Twenty grams of protein is the magic number to ingest for muscle-building, half before and half after your workout.
Here’s a list of 5 great snack ideas:
Chicken, Turkey, or Tuna (3 oz)
14-22 grams protein
Wrap it in a piece of lettuce or enjoy it by itself. Four slices of chicken or turkey provide 14 grams of protein, while half a can of tuna has nearly 22 grams of protein.
18-19 grams protein
Hard-boiled eggs are most convenient, but eggs are easy to scramble. Put them in a grab & go container and enjoy a little before & after your workout. For those of you that know me, I have always thought eggs are a great food.
Chocolate 2% Milk (16 oz)
About 17 grams protein
A study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition shows that chocolate milk may be the ideal postworkout beverage for building muscle
FitFood. This is a protein powder – Whey or Dairy-free, Soy-free (21 g per 2 scoops)
21 grams protein
This shake product made by XYMOGEN supports healthy body composition; immune support; cardiovascular health; healthy glycemic management and weight management. Mix it with rice milk or almond milk instead of water if you want a bit more protein. Order by calling 1-800-647-6100 or online @ XYMOGEN.com. Email me for my PIN #.
Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz container)
15 grams protein
Greek-style yogurt is packed with protein. Skip yogurts with fruit and sugar; to add flavor, drop in a few berries, nuts or cottage cheese.