10 Simple, Protein-Rich Snacks

06/26/2014 at 11:19 AM ET

Protien-Packed Snacks
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Do you feel hungry all the time? Always searching for another snack? Try adding more protein to your diet! This super satisfying macro-nutrient will help you feel full for hours.

Whether you’re fueling up for the day ahead or taking a mid-day snack break to ward off those afternoon munchies, high-protein snacks are the best way to keep you going. Snacks with protein give you longer-lasting energy than carb-heavy options, like humongous bagels and muffins, which leave you ravenous just a short while later.

Here are 10 protein-packed (and portable!) snacks that make it easy to stay satisfied.

Mixed Nuts
Mixed nuts are a very convenient way to get some protein (and healthy fats). Read up on the best and worst nuts, then try adding dried fruit and seeds for a delicious, homemade trail mix.

Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs are an inexpensive and nutritious way to fuel up when you’re famished. Boil a half dozen at the beginning of the week for easy on-the-go snacking.

Edamame with Sea Salt
One cup of edamame pods has about 7 grams of protein. Sprinkle on a little sea salt on them to satisfy a salt craving!

Beef or Turkey Jerky
Beef and turkey jerky are super travel-friendly and guaranteed to keep you satisfied. Just make sure the one you pick isn’t too high in sodium. One of my favorite all-natural brands is KRAVE Jerky.

Greek Yogurt with High-Fiber Cereal
The combination of protein-packed Greek yogurt and high-fiber cereal is both delicious and filling. The two together will ward off hunger pangs for hours.

Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups
Smear a wedge of spreadable cheese on a few slices of turkey and roll it up. Just like that you have a deliciously satisfying snack.

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas
Beans are a great way to add both protein and fiber to your diet and chickpeas are easy to use. These salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas are to die for and are easily transportable for on-the-go snacking.

Protein Smoothie
This delicious Power Berry Smoothie has 9 gram of protein and is loaded with antioxidants. Whip it up before heading out the door.

Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Cottage cheese is loaded with protein, so even just a small portion will fill you up. Try it with fresh berries or pineapple chunks.

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Nut butters are my go-to when it comes to portable and filling snacks. I love to spread them on two slices of bread with banana slices.

—Tina Haupert


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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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