February 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm #36941
Hi what can a protein snack consist of?
February 20, 2017 at 9:19 am #37089
Good question: What is a protein snack – what to have as a protein snack?
For your protein snacks you are able to have plant sourced such as nuts and legumes, as well as animal sourced protein (which includes dairy products and eggs also), it’s good to get a mix of both plant and animal protein as they both have excellent, but differing nutritional qualities.
Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
When in a rush, bodytrim® have a range of high protein, low carb snacks that are not only delicious they’ll help keep you feeling fuller longer and help to reduce your sweet cravings.
Alternatively, with a bit of preparation you can have for instance:
Small handful of almonds
Curried egg – hard boiled egg, a little curry powder, cumin powder and lemon juice mix to combine.
Tuna Paste (to have with celery or cucumber sticks) – tuna, a little cottage cheese, mixed herbs, chopped tomato and lemon juice mixed together.
Marinated Tofu Cubes – Cut tofu into cubes and marinate for 5- 10 mins in a mix of olive oil, basil & thyme. Serve with cherry tomatoes.
Mushroom Melt – Spoon cottage cheese onto the underside of a large flat mushroom and pop under the grill until the cheese starts to melt slightly, serve with cracked black pepper.
Tuna & Cottage Cheese Spread – Cottage cheese, tuna and cracked black pepper mixed. Serve with non- starchy vegetable sticks, or on a bed of lettuce.
Your choice of meat mixed with some hummus (chickpeas) and seasoned with spices.
Spiced Chickpeas – 1 serve of chickpeas mixed with a little paprika and pepper.
Hope this helps!
February 24, 2017 at 6:16 am #37437
February 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm #37466
In regard to fruit as snacks, can you have fresh pineapple, watermelon or grapes? Are they classed as low starch carbohydrates?
February 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm #37470
Hi Cheryl refer to food guides non starchy. Bit of a cut n paste below.
Apples N Y Y 1 piece
Pears N Y Y 1 piece
Berries N Y Y
Star fruit N Y Y 1 piece
Lemons N Y Y 1 piece
Grapefruit N Y Y 1 piece
Bananas N Y Y 1 piece Limit 3 serve per week
Dried apricots N Y Y 6 apricots Limit 2 serve per week
Avocado N Y Y 1/4 piece
March 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm #38171
Are there any bodytrim or other recipes for home made protein snack goodies. I find the commercial treats very unpalatable and whilst I do not have them often it would be nice to be able to make some for the odd special occasion.
March 6, 2017 at 8:29 am #38399
Pineapple, watermelon and grapes would all be classified as non/low- starchy carbohydrates. A serve would be one piece/slice, or roughly half a cup. Unfortunately the food lists are not fully inclusive- there will be some food options that have not been included on the list. If you are unsure about which food category a particular food might be in and cannot find it on any of the lists then please do let us know.
For snacks we only recommend protein and non- starchy vegetables not fruit. You could have a serve of fruit as part of your carbohydrate option for meals.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
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