Adhering to a high protein diet can be a challenging task, especially if you’re traveling most of the time. To make sure you do not steer away from your macronutrients intake requirement, consider purchasing these snacks that packs a protein punch. Not only do they help keep you satiate, it even provides the thermic effect needed to help you burn fat, all while you’re sitting on the couch!
1. Tuna in water
High in protein and low in fat, tuna is readily packed inside a can, ready for you to bring along as you’re on the go. The taste may be a bit bland compared to most foods, so consider adding low fat mayo onto the tuna, pile up lettuces & tomatoes while sandwich it between 2 pita breads.
2. Nuts & Seeds
Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and flax seeds protein plenty of protein and healthy Omega-3 fats. You can eat them raw, or blend them before your travel, and sprinkle them onto any favourite drinks of your choice.
3. Beef Jerky
Be careful with the label when you choose to buy beef jerky; go for any package that contains low sodium, fats, and sugar.
4. Protein Bar/Shake
Supplements such as protein bar and whey protein can help provide the necessary amino acids without the need of cooking. It’s pack with fibers as well, so this will keep you full for a longer period.
Buy fresh milk from any nearby store when you wake up rather than storing it overnight. If you’re lactose intolerant, opt for soy/almond milk.
6. Unsweetened Peanut Butter
I don’t think there’s anyone in this world that hates peanut butter (Unless you’re allergy to nuts). Slap it on whole wheat bread and you’ve just got yourself a protein-packed breakfast.
7. Greek Yogurt
There’re plenty of non-fat greek yogurt that’s available in the market. Consider adding a scoop of whey protein to make a bowl of protein sludge as your dessert.
8. Cottage Cheese
Suitable to eat at the end of the day because it’s rich in casein protein, which is a slow releasing protein that will be digested slowly throughout the night.
9. Hard Boiled Eggs
Make sure you do not throw away the egg yolks! It contains a lot of nutrients that’s good for your health, and it provides HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) to help lower the LCL cholesterol. (the bad cholesterol)
10. Overnight Oats
Grab a small jar with a secure lid. Pour in 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup of skim/almond milk, a scoop of whey protein, and a fruit of your choice (diced). Put it into the fridge, and take it out the next morning. Sprinkle some seeds and you have a balanced intake of protein, carbs and healthy fats into your meal.
Remember, even though you might have no time to cook any meals, it should not be used as an excuse to keep yourself from not eating enough protein. Do your best to include the foods listed above to keep yourself fit and mentally sharp.