Snacks are an essential part of everyone’s day. Because there is just too much time between lunch and dinner, and you are bound to get hungry. Many people assume that snacks are unhealthy because snacks are associated with unhealthy junk food. But it does not have to be this way. There are two healthy snacks, which are high in protein that you can eat to satisfy your rumbling stomach!
Blood Orange and Coconut Chia Pudding
This recipe contains 9 grams of protein per serving. You will need the following ingredients to prepare this delight:
- 1 3.5-oz. can of unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 c. freshly squeezed blood orange juice (from about 9 blood oranges)
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. chia seeds
- blood orange segments, for serving
- toasted coconut flakes, for serving
To prepare this chia pudding, warm coconut milk in a small saucepan. Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and whisk blood orange juice and maple syrup in it. Also, mix in the salt. Lastly, add in the chia seeds and whisk thoroughly. After the mixture cools down, transfer it into jars or containers and refrigerate it overnight. Serve topped with segments of blood orange and toasted coconut flakes.
Spinach and Goat Cheese Egg Muffins
This recipe contains 8 grams of protein per 2 muffins. You will need the following ingredients to make this healthy snack:
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 large red pepper, cut into 1/4-in. pieces
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 5-oz. pkg. baby spinach, chopped
- 1/4 c. fresh goat cheese, crumbled
Start by preheating the oven. Next, heat oil in a skillet and add red pepper, followed by salt and pepper. Let it cook for 6-8 minutes and then remove it from the skillet. Beat the 6 eggs in a bowl and spinach and the red pepper mixture into this bowl. Add the batter equally to the muffin pan cups and top it with goat cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, and then remove from the oven and let them cool before eating!