When looking for proteins, we tend to overlook the fact that our kitchens can be a potent source of protein rich snacks. Read on to get recipes for some quick high protein snacks.

High Protein Snacks

Health is in and flab is out. Nobody needs rocket science to understand this basic fact of life in the modern world. The present generation may be the burger gorging and pizza crazy type, but the one thing that goes without saying is that the generation preceding this is getting more and more health conscious. And not just because the older people want to stay fit, but also because parents around the globe are increasingly worried about whether or not their children are getting sufficient nutrition. This is the major reason as to why even fast food chains and other junk manufacturers have now started advertising their products as 'nutrient-rich food'. But these products are obviously no match to the home-cooked food. However, there is a little problem in the home-cooked arena as well. It is easy to manage the nutrient content in meals, but with snacks, the task gets terribly difficult. Sneaking in nutrients in those quick fix hunger solutions called snacks is tricky, because since ages, snacks have been referred to as junk food. Following are recipes which not only fit into the criterion of quick-fix hunger solution, but are also high on protein content.
Protein Rich Snacks
  • Roasted tofu
  • Beef jerky
  • Rice cakes
  • Crackers and hummus
  • Peanut butter sandwich – can be high on calories
  • English muffins
  • Fresh fruits with vanilla or plain yogurt
  • Egg rolls
  • Pretzels
  • Cheese swirls
  • Macaroni cheese
  • Bean salad
  • Roasted nuts
  • Protein bars
Easy Recipes For High Protein Snack
Almond Shake
  • 50 g Almonds
  • 12 tsp Sugar
  • 4 cups Milk
  • A few strands of Saffron
  • Soak the almonds for about 40-60 minutes and then remove the skin.
  • Put the skinned almonds in a food processor and grind them till they form a smooth paste. Keep them aside.
  • Now boil all the milk in a tumbler on high flame. Once the boiling starts, lower down the flame and let the milk stay on simmer.
  • Now add the almond paste, sugar and saffron strands to the boiling milk and stir it on simmered flame for 5 more minutes.
  • After this, turn off the flame and let the milk mix cool down to room temperature.
  • When at room temperature, pour the milk in a food processor and whip it to form a rich lather. Add another pinch of saffron strands or powder and whip a little again.
  • Refrigerate the shake and serve chilled.
Soy Power
  • 1 cup Soya chunks
  • 2-3 tbsp Butter
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves (for seasoning)
  • Soak soya chunks in plenty of warm water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water and squeeze out the water from the chunks and set them aside.
  • Take a shallow pan and heat butter in it.
  • Add soya chunks to the butter and fry them on a low-medium flame for 5-10 minutes, till they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle spices and mix well.
  • Serve them hot with a coriander seasoning.
Tuna Sandwich
  • 1 can (6 oz) Tuna
  • 4 slices Brown Bread
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Relish
  • 1tbsp Crushed Pineapple (drained)
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • Combine celery with relish, mayo, tuna, cinnamon, mustard and pineapple and blend well to make a bread spread.
  • Coat a layer of this spread on a slice of bread, place another slice over it and grill this sandwich on both sides for 2-3 minutes or till browned.
  • Serve immediately with ketchup.
  • You can alternate tuna with eggs, chicken or any white meat component.

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