high-protein food/snack ideas needed
Hey everyone! It's me again! Wanted to run something by you all and see what your thoughts are.
Here's the scoop. My son, 9 yrs old, is a high-energy kid who must have a super high metabolism. He runs on empty pretty quick and when the low blood sugar thing happens he gets pretty darn grouchy, not to mention he runs out of stamina. He's on a soccer team (practices/games weekly) and goes to swim lessons (1 day/week). I've come to the conclusion that he's in need of high-protein foods to keep his stamina and energy up... definitely for sports, but probably through school as well. He's not a big fan of nuts, except in the form of peanut butter, which rules out a lot of trail mixes. Here's what I've bought so far: greek yogurt, cheese, peanut butter (for sandwiches as well as "to-go" packs), and trail mixes (with various nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate pieces). Fruit/veggies with peanut butter and/or cheese is also an option. I did some searches for "high protein snacks for kids" and did print out a few recipes for granola bars and healthy no-bake cookies.
Any and all suggestions about what to make/bake/buy would be very helpful. Thanks!