If you're working out hard, you a need healthy snack with some oomph to it. Here are some filling, protein-rich snacks that are packed with flavor (so you actually look forward to eating them).
1. Krave Gourmet Jerky
A good choice for meat lovers, these varieties of all-natural jerky are high in protein, low in sugar and sodium, and free from nitrates and artificial flavors. The texture is moist and satisfying.
2. Chicken Salad and Crackers
Something you would typically have as a meal can make a great snack—just eat a smaller amount. Mix a small portion of chicken salad with mayonnaise or guacamole and pair it with whole wheat crackers.
3. Hard-Boiled Eggs and Toast
This is a portable and satisfying snack for busy weekdays. Boil a half-dozen eggs on the weekend to have a high-protein snack ready during the week. Pair the eggs with slices of whole wheat toast or "smash" them to fill a wrap.
4. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Drain and rinse canned chickpeas and lay them on a baking sheet drizzled with olive oil. Season with chili powder, garlic powder or cumin and roast at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. These are crunchy, spicy alternative to nuts.
5. Carrots and Dip
A good way to add an extra serving of vegetables to your day is to have them as a snack, paired with a delicious, satisfying dip. Try roasted red pepper hummus, queso fresco and chipotle laughing cow cheese wedges, or plain Greek yogurt.