Put that can of tuna down! These protein-loaded snacks are proof that you don’t have to resort to cat food and protein shakes to stay within your MACROS between main meals.
(Do yourself a favour and make #5 stat.)
1. Scoop Of Peanut Butter
The natural, 100% kind – preferably with a touch of sea salt for that extra flavour factor. Spread on celery sticks if you’re all about the crunch.
MACROS tip: Training to gain? Pair your peanut butter with an apple, banana or Medjool date if you need to up the carb factor.
2. Egg & Lettuce Wrap
Cut a cooled (or still slightly warm) hard-boiled egg in half, lengthways. Place each half on its own Cos lettuce leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with hot sauce if you like a kick.
MACROS tip: Don’t like hard-boiled eggs? Sub the egg for shaved turkey breast, or smoked salmon with lemon.
3. Tamari Almonds
If snacking on raw almonds makes you feel like you’re on a diet, switch them up for tamari almonds (almonds dry-roasted in gluten free soy sauce, from the health food aisle/store). You’ll never go back.
4. Cinnamon Yoghurt
Get a single-serve tub of plain thick-strained, high protein yoghurt – the no-added-sugar kind with at least 14g protein per tub. Add cinnamon and stevia to taste, stir and you have a snack that tastes like dessert.
MACROS tip: Lactose intolerant? Look for yoghurt brands containing ‘lactase’ in the ingredient list – this is the enzyme that helps break down lactose, so you might be able to stomach these yoghurt varieties.
5. Protein Whip
Mix together a scoop of choc or vanilla protein powder with a tablespoon of almond butter. Stir. Thin to desired consistency with a splash of warm water or milk. ‘Whip’ with a spoon till smooth. Eat straight-up or pop in the freezer for an hour for a more mousse-like texture. You’re welcome.
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