This post has been sponsored by BOOST Glucose Control®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
These 5 High Protein Snacks are high in protein and are perfect in between meals to deal with prediabetes.
When I was first diagnosed with prediabetes almost 6 years ago, I felt very overwhelmed. After overhauling my lifestyle and diet, I still couldn’t manage my blood sugar levels and thought that all hope was lost.
After I attended a diabetes education class and saw a nutritionist, things made a lot more sense. Dealing with prediabetes is about dealing with fluctuations in blood sugar, which means making sure my body is getting steady “fuel” throughout the day to avoid blood sugar highs and lows and making sure that I am ingesting the right type of food (low carb, high protein).
Today I want to share with you my favorite snacks to help manage my hunger in between meals.
5 High Protein Snacks to Help Manage Prediabetes
What I struggled with the most when changing my diet was snacks. Before being diagnosed, my go-to snacks were mainly carbs – bread, crackers, a fruit smoothie or granola bars.
But after a consultation with my nutritionist, I switched my old options to these nutrient dense 5 High Protein Snacks that are super easy to have around. They are perfect to deal with hunger between meals.
| 1 | BOOST Glucose Control® from Nestle
Perfect for when I am busy, on the go, post workout or when I just don’t feel like having a full meal, high-protein drinks are the perfect snack.
I can just grab a BOOST Glucose Control® during these moments. The chocolate flavor is great and helps curbs my sweet cravings throughout the day.
Of course, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising are also part of my lifestyle, but I love that BOOST Glucose Control® has been clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels vs. a standard nutritional drink in people with Type 2 diabetes.
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| 2 | Nuts
A handful is all you need to hold you over, and the great thing about nuts is there is such a variety of them. Nowadays, there are so many flavors to choose from that you won’t get bored anytime soon. Just make sure whatever ingredients are used to flavor them are low in carbohydrates.
| 3 | Greek Yogurt with Nuts and Sweetener
Plain whole milk greek yogurt has only 7 grams of carbs. I like to add walnuts or pecans to mine plus a naturally sourced sweetener and spices such as pumpkin pie or cinnamon to give it an extra kick.
| 4 | Turkey Muffins
Turkey muffins are an amazing protein, low-carb snack. Turkey meat is lean, which makes it also low in fat – perfect for when you are building muscles and still want to loose weight.
They freeze and reheat well, so make a bunch in advance and just reheat them right out of the freezer for a great snack.
For the recipe click here.
| 5 | Tuna Salad on Celery
If you love Tuna salad like I do, this recipe is a great alternative to a tuna sandwich. Not only it is packed with protein, it is also easy to prepare.
These 5 high protein snacks are a good starting point to help rebalance your diet if you have just been diagnosed or if you’re stuck in a rut with your diet. Eating low carb doesn’t need to be boring or complicated. And if you haven’t tried BOOST Glucose Control® from Nestle yet, grab a pack next time you are in the grocery store!
For more low-carb recipes, click here.
What are your favorite high protein snacks?
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