We’re all prone to something sweet, but if you’re trying to lose weight or build muscle it’s generally best to avoid sugary treats! Fortunately the fitness community has you covered, with a recent trend towards high protein sweets and treats helping you meet your cravings and still stick to your diet.
The key is to use foods which are naturally sweet, combined with high protein ingredients. Protein helps you feel full and is an important element in building muscle, so finding new ways to sneak more protein into your diet will help you to build muscle and lose weight.
There are tons of cool protein snacks out there, from protein pancakes to brownies, which usually involve cooking with whey protein powder and a few other healthy ingredients like natural peanut butter and oats. The recipes tend to be fairly straightforward, and they’re a great way to feel full and enjoy something sweet and tasty.
Our personal favourite at the moment in the protein flapjack, which is generally made with whey protein, oats, peanut butter and a few other bits and pieces depending on the recipe. This list of high protein flapjack recipes from Take Fitness should help get you started on your healthy snacking adventure. If you know any other cool recipes please let us know!