High Protein Snacks When Needed Quickly

 

High Protein Snacks

The main aim of any snack is for it to balance out your blood sugars and this will stop you from feeling hungry. They should also keep your metabolism burning throughout the day. The snack recipes below have a portion of low glycaemic carbs and a high portion of protein. These snacks can be made very easily and they can eaten when you are either very busy at the gym or at work. So why not try them and give your pallet a taste lift!

Fruity Oatie Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • Small pinch of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mixed berries of your choice or sliced banana

Method

  • Combine all of the ingredients together
  • Cook on a medium warm griddle
  • Once the mixture starts to bubble flip it and cook on the other side
  • You may wish to flip it a few times
  • Top with the fruit of your choice

Fruit with Cottage Cheese

Ingredients

  • ¾ small tub cottage cheese
  • ½ cup mixed fruit and berries of your choice
  • ½ tsp. honey

Method

  • Mix together the cottage cheese with the fruit and berries
  • Serve in a dish with honey on top
  1. Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of your choice of melon (honeydew, gala, cantaloupe etc.)
  • 3 slices of Prosciutto (or your favourite lean ham)

Method

  • Wrap each slice of melon with the prosciutto or ham 

Nutty Boats

Ingredients

  • 2 celery sticks
  • Smooth or crunchy natural peanut butter
  • Selection of almonds (or your choice) and raisins

Method

  • Slice the celery into two inch pieces
  • Spread peanut butter onto the celery
  • Place almonds and raisins on top of the peanut butter

Hummus with Dips

Ingredients

  • A small jar or container with lid
  • 3 tbsp. hummus
  • Selection of raw veggies and salad sliced (carrots, cucumber, celery, mange tout, baby corns, peppers etc.)

Method

  • Pour the hummus into the jar or container
  • Slice up your salad and raw veggies
  • Stand them up in the hummus
  • Place the lid on top and your snack is ready to go

Chilli Roasted Chick Peas

  • 3 cups of chick peas
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon
  • A pinch of salt ( this is optional)

 

Method

  • Preheat oven a very high temperature
  • Boil the chick peas
  • Cool and drained chick peas and place into a bowl.
  • Add all of the ingredients into the bowl and mix up
  • Ensure that all of the ingredients is covering the chick peas
  • Spread chick peas over a baking tray
  • Cook for about 30 minutes and every 10 minutes give them a good shake up
  • When chick peas are crispy pull the tray out of the oven.
  • Allow to cool and then place into a dish
  • Add more chilli powder if you have a hot pallet and then top with some fresh lemon juice.
  • For some extra protein add 4 tbsp. of cottage cheese as a topping
  • These are beautiful when eaten in a whole grain tortilla wrap.

 

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