7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight
You know that a food's protein content helps determine how satisfying it is—and now a new study published inNutrition Journalsuggests that snacks rich in the nutrient may help decrease hunger levels and cause you to consume fewer calories when you sit down to dinner. Translation? Pick the right snacks, and they could help you eat less to slim down. Here are seven options with more than seven grams of protein—all for fewer than 200 calories.
At Whole Foods stores, this gourmet take on jerky comes in exotic flavors like Chardonnay Thyme Turkey, Cabernet Rosemary Beef, and Honey Peach Barbecue Pork. They all have eight to 12 grams of protein and 90 calories per one-ounce serving.
This cheese has a consistency kind of like Greek yogurt, but it's not sour—and it has no added sugar. You can get it in plain, strawberry, blueberry, peach, lemon, pineapple, cherry, vanilla bean, bananas foster, mint chocolate, or sea salt caramel. All of the flavors have about 80 calories and 14 grams of protein per serving.
The company recently made all of its bars gluten-free (but don't worry, your favorite flavors don't taste any different—they're just made with oats that are now guaranteed not to be cross-contaminated with gluten at any point during processing). Each bar contains eight or nine grams of protein and 170 to 190 calories.
This tasty and wholesome snack contains a whopping 12 grams of protein per 130-calorie serving.
These taste like dessert—you can get them in flavors like salted carmel, vanilla, pineapple, and black cherry—but contain 14-15 grams of protein per serving and less than 150 calories. As an added bonus, this yogurt's also GMO-free.
Each bar packs 10 grams of protein in just 150 calories. What's more, they also have five grams of fiber and out-of-the-ordinary flavors like cinnamon bun white chocolate and chocolate almond brownie.
Chances are, your parents packed string cheese in your lunchbox at one point or another when you were in school—but they're still a great choice even after graduation. Sargento's version has eight grams of protein and 20 percent of your daily recommended calcium intake—all for just 80 calories.
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