Whether you have a nut allergy or work in a nut-free facility, here are my favourite nut-free high protein snack ideas.
I’m a big fan of snacking between meals. It helps keep my energy levels up, prevents me from over-eating at mealtime, and most importantly, prevents me from getting hangry.
Coming up with ideas for healthy snacks can be challenging enough as it is, and with the added challenge of food restrictions that teachers face within schools, it can seem near impossible.
18 Nut-Free High Protein Snack Ideas
1. Greek yogurt and fruit
2. Hummus, vegetable sticks, and whole wheat pita
3. Trail mix with seeds and dried fruit
4. Nut-free granola/seed bars
5. Roasted Chickpeas
Buy them pre-made or make your own with this recipe from Kitchn.
Enjoy edamame beans steamed and lightly salted, or roasted with your favourite spices and Parmesan cheese. Make it ahead for a convenient snack.
7. Goat cheese and crackers
8. Dates stuffed with Sunflower Seed Butter
9. Home made Energy Bites.
Try this recipe for Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites from Oh She Glows.
10. Boiled egg and fruit or pita
11. Cheese and whole grain crackers or fruit
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12. Pumpkin seeds and fruit
13. Apple slices with Sunflower Butter dip
Enjoy apple slices with Sunflower Butter alone, or for a creamier option, mix 1 Tbsp of Sunflower Butter with ~1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt and cinnamon, to taste.
14. Tuna and crackers
15. Cottage cheese and canned peach slices
16. Chia seed pudding
For a basic pudding, mix 1 cup of milk (or milk alternative) with 1/4 cup Chia seeds and 1 tsp maple syrup/honey. Let sit overnight.
17. Sunflower Butter banana roll-up
Spread sun butter on a tortilla, top with sliced fruit and additional toppings such as granola, raisins, dried coconut, or seeds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and roll.
18. Home made, whole grain muffin
Try these Blueberry High Protein Muffins with Quinoa from Food Faith Fitness
What are your favourite nut-free high protein snack ideas? Comment below and let us know!
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