Satisfying, tasty high-protein snacks

Protein is essential for a fulfilling snack between meals. This doesn't imply you need to cook, roast a turkey, or buy a fancy protein powder supplement if you're hungry.  

Add nut butter, a cooked egg, or a cup of yogurt to each snack to prolong midday hunger and prevent energy dumps.  

"A snack with protein can help create feelings of fullness, stabilize blood sugar, and provide energy to the body and brain  

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explains registered dietitian Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN, author of The Fiber Effect.   

"Many grab-and-go snacks are high in processed carbohydrates and sugar, leaving you feeling hungry and depleted rather than satisfied and energized."   

Protein, a macronutrient needed to power our bodies, is commonly associated with meat and eggs.  

Animal protein foods are great, complete protein sources for energy and satiety (if you eat meat and dairy), but they're not your only alternatives! Plant-based diets  

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