Face it, we are all On the Go and grabbing whatever we can find to consume quickly and move forward with our hectic schedule!
There is no way that I could convince you to slow down, and eat a healthy satisfying meat!
Eating a full meal would take too much time, right? And there is so much too do in your over booked day!
Did you realize there are better snacks out there that can meet your nutritional need and you don’t have to slow down too eat these foods?
These satisfying snacks are packed with a much needed macronutrient that will keep your body fueled and moving on in your crazy busy day!
The answer is Protein! This macronutrient builds and maintains your body tissue!
Here are eight great high protein snacks I will share that are portable, and protein-packed that you can consume on your daily journey!
And you will never have an excuse to head out with a candy bar or bag of chips ever again!
This first food I will share packs 20 grams of protein!
Single-serve cottage cheese gives you 125 milligrams of bone-building calcium.
You might think Greek Yogurt is the king of high-protein dairy snacks!
Believe it or not, a single-serving container of nonfat cottage cheese boasts 3 grams more protein than a typical serving of Greek yogurt and is just 110 calories.
Hero in a Shell!
Here is a food that might be a bit unexpected in delivered what you need on the run!
This food comes in it’s own natural container!
This food boasts 6 grams per item! In addition to protein, this food gives you a hearty dose of vitamin D and vitamin B-12 for just 77 calories apiece.
Which food am I referencing too? The ever humble egg!
Did you realize the egg used to be considered a nutritional no-no due to it’s high cholesterol content.
Today, though, most nutritionists agree that eggs are a powerful breakfast or snack when enjoyed in moderation. However the best part is eggs are easy to take on the run!
Just remember to peel them before you leave your home to make eating them on your commute, easy to consume!
What is even better, some convenience and grocery stores sell hardboiled eggs in packages of two, so this food is easy to grab up when On the Go!
Here’s the Beef!
For the meat lovers, beef sticks are a great high-protein and portable snack, however it is important that you choose the right type of beef.
Most beef sticks you might consume are highly processed! The beef sticks you should consume consist of beef and salt only, and maybe some seasonings.
Ideally, choose beef sticks made from grass-fed beef, because this beef contains more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef.
Most beef sticks contain about six grams of protein per ounce, about 28 grams total on average.
Veggie Lovers, Rejoice!
For the veggie lovers consider carrying edamame in your On the Go pack!!
This is immature soybean that is still in the pod. Edamame are high in protein, packed with vitamins and minerals, and make for a quick, easy and delicious snack!
One cup of edamame provides some of just about every nutrient that you need, including 17 grams of protein, 52% of your daily need for vitamin K and over 100% of your daily need for folate.
Most of the time, edamame is served as a steamed dish. however many stores offer pre-cooked and frozen varieties that simply need to be heated in a microwave.
All you have to do is place the heated edamame in a portable container so you can enjoy this delicious veggie On the Go!
To enhance the flavor of edamame, consider adding spices and seasonings of your choice.
Shake It Up!
While getting your protein from whole food sources is ideal, protein shakes make for an easy snack that you can make quickly at home and take On the Go!
This is where you can sneak in some protein and other nutrients into your hectic busy day!
Your protein shake can be made with several types of protein powder, which could include whey protein, egg, soy and pea protein.
This shake may be beneficial for making you feel full!
On average a scoop of protein powder provides about 20 grams of protein, which is could keep you full until your next meal.
To make a protein shake, simply combine a scoop of protein powder, a cup of milk or juice, and a cup of ice and fruit, if desired.
Then pour all off this into a portable spill proof container so you can take it with you On the Go!
Roasted Em Up!
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a legume that is impressive and high in nutrients! This legume is also an excellent source of protein and fiber!
A half-cup serving of Chickpeas (82 grams) contains 7.5 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber,
in addition to providing some of almost every vitamin and mineral. They are particularly high in folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.
One delicious way to prepare chickpeas for a snack is by roasting them with some basic seasonings and olive oil.
Roasted chickpeas are crunchy and portable, so you can take them with you On the Go, and enjoy them when hunger hits.
Peanut Butter Meets Apple!
I believe most of us can admit that apples and peanut butter taste great together!
And they also make for a nutrient-packed, high-protein snack that may provide many health benefits.
Even though peanut butter may have positive effects on your health, it is fairly high in calories, so consider consuming this delicious high protein snack in moderation.
A snack of a medium apple with one tablespoon of peanut butter provides four grams of protein, as well as some nutrients like vitamin C and potassium.
Fishing from the Can!
Canned salmon is an excellent high-protein snack that you can take with you On the Go!
Just one ounce of this marinaded fish provides eight grams of protein and high amounts of a few other nutrients, including niacin, vitamin B12 and selenium!
Salmon also provides much needed omega-3 fatty acids!
You could eat canned salmon on its own, however you might to add some extra flavor with a little bit of your favorite seasonings. Salmon tastes great when topped on crackers or chopped veggies.
So when you are in a rush and you need that much needed Protein for your hectic busy day, consider adding these On the Go High Protein snacks to you insulted food pack!
Thanks for Reading!
Neil Saint Angeland