Protein is a chief element of our muscles, tissues and organs. It is essential for almost every process that occurs in our bodies, including metabolism and digestion. It also produces antibodies, which fight against infection and illness. Want shiny hair, strong nails, glowing skin and healthy bones? Eat more protein.
Tastier options do exist beyond plain egg whites and canned tuna. Here is the hit list of nutritiously delicious simple snacks that are packed with good quality protein and under 200 calories per serving.
Healthy, high-protein snacks
Snacks with 5 grams of protein or more
49 pistachios (pair with 2 dried apricots)
1 hard boiled egg drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper
1 part-skim mozzarella cheese stick
2 tablespoons peanut butter (pair with sliced apples)
8-ounce glass of milk (pair with any snack or indulge with two small cookies)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar (melt onto 10 whole grain tortilla chips in microwave)