K. Aleisha Fetters wrote for Siver Sneakers in Trivity Health that you know a granola bar isn’t the most nutritious snack, but it’s a lot easier to eat on the go than an egg white omelet.
Which begs the question: Can a packed schedule and a high-protein diet coexist? Yes, says Elizabeth Adler, R.D., a dietitian with Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in New York City.
“Whole and minimally processed foods that are naturally high in protein are your best bets,” she says, adding that snacks with at least 10 to 15 grams of protein will keep your stomach content and your muscles fueled between meals.
Another reason to reach for protein-filled snacks: Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that older adults who spread their protein intake throughout the day (not just at mealtimes) have stronger, healthier muscles.
Here are eight convenient snacks to help solve your active-body, active-life diet dilemma.
High-Protein Snack #1: Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs contain the most bioavailable form of protein there is. That means your body absorbs and uses the protein from eggs better than it does protein from any other food, says Atlanta-based sports dietitian Marie Spano, R.D. Read more