Try These 8 Weight-Smart Snacks

Have you been snacking all wrong?

Snacks are often what we need to keep us energized throughout the day. The question is, are the snacks you’re choosing actually helping?

Many of the sweet and salty snacks we eat may offer a quick fix, but will leave you feeling worse, even more hungry, and less satisfied.

Foods high in protein help you feel full longer by slowing digestion, helping you get through the day without stopping by the vending machine.

Eating a regular diet with a good amount of protein is the best way to feel satisfied, all day long.

Here are 8 protein packed snacks to help power your day:

Edamame: These little green-pod soybeans boast 16 grams of protein per cup. You can enjoy this tasty snack in a variety of ways, including microwavable frozen options to dry-roasted packs. Edamame is also high in fiber.

Eggs: Hard boil an egg or two and take them to work with you. Each egg will offer 6 grams of protein, as well as a good dose of vitamins D and B-12. Make a bunch and take a couple with you each day, for a no hassle healthy boost.

String Cheese: A favorite for kids and adults alike. These easy on-the-go snacks will supply you with a quick and easy 7 grams of protein per stick. You can also go for the individual cheeses, like Babybell cheese wheels.

Peanut Butter: You should have a jar of natural peanut butter in your desk. With 7 grams of protein per ounce, this is a great way to power through your day. If a jar is too tempting, you can purchase single-serving packages, or even make your own. Mix in some fruit if you’d like.

Greek Yogurt: This is a big one. A single serving of Greek yogurt contains around 17 grams of protein. This is not only a great source of protein, but, low in fat, low in sugar, and contains a good amount of probiotics.

Jerky: Beef or turkey is fine. Both are low in fat, and high in protein. At about 10 grams per serving, and a wide variety of flavor choices, you really can’t go wrong with this savory snack.

Milk: Don’t overlook this protein-packed staple. An 8 ounce glass contains about 16 grams of protein. You are also gaining the value of healthy hydration. Drink up.

Oatmeal: Something warm, and sweet sound good? Single serving oatmeal is a simple and satisfying snack. You’ll benefit from the 5 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber.

Green Tea: Hydration may be the single most important part of your daily diet. Add a pixie of Green Tea HP to a bottle of water, twice every day to get the health benefits of more than 50 cups of regular green tea per day.

Whether your office is at home or away, fueling your body with clean, high-octane nutrition will help you power through with the greatest of ease.