Healthy Protein Snacks!
“I need those muscles on my body; I want to look a bit pumped up!” said one of my clients during his first session.
And another client who was more focused on losing weight said, “I seriously want to lose weight, and I even strive hard for that. I follow diet and workout but still, I don’t lose weight.”
“Whenever I have any pain in the body, it goes on for days, which forces me to pop a painkiller. I don’t know why this happens! “
To all the questions above, I am just adding on to another question.
“Do you all get enough proteins in your diet? “
Also, do check out how much of proteins do you truly need in your diet?
What Is A Protein?
Protein is a macronutrient that plays a significant role in the growth and maintenance of the body. It does give energy to the body, but only when there are no carbohydrates in the body. Otherwise, it mainly focuses on the bodybuilding part.
The questions mentioned above are the most common ones I get from my patients daily, and I am like, “Are you taking the protein that your body needs? “And they simply tell, “Yes, I do take protein shakes or a bowl of dal or maybe one egg.”
Another question that arises here is: Do you think that is sufficient? Being an expert, I firmly say that it’s not enough! It’s not even half of what you need.
So what is the requirement of protein?
According to the DRI (Dietary reference intake) guidelines, It is 0.8-1.0 g per kg body weight. And for a sedentary man, it is 60g. For a passive woman, it is 55g (if the women are not pregnant or lactating).
Taking this into consideration, I have brought you the best protein snacks which can be taken anywhere, anytime!
What Will These Protein Snacks Give You?
- A Nice dose of protein required by the body.
- Healthy fibre.
- Healthy fats.
- Protein powder
What Ingredients Do You Require For These H
ealthy Protein Snacks?
- Nut butter
- Peanut butter
- Cashew butter
- Coconut butter
- Almond butter
- Whey protein
- All plant protein
- Vegan protein
- Oatmeal (Rich source of fibre)
- Dried fruits
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed nuts
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Maple syrup
The Method Of Preparing These Protein Bites!
- Take all the dry ingredients in a bowl (Quantity depends upon your requirement).
- Add the desired butter after you are done mixing the dry ingredients.
- Microwave it for 8-10 seconds!
- Once it is done, make small balls out of this mixture and keep it for cooling.
- Do not forget to chill it before you eat!
- Grab these balls anytime, anywhere!
You can keep these balls for about a week (if refrigerated) but try to finish it off in 3 days. If you are using fewer ingredients, then just add a bit of almond milk to help make ingredients easier to stir!
Just grab balls as your pre-workout snack or mid-morning snack to get the daily dose of protein. However, this is not any substitute for the regular meals, it is an add-on!
Here’s Another Bonus Recipe:
- 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- ½ cup of honey
- 1 cup of oats
- A mixture of chia and sunflower seeds.
If you follow these tips and regularly consume these protein balls which can easily fulfill your body’s protein requirements then trust me you will never fall short of proteins! So hurry up and try these homemade protein snacks and enjoy a healthy living.