It's easy to get sick of hard boiled eggs, protein shakes, and other old standbys for protein snacks. Here are some fun and different high protein snack ideas.
Fruit yogurt parfait
½ cup low fat cottage cheese, ½ cup high fiber cereal such as all bran, ½ cup berries, packet sweetener. Mix and enjoy.
Toasted cheesy muffin
1 whole grain English muffin, sliced. Top each with 1 slice low fat cheese and one tomato slice. Broil for 1 minute.
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder plus 1/2 cup water and ¼ cup ice. Blend 20 seconds, then add an additional 1 scoop powder, ¼ cup water and 1/2 cup ice. This blending technique will allow you to make a very thick shake that comes out more like ice cream or a thick milkshake than a beverage. Add fruit or additional sweetener if desired during blending. Top with 1 regular ice cream cone (20 calorie types). Eat with a spoon.
Something fishy power dip
1 foil packet tuna, ¼ cup low fat mayo, ½ cup finely chopped cucumber and 2 Tbsp capers. Mix and serve with veggies or whole grain crackers.
Fruity cottage cheese parfait
½ cup low fat cottage cheese, ½ cup high fiber cereal such as all bran, ½ cup mandarin orange slices, packet sweetener. Mix and enjoy.
Tofu sweet bites
1 tub low fat firm tofu. Mix sweetener and vanilla extract (2 tsp of each) and sprinkle on top. Another option is sweetener and cinnamon. Slice tofu and eat with a fork.
*For sweetener we like xylitol, stevia, or erythritol. All are natural products and virtually calorie free.
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