It can be difficult to find high protein snacks that you can enjoy over the Christmas holidays, especially when there are endless cheese boards, bowls of crisps and countless chocolate treats around you that are impossible to ignore.
We wanted to find some high protein snacks that you can choose from morning, noon and night while you’re celebrating the festive season with family & friends, including a mix of both savoury and sweet options. Some of the high protein snacks that we’ve rounded up can be made in advance and stored to pick at when you’re chilling at home. Whichever you choose, each of the snacks will help you curb your unhealthy cravings and give you some energy throughout the day, without the dreaded post-snacking guilt!
Munch away on these tasty high protein snacks with the family before Christmas Dinner or pop some on the table during family board games or movie nights. All 5 snacks are easy to prepare and require little ingredients or energy (perfect for the Christmas season, right?). Why not try use all of the below options to create a healthy, high protein snack board of your own?
Try our top 5 high protein snacks below!
1.Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Bark
You just can’t go wrong with this one. A delicious blend of dark chocolate, nuts and dried fruit that are super easy to prep and pull together. Making this at home is a much healthier choice than a shop-bought alternative and you can customise it to your own taste!
Try this recipe – it will not disappoint!
Okay we say this a lot, but it’s true! Beef biltong is the perfect tasty, guilt-free snack for any occasion and definitely one to stock up on for Christmas and the new Year! It’s high in protein and low in calories but packed with lots of flavour. And you can find that right here! Did we mention our 2 tasty flavours have 13g protein and less than 75 kcals per pack?! Try our tasty red chilli or cracked black pepper. As if that’s not enough – check out our easy biltong bowl for a tasty board game or movie night high protein snack during the Christmas break!
Peanut butter is delicious, rich in protein and super versatile. Whether you’re team crunchy or smooth, peanut butter will give you that energy kick needed during the day and keep you feeling fuller between your meals, too. We love using it as part of a protein smoothie, on a slice of wholegrain toast or the base of a sauce for chicken!
4.Christmas Bliss Balls
Check out these tasty Christmas bliss balls, packed with lots of healthy ingredients like dates, oats and dried fruits. They’re super easy to make and can be stored in a zip-lock container to pick at over Christmas. They’re perfect to snack on before a Christmas walk with family or to have in the afternoon with a cup of tea!
Try healthy mummys Christmas bliss balls recipe here!
5.Curried Roast Chickpeas
How delicious do these look?! We spied this tasty recipe over on BBC Good Food – they’re curried and roasted chickpeas and they make for a super tasty snack. They are really easy to make and you can be sure everyone will be reaching for the bowl again to pick some up! We added a handful to our Butternut squash & coconut milk soup and it was delicious!