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Loving Snacking? 11 Delicious Healthy Protein Snacks You Should Eat

We’ve heard it all, haven’t we? Eat right, eat healthily. But, you love snacks, and they are mostly classified as unhealthy. Does this mean no more snacking as though you were an older person whose bowels could no longer have that delicious goodness?

Most times, we shun the instructions and leave our fate to old age and whatever happens to our health then. But we do not have to be lazy about our health. We can still have lovely snacks; only this time, they are healthy and high in protein.

Examples of unhealthy snacks are doughnuts, especially those swimming in sugar, french fries, candy, buns, cheese, chips, sugary cereal and any other snack that causes sugar rush, leaving you consuming more than you should and wanting more, which is the leading cause of obesity.

Here is a list of 11 healthy snacks you should eat;

1. Sandwich

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Pack a healthy sandwich. There are different varieties to choose from. You can have lettuce and egg with tomatoes, or tuna, veggies and avocado, etc. As long as it’s a healthy combination.

2. Fruits and Nuts bar

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Fruits are a good choice. Just like nuts, whether cashew nuts, groundnuts, almonds, peanuts, tiger nuts, etc. Then, we have snacks mixed with both fruits and nuts. They are a crunchy and high protein snack that can be eaten on the go.

3. Turkey Roll-ups

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This delicious yet high protein snack consists of cheese and veggies wrapped inside slices of turkey breast. How’s that for a not-boring healthy snack? Turkey roll-up is low in carbs and improves blood sugar level. It’s the perfect sandwich without bread.

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4. Egg muffins

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We already know that hard-boiled eggs are healthy and rich in protein, but to make it more tantalizing, you can make a muffin out of it. You mix your eggs with veggies and seasonings, pour the mixture into a muffin tin, and then bake.

5. Peanut butter

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Who said you couldn’t have a healthy butter spread? It tastes like groundnut dipped in chocolate. Peanut butter increases HDL (good) cholesterol and reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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6. Apple with Peanut butter

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Apple and peanut butter do not just taste great together, but also come with great health benefits such that the fibre and antioxidants in apples may improve health and reduce the risk of heart disease. In contrast, peanut butter increases HDL cholesterol and reduces LDL cholesterol.

7. Beef sticks

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Beef sticks

You are thinking about suya. Stop it! They are not only exposed but drenched in unhealthy fats and oil. Prepare your beef at home with salt and a little seasoning.

8. Protein shakes

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To make a protein shake, combine 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 cup of milk or juice, 1 cup of ice and fruit if desired. Then pour it into a portable container so you can take it with you wherever you go.

9.Tuna

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This is so lovely in the sense that tuna is not only loaded in protein but also high in various other nutrients, such as B vitamins and selenium, and contains a considerable amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

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10. Avocado and chicken salad

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Avocado is not only loaded with fibre, but it can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases.

11. Yoghurt and Parfait

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Health line advises that Greek yoghurt are more filling than yoghurts with lower protein contents, with 20 grams of protein per 1 cup (224-gram) serving and high in calcium. To make your delicious parfait, fill your cup with yoghurt and add berries, coconut chips, cut banana, kiwi, and whatever fruit works for you. Simply yummy!

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