In this episode of Abbey’s Kitchen dietitian Abbey Sharp unveils her top 5 summer snacks for when you’re on the go. This includes Genuine Health proteins+ fermented Greek yogurt bars, Krave jerky, and even a delicious recipe for Chia Pudding.
Disclaimer: Abbey is a paid ambassador for Krave and Genuine Health, however, all opinions are genuine.
Abbey kicks things off with her first snack, which happens to be Krave jerky. She prefers the Beef Chili Lime for it’s flavor but also due to the fact that it doesn’t have to be refrigerated and is packed with 9 grams of protein per ounce. She even goes so far as to call it the ultimate on the go protein snack. It also much lower in sodium than many of the the other leading brands. It also has no artificial flavors of added preservatives. In other words, this is high quality jerky well deserving of it’s spot on the list.
Her second snack is Chia Pudding. Many of you are no doubt unaware of how easy it actually is to make Chia Pudding. Abbey mixes 3/4 cup of vanilla almond milk with one tablespoon of Chia seeds and some protein powder. Any type of protein powder you happen to have on hand will work fine. After mixing that all together well top it with some berries and let it sit in the fridge overnight. When you wake up you will have a delicious high protein Chia Pudding just waiting to be eaten right in your fridge. This Chia Pudding is in fact just 10 calories and has a whopping 10 grams of protein in it.
Snack three is comprised of Popcorn, almonds, chili powder and sea salt. Abbey uses and air popper to make her popcorn but you can make your popcorn any way you see fit. The recipe is extremely straightforward. Pop your popcorn and top it with an ounce of almonds followed by your spices. Feel free to experiment with your spices until you find the one you like best with your popcorn. Abbey likes to make a big batch and portion them out into baggies so their ready to go when you are.
Abbey’s fourth summer protein snack is a fermented Greek yogurt protein plus bar. Each bar is about 200 calories, has 10 grams of fiber and 15 grams of extremely high quality protein that comes from grass fed dairy. Her favorite flavor is the cherry almond because it tastes a lot like having dessert but isn’t followed up by the dreaded blood sugar crash that follow most desserts. Abbey recommends it as a post work-out recovery treat.
The last snack on the list is cottage cheese. Abbey eats cottage cheese before bed because it’s loaded with casein protein, which is a slow digesting protein. This will get you through the entire night without waking up hungry. She typically eats a half a cup each night which contains 15 grams of protein, she will also put some berries and just a bit of cinnamon on the top for some extra flavor.
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