You're annoyed and angry because your hungry - you're hangry. It's not exactly mealtime and you don't want to veer off track and nose-dive deep into junk food. Now what? The following five high-protein vegan snacks are what.
Protein for Energy
Not consuming enough protein during the day is often the main cause of fatigue. Protein repairs and builds tissues and takes longer than carbohydrates to breakdown, operating as a longer-lasting energy source.
Being fatigued and hungry is perhaps the worst feeling. It makes you irritable, inconsolable, and, if you're anything like me, more likely to give up on eating "healthy" and start justifying quick-fix junk food snacks that aren't doing your body any favors.
As a rule, I try to avoid consuming animal protein during the day. This means, no cheese, butter, no meat, no poultry, and no fish. But whenever I'm hungry and yearning for a snack, my mind quickly imagines the deliciously dense hunk of cheese or, alternatively, a creamy, thick yogurt. Unfortunately, neither of these fantasy snacks is vegan. Luckily, their absence from my daytime diet has pushed me to explore other, plant-based options.
The following five high-protein vegan snacks will boost your energy without loading empty calories and nutrition on you.
5 High Protein Vegan Snacks
1. For crunch
For an incredible crunch, reach for Gorrily Goods' organic, raw, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free trail mix. Each 1.3-ounce serving size pack contains five grams of plant-based protein, providing 11% of the RDA.
2. For density
From the Organic Authority Files
Gomacro's Protein Pleasure Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar is dense, in both flavor and protein. Each serving contains 11 grams of protein!
3. For creamy
Silk Almond Dream Plain Low-Fat Yogurt contains six grams of protein per serving as well as live active cultures.
4. For liquid-y
Mamma Chia beverages each contain four grams of protein. They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, contain 90 milligrams of natural caffeine (from guayusa), are an excellent source of fiber, and are organic and non-GMO.
5. For crisp
These SimplyProtein chips provide the junkfood experience without the hunk. Each bag contains at least 15 grams of pea protein!
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