Without further adieu, here are my five favorite protein replacements to junk foods!
1. Whey2Be! Cookies
($24.99 for 12 cookies)
While these aren’t technically low on carbs, they have 20-grams of protein per cookie! At 300 calories, they use whole-wheat flour, whey protein, and nuts to make for a delicious and protein-packed snack. I love these before a workout because they give me a boost of carbs without too much sugar. They’re also a perfect pair to a glass of milk and Netflix movie! Click here for their website.
2. Enlightened Ice Cream
(Around $5 per pint, depending on which store)
These are AMAZING! With around 350 calories per pint, they come in every flavor you could think of! They have 7-grams of protein per serving and only 3 grams of fat. Plus- only 6 grams of sugar compared to regular ice cream which weighs in at around 25 grams (yikes)! I can vouch that these are very creaming and chunky- an ice cream lover’s dream! You can find them here.
3. Quest Protein-Chips
($16.75 for a box of 8)
If you like BBQ, cheese, and french-onion flavors, these are the snacks for you! With around 140 calories per small bag, you’re getting only five carbs and 18 grams of protein. If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is! You can find them here.
4. Real Good Foods Protein Pizza
(Around $6 depending on which store)
I never thought this would happen--but it did! These personal pizzas only have four carbs per serving and 25 grams of protein. If you love pizza but hate that post-pizza bloat, these are going to be your new go-to. You can order them by the case here.
5. Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancakes
($5.50 per box)
This beloved breakfast food usually is filled with carbs and pretty much nothing else. I’d like to personally thank Kodiak Cakes for creating this mixture of high-protein pancakes! Only 190 calories per serving and a whole 14 grams of protein. It’s a yes from me!
Most of these items can be found at your local CVS or Duane Reade Store. Each website also has a “location finder” option. Hopefully, I helped out my fellow snack food junkies with this list! It can be hard to say “no” to junk food but why not just find a healthy replacement instead?
Have any more protein-packed junk food replacements? Comment below!