Friday, October 7, 2016

Healthy Protein Snacks and Manuka Honey


Who doesn’t love snacking, I know I do! Whether it’s late night in front of the TV, or at work in front of the monitor, nothing beats snacking.

Not all snacks are created equally though. See, some are created delicious, and others, oh well, just healthy.

Obviously all delicious snacks, such as a barbeque pork bag of chips or a Twix bar, should be avoided on a regular basis. So, that leaves us with all the Kale chips, and other, not so tasty snacks.

So, I am not going to talk about delicious healthy snacks. Instead, I will talk about snacks high in protein – snacks that can help you lose that weight faster.

Every single one of those snacks offers a least 10g of protein, so here we go, brace yourselves.

Tuna Salad On Crackers

Best thing about this snack is that you can keep it in your fridge, and preserve it for a few days. However, this is not just tuna fish on crackers, I like to make things more interesting so I add more ingredients. It is actually quite tasty. Here is what I add:

1 can of Albacore Tuna
Lettuce leafs, one or two
3tbsp Canola Oil Mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
½ teaspoon lemon pepper
1 ½ tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery

Now, for the instructions. Place the tuna in a bow and mix it up with the mayonnaise, celery, onion, lemon, lemon pepper and dill weed. Make sure you mash it real good.

Buy some regular crackers, whatever you like, and place a bit of the mix on top of each cracker. You can garnish it with a piece of fresh dill weed. And there you have your first high protein snack.

High Protein Fruit Dip With Manuka Honey

This is not even a snack, this is a delicious dessert that I am sharing with you. Get your cooking hats out and get ready to add some sweetness to your day.

So, for this you will need a container of Greek yogurt (5.3oz), almond butter (3 tablespoons), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and last but not least some UMF Manuka honey (1 tablespoon). You can try manuka doctor honey, as it tastes quite delicious. 

Once you get a hold of the ingredients, add the yogurt, almond butter, honey and cinnamon to a bowl (small or big, up to you) and stir to combine them. Next, grab some red/yellow apples and cut them to half-moon shapes.

Place the mix in cups or glasses, add the apple and perhaps some extra Manuka honey for taste.

Voilla! Stay healthy my friends.