Snacks and Treats that Won’t Ruin a Healthy Diet

1) Met-Rx Pancake Mix
Who doesn’t like pancakes but choosing to eat them can really sabotage a healthy diet as most pancakes are loaded with carbohydrates and calories. Met-Rx Pancake Mix is a convenient way to enjoy pancakes while not consuming excessive calories or carbohydrates. A serving makes 3 pancakes and ends up being less than 200 calories with 12 grams of protein and 33 carbohydrates. Look for sugar free syrup and you can enjoy a tasty breakfast without the guilt.

2) Ostrim Meat Snacks
Ostrim meat snacks are a variation on jerky snacks. The Ostrim snacks use some unique meat combinations like Ostrich and Elk to create a low fat high protein snack. This is a grab and go product that you can take anywhere which is great because it is typically hard to find healthy snacks on the go.

3) MHP Protein Pudding
Ok this product doesn’t taste quite as good as real pudding but it is pretty good and packs a hefty protein punch at 30 grams. With less than 200 calories MHP Protein Pudding is another portable snack that can be enjoyed as a treat or used to help manage appetite.

4) Nuts n’ More Nut Butter
Nut butters are a great way to consume healthy fats and protein and Nuts n’ More takes it a step further with added protein and some unique flavors. This is a really creamy peanut butter and can be enjoyed on a sandwich or right out of the jar as a snack.

5) Quest Bars
Quest bars are a fiber packed protein bar with a delicious variety of flavors that will please even the pickiest eater. What sets Quest bars apart is the excellent nutrition profile which varies a bit by bar but is around 200 calories, 20 grams of protein and over 16 grams of fiber.

Dominick Walsh is a blogger for Performance Nutrition and and covers all men’s health topics and exercise issues including protein powders, diets, weight loss, weight lifting supplements, fat burners and supplement reviews. Dominick’s columns cover everything you need to know about your pre, during and post workout nutrition.