There definitely is a huge difference between snacks that fill you up and those that leave you hungry almost immediately after you eat them. Protein-rich foods are a great source research, Research shows that proteins help keep cravings at bay. They are a hunger-busting powerhouse because it slows digestion and keeps the blood sugar steady. Alexandra Oppenheimer a registered dietitian of Ambitious & Nutritious added by saying Protein can help you lose weight because it increases satisfaction, and when you feel satisfied with your eating plan, you’re better able to stick with it,”
To make life on the go easier, here are five foods that will make you fuller for longer and ensure boost your energy throughout the day.
Protein: About 4 grammes per packet or cup
For prepacked oats, you simply add hot water, cook for two-three minutes and you’ve got a warm bowl of oats filled with protein and fibre packed oats within minutes. Quaker Oats is a brand which offers pre-packed oats. Each pack provides 150 to 200 calories per serving (depending on the flavour you choose).Want to add extra nutrients, slice a banana or add in a handful of nuts.
Protein: 6 grammes per egg
Prior to recent findings, eggs have been relegated to the bottom of the food chain due to its high cholesterol content. However, today most nutritionists have concluded that they are a powerhouse breakfast or snack when moderately consumed. In addition to protein, the unassuming egg gives you a hearty dose of vitamin D and vitamin B-12 for just 77 calories a piece. The interesting part about eggs again is that they can be consumed on the go or during any time of day, all you have to do is remember to peel the back off to make consumption easier.
Protein: 8 grammes per 1.15-ounce pack
It could be quite absurd to throw a jar of peanut butter into your handbag or lunch box, but for convenience purposes, you could get squeeze packs of nut butter and these are easier to pack.
A single-serving tablespoon of peanut butter contains about 90 calories and is made with just peanuts and salt—no added sugars here. Oppenheimer suggests that a smear on a banana will top up the antioxidants and fibre contents. You just might want to try this.
WholeGrain Protein Bars
Protein: 10 to 15 grammes
Protein nutrition bars are indeed healthy—they’re a filling snack in a no-fuss, easy-to-carry package. However, we advise that before you grub down, it would suffice to read the label carefully. Some are loaded with sugar and fat, and more protein isn’t necessarily accessible. It’s always good to aim for a bar with about 10 to 15 grammes of protein with at least 5 grammes of fibre and less than 15 grammes of sugar.
Protein: 4 grammes
It’s quite interesting to note that there are 14 almonds per 100-calorie serving. If you don’t have time to count them out into travel-friendly zip-close bags, portion-controlled packs take out the guesswork. Walnuts also give considerable amounts of proteins, but when you’re looking for the right proportion of protein, go for almonds. They contain a bit more (4 grammes) compared to walnuts (3 grams). Also, Oppenheimer suggests that adding dried fruits like apricots are good for additional fibre.
No one says healthy eating is easy but to ensure vitality, proteins are the go-to snacks. We always recommend that you try this out and do send in your experiences.