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Does anyone know of a good low fat, high protein snack that is easy to carry and eat? Until I find something better, I'm using South Beach High Protein bars (Peanut Butter) but they have 5 grams of fat, and worse, 2 of those grams are saturated. So I'm looking for something with characteristics of Kashi Go Lean cereal (13G protein, 1G fat) BUT that is easy to carry to an informal meeting at work.
You do know that Kashi makes a Go-Lean Crunch bar, right? It's ratios aren't quite as good (I think they have 8 grams of protein and 3 of fat), but you can buy them in big boxes at Costco! I know that Odwalla also makes a pretty tasty protein bar that I believe has 16 grams of protein. Of course, I usually make a "trail mix" out of Kashi cereal, some raisins, dried cranberries, and walnuts. I've taken a small zip-lock of it into meetings before.
yes, I did, and I like them. They, like the South Beach High Protein bars, have 2 grams of saturated fat (and South Beach has 10 g of protein). I'm looking for something with less saturated fat. I'll have to check out Odwalla.
Thanks yet again Jay.
Mark W Rice wrote:
I'll have to check out Odwalla.
The Odwalla Super Protein Bar has 230 calories with 16 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of fat (1.5 grams saturated). They also make Super Protein soymilk drinks. I happen to have one of the Vanilla Al'Mondo drinks in my fridge and it has 380 calories with 18 grams of protein and 12 grams of fat (but only 2 grams saturated). I like it after a real long workout; usually with something like a banana or bagel.
Those are a good ratio of protein to saturated fat... better than what I'm using. I'll have to check them out.
The new soy joy bars are pretty good, you might like them too. I didn't look up their complete nutrition facts but i'm sure they're pretty high in protein and taste yummy.
Ok nevermind they have the same amount of fat as the bar you mentioned first.
Maybe just buying a bottle of nesquick fat free chocolate milk. It has 160 calories per cup ( I'm guessing maybe 2 servings per bottle), 8 grams of protein, and zero grams of fat. The chocolate milk has a lot of sugar, but I'm sure you could find plain milk too. I also agree with Jay that making a Kashi trail mix is a good idea. If you were looking into getting the Kashi protein powder...I would recommend getting the chocolate flavor over the vanilla. I've tried both; I absolutely love the chocolate, but I can't drink the vanilla at all. ( and vanilla is usually my preference)
I thought of this thread when I received this link for a spiced black-bean burger:
Not exactly what I think of when considering an office snack, but sounds like a pretty good lunch.
Awesome! We are always looking for good vegetarian recipies. This carries a whopping amount of protein to boot. (I wouldn't carry it to my meeting, but I would break it out in my office. Thanks Jay.
I suggest nuts. Oo better yet, nuts with dried fruit--for a protein-carb mix.
Nuts, while high in (healthful) fat, help protect against heart disease and diabetes. Plus, they are satiating and keep you from feeling hungry. Research indicates people who eat nuts are not fatter than non-nut eaters. Research also indcates healthful fats, such as in nuts, can improve performance and immune function in runners
They taste good, too!
Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Sports nutrition counselor and food/weight coach
Author, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook