Whether you are a bodybuilder, a team sport player, a college student or a businessperson, you probably need some quick protein snacks for your hectic
days. Protein not only helps in building and repairing every cell in your body, but it also helps to give you a feeling of fullness so that you do not
overeat. Here are a few pack and snack protein foods to eat on the go.
You may have considered jerky as a high protein snack, but then dismissed it because of its high salt content. There are actually types of jerky that
are not so salty; usually they are sold in health food stores. You can also make your own jerky in a food dehydrator, but be sure you get a low-salt
2. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is a strained yogurt that has a consistency that is thicker than regular yogurt but creamier than cheese. It has nearly twice as much
protein as regular yogurt, half the sugar, and no fat. It is easy to grab a container of Greek yogurt and a spoon, and head out the door.
3. Soy Nuts
Soy nuts are actually soybeans that have been soaked, drained, and then roasted. They taste very nutty and are high in protein, fiber and have an
abundance of vitamins and minerals. It is very easy to make them yourself, package them up into snack size bags, and take them along with you wherever
If you prefer actual tree nuts, almonds are a good choice. Of all the tree nuts, almonds are the highest in protein, as well as in fiber, calcium and
several vitamins. They have lots of magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin E. They have healthy fats, but no
cholesterol. Buy a large bag and divide it up into small snack-size baggies.
5. Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are high in protein, as well as many vitamins and minerals too. Eggs are helpful for good diet and nutrition. If you are worried about cholesterol
and do not want to eat the yolk, that is easy enough. Slice the boiled egg in two and pop out the yolk. There is no law that says you have to eat it,
and egg whites themselves are very high in protein anyway.
Hard cheeses are the highest in protein, and they are also the easiest to take on the go. Low fat cheddar is one of the better choices because it has
30g of protein and only 14g of fat for every 100g of cheese. There are some other cheese, such as Edam and parmesan, which rival its protein content,
but they are higher in fats. Make your choice, then just cut it up into cubes and put them in a small baggie or sealable container. If you want to have
some little cheese sandwiches, add some small whole wheat crackers to the package. Healthy protein snacks will improve your diet and nutrition.