Whether you’re looking for a post-workout snack or a mid-day pick me up, reaching for something packed with protein will give you the extra boost you need to keep going all day long.
Protein is a macronutrient, meaning your body needs more of it for normal function and good health. It helps in building tissue, making hormones and is found in every cell of the body. However, contrary to popular believe, extra protein won’t give you extra strength. While not having enough protein can leave you feeling hungry and weak, the only way to build muscle is through exercise. Your daily protein intake relies on several factors including gender, age and level of activeness.
Most people think of protein rich foods as some type of meat like chicken, salmon or steak. But getting a full serving of protein doesn’t have to mean sitting down for a decadent meal. There are plenty of healthier, more convenient ways to eat protein. Here are four high-protein snacks that are perfect for throwing in your bag or storing in your desk drawer for an easy snack.
All of the these snacks should be stored in an airtight container, and can be kept in the fridge for long-lasting freshness. Toss you new favorite in a plastic bag and you’re good to face the day ahead of you, no matter what it entails.