High Protein Snacks
Easy to prepare protein snacks are vitally important when trying to gain lean muscle mass.
The secret is having a list of high protein snacks that you a) enjoy and b) can prepare quickly and easily.
If you are on the go it is surprising how many snacks full of protein that you can quickly make from the kitchen.
Protein bars can be quite costly, but bought in bulk don't really over a month as you will be spending money on other high protein foods anyway.
Chicken and steak can easily be cooked and stored in the fridge - ready for you to eat or take with you. They can be added to a sandwhich, with vegetables or eaten on their own with a bit of your favourite sauce.
Boiled eggs travel well, for a protein filled snack take eggs and any vegetables that you have to put with them. For example carrot sticks, sprigs of broccoli, runner beans or peas in their pods.
Firstly lets look at nuts - nuts are high in protein and really easy to carry with you. They are also a very good source of good fats. You can add raisins, sultanas, chopped dates, apricots or any other dried fruit that you may like. These are also widely available in most super markets or corner shops.
Tinned tuna is brilliant for quick and easy snacks because you can carry then tin around with you. There are a number of tuna snacks you can make such as tuna salad, tuna sandwhich, tuna pasta or simply eat the can of tuna on it's own.
Tofu is very high in protein and compared to 1 medium egg which contains 6 grams of protein, tofu has 10 grams.
The equivalent in beef would would have 26grams of protein but with tofu having less than a third of the calories than beef it is a nutritious alternative to other protein foods.