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High-Protein, Low-Fat Snack Ideas For Fitness Enthusiasts

Protein is an essential part of a fitness enthusiast’s diet, but even the most elite athletes occasionally fancy a sneaky snack.

Snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy or throw you off track when reaching your fitness goals. With this in mind, this blog will share some of our favourite high-protein, low-fat snack ideas.

SWEET PROTEIN BALLS

These tasty, sweet balls are a great low-fat snack for on-the-go and are packed full of protein.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 150g porridge oats
  • 50g protein powder of your choice
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Small pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 150g peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 25g chocolate chips

NUTRITION PER SERVING:

  • 128 calories
  • 7g protein
  • 6g fat
  • 10g carbohydrates

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together in to one large bowl.
  2. Separate the mixture into 15 smaller balls, which weigh 30g each.
  3. Arrange the balls on a tray and leave them in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. 

LIGHT SCOTCH EGGS

The British picnic staple but made healthy. This scotch egg recipe is a low-fat alternative to one of the nation’s favourite snacks and contains over 20 grams of protein.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 shallot, finally chopped
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 85g green lentils
  • 225g extra lean pork mince, less than 5% fat
  • 5 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp finely chopped sage
  • 3 tsp finely chopped chive
  • ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • Large pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 25g panko crumbs

NUTRITION PER SERVING:

  • 223 calories
  • 21g protein
  • 7g fat
  • 3g carbohydrates

METHOD:

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, heat 1 tsp of oil. Fry the shallots in the oil for a few minutes until softened and set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. In a pan of cold water, place four eggs. Bring to a boil; cook the eggs for five more minutes as the water starts to boil. Once the eggs are done, run under cold water to stop them from cooking further.
  3. Mash the lentils in a bowl, then stir in the pork mince, sage, two tsp of chives, mustard, nutmeg, shallots, a pinch of salt and a generous amount of black pepper.
  4. Peel the shells from the eggs and pat dry.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly into four.
  6. Pat down a quarter of the minced meat on a surface to a 12cm circle. Place the meat around one of the eggs and, with both hands, pat and press until the egg is completely covered. Do this with all but one of the eggs and roll over a floured surface.
  7. Mix the panko crumbs and chives. Beat the remaining egg, and brush over each coated egg, then roll the eggs in the crumbs.
  8. Lay the eggs on a lined baking tray and chill for 25 minutes in the fridge.
  9. Brown all of the coated eggs in two tsp of oil for two minutes. Transfer to a baking tray.
  10. Bake the scotch eggs for 12 minutes in a preheated oven at 190C. 2

FROZEN BERRY YOGURT

This quick and easy frozen yoghurt is delicious, low-fat, low-calorie and high in protein, making it the perfect snack for fitness enthusiasts.

INGREDIENTS:

NUTRITION PER SERVING:

  • 170 calories
  • 24g protein
  • 2g fat
  • 5g carbohydrates

METHOD:

  1. Blend the protein powder, berries, yoghurt, and honey in a food processor for 20 seconds until smooth.
  2. Scoop into bowls and serve. 3

Why not try one or all of these recipes and create your own low-fat, high-protein snack to fuel your body with goodness?

However, if you do not have time to create one of these delicious recipes, fear not! SCI-MX has a full range of high-protein snacks, including the Protein Brownie and the new Protein Blondie.

References:

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/protein-balls
  2. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lighter-scotch-eggs
  3. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/instant-frozen-berry-yogurt

 

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