10 High-Protein Snacks That Won’t Leave You Hangry

After talking to The Glucose Goddess on a recent podcast episode, I realized the importance of avoiding glucose spikes. For those of you who missed it, a glucose spike is that brief surge of energy you get after eating sugar or simple carbohydrates. In other words, it’s a rise in blood sugar levels. Over time, this can cause too much glucose can build up in your bloodstream, causing damage to your organs, nerves, and blood vessels. To avoid glucose spikes, it’s important to incorporate protein, fiber and healthy fats into your diet. Even if you want to have something sweet, combining it with a healthy fat or protein will make it so you don’t have a spike in blood sugar, making you crash soon afterwards. So, I wanted to share a few of my favorite high-protein snacks that won’t leave you hangry.

1. Matcha and macadamia nuts (my personal favorite)

2. Yogurt and fruit (or try my Blueberry Compote Breakfast Bowl)

3. Protein Oats (if you’re strapped for time then try my Loaded Overnight Oats)

4. Veggies and hummus or Vegan Tzatziki (try it with cucumber, jicama or bell peppers)

5. Eggs and gluten-free toast

6. Protein smoothie (I love this Salted Caramel Vanilla Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl)

7. Guacamole and crackers (these are my favorite 3 ingredient vegan crackers)

8. Apple and your favorite nut butter

9. Maple Cinnamon Grain Free Granola and milk of choice

10. Protein bars (I always have one in my bag in case hunger hits)