Monday, September 3, 2012

Protein Power

I'm guessing you have all heard people say that it is important to have some protein when you eat a small snack or even when you eat a meal. Why is that? Because protein has staying power - it keeps you full longer - and it keeps your blood sugar levels in check. And protein is just a good thing to eat! The problem some people run into is that it is much easier to find a carb loaded snack than a protein packed snack. So here are some options for you snack-on-the-go people!

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- cheese stick
- 10 to 15 almonds
- hard boiled egg
- a serving of greek yogurt
- 30 pistachios
- 2 Tbsp. peanut or almond butter with celery
- 1/4 cup hummus with carrots and celery
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 2 slices of turkey with some sliced peppers
- 2/3 cup edamame in the shell
- Trio Bar
- protein bites (lots of recipes online: here and here and here)
- homemade granola bars


Find the snacks you like and try to keep some with you in your backpack or purse. That way when you do get hungry, you don't end up at the nearest gas station trying to find something that looks good. Instead, you have a healthy option that will keep you satisfied and help your mind stay alert!

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