When it comes to muscle gains, it’s no doubt that protein is a necessity to help you grow. Whether you’re not getting enough protein in your diet or you just need a little help keeping cravings at bay, Here are 7 high protein snacks that you can eat between meals. (excluding protein bars)
Protein: ~20 grams for each 5-ounce serving
Greek-yogurts are not the only highly-protein dairy snacks out there. A solitary serving compartment of nonfat curds has about 3g more protein than an average serving of Greek-yogurt and is only 110 calories. As an added bonus, it also gives about 125mg of bone-building calcium.
Protein: ~6 grams for every egg
Eggs used to be viewed as a wholesome no-no because of their elevated cholesterol content. Today, however, most nutritionists agree that they are a power-house breakfast or nibble when eaten with some restraint. Notwithstanding protein, the unassuming egg gives a healthy measurement of vitamin-D and vitamin B12 for only 77 calories each. Best part: It’s simple to make and can be made ahead of time in bulks. Simply boil, peel, and eat.
Protein: ~8 grams for every 1.15-ounce pack
Nuts such as almonds, peanuts, and cashews are wonderful sources of protein and great snacks to bring with you whether you’re on the road on at home. Also a good source of vitamin E and fiber.
Protein: ~6 to 8 grams for each serving
Individual bundles of cheese such as string cheese or cubed cheese are great snacks to bring when you need a quick boost and the extra calcium and vitamins (Vitamins A, B2, B12, D) is always a good bonus.
Protein: ~6 grams per cup of oatmeal
Simply add boiling water, blend, and you have a warm-bowl of fiber and protein-stuffed oats in-minutes for 150 to 200 calories per serving. A good source of protein, high in fiber, and an easy snack to make, you can always mix it up by cutting a banana into your oats or hurling in a couple of almonds.
Protein: ~8 grams for every half glass
A bundle of edamame supplies a whooping 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Simply microwave a bowl, sprinkle in some sea salt, and enjoy. If you’re looking for a crunchy alternative then you’re in luck: 1 serving of dry broiled edamame has considerably more protein up to 14 grams.
Protein: ~7 grams for each quarter-container serving
Just 120 calories for each serving, chickpeas offer 5 grams of both protein and fiber. Even better, daily serving of dietary beans such as chickpeas and also lentil, beans, and peas can bring down cholesterol levels. Grab a small bag and mix it with some raisins or make the obvious hummus by blending it into a paste onto a dish and adding some olive oil,
Other than the high protein snacks that are on the list you could always opt for pure protein based snacks such as protein bars and protein shakes. A good rule for the amount of protein we should be consuming daily is about 1g per lb of body weight. Do you feel this number is easy to hit each day and are you eating enough?
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