10 high protein savoury snacks to help build muscle

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If you want to lose weight or build muscle, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is essential.

Protein will fill you up, satisfy you, and keep you feeling fuller for longer. This is an unbeatable combo if you want to avoid overeating.

There are so many fabulous ways to enjoy protein rich snacks as part of your healthy eating plan.

There are many savoury options that you can prepare in advance to enjoy on busy days, why not try one of these six recipes?

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10 high protein savoury snacks to help build muscle

1. Roasted Chickpeas

healthy roasted chickpea bites

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.

Recipe here

2. Mini Frittata

Mini Frittata

Here we have some tasty homemade mini Spinach Bacon and Zucchini Frittatas from 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Chloe Nowland.

Simply cook a chopped rasher of bacon until crisp, then add a grated zucchini to the pan with a handful of baby 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 until puffed and golden.

Use whatever veggies you have to hand to make your own frittatas.

3. Mexican Layer Dip

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 Challenge member Janet Cook for sharing her photo with us.

Recipe here

4. Tamari Almonds

Tamari Almonds

Mix 4 cup of almonds with a tablespoon of tamari sauce. Roast them in the oven for around 20 minutes for a yummy, moreish snack.

5. Curried Egg

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 yoghurt and a pinch of salt.

Mash well and serve on top of crackers, crispbread, or on top of sticks of cucumber. Thanks to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Ash for this great photo.

6. Tuna and Cannelini Bean Dip

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 Challenge member Kendal Arbon shows her adding some chilli flakes for some extra heat.

Recipe here.

7. Asian pork and veggie rice balls

These Asian inspired rice balls are a great savoury snack that can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to two months.

Healthy and Delicious Asian Pork and Veggie Rice Balls

8. Sweet Potato And Egg Brekkie Bites

These delish Sweet Potato And Egg Brekkie Bites are the perfect ‘grab and go’ breakfast for those mornings when you need to get out of the house, pronto. They also make a fantastic, protein-packed snack.

Grab the recipe – Super Quick and Easy Sweet Potato And Egg Brekkie Bites

9. Tuna, lemon and pea patties

Tuna, lemon and pea patties just 81 calories

High protein savoury snacks are a great way to stave off hunger pains between meals. This tuna patties recipe is very budget friendly as well as delicious.

Try them now Tuna Patties Recipe | Easy Tuna Patties Recipe

10. Pumpkin, goats cheese and parmesan savoury muffins

Scary Pumpkin Bread

Packed full of nutrients from diced pumpkin, baby spinach and with a generous helping of protein and calcium from the two different types of cheese used.

Savoury Muffin Recipe

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