by Mike Arone
So if you are like every other person in the universe, you’re on the go all the time. Who has time to cook every meal or stop and sit down to eat? Not you, that’s for sure. It is very difficult to meet or maintain the right amount of macronutrients for the day when you're always on the go.
Well, don’t sweat it! Here are 3 snacks that you can grab in a hurry to not only fulfill those requirements, but also keep your metabolism revving throughout the day.
1. Handful of almonds and an apple
It doesn’t get much easier than this. A handful of almonds (2 oz) can provide you with heart healthy monosaturated fats, as well as 12 grams of muscle-building protein to get you through the day. Add in an apple and you have yourself a low-glycemic fruit that’s loaded with fiber to help speed up your metabolism and provide you with energy. These two foods, when combined together, make up a complete meal with a solid ratio of protein, fat and carbohydrates.
2. Greek yogurt (plain) with blueberries
Greek yogurt is a low-carbohydrate/low sodium snack that is packed with 15 grams of quality protein. Add in a handful of blueberries and not only do you have a muscle-building snack, but one that is loaded with powerful antioxidants that aid in clearing free radicals preventing damage to your cells. Not to mention, blueberries are a low sugar/ high fiber fruit that can suppress your sweet tooth without any guilt.
Blueberries are a low sugar/ high fiber fruit and loaded with powerful antioxidants
3. Nitrean Protein Shake
Mix it with water, skim milk…hell, take it straight from the container! It’s that good! Because Nitrean has both a quality blend of fast-absorbing proteins (whey) and slow-absorbing proteins (casein), you can assure that you will fulfill your protein needs almost immediately, yet keep a steady “trickle” of amino acids that will last until your next meal. It is the most reliable choice for an anytime protein.
These are just a few ideas for muscle-building snacks on the go. So next time you’re flying around like a maniac, you’ve got yourself some quality, protein-packed snacks to insure you stay on track with your fitness goals.
This exclusive article (and others) can be found in the latest Wannabebig Serious About Muscle Newsletter - June 3rd, 2010
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