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Whether it’s fueling up before hitting the studio or taking a midday snack break to avoid the 2 p.m. WALL, high-protein snacks are the tastiest way to keep on going. Protein snacks are the perfect way to fill up just enough, and give us longer-lasting energy than the usual, carb-heavy options. Some of these options make look like meals and they are….but as you begin to make healthy eating a lifestyle you will learn to use as quick grab and goes. As we focus on protein and reducing sugar, I put together a list that were you should be able to find at least 5.

Here are 2o of my favorites!

  • Whey Protein Shake( I prefer Body Bi Vi, Optimum Nutrition or Fitmiss products)
  • Cottage Cheese & Fruit(berries, melons, papaya…stay away from bananas they are high in sugar)
  • Beef or Turkey Jerky(try and find the low sodium kind)
  • Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix(almonds and pistachios are best, watch the sodium and don’t get the ones with candy!!)
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs(eggland’s best are great!)
  • Nut Butter Boat(celery stick with almond butter)
  • Deli Rollup(1 serving of sliced turkey or chicken with 1 slice of low fat or slim cheese)
  •  KIND Bar(just watch the sugar)
  • Edamame Poppers( 1 cup is 17 grams of protein)
  • Hummus Dippers(dip carrots or celery into the hummus)
  • Lentils(cooked in smoked turkey if you like it seasoned with meat)
  • Grape-and-Cheese Sticks(use low fat cheese)
  • String-low fat cheese
  • Turkey/chicken lettuce wrap
  • Veggies with guacamole/hummus(broccoli and celery work best)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Apple with peanut/almond butter(not too many apples…please)
  • Lean meat(just cut up into piece and store for when you get hungry)
  • Oatmeal(low sugar)
  • Greek yogurt(watch the sugar content, stay below 5 grams)