Protein Rich Snacks

We’ve come down to the last question!
This question (from my recent Giveaway) comes from Sarah, of Phoenix, AZ.

“What are some protein rich snacks that are good 
to grab and go?”

Answer:

I know many of us, especially working moms, or moms with young children are so busy and need snacks that we can take with us.  We are usually rushing from one activity to another.  The key is to find snacks, such as protein rich ones that will give us lasting energy, as opposed to quickly grabbing something like a candy bar  that will just give us a sugar crash.

It’s important to consume protein because it helps build our muscles and tissues.  Also, it doesn’t break down into fat like carbs do.  Protein helps us feel full and  gives us lasting energy.  So the key is to find a protein rich snack that does NOT contain loads of sugar.

For example, there are many protein bars out there that may look healthy, but when you look at the label, it may contain up to 20 grams of sugar.

Here are some ideas:

1. Raw almonds
2. Almond butter on an apple
3. Almond butter on  a celery stick
4. A hard boiled egg
5. Trail mix (mixed raw nuts, raisins and dried cranberries- with no added sugar)
6. Hummus dip (with carrots)
7. Goji berries (these are dried berries that contain protein)- you can find them at a health food store
8. Hemp seeds (mixed in a green smoothie)
9. Sunflower seeds
10. Greek yogurt (if you can handle dairy)

Or, if you have time, you can make something!

Raw Cacao Balls
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
3/4 cup raw almond butter (or any kind of nut butter)
8-10 dates
pinch of sea salt
optional- roll in shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients in a high powered food processor. Roll into little balls and keep in the refrigerator. May also be frozen until ready to eat. 
Makes about 20 .
 
 
Enjoy!!
 
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