So many of my clients come to me for easy, on-the-go snack options that have a higher protein count and taste great. Most people get stuck using the same snacks day in and day out because with so many out there on the market, it is hard to know what will actually taste great and what is worth buying. I am here to tell you about one of my new favorite finds!
I recently starting snacking on CHIKPRO Meat-Snx™! This is not your typical meat snack! They contain 20g of protein from CHIKPRO which is a chicken protein isolate powder that is gluten, soy, and dairy free and is derived from dehydrated chicken! CHIKPRO in its base form is a powder that can be added to many recipes to enhance protein content. Meat-Snx™ is one of those products!
As far as taste goes, they are delicious! In my best description, Meat-Snx™ are a combination between trail mix and potato chips. Their base consists of CHIKPRO Crisps - a combination of CHIKPRO, Pea Protein, and Rice Flour. They come in a variety of flavors like Sweet BBQ, Cheese Pizza, Ranch, Sriracha, and even Cinnamon Bun! These flavors are created by adding basic seasonings with no artificial colors or ingredients. Their taste and texture is appealing because it satisfies that salty and crunchy snack need which is often hard to come by in the world of high quality protein snacks. When we think of protein snacks, dessert flavors come to mind as bars and shakes tend to lean more toward the sweet craving instead of salty.
One of my favorite features about this brand is the different options their products feature which allows them to be appealing to a wider range of people. They have some lower fat options as well as high fat options! Meat-Snx™ flavors Ranch and Siraccha contain nuts (peanuts and almonds) which increase the fat content of the snack to 15g per serving.
Most of my clients follow a rest day (non workout day) diet of high-fat/low-carbohydrate intake and they often struggle to figure out how to get more fat in their diets. Meat-Snx™ varieties with nuts are a perfect high protein, high fat for those days! I also deal with many hard gainers and clients looking to build muscle that eat a very high amount of fat per day. These people would find the higher fat Meat-Snx™ to be beneficial in helping them get additional calories in! The other three flavors - Cheese Pizza, Sweet BBQ, and Cinnamon Bun do not contain nuts which keeps their fat content relatively low at 6g per pack. This would appeal to more of my typical clients who are always needing extra snacks during the day with a moderate fat and carbohydrate content with a solid 20g of protein!
If you are someone who trends more on the salty end of the spectrum, and often find yourselves grabbing chips or another salty snack during the day - give these a try! So many of my clients struggle to intake the appropriate amount of protein per day - and having the ability to snack on something salty, crunchy, and flavorful while still getting 20g of high quality protein is a great way to stay on track with both your protein intake, health, and overall nutrition goals!