3 Protein-Packed Snacks for Muscle-Building

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We are often in a rush to eat something to silence the hunger because there is simply no time. It can be very hard to eat properly when we are spending our days seated at a desk. Since we’re always so busy it’s becoming harder and harder to find time to cook, and then it’s very tempting to go with an easy option - junk food.

However, filling yourself with snacks, that are either full of salt, sugar or empty calories, is not an effective solution. The extra weight that this brings will become the next problem. In addition, unhealthy snacks don’t even satisfy the hunger, and it returns very shortly.

split road between heathy and unhealthy food 

The solution is to prepare healthy snacks, that are full of protein - not only will they satisfy your hunger but also help you maintain and build the muscle mass, supply the body with essential nutrients, and boost the energy levels.

In order to support you in achieving your fitness objectives, this article recommends three great protein snacks. They are delicious and quick and easy to prepare. You can easily take them to work or school, to ensure that your busy lifestyle does not prevent you from eating well.   

Snacks Full Of Protein 

1. Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars
homemade peanut butter protein cookies

Why spend money on protein bars that are full of sugar, when you can make healthy ones yourself? Protein bars are generally great snacks, but many brands today fill them with excessive amounts of sugar. To avoid this, go with a homemade alternative instead. Prepare the protein bars over the weekend, so that you have a supply of great snacks for the whole week.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of your favorite peanut butter
  • 1 cup of your favorite cereal
  • 3 scoops of your favorite protein
  • Honey (enough to stick the protein bar together so that it doesn’t fall apart)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. Then remove the mixture and shape it into bars. Put them in a fridge for about an hour, so that they harden. Your peanut butter protein bars are ready!


2. Crackers & Low-Fat Cheese
Dairy products, that are low in fat, tend to be rich in protein. So look out for low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt! Cheese with low-fat content is also known to be a great source of calcium!
yogurt and crackers on a table

As for crackers, make sure that they are whole grain - this way they act as an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. A great muscle-building combination of protein and complex carbs is ready. It’s really quick and easy to prepare, which makes it an ideal snack for busy people.


3. Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna is a fantastic source of protein - one can contain as much as 25 grams of protein. It is more than enough to silence the hunger. Add some salad on your sandwich for vitamins, and the great snack for those looking to build some muscles is ready. In order to maximize the health and fitness benefits, ensure that the bread is whole grain.
plate with tuna salad

Conclusion
As you can see, these snacks are not only very quick and easy to prepare but are also healthy and high in protein. So instead of filling yourself with junk food, make some of these snacks. They will satisfy your hunger, boost your energy levels and help you build muscles.

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