Protein-Packed Snacks - Muscle & Performance

Protein-Packed Snacks


Snickers may be “substantial satisfaction,” as the slogan goes, as far as raising blood sugar and momentarily tricking the body into thinking that it has been fed, but when it comes to snack foods, we prefer to give our bodies (and muscles) a bit more sustenance. One 2-ounce Snickers bar, for example, contains 14 grams of fat and 35 grams of carbs, along with 4 grams of protein provided primarily by those crunchy peanuts. Not good enough — particularly when there are high-protein, lower-carb options like the products below available for your snacking need.

MHP Power Pak Pudding
Pudding may be made with milk, but it doesn’t usually place among our top protein-packed choices. Until now. Power Pak Pudding contains a satisfying 30 grams of high-quality protein per serving. It’s also low in fat and carb content, containing only 9 grams of carbs with no sugar and 4.5 grams of fat for a snack that totals 200 calories per serving.

Olympian Labs Nature’s Options Crisps
Crisps, or as we like to call them, chips, also don’t generally appear on our menu. But this crunchy new snack food not only comes in three craving-busting flavors (white cheddar, bar-b-que and chipotle), but also packs 14 grams of protein into each serving. With only 8 grams of carbs, these crisps are great with a sandwich or on their own.

Super Beef Bites
Like our old standby, beef jerky, new Super Beef Bites are 100-percent beef protein snacks. Each serving supplies 20 grams of protein with only 2 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving. These snacks are delicious at any time, but they’re also great for dieting bodybuilders who are trying to restrict carbs, fats and calories during cutting phases.

Ostrim Natural Beef Snack Sticks
These protein sticks combine ostrich — one of the leanest meats — and beef to create a delicious meat snack that doesn’t need refrigerating and can go with you anywhere. One stick has 14 grams of protein with only 2 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fat for a total of just 80 calories.