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Power Snacks With 10 Grams of Protein or More

Jul 27 2014 - 1:30pm

Depending on your weight and activity level, a woman needs between 40 and 60 grams of protein daily. Sometimes it can be difficult to meet your protein quota in meals alone, so here are some snack ideas with at least 10 grams of protein.

Source: Thinkstock [1], Flickr user Average Jane [2], and Shutterstock [3]

Greek Yogurt With Fruit

A six-ounce serving of plain nonfat Greek yogurt offers a whopping 17 grams of protein [4] and 102 calories.

1/2 cup of fruit adds about half a gram of protein [5] and 24 calories.

Total: 17.5 grams of protein and 126 calories

Source: Flickr user Average Jane [6]

Soymilk

One and a half cups of Silk Organic Unsweetened Soymilk offers 10.5 grams of protein [7].

Total: 10.5 grams of protein and 120 calories

Cheese

Two organic mozzarella cheese sticks contain 15 grams of protein [8] and 80 calories.

Total: 14 grams of protein and 144 calories


Scrambled Egg on Toast

One medium scrambled egg (no oil or butter) contains 5.5 grams of protein [9] and 63 calories.

One slice of whole wheat bread contains five grams of protein [10] and 110 calories.

Total: 10.5 grams of protein and 173 calories


Cottage Cheese

A four-ounce serving of lowfat cottage cheese contains 15.6 grams of protein [11] and 102 calories.

One small peach is 1.2 grams of protein [12] and 51 calories.

Total: 16.8 grams of protein and 153 calories

Edamame

One and a half cups of shelled edamame offers 12 grams of protein [13].

Total: 12 grams of protein and 150 calories


Source URL
http://www.fitsugar.com/High-Protein-Snacks-2364906