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4 Healthy Protein Snacks

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Keeping healthy snacks on-hand is essential to keeping cravings, fatigue and irritability at bay. To get the most benefits from your snacks, be sure they always include protein. Protein takes the body longer to digest, keeping your blood sugar stable and your hunger satiated. The four healthy protein snacks found here are great options to keep close at hand.nut-butter

Hard Boiled Egg: Not just an excellent source of protein, the almighty egg also provides the body with vitamin D and vitamin B-12, plus they’re only 75 calories apiece. Boil a dozen and keep in the fridge at home or grab as you’re running out the door for the perfect mobile snack for work.

Nut Butters: It’s tricky to carry a jar of almond butter, so thankfully, companies such as Justin’s have portioned them out for you! In general, 1-2 tablespoons of your chosen nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew) is all you need to get a satisfying protein-filled treat, and you can eat alone or pair with an apple to boost your snacks staying power.

Seeds: Here we have limitless options. Flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and chia are fantastic sources of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Mix them all together for a tasty homemade trail mix that makes a perfect, protein loaded snack!

Hummus: Loaded with fiber, hummus is also a great source of protein. Pair with sliced vegetables or seed crackers for a quick, creamy snack that will keep your taste buds and your body happy.

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

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