When your life is super busy it can often be the case that you rely on snacks to help you get through the day, especially if you haven’t time to cook a healthy meal.
However, most of the snack food on the market today, at least the snacks your body is likely to crave, is laden with fat, sugar and refined carbs, which can leave you feeling unsatisfied, guilty and craving more in… oh… about 5 minutes.
The biggest issue with these quick to hand snacks is their lack of protein.
This is because protein is more filling than fats and carbs as it takes longer for the body to digest. It also signals the release of appetite-supressing hormones and helps stabilise blood sugar levels.
So, here are 5 quick, simple, delicious high protein portable snacks which will change your life and keep that hunger monster caged and satisfied – and there’s not a protein bar in sight…
1. Markomilk High Protein Cheesecake Bars
These impressive Cheesecake Bars by Markomilk combine chocolate and real curd for a delicious cheesecake taste without the diet-busting nutritionals.
Made using the finest raw ingredients, carefully selected to ensure the highest quality, Markomilk have come up with a guilt-free treat that takes snack time to new levels!
Each bar contains just 142 calories and over 6g of protein – so you’re less likely to snack again after.
Great as an accompaniment to your mid-morning coffee, these bars are lactose free and above all else, delicious.
2. Protenium Pork Crunch
With an authentic “pork crackling” flavour, moreish taste and +20g of protein per bag, these crunchy pork bites are ideal if you’re a crisp person missing your favourite snack.
Yes folks, Proteinium Pork Crunch is a superstar of a protein snack having been made sing huge chunks of prime pork rind that's roasted until its deliciously crunchy, then given a sprinkle of salt for extra flavour.
Better yet, they’re carb free and much lower in fat compared to other crispy snacks on the market today.
Oh, and they’re a whopping 70% PURE PROTEIN.
Honestly, it doesn’t get any better than this!
Jerky is an incredible snack not only because it tastes amazing, but because its protein content is outstanding – up to 25g per ounce!
All it is is beef, trimmed of fat, dried and seasoned. No more. No less.
Of course, you could make your own at home, but why bother with the faff when you can buy premium quality jerky right here at Muscle Food?!
Our British Grass Fed Jerky is made from the finest cuts of British Beef and is mildly spiced so it’s sure to tickle those taste buds and nip your need to snack in the bud.
4. Trail Mix
With its brilliant combination of dried fruit and nuts, a classic trail mix can boost your protein intake by about 8g in a 2oz serving. Plus, it tastes pretty great and is often a great source of fibre too.
If you fancy more protein, though, all you have to do is add a few extra almonds or pistachios which are naturally higher in protein than cashew nuts or walnuts.
However, there is one important thing to remember, the dried fruit naturally makes this snack quite calorific, so be careful not to eat too much at once. All you need is a handful.
5. Hard Boiled Eggs
If you’re an avid gym fan, it’s pretty much a given that eggs are a staple in your diet.
They’re incredibly nutritious containing almost every single nutrient your body needs and they are brimming with protein with approximately 6g per egg, most of which is found in the white.
The only thing to consider here is the amount of cholesterol you consume with the yolk. Too much, and you’ll be doing more harm than good, so if you find you’ve eaten enough fat for the day, pop out the yolk and indulge in egg white protein glory.
Simply boil them up in the morning while you make your breakfast for day of healthy snacking, or, if you’re really pushed for time, check out our ready Boiled and Peeled Eggs!