By: Riley Mushkin
If you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle or simply enjoy a healthy lifestyle, your protein intake is essential for a well-balanced diet. Your body relies on protein to maintain muscle mass, keep hunger levels low, as well as regulate hormones. It is essential to make sure you are eating enough protein per day to support your diet and activity level. Here are six protein-packed snacks that we love here at RSP to keep you satisfied!
If you haven’t tried biltong yet, you’re missing out. Though similar to jerky, biltong is from South Africa and is more flavorful and softer than jerky. Stryve’s sliced biltong has 16g of protein, zero additives, and 0g of sugar or carbs. They are keto-friendly, gluten, and dairy free (without sacrificing taste!). Their biltong sticks are a great post-workout snack, with 14g of protein.
Kodiak Cakes’ Minute Muffin Cups
Kodiak Cakes are known for their flapjack and waffle mixes, but they also sell cups that are perfect for a fast protein-fix. Our personal favorite are their minute muffin cups which will satisfy any sweet tooth! They are ready to eat in one minute, and are made entirely from whole grains, with 10g of protein that will keep you full and energized. Pro-tip: add half a scoop of TrueFit Protein Powder for a tasty additional serving of protein. We love the Double Dark Chocolate muffin with the TrueFit Chocolate Protein Powder!
Plant-based snacks more your speed? We’ve got you covered: Hippeas Chickpea Snacks offer high fiber and high protein snacks that are completely plant-based. Their tortilla chips are delicious with salsa or guacamole. If you need any more incentive to try their products, their mantra is “Peas, Love & Giving Back,” and they are a proud partner of Feeding America.
If you’re looking for a delicious yogurt full of protein, Siggi’s is your best bet. Each flavor has between 8 and 11g of sugar (while most mainstream yogurts have 25g!) and at least 15g of protein per serving. We love their non-fat and low-fat options. Add in some chocolate chips or granola for a sweet treat!
It's no secret that we are big fans of overnight oats oats! Try Mush’s overnight oats. They cold-soak their oats in dairy-free milk for a ready-to-eat alternative to traditional oatmeal that is dairy and gluten free, non-GMO, and high fiber. They have seven or fewer ingredients in all their flavors, which are apple pie, coffee and coconut cream, dark chocolate, strawberry, vanilla bean, and wild blueberry. Plus, their oats contain at least 5g of protein!
I mean, we had to pat ourselves on the back a little! The RSP TrueFit Shake is a meal replacement shake that comes in chocolate and vanilla and contains 20g of premium grass fed whey protein, as well as prebiotic fiber, fruits and veggies, and MCT oil. TrueFit is Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, Lactose Free and Soy Free, with zero grams of sugar. The TrueFit Shake is perfect for an easy on-the-go meal replacement or a pre-workout/post-workout pick-me-up.