There are many savoury options that you can prepare in advance to enjoy on busy days, why not try one of these six recipes?
6 high protein savoury snacks to help build muscle
1. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are legumes that are full of protein and fibre. This recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge shows you how to turn them into a crispy treat that’s great for a healthy snack. Preheat the oven to 230C / gas mark 8. Take 400gramschickpeas (drained and rinsed) and pat them dry. Toss them in a bowl with 20ml olive oil, a pinch of paprika and chilli powder, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread them in a single layer in a non-stick roasting tin and bake for 30-40 minutes, until crunchy and crisp.
Simply cook a chopped rasher of bacon until crisp, then add a grated courgette to the pan with a handful of baby leaf spinach. When the greens are wilted, remove from heat. Whisk 4 eggs with a dash of milk in a jug.
Spray 12 holes of a muffin tray with olive oil spray, then divide the bacon and veggies among each hole. Pour in the egg mixture and bake at 180C / gas mark 4, until puffed and golden.
Use whatever veggies you have to hand to make your own frittatas.
3. Mexican Layer Dip
Black beans are a great way to get a protein hit. Keep a tin in the pantry so that you can easily make this dip anytime. This healthy dip tastes as good as it looks, and thanks to 28 Day Weight Loss Challengemember Janet Cook for sharing her photo with us.
Mix 4 cups (480g) of almonds with 20ml of tamari (gluten free soy sauce). Roast them in the oven for around 20 minutes for a yummy, moreish snack.
5. Curried Egg
We know that egg is a high protein snack, but if you want something more than just a boiled egg try curried eggs instead. Take 1 boiled egg, and add 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1 tbsp Greek yogurt and a pinch of salt.
Mash well and serve on top of crackers, crispbread, or on top of sticks of cucumber.
6. Tuna and Cannelini Bean Dip
Tuna and beans together is a protein match made in heaven. This simple dip can be customised depending on your tastes – this photo from 28 Day Weight Loss Challengemember Kendal Arbon shows her adding some chilli flakes for some extra heat.
Just mix one 400g tin of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) with 30mlolive oil, the juice of 1lemon, 100gtin of tuna (drained), 2green shallots (chopped) and salt and pepperto taste. Serve with vegetable sticks for a healthy snack.
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