Protein Snacks

By pepper09mos Latest Reply 2011-06-29 10:26:01 -0500
Started 2011-06-25 01:07:40 -0500

Hi. I am new here. Does anyone know of any protein snacks that are easy to carry around with you other than slivered almonds?

31 replies

Armourer 2011-06-28 21:45:37 -0500 Report

String cheese, mozerella. Nuts are great if your body takes it. I love nuts, body hates them. Guess jerky would be good, especially turkey.

Ridgewalker 2011-06-28 21:40:37 -0500 Report

For a diabetic, nuts are hard to beat and 4 servings a week reduces your risk of heart attack by 40%. Most nuts are 0 on the glycemic index except for cashews which are only 22. Full of good monosaturated fat and protein. Tried cinnamon almonds yet? They are yumy and cinnamon increases glucose metabolism by 20% in vitro. That's 2,000%!!!! I doubt Metformin can top this. Almonds are chock full of vitamin E too.

pepper09mos 2011-06-26 01:05:55 -0500 Report

Thanks so much; Any others? Ya'll are all great for helping me.

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-26 22:56:26 -0500 Report

Those little packages of mixed nuts are really good, and can tuck into a purse or pocket to have just in case a quick snack is needed. I usually need a little snack while in the car driving, especially if I am not home around lunchtime and don't have time to stop for a full lunch. Keep a few packets in the glove compartment. There are usually about 6 or 8 packages of mixed nuts in a box, when you buy them at the grocery store. Just look in the nuts section.

pepper09mos 2011-06-26 23:50:57 -0500 Report

Thanks. The only prob with them are too much salt, but come to think of it, I think they have some with no salt. So thanks again. I wish I coule eat cotton candy instead; lol;

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-27 09:53:48 -0500 Report

Me too! Yes, I would bet that there are low sodium nuts packs in the store, too. If you want to just put together little baggies of them on your own, and want to add a little sweetness to the mix, throw in a few mini chocolate chips, dark chocolate, a few won't add too much sugar and dark chocolate is ok to have, just don't put in too many. It took me a while to get used to dark chocolate, after loving milk choc. for so long, but when it is mixed with something else, it is really good, if you have a sweet tooth like me!

Cheryl*G 2011-06-27 14:40:18 -0500 Report

That is how I make mine, but it's hard to keep my son out of them. I started buying the stuff to make my own but I also make my son his own little baggies but he has M&M's in his.

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-27 21:39:00 -0500 Report

He's a guy after my own heart! LOL!! Love them M&M's!! I do sneak a few in here and there…hey, we gotta live a little… :)

GabbyPA 2011-06-28 03:07:09 -0500 Report

You know they make dark chocolate M&M's. So you can exchange your chips for those if you like the color in the mix. I make my own "trail mix" as well. I use raw nuts mixed with salted peanuts. Helps cut the salt down. I throw in some dried cranberries instead of chocolate, but like you, not too many.

Cheryl*G 2011-06-27 22:36:29 -0500 Report

I do too but not to many. Besides my sugars have been staying around 78 to 92 so I feel I can have a couple M&M's. My favs are the blue ones for some reason. LOL

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-28 18:20:49 -0500 Report

That is funny that the blue ones are your favorites, guess they just look so cute! I thought they were all supposed to taste the same, I enjoy them all. The new ones with the pretzels inside are heavenly, very hard to just have a few…I only buy them if we are having company over, so that they will eat some of them, then I will have just a handful. I will have to try the dark chocoloate ones…I have been having a little dark choc. piece from one of the dark choc. bars like Lindt, and dipping it in a little butter, tasty way to get a little protein. great job keeping your numbers down..keep up the good work!

Cheryl*G 2011-06-28 19:47:59 -0500 Report

Most people can't taste the difference but I can. I don't like the red ones because they dry my mouth out. The Dr. said it has something to do with the dyes used and a slight few can taste the difference. Thanks!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-29 09:46:53 -0500 Report

Since I haven't been eating many M&Ms I really notice the flavor from the various dyes. I haven't ever really liked the taste of red dye. It is bitter. Tried a cinnamon bear a few weeks ago after not eating any for 18 months. Almost couldn't taste the cinnamon for the red dye flavor. I used to like the orange sixlets the best and always gave the red and green ones to my husband because they were bitter. Haven't tried any since I have been diagnosed with diabetes, I'm afraid I'll find out even the orange ones taste bitter now. Guess according to your Dr. I am unique.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-29 10:20:50 -0500 Report

I haven't tried them, they are too close to the regular Hershey Kiss bags and I might accidently grab one of them and then I would have to eat them since I could not let them go to waste.

edvel54 2011-06-26 00:13:37 -0500 Report

How about cottage cheese or beef jerky(look for low sugar)

Cheryl*G 2011-06-26 00:14:41 -0500 Report

I love jerky but I didn't know they had low sugar jerky.

GabbyPA 2011-06-26 08:22:08 -0500 Report

Oh yes, jerky! That is a great alternative. You can make your own in a dehydrator to control the type of meat and the sugar content of it. But if you buy it, avoid the flavors like teriyaki or barb-b-q. Those have more sugar than the original or pepper flavors.

squog master
squog master 2011-06-25 22:31:19 -0500 Report

You can also freeze the Go-gurt. It's great when it's hot out. I also make my own trail mix using 4-5 different kinds of nuts I like, then I also throw in a handful of low fat granola & dried cherries.

Also, I think you can get peanut butter in individual serving cups. Then you can dip celery or baby carrots in it.

GabbyPA 2011-06-25 09:14:45 -0500 Report

I like the stick cheeses too. I just found wasabi and soy almonds and those are yummy. You can also take along those premade tuna salads. If you don't open them, they can keep ready to use for you.

Cheryl*G 2011-06-25 23:57:11 -0500 Report

My son bought some peanuts that are wasabi and I tried to warn him. I never laugh so hard in my life when he popped a handful in his mouth and his face turned bright red. He was sweating and his eyes were watering.

squog master
squog master 2011-06-25 22:23:42 -0500 Report

I can't do soy cause I'm allergic to soybeans. If it's in the 1st 3 ingredients listed on a package I'm not suppose to eat it. Strangely, I grew up on rice w/ soy sauce at every dinner as my Dad was Filipino but now I can't eat it.

squog master
squog master 2011-06-25 03:18:24 -0500 Report

String cheese. Yogurt in those plastic sleeves like ice pops. I think they are called Go-gurt by the company that makes them. If I think of any more I'll let you know.