How to Get More Protein in Your DietJune 28, 2013
It seems like everyone is on the run these days – rushing to work, rushing to your appointments or rushing to your kid’s soccer game, etc. In between all of the rushing, we forget to take a moment and think about our nutrition. As we hear our stomachs start to growl, most of us look for something easy to whip up or even worse: pick up something fast (yes, I am pointing at YOU!) Most of these “fast” foods are just loaded with empty calories and sugar. With a little bit of preparation and planning, you can definitely carry healthy snacks with you that won’t pack on the pounds.
Protein helps keep you satisfied. It feeds your muscles and slows down digestion. Here are some of my “go to” snacks that are high in protein and easy to make:
-Hard boiled eggs. (Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper on top of them! Delish!)
-Greek yogurt. (Stick to the plain kind and add some fruit for the sweetness).
-Low sodium beef jerky.
-Leftovers! Put that chicken you had for dinner last night in a container.
Preparation is key when it comes to meal planning and staying on track. Prepare snacks the night before so you can just throw them in your bag the next morning. Think of all the money you will save as well. These small steps will help you reach your goals in a big way!