Easy, Protein-Packed Snacks to Eat at Work
We’ve all felt that midday drag, and when you’re at work, it can be hard to find a healthy option that will get you through the day. Instead of going for that second (or third) cup of coffee, try a protein-packed snack for an extra boost. These recs from The Body Department look BEYOND.
1. Cashews & Strawberries
Pair strawberries and cashews for a powerhouse of a snack. Strawberries are fantastic with a number of beneficial vitamins and minerals as well as being fairly low in sugar, for a fruit. Cashews are high in protein; 1oz of cashew nuts provides 5g of protein! Furthermore, this is a snack that can be taken anywhere with ease.
2. Nut Butter & Rice Crackers
This is a really simple snack that helps you get in all of your macronutrients. If you are not a huge fan of rice crackers, try a high fiber cracker.
3. Avocado Toast & Sunflower Seeds
Avocado toast on its own is honestly already a great snack, but the toasted sunflower seeds add extra flavor and satiety. Avocado is rich with healthy fats and fiber and sunflower seeds add in some protein to make this snack keep you full (and your tummy happy) for hours.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with my personal go-to, Skinnygirl Protein Bars & Shakes. The shakes taste amaze and are low-fat with zero sugar, and the bars are low-cal and packed with protein and fiber. My favorite is the chocolate chip cookie dough, but they’re all delish! Perfect for that midday pick-me-up.
What protein-packed snacks get you through the day?