Crash diet plans rarely help you achieve long-term results. Healthy high-protein holiday snacks can help you stay on your path to success. Diet coaching programs include high-protein snacks to help keep you fuller longer since protein takes longer for the body to digest than carbs. Incorporate some of these healthy high-protein holiday snacks into your diet to help satisfy your hunger and keep you on track for reaching your personal fitness and health goals:
1. Peanut butter is a high-protein food that can be added to celery sticks, apple slices, or banana slices to satisfy your cravings for something sweet and savory. Peanut butter can also be added to smoothies for a boost of protein. Peanut butter can also be used on toast instead of butter or cream cheese.
2. Beef jerky is a great snack that provides a lot of protein and travels easily. There are many different flavors and varieties to choose from. Jerky can easily be kept in gym bags for a quick after workout snack, at your office for a mid-day pick me up, or even in your car or purse for emergency snacks. Jerky travels well since it does not require refrigeration.
3. Nuts are another high-protein snack that travels well. You can be creative with nuts for a variety in snacking. Add some dried fruit and yogurt chips to create a custom trail mix variety. You can sprinkle nuts into your cereal or oatmeal for added protein. Nuts can be blended into delicious green smoothies too for texture and protein.
4. Hard-boiled eggs are amazing snacks if you are always on the go. You can put a few hard boiled eggs into an insulated lunch sack and take them with you to work or school. With 9 grams of protein per egg, you’ll be getting a great source of protein with this healthy snack.
5. Turkey wraps are great healthy energy alternatives to processed snack foods. You can wrap turkey into lettuce leaves and add other veggies or cheeses to the wrap. You can also enjoy the turkey wraps plain if you desire. You can customize this to your liking. Adding color and texture from other vegetables can make this snack more appealing and desirable if healthy eating is difficult at times to keep.
These are just a few suggestions to add healthy high-protein snacks to your diet over the holidays and all year long. If you have specific food requirements or have food allergies, you might want to consult with a nutritionist or dietician to ensure that you are getting your nutritional benefits using customized meal planning that is tailored to your specific dietary needs.
The holidays provide a unique opportunity to spread awareness of nutrition and exercise to adults and youth alike. This year, make a difference by becoming a Sports Nutritionist. Get a jump on the holiday season now!