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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

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October 11, 2020

Right To Protein Team

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Proteins aren’t considered the building blocks of our bodies for nothing – snacks high in protein that are eaten between meals can reduce hunger, prevent overeating at mealtimes, and can help maintain weight loss. In fact, there are plenty of portable, non-perishable ways to sneak in some protein, without having to spend hours in the kitchen!

To help you, the Right to Protein initiative partnered with LabelBlind® to identify, round up and rate high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets. Nearly 1750 products across 150 brands from 18 categories are enlisted in the India Protein Scoreand this includes foods that are perfect for busy WFH days!

Here’s are some of the best high-protein snacking options –

Nut Butters

Almond and peanut butter may be the most popular nut butters, but don’t under appreciate the power of coconut or pumpkin seeds butter. They are energy and brain power boosters and can help with memory impairment. There are plenty of brands available in India with high protein, low sugar versions. So get creative – drizzle some peanut butter over a bowl of oatmeal, smear almond butter over a slice of whole grain toast or apple slices to fuel your snack game!

Soy Milk Drinks

Naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, soy milk is not only a common dairy alternative, but also an excellent source of protein! Soy milk is an easy swap and works in a variety of breakfast and snack dishes, like smoothies and parfaits or even as creamer to your coffee!

Nuts, Seeds & Trail Mix

Trail mix is a snack with vastly different blends of ingredients. It can include dried fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, coconut, and sometimes chocolate, to create a super craveable blend of salty and sweet. You can also consume a mixture of nuts and seeds that include almonds, pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. Featured brands in the India Protein Score report all have a 4.0+ rating, which make for good midday snack options. But remember, since there are lots of nutrient-dense foods in this snack, eating it mindlessly out of the bag will tally up to hundreds of calories before you know it. The recommended serving size for most trail mixes is 1/4 cup, which is about one handful.

Biscuits & Cookies

In India, dipping a biscuit in chai is quite a ritual – and you don’t need to give up on this just yet! All you need to do is make mindful choices. Instead of reaching for buttery, creamy cookies, opt for those that contain coconut, oatmeal, or peanut butter to power up your afternoon pick-me-up. Look for brands like Feel Mighty, Lo! Foods, The Health Factory, Nourish Organics, Ketofy, HYP and Flat Tummies whose nutrition-rich versions of your beloved sweet treats have high protein scores!
So, the next time you go to the grocery store, don’t get overwhelmed. Instead, use the India Protein Score as your guide to shop for the healthiest store-bought high-protein snacks. If you’re looking for more protein-packed goods, check out the Protein Index for the best whole food options!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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