7 Protein-Packed Snacks to Fuel You Through the Week
Updated: Oct 3, 2021
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We all know what it’s like to deal with that mid-afternoon slump. If only you just had the perfect snack to tide you over, right? Well, whether you’re looking to stave off your kids’ after-school hunger, or on a quest for your own energy-boosting pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day, having a satiating, nutritious snack on hand is an absolute must. So to help you make it through the week ahead, we’ve crafted a mouthwatering list of healthy snack options that are protein-packed and sure to satisfy– at any age. So get ready to combat that between-meal fatigue with these energizing bites that won’t disappoint!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
This dessert-worthy snack is the perfect way to quench a chocolate craving while at the same time staving off a mid-afternoon hunger attack. With 7g of protein from Further Food Gelatin, it will keep you full and satisfied. Looking to kick it up a notch on the nutrition scale? Then ditch the Snack Pack and go for this chocolate peanut butter mousse.
These Lemon Poppy muffins make a great breakfast or snack. Rather than using highly processed all-purpose flour they use almond and coconut flour making then gluten-free and also adding a nutritional boost and nutty texture. Plus, they are refined sugar-free and use honey for sweetness instead. We could go on, and on… but we’ll let you take a bite first.
3-Ingredient Chocolate Collagen Energy Balls
These protein balls are tasty enough to be fully kid-approved. Pop one of these into your mouth, and you’re giving your body a nutritious boost of heart-healthy fats, powerful protein, gut-supportive fiber, plus a well rounded dose of iron, magnesium and Vitamin E. The added protein from Further Food Chocolate Collagen will make your hair and nails stronger, even helping to make your skin softer. Delicious, satiating, and perfectly bite-sized, snacking couldn’t be any simpler.
Granola is no longer just a breakfast staple. Here’s homemade granola you can eat as a between-meal snack to satisfy cravings and help keep you full. This heart-healthy granola made from almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds, which add a boost of healthy fats, plant-based protein, and vital minerals like magnesium, and zinc. This granola is so versatile and tastes great on top of yogurt, with fresh fruit or just as a crunchy snack or dessert!
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Hummus
Savor the savory with this deliciously satisfying taste of Mediterranean goodness. This Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Hummus is positively packed with healthy monounsaturated fat from olive oil and tahini. Plus, with 7g of plant-based protein from the chickpeas, this snack will get you through the afternoon snack-attack. The Turmeric not only adds a ton of flavor but also increases the anti-inflammatory properties of this dish. And who doesn’t love an opportunity to get the kids to eat more veggies? This one’s a total work or school week winner for both kids and adults.
No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars
These No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars satisfies even the strongest sweet tooth– without the added, processed sugar that would ultimately make that mid-afternoon crash even worse. Almond butter packs a punch when it comes to protein and healthy fats, while coconut oil provides a plethora of easily absorbed medium-chain triglycerides for a rapid energy boost. Not to mention, flax and chia seeds are full of fiber. The collagen provides 18 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids, that aid in muscle and ligament repair and flexibility. You’ve got to give these guys a try.
Easy 3-Ingredient Strawberry Gummies
If you like gummies and gummy candies but want to eat and be healthier then we’ve got the perfect alternative you! These Strawberry Gummies are sweetened with strawberries and guarantee no blood sugar spikes– which is essential during a mid-afternoon lull. Plus, using high-quality ingredients like Further Food Gelatin helps improve skin, bones, and joints. Candy that can improve your health? Yes, please!
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