Peanuts or Peanut Butter
Protein: 7 g per ¼-cup serving (or 2 Tbsp peanut butter)
We are all well aware that peanut butter is the comfort food that we all loved as children. You can even eat them with pizza. If you have them during breakfast, they can help you consume less during lunchtime called the second-meal effect. Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter is a brand that does not add sugar, so it is still healthy.
Protein: 6.5 g per 1-cup serving (cooked)
Quinoa is not the only food item that can be good for your health. Wild rice is a grain that is rich in protein that you should definitely start consuming more and more. It has a nutty taste and slightly chewy texture which basically means that it would be more satisfying. It is a versatile grain that you can experiment on.
Protein: 6 g per ½-cup serving
Chickpeas have a combination of protein and fiber which obviously translates to a healthy dip. You can make a sandwich with it, replacing the mayo, or serve them with veggie slices. You can also make use of chickpeas to bake Flourless Banana Blender Muffins if ever you feel like eating a savory-sweet treat.
Protein: 6 g per ¼-cup serving
Almonds are not only protein-rich but also contains a heavy dose of vitamin E, which helps you have a healthy skin and hair. Almonds also make up 61% of the daily recommended intake of magnesium that can assist you with your sugar cravings, soothe PMS-related cramps, upgrade your bone health, and reduce muscle soreness and spasms.
Protein: 6 g per 2 Tbsp
Chia seeds contain loads of protein even if they come in pint-sized orbs. They also contain a lot of alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) which is a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. Also, omega-3s which chia seeds contain can boost the stimulation of the satiety hormone leptin, that ends up burning fats instead of just storing them.
Protein: 5 g in ¼-cup serving (dry)
Steel-cut oats are not just the solid source of protein. they have a lot of other advantages as well. They can help to lower glycemic index even more so than rolled oats. This would result in maintaining the blood sugar levels to a he2althy amount. In the end, your cravings will be controlled and you will feel more satisfied after eating them.