Sweets & Snacks Expo 2011 occurred May 24-26 in Chicago, showcasing the newest snacks, from sweet to savory to just plain weird. While many of the new products will send blood sugar soaring, here are three that promise a good protein boost for long-lasting energy.
Big League Jerky
Did you love sweet Big League Chew gum while you were playing Little League or high school baseball? Well, maybe as an adult you are ready for the same experience with a protein punch. Enter Big League Jerky. This high protein snack will come in three flavors: Original, Teriyaki, and Pepper/Sweet & Hot. Each serving of the Original Beef will provide 12 grams of protein and 1 gram of fat. Find out more at bigleaguejerky.com.
Zips Energy Seeds
Zips infused sunflower seeds are designed to give a long-lasting energy boost. The seeds include taurine (of Red Bull fame) and B-vitamins, but we suspect it’s the caffeine in them that provides the real boost. Find out more about Zips Energy Seeds.
Sick of almonds, sunflower seeds, and the like? Maybe you’ll like watermelon kernels. An ounce has about 150 calories, 8 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of carbohydrates. They provide iron, magnesium, and some B-vitamins. They will be available soon in roasted and salted, and spicy roasted varieties from snack purveyor Good Sense. See more products produced by Good Sense.