Trying to lose weight can be hard. When you're used to eating bigger portions and calorie loaded food, a measly salad just doesn't seem to cut it. Adding more protein into your diet can help you meet your goal, since you'll feel full for longer, and be less likely to ditch the diet. When your stomach starts growling, reach for one of these protein-packed snacks.
In any form, whether it's a handful of almonds or a tablespoon of peanut butter, nuts are a great snack to keep you feeling full longer. There are so many varieties of nuts to choose from like almonds, cashews, and walnuts, so you won't get bored. Or, spread a tablespoon of peanut butter with some celery sticks.
It's not a good idea to eat a whole omelet for a snack, but a hard boiled egg is a great pick-me-up with enough protein to keep you going. You can make a whole bunch at home to grab and go when you're in a hurry.
A few slices of low fat cheddar, a mozzarella cheese stick, or mini Babybel cheese can squash hunger, and keep energy up. It's easy to transport, and packs great, satisfying flavor, too.
Yogurt is not only a great low-cal snack with protein, but is also full of calcium. Make sure you read the label, as some yogurts have a lot of sugar. Opt for Greek yogurt — it has less sugar and more protein.
When you're starting to feel hungry, grab a few slices of turkey. Add a little mustard to jazz up the taste without adding calories. You'll have enough energy to finish your to do list without the crash from sugary snacks hitting.