Do you often find yourself looking for knick-knacks? Most of us like to eat something in-between meals and often end up eating snacks that are fried or processed. The result is obesity, diabetes, and heart trouble. It is important to eat something between meals but it doesn’t necessarily have to be oily and fattening. If we look for high protein snacks, we can eliminate all the fat. Protein snacks are healthy, non-fattening and also help to lose weight. This is so because proteins help to slow down the process of digestion and bust your hunger. It makes you feel full for a long time and helps to curb cravings.
Here are a few high protein snacks that are easy to prepare and easy to carry:
Good old boiled eggs – Packed with vitamins and proteins, boiled eggs are one of the easiest to prepare. Just boil water for 10 minutes along with the eggs and simmer for 5 minutes with a lid on the bowl. Peel them; add some salt and pepper and you’re good to go. With only 77 calories, they make a great filling snack and you can eat them on the move. For those who’re travelling, there is an option of buying hard boiled eggs from various grocery stores. These come in convenient packages of two so your tummy is filled.
Healthy Oatmeal – Just like instant noodles, oatmeal is really easy to prepare but unlike noodles; it is really healthy. Just take a bowl, add some oats, raisins, flax seeds and nuts and add hot water to it. They are loaded with fiber and give you approximately 150-200 calories. While travelling, you can easily get a cup of hot water at any eatery and snack up. It is just so convenient to carry a few packets in your bag. You can even get hot water on most trains.
Yummy cheese cubes – Cheese cubes and cheese slices are the well-liked by one and all. Pick up cheese strips that are part-skim so that you don’t get all the calories together. Neither are these messy and nor do they need any accompaniment. You can simply peel the cube or strips and eat them wherever you are!
Chickpea Salad – Extremely good for the heart, chickpeas make a wonderful snack. Just take roasted chickpeas and add some finely chopped tomatoes and onions to them. Mix well and add some chaat masala along with two teaspoons of lemon juice. You won’t like to eat anything else after this!
Creamy hung curd dip – If you like curd, you’re definitely going to love this one. Take some curd and drain all the water from it so that it becomes really creamy. Add some chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions to it along with roasted peanuts and salt to taste. This is one of the healthiest and tastiest snacks you can ever have!
Homemade hummus – Good to go with anything, homemade hummus can be prepared in just about half an hour. Just mix olive oil, tahini and pureed chickpeas and you get lots of fiber and proteins. You can add some red bell pepper slices, sun-dried tomatoes and baby carrots to make it more interesting.
Delectable peanut butter – Alright, this does have lots of calories but it is also full of nutrients. Just carry a small pocket size pack of peanut butter with you. Whenever hunger strikes, you can simply lick it or apply it on top of a banana and enjoy a sumptuous treat. An instant dose of 190 calories when you’re starving is ok to have once in a while.