Eggs are a great source of protein that are often overlooked. Not only are they low in calories, but they are versatile, affordable, and provides you with high quality protein to fulfill your energy needs.
I love the convenience of having a protein packed snack in my refrigerator for after my morning workouts. Consuming protein after exercising aids in rebuilding and repairing the muscle tissue that you used while being active. It is also important to try and balance out your protein consumption throughout the day to help enhance the overall muscle recovery process in your body. This means, having one giant piece of steak at dinner won’t repair your muscles as effectively as balancing your protein intake throughout the day.
Additional protein-packed snacks:
- Peanut butter and banana on whole wheat toast
- Vegetarian omelet
- Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit
- Hummus with whole wheat pita
- Apples and cheese
- Salmon or tuna on whole wheat crackers
What protein snacks do you have after you are active?