11 Sep The FIT Five: On-the-Go Protein Snacks
The FIT Five: OntheGo Protein Snacks
We talked about how significant protein is (here), but do you know how to put that knowledge to use and start making smarter snacking decisions? If not, FITTEAM is here! We’ve compiled a quick list of 5 powerful, protein snacks for you that are not only nutritious, but also easy to prepare and travel with so you’ll never go hungry.
Protein: 8 grams per half cup
90 calorie, microwave packs not only have satiating protein power, but also have fiber. The combo of protein and fiber fights hunger longer than protein alone. Dry roasted edamame has even more protein (14 grams), and can satisfy a need for something crunchy to snack on. *Tip* Be mindful when shopping; soy can be loaded with GMO’s, so be sure to look for the “Organic” and “NonGMO” product labels.
2. Tuna pouch
Protein: approx. 16 grams per pouch
You don’t have to open a can anymore; you can buy tuna in a pouch! Draining isn’t required, and it’s easy to pack and eat on the go. Not only does each packet contains a ton of protein, but it also has 100% of your daily recommended value of selenium an antioxidant powerhouse! Many grocers carry more than plain packs, so you’ll have flavorful options!
Protein: 7 to 11 grams per 1 ounce serving
Brands like Krave and Perky Jerky are taking jerky to a whole new level. Made with pork, beef, and turkey, bags are convenient and flavors are more enticing (i.e. basil citrus and teriyaki). *TIP* Be sure to buy nitratefree brands, and be mindful of the sodium content, sugar and preservatives.
4. Nut Packs
Protein: 34 grams (per 100 calorie serving)
Do you know what an average 100 calorie serving of nuts actually looks like? If you’re like most and don’t have time to count and dispense into portioncontrolled packs, you can buy them ready to go! Walnuts, cashews, and almonds are all sold in prepackaged, snack packs. When you’re seeking
a more significant protein source, go almonds; they have slightly more protein comparatively. Adding dried (unsweetened) fruit and/or seeds can add fiber to your homemade trailmix, too!
5. SingleServing Oatmeal Packets or Cups
Protein: About 4 grams per packet or cup
All you have to do is add hot water! At 150200 calories per serving (depending on the flavor), it’s hard to beat this protein and fiberpacked snack. Dr. McDougall’s, N’Joy, and other companies now sell convenient cups, but they can tend to be sugarladen. To control what’s in your cup, you can carry a packet with you and ask for a cup with hot water at any fastfood place or coffee shop. If you ever feel the need for a little flavor boost, sliced bananas with cinnamon, almonds, or some natural, lowcalorie sweetener can go a long way.
Don’t forget to checkout some of our protein-packed recipes (here).
-Health & Wellness Coach