10. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are perfect for a quick snack, and they’re high in protein and some other valuable nutrients. There is 5 g of protein in an ounce of pumpkin seeds! Plus, they contain a significant amount of fiber, magnesium, zinc and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
What’s more, is they provide disease-fighting antioxidants such as vitamin E and carotenoids. There is evidence suggesting that pumpkin seeds may help prevent certain cancers, while their healthy fat content may benefit heart health. Eat them raw or roast them with tasty seasonings!
9. Nut Butter
Nut butter is a great option when you’re in a rush. However, make sure you purchase natural nut butter with no added oils and sugar.
For example, the only ingredients in almond butter should be roasted almonds and sea salt. A single serving of nut butter typically contains 7 g of protein! Plus, they are high in healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium and other minerals.
8. Protein Shakes
Protein shakes are an amazing way to sneak a ton of different nutrients into your diet. There are many different protein powders on the market right now, but some should be avoided. We recommend sticking to Whey protein, Pea protein or Vega protein.
One study found that Whey protein, in particular, promotes fullness. A scoop of protein powder usually provides around 20 g of protein, which is sure to keep you full until your next meal.
Make a protein shake by combing a serving size of protein powder with 1 cup of liquid (preferably milk). Then add ice and your choice of fruit. Pour the shake into a portable cup, and you’re ready to go!