avocado and Tomatoes

Make that crunchy hot toast and top it with enough cottage cheese. Add slices of avocados and tomatoes and garnish with salt and black pepper dust.

  1. Almond Butter and Granola stuffed Apple Sandwiches

Almond Butter and Granola stuffed Apple Sandwiches

Make this crunchy protein delight with sliced apples. Use some almond butter mixed with assorted granola for the stuffing. Zip lock these crunchy and sweet sandwiches and break them out whenever your sugar rush calls for it.

  1. These adorable Skinny Burritos in the Jar

These adorable Skinny Burritos in the Jar

These tiny and skinny burrito in a jars are very low on carbs, high on proteins, and over the line adorable.

  1. This citrusy Lime with Chipotle and Edamame

This citrusy Lime with Chipotle and Edamame

Edamame, the more sophisticated term for fresh green soya beans, are a very rich source of proteins. Make this savoury sour light snack by tossing some boiled Edamame with lime seeds and chipotle powder.

  1. Homemade DIY Salty and Sweet high protein Trail Mix

Homemade DIY Salty and Sweet high protein Trail Mix

Cashews, raisins, almonds, lime, pistachios, hazelnuts and what not!! This DIY trail mix is one of the easiest and best protein rich snacks that can provide you with instant energy.

  1. Low Carb Turkey and Cucumber roll ups with pesto sauce

Low Carb Turkey and Cucumber roll ups with pesto sauce

For people who need something heavier than nuts and sprouts to munch on, these roll ups make an ideal snack. Slices of turkey meat, cucumber, bell peppers and pesto sauce rolled up into tiny savouries make a high protein snack.

  1. Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

You could also use your classic favourite dessert, more appropriately, its’ high-protein version as a snack to keep you going for longer.

  1. Cherry Tomato salad with Caprice leaves

Cherry Tomato salad with Caprice leaves

Cherry tomatoes and caprice are a rich source of protein. This fresh and light salad is simply delight with 11.8 grams of protein per serving.

  1. Strawberry and Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberry and Chia Seed Pudding

This light pudding is refreshing and gives you around 13.2 grams of protein per serving. It can be made healthier using sugar free and skimmed low fat milk.

  1. Blueberry and pomegranate Bliss

Blueberry and pomegranate Bliss

Cottage cheese for the base with some fresh blueberries, pomegranate and flax seeds are all you need for this high protein snack.

  1. This nutritious Hummus Dip

This nutritious Hummus Dip

This high protein hummus dip made of black beans is easy to make and can be consumed with sliced vegetables or even nachos and crackers.

  1. This sweet Cookie Dough blended with Greek Yogurt

This sweet Cookie Dough blended with Greek Yogurt

This delicious cookie dough mixed with enough of Greek yogurt makes a creamy smoothie that gives you about 26 grams of protein per serving and adds only 8 grams of sugar which is literally no offence.

  1. Avocado, Watermelon, and Ricotta Salad

Avocado, Watermelon, and Ricotta Salad

Avocadoes again! But this time the Ricotta cheese scores more than avocados as the source of protein. And of course, watermelon for the juicy sweet refreshing flavour.

  1. The creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

The creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie protein based snacks

Just whip some peanut butter with banana in your blender to make this frothy shake up in matter of just five minutes with only six ingredients.

  1. The sweet high protein Cake Batter Mousse

The sweet high protein Cake Batter Mousse protein based snacks

Some Greek yogurt, half a cup of almond milk, few teaspoons of oat, some vanilla protein powder for flavour and of course some non-sweetened cocoa powder. Well, that is all you need to make this amazing creamy smooth mousse for yourself at home. Now keep it in your freezer and enjoy it with nuts and fruits of your choice when you get that sugar rush!

 

Comments

comments