My favorite high protein low calorie snack – 26g protein!

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The following is not intended to be nutrition or medical advice, instead it represents my experience with a product that I love! Please see your doctor for nutrition and or medical advice!!

Whether you follow a low carb diet or a low fat/calorie diet, inevitably you find that the more protein you eat, the less your hunger. I’m not a snacker, but on the rare occasions that I cannot wait until dinner to eat I usually reach for a certain snack that packs in a huge punch of protein and fiber. I also often eat this as a sugar-free dessert too.

The geniuses who developed the Oikos Triple Zero greek yogurts figured out how to make a high protein, high fiber, low calorie, sugar-free and yummy yogurt! Each individual serving (depending on variety) has about 15g of protein! They also have 6 grams of fiber, which when you deduct from the overall carbohydrates doesn’t make it too carby! It gets better… this yogurt is sweetened with stevia instead of sucralose. They have literally satisfied every desire I had for a healthy greek yogurt! But the icing on the cake is that they are completely yummy too! All of this for only 120 calories.

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Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt
high protein low calorie snack
Nutrition facts for Banana Creme Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt

Even more protein!

So my little trick for upping the protein even further is to add two tablespoons of the Great Lakes collagen. It blends in great and you cannot taste it. This adds 11 grams of protein and only 40 calories. So, for 160 calories, you can have a tasty snack (or dessert) that has 26 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, & no sugar (only 8 net carbs).

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Great Lakes Collagen


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Or make it a meal

When I was eating two high protein, lower carb meals a day, I added 2 boiled eggs on the side (for another 14 grams of protein) and a handful of nuts for some healthy fat. This always left me feeling very, very full until dinner time.

Another option for increasing protein and a great meal replacement is to use the yogurt with collagen as a base to make a smoothie.  In a blender first add some liquid to the bottom such as milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc., add the yogurt-collagen mixture, and then some frozen fruit.  You can also add whey protein to increase the protein content even further. If you want to add some healthy fat, try an avocado, it is excellent in smoothies too.

Why all the protein?

No one can agree on whether you should eat more protein or more fat, or even more carbs. I spent some time in the high protein low carb diet camp – where the goal was to hit 35 grams of protein per meal. I have to say, it was effective. It wasn’t the most pleasant diet I have ever tried, but that amount of protein does work very well to keep you from getting hungry. Those who argue for the higher amount of protein usually believe in a certain threshold of protein intake at a meal triggering muscle protein synthesis. I’ll leave that to science to figure out, but luckily while experimenting with a high protein diet I found a great product that I now use all the time.




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