Ask The Muscle Cook: Know Any Healthy Protein Snack Recipes?

Fitness nutrition doesn't have to be the same ol' boiled chicken breasts, baked potatoes and broccoli. I can help you turn plain and boring into amazing and delicious!
Q

I've been assigned to bring finger food to a party. Any ideas besides veggie trays?

Parties and social gatherings are always a struggle for people trying to reach their muscle-building or fat-loss goals, especially if you party often! I always tell clients to bring healthy food with them. That way, they can have fun with their friends and family without jeopardizing their health and fitness goals.

You might also be surprised to find that your healthy alternative will be a popular option for other guests. They'll be asking you how you made your delicious snacks! The next time you're asked to bring food to a party, try one of these healthy, high-protein snacks.

Egg White Bites

(Directly from Anabolic Cooking)



Ingredients

egg whites 10


egg 1


tomato 1


onion 1 finely chopped


dried basil 1 tsp


black pepper to taste


Directions
  1. In a bowl, whisk egg whites and the egg.
  2. Pour egg mixture equally in a 6-muffin pan.
  3. Top each portion with 1 teaspoon of tomatoes and 1 teaspoon onions, and top with basil and pepper.
  4. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F. for 8 minutes, or desired doneness.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 6
Amount per serving
Calories 45
Total Fat1 g
Total Carbs1 g
Protein8 g

Guilt-Free Spinach Dip

(Directly from Anabolic Cooking)



Ingredients

1% cottage cheese 1 cup


low-fat greek yogurt 1 cup


onion soup mix 1 package


water chestnuts 1 can


carrots 1/4 cup


baby spinach 3 big handfuls


Directions
  1. Microwave spinach 1 minute.
  2. In a bowl, mix cottage cheese, yogurt and soup mix. Add water chestnuts, carrots and spinach and stir gently.
  3. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Amount per serving
Calories 162
Total Fat2 g
Total Carbs19 g
Protein17 g