March 23, 2009

You Ask, I Answer: Protein On The Go

Got an idea for a source of protein for my daughter that I can take with me out and about during the day that doesn't require refrigeration?

-- "n/a"

Via the blog

Nuts are always great; peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, and pistachios are easily transportable sources of protein.

Although all nuts should be stored in the refrigerator (to slow down rancidity of fats), it is certainly okay to carry some with you throughout the day.

I am not a big fan of protein bars. The vast majority of them are loaded with added sugar and saturated fats.


WifeMomChocoholic said...

I LOVE nuts, but they just don't satisfy me for very long. I wonder why. Everyone always talks about adding them to oatmeal or salad or eating them to tide you over til a meal, but they don't put a dent in my hunger.

Andy Bellatti said...


I find that most people do not know what constitutes a serving of nuts.

It takes 23 almonds, for instance, to get a single serving (140 calories). However, when it comes to adding almonds to cereal or salad, people usually stop at 8 or 9.

8 or 9 almonds aren't going to do much in terms of satiety, but a full serving should be more effective.

WifeMomChocoholic said...

Well, I am a I do actually weigh my nuts with a scale. One serving of walnuts looks depressingly small :-)