Eating a low-carb, low fat high protein snacks are a proven way to lose weight and then maintain a healthy weight. Eating high protein snack bars along with a regular exercise routine is the best way to build lean muscle. It has been widely agreed upon that eating 5 small meals a day is the healthiest way to eat. Eating 5 small meals a day or 3 meals and 2 healthy protein snacks helps the body to maintain a constant balance with minimal sugar highs and minimal lows that leave the body feeling weak.
The important part about snacking is to snack healthy. High protein snacks will leave a body feeling satisfied for longer periods of time and allow the body to remain level throughout the day. One of the most difficult things about a high protein snacks are to find them. Good protein snacks need to be easy to grab and have to tickle the taste buds. So what are some healthy, high protein snack foods for people on the go?
Here are some of the top eater-approved on-the-go high protein snack foods:
1. Low fat cheese. It is best to get individually packaged pieces of cheese or to slice up the cheese at home, which is often the cheaper choice.
2. Cottage cheese. Low fat cottage cheese is a great choice. For a little extra variety try adding pieces of fruit, cinnamon or salt and pepper, olive oil, onions, bell peppers, be creative!
3. Yogurt. Cascade Fresh is a great brand which is not sweetened with sugar but with fruit and fruit juice. There are also other natural low fat yogurt choices that do not use sugar as a sweetener and therefore do not raise the bodies sugar levels for a crash later on.
4. Salmon is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which helps to maintain healthy skin and healthy brain function. It is also a great source of protein and smoked salmon can be placed on whole grain crackers with low fat cream cheese.
5. Chickpeas are high in protein and can also be made in to humus. Humus is high in protein and also great on whole wheat or whole grain breads such as Ezekial 4:9 bread.
6. Quinoa is one of the best sources of protein and is very diverse in the ways it can be prepared and eaten including making it in to cold salads or using it as a high protein replacement for rice and can also be eaten as a breakfast cereal.
7. Tuna. It even comes in individual packs that can be easily carried to work or school and used on whole grain crackers or bread.
8. Tofu. Although tofu is not incredibly high in protein it is a good go-to snack food that can be eaten in many ways some of the best being dusting with a little sweetener or chocolate, marinating in soy sauce and then baking until the edges are crispy.
9. Jerky is a great on-the-go snack though it is important to make sure that the salt content is low.
10. Bison is a very lean source of protein though it may be a bit impractical as a snack with a little creative thinking it is possible to make bison an on-the-go snack. Bison can be dried or mixed in a salad or grilled and placed on crackers.
11. Deli meat, which is great when, rolled around low fat cream cheese, which can also be mixed with herbs.
12. Nuts. Most nuts are fairly high in calories as well but a small handful of nuts is a great option to ward off mid-day hunger but it is important to only eat a few.
These are a few protein snacks foods to start with but it is my no means an exhaustive list. Be creative with spices as flavorful snacks are more satisfying. Keep in mind the moderation is key when eating any snack.