When you’re tired, your muscles are sore and you’ve had a long day of juggling training, work and family time, snacking can be seriously tempting – and you deserve a treat, right?
By making sure you’ve got a supply of nutritious, tasty, high-protein snacks on hand at all times, you can overcome any mid-afternoon energy slumps to keep your foundation fueled and your performance at its peak.‡
Here are four of our favorite high-protein snacks that are super easy to make, with a helping hand from Klean Athlete products:
Hummus is incredibly easy to make and such a versatile snack. Klean hummus provides double the amount of protein compared to regular hummus AND it has 18% fewer calories.‡
Our Klean hummus is ideal for serving with sliced vegetables, pitta bread, tortilla chips or whole grain crackers. This recipe should provide you with eight servings, either to share or to keep refrigerated in an airtight container to dip in and out of for up to one week.
- 2 cups chickpeas
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Optional: hot sauce or crushed red pepper to spice up your hummus
- Drain the chickpeas, using cool water to rinse them thoroughly
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until the texture appears creamy
Nutritional value (per ¼ cup serving): 99 calories; 8g carbs; 2g fiber; 8g protein; 4g fats; 20% vitamin B6 DV; 11% niacin DV; 3% calcium DV; 2% potassium DV; 5% iron DV.
Avocados are a fantastic source of healthy fats, but they don’t contain any protein. However, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious guacamole as a high-protein snack – you can simply add Klean Isolate to up its protein content and keep your snacks as fueling as possible.‡