Tuna is a great snack because it’s easy to pack, whether in the can or in a container. With about 30g of protein per can, it can be dressed with various ingredients to suit anyone. Some popular options to mix with tuna are avocado, salsa and olive oil. However, if you’re in a time crunch, you can just eat it out of the can with some hot sauce!
2. HARD-BOILED EGGS
Hard-boiled eggs take a little bit of prep but are well worth it. Each egg is packed with 6g of protein, and they’re a great two-bite snack when you’re on the go. The great thing about eggs is that you can boil, shell and store a decent amount of them for a day or two, or keep them in the shells while in the fridge so they last a few days longer. If you’re on the go, toss a few in a container and you’re set.
3. PROTEIN SHAKE
Protein shakes require absolutely no prep at all. Just add two scoops of 100% Whey Protein Plus to water and you’re good to go! Not only is it quick to make, but it’s just as quick to get down. The great thing about a shake is that there is an infinite amount of ingredients you can add to your shake, so you’ll never get bored. If you have time, you can toss two scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein Plus with spinach and frozen berries in the blender to make an easy, filling, protein-packed meal.
4. BEEF JERKY
The great thing about beef jerky is you can literally get it anywhere. Grocery stores, convenience stores, even gas stations and/or airports carry a wide variety of jerky. With about 40g of protein in a bag, it makes an awesome snack when you are in need of protein. Just make sure to stick to the original flavor, as some of the flavored varieties, like Teriyaki, have quite a bit of added sugar in them. If you can, opt for the natural variety that doesn’t have as many preservatives. Either way, it’s a tasty and convenient protein source!
Nuts are great because of the variety. Most people love almonds and cashews, so if you’re at the store pick some up to get you through the next day, especially if it’s going to be a busy one. With a good mix of protein and healthy fats, you really can’t go wrong with nuts. Just be aware of allergies in your surrounding area. Make sure to stay away from the overly salted and flavored varieties if you’re looking to stay lean!
Seeds are similar to nuts in the sense that they are a great source of both protein and healthy fats. A few examples are hemp seeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds – all are nutrient-dense and pack a powerful protein punch. They can be eaten raw and are easy to pack; simply toss them in a baggie and go on your way!