Struggling to hit your required daily protein target? Here are some high protein snacks ideas to help you boost your protein intake and keep you feeling fuller for longer. These snacks are easily accessible and can be eaten anywhere.
1. Hard Boiled Eggs
As well as being nutritious, eggs are undeniably versatile, and a hard boiled egg makes for a great snack on the go.
On average one boiled egg contains 10g protein which will keep you feeling full and satisfied in between meals.
2. Greek Yogurt
With around 10g of protein per 100g, Greek yogurt is an ideal healthy protein-rich snack. It's also high in calcium and probiotics to keep help your bones and gut healthy.
3. Protein Balls
Protein balls are a great 'on-the-go' snack and your protein and sweet hit all in one. Avoid the shop bought ones though as they often contain high amounts of sugar in the form of dates and lots of honey. Instead make your own at home and snack on them throughout the week. They're super quick and easy to make. Here are a few recipes to try.
4. Peanut Butter & Celery Sticks
Don't knock it until you've tried it! With just the right ratio of crunch to creaminess, this low-carb snack fits most diets and is easily portable. Just be super careful of how much PB you're slathering on your celery sticks; it's high fat content can cause your calories to sky rocket.
Available in supermarkets and even in a number of corner shops, jerky is a highly convenient snack. One large piece of beef jerky contains an impressive 7g of protein. Be wary of shop-bough jerky as although it is convenient, it is often high in added sugar and additive. Why not try making your own jerky with simply some meat and seasoning.
6. Cooked Chicken
If you're not sick of the sight of chicken, then grab yourself some cooked chicken from the supermarket, or even better cook at home and stick some in tupperware.