No matter how hard you try to stick to your healthy diet, it’s hard to resist a tasty midday snack. But, this midday snack may be unhealthy and could be stalling your weight loss results. Instead of giving into the temptations of sugary and salty vending machine snacks, try these high-protein snacks to pack for work that will keep you full, focused, and on track with your weight loss!
Eating mixed nuts are a great and easy way to add some protein into your diet to help you lose weight. Opt for unsalted almonds and pistachios, or even make your own healthy version of trail mix – without the M&Ms.
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein and fiber, and provide the body with countless nutrients like folate, iron, and magnesium. The tastiest way to snack on these healthy little guys is to drizzle them with olive oil, dash on your favorite spices, and roast them until they’re crispy.
Plain Greek Yogurt
Plain Greek yogurt is a protein-packed snack that will help you stay on track with your weight loss. Just be conscious of the toppings you add to it. Keep it healthy with some berries, nuts, seeds, and organic honey. And remember: store-bought granola is filled with unwanted calories and sugar!
Pumpkin seeds are perfect for a quick snack when you’re at the office or on the go. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, magnesium, zinc, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. If plain pumpkin seeds aren’t your thing, try roasting them with your favorite spices to make them more palatable.
Apple Slices & Nut Butter
Apples are loaded with antioxidants and are known to improve gut heath, while nut butters are high in protein and other vital nutrients. Make sure you’re choosing a healthy, organic nut butter and you're following the reccomended serving size!
Celery & Hummus
Hummus is filled with protein and so many other healthy nutrients that promote weight loss. Pair it with a healthy veggie like celery and you’re on your way to losing those 6 pounds fast!