Whilst maintaining a balanced diet, finding TASTY but nutritious snacks is always a task. You either do not eat them, or you force something healthy down your throat in the name of keeping to your macros. This article is for people looking for great high protein snacks that are affordable, delicious AND low calorie! Tried and tested by yours truly.
This brand has been one of my favourite for years, I literally could (and do) eat a Carb Killa everyday! As well as the Carb Killa bars, I do have their shakes which are slightly lower in carb content.
Grenade is great for those with a wild sweet tooth and a big heart for chocolate. The flavours range from Fudge Brownie, to Cookies and Cream and most recently they have released Peanut Salted Caramel flavours and Birthday Cake flavours.
Best in the range: White Chocolate Cookie, Caramel Chaos, Fudge Brownie
Nutritional Information: Caramel Chaos, 214kcal; 13.5g carbohydrates, 7.9g fat and 23.2g protein.
Where can they be bought: Holland & Barrett £2.49, Asda £2.50, B&M (Limited flavours) £1.39, and Grenade website https://www.grenade.com
Alongside having bars, sometimes in between meals I need a quick protein boost (or when I need to hit my macro-nutrients* for the day). *macronutrients are the large groups food can be catergorised into i.e. protein, fat, carbohydrate
I recently discovered UFit and loved them because they were convienent on the go, and great nutritionally. They have a regular 330ml bottle, and the big boy 500ml with a whopping 50g protein! Perfect pre and post workout. The flavours in the range include strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. They additionally have lactose free and plant based shakes for those with allergies.
Best in the range: based on my preferences; vanilla and chocolate
Nutritional Information: Chocolate 330ml; 170kcal – 10g carbs, 22g protein. Chocolate 500ml; 336kcal – 18g carbs, 50g protein.
Where they can be bought from: Tesco; 330ml (£1 on offer), 500ml (£3), or http://theproteindrinksco.co.uk/
3. Fridge Raiders
One for the people that love savoury snacks, fortunately! Fridge Raiders is another gem I discovered late last year and I have never looked back since. I initially got them as part of a Tesco Meal Deal but have loved them as a snack on the go. Fridge Raiders make bitesize flavoured chicken poppers packing 10-12g protein per 60g packet. The range includes roast chicken, chicken tikka, southern style and smokey BBQ. In addition to this, they have cheese pots and chicken pots which can be found on their website.
Best in the range: Southern Style and Roast Chicken.
Nutritional Information: Southern Style; 105kcal, 2.1g carbs, 10g protein
Where they can be bought from: Morrisons 85p, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Iceland
4. Biltong Tesco
I have always heard people ranting about biltong but was not sure if I would like it. Having tried it recently and seen the nutritional value for a small packet of dried beef, I was shocked! Biltong, also known as beef jerky originated from South African countries.
Nutritional Information: 118kcal, 3.4g fat, 0.8g carbs, 21g protein
Where to buy from: Tesco, £1.50
Wheyhey, first known to me from their protein ice-cream, developed some delectable brownies that feel like cheats but are great for you. I’ve had the pleasure of trying all their flavours particularly when I’ve had sugar cravings, or wanted to eat cake! When eating healthier foods I’ve found that you don’t want them to feel like they’re overly healthy and not enjoyable to eat. However, luckily enough these are perfect, and for under 200kcal, why not!
Best in the range: hard to choose but probably, Chocolate Coconut and Chocolate Peanut.
Nutritional Information: Chocolate Peanut; 164kcal, 8.7g carbs, 11.1g; Chocolate Orange; 165kcal, 9.4g carbs, 10.9g protein; Chocolate Coconut; 167kcal, 8.5g carbs, 10.3g protein.
Where to buy them from: your local Asda or Tesco; or http://www.wheyhey.com
where you can purchase their trial brownie boxes for £8.99 or a pack of 15 for £18.99 (£1.27 per brownie!)
Have you tried any of these brands, or have any other brands that you like? Comment below and let me know!
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