by Carrie Jurney DVM DACVIM (Neuro)
Like many humans, I'm trying to improve my diet. Certainly the lizard parts of my brain would prefer to just eat churros all day long, but higher cortical function suggests that perhaps I can be a bit nicer to this aging vessel. I've also been having a more serious mid-day slump recently. I know I could treat that with caffeine- but really, that's more of a cheat than a fix.
So, here is my goal: find a bunch of relatively portable, higher protein snacks that are under 250 calories. I set a rather arbitrary goal of 6g of protein, and roughly 3% protein per calorie as the minimum. Extra points for being portable, and at least some options need to be grab and go (thus the plethora of kind bars and prepackaged on the list). There are also some things that can be packed and eaten at a desk for the days when I actually have a desk. I'm about 1/2 mobile and 1/2 at a clinic.
This is harder than one might imagine, but I have been working on a chart.
You can see it here.
Would love to hear your snack ideas!