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Home Made Protein Snacks Are All That You Need!

Healthy Protein Snacks!

I need those muscles on my body; I want to look a bit pumped up!” said one of my clients during his first session.

And another client who was more focused on losing weight said “I seriously want to lose weight and I even strive hard for that. I follow diet and workout but still, I don’t lose weight”

“Whenever I have any pain in the body, it goes on for days which forces me to pop a painkiller, I don’t know why this happens! “

To all the questions above, I am just adding on to another question.

“Do you all get enough proteins in your diet? “

source: Stuff.co.nz

What Is A Protein?

Protein is a macronutrient that plays a very important role in the growth and maintenance of the body. It does give energy to the body, but it is only done when there are no carbohydrates in the body. Otherwise, it mainly focuses on the bodybuilding part.

source- Lifestyle Den

The above-mentioned questions are the most common ones which I get from my patients on an everyday basis and I am simply like, “Are you taking the protein which your body needs? “And they simply tell, “Yes, I do take protein shakes or a bowl of dal or maybe one egg.”

Another question that arises here is: Do you think that is sufficient? Being an expert, I strongly say that it’s not sufficient! In fact, it’s not even half of what you actually need.

So what is the requirement of protein?

Well, according to the DRI (Dietary reference intake) guidelines, It is 0.8-1.0 g per kg body weight. And for a sedentary man, it is 60g. For a sedentary woman, it is 55g (if the women are not pregnant or lactating).

source- superfoodly

Taking this into consideration, I have brought you the best protein snacks which can be taken anywhere, anytime!

What Will These Protein Snacks Give You?

  • A Nice dose of protein required by the body.
  • Healthy fibre.
  • Healthy fats.

Ingredients: –

  • Butter
  • Protein powder
  • Extras
  • Seeds
  • Sweetener

What Ingredients Do You Require For These Healthy Protein Snacks?

source- Buddymantra
  • Nut butter
  • Sunbutter
  • Peanut butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Coconut butter
  • Almond butter

Protein Powder:

source- Men’s Health
  • Whey protein
  • All plant protein
  • Vegan protein

Extras:

  • Oatmeal (Rich source of fibre)
  • Dried fruits
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed nuts

Seeds:

source- Best Health Magazine Canada
  • Chia
  • Hemp
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Sweetener:

  • Honey
  • Applesauce
  • Maple syrup
  • Stevia

The Method Of Preparing These Protein Bites!

source- The Healthy Mommy
  • Take all the dry ingredients in a bowl (Quantity depends upon your requirement).
  • Add the desired butter after you are done mixing the dry ingredients.
  • Microwave it for 8-10 seconds!
  • Once it is done, make small balls out of this mixture and keep it for cooling.
  • Do not forget to chill it before you eat!
  • Grab these balls anytime, anywhere!

You can keep these balls for about a week (if refrigerated) but try to finish it off in 3 days. If you are using fewer ingredients, then just add a bit of almond milk to help make ingredients easier to stir!

Just grab balls as your pre-workout snack or mid-morning snack to get the daily dose of protein. However, this is not any substitute for the regular meals, it is an add-on!

Here’s Another Bonus Recipe:

  • 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder
  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 cup of oats
  • A mixture of chia and sunflower seeds.

If you follow these tips and regularly consume these protein balls which can easily fulfill your body’s protein requirements then trust me you will never fall short of proteins! So hurry up and try these homemade protein snacks and enjoy a healthy living.

What do you think?

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Written by Dt.Trishala Chopra

Trishala Chopra believes a lot in fitness not because she is a lifestyle coach but because she has personally got into a fitness regime. The ridicule and criticisms were the tipping point for her to change herself. By qualification she is a graduate in Life Science and a post-graduate in Nutraceuticals and both these degrees has helped her gain extra knowledge about all fields in the Health Care industry. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies. she has taken her diploma in therapeutic nutrition and community nutrition. she is a certified CPR specialist from kokilaben dhirubhai ambani hospital. And that's not all, she is a certified diabetes educator too! she is also certified in sports nutriton from American college of sports medicine. She has additional skills in the areas of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. Her fitness mantra is practice what you preach. She believes that for a healthy lifestyle, it is very important to have a healthy body and mind. This according to her can be attained through balanced nutrition and proper exercise and some life hacks to deal with!

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