Part 4 | Protein Packed: Foods + Supps

Last but not least, Part 4, wherein we explore our supplemental protein options, snacks, and then some. This is a 4 part series. If you missed the other posts, check out the links below: 
( Part 1 | But What About Protein )
( Part 2 | Finding Your Protein Bullseye )
( Part 3 | Beefing Up Your Protein Intake )


PROTEIN SNACKS + SUPPLEMENTS

If your protein count is high, it can sometimes be difficult to meet your daily requirement through whole foods alone. I am personally in this boat. With 150 grams of protein to eat daily, i've got to get real creative to fit all my protein in. For me, snacks are super helpful to fill the gaps. I've compiled a list of high protein packed snacks, both general and brand specific. I'll only be listing a few brand examples in each category, but there are many, many more to discover! I encourage you to explore your local supermarkets for other hidden protein treasures. As always, review the nutritional information and keep yourself 100% informed about your nutritional choices.

High Protein Fortified Snacks

BEANS, CHIPS, + PUFFS
Beans, specialty chips/puffs, and nuts can help bulk up your total. Some crunchy, some spicy, some tangy-- all with a fair amount of protein.

CHEESE + DAIRY
Cheese, a deliciously dense nutritional combo of protein & fat! Be careful not to go crazy with this heavy hitting comfort food.

JERKY & MEATS
Jerky is one of high protein go-to snacks! Be it beef, turkey, or even chicken, there are may brand varieties and flavors to explore. 


NUTS
Peanut butter is assuredly the fitness fan favorite! Be it whole, or smooth churned, nuts come with a healthy dose of fat and protein. 

PROTEIN BARS +
Bars can be a great way to get a heaping dose of protein in, especially on the go! Bars can vary a lot nutritional, so always check the info.

PROTEIN POWDERS
Easy, convenient, effective: protein powders can take the guess work out out of increasing your protein intake.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE... 
In addition to bars, and powders, the supplement industry has come up with lots of protein puddings, protein chips, protein snack cakes, protein juices, and more. Start exploring!


Grocery Shopping + Fortified Foods

These days you can almost find protein fortified foods with relative ease. Good thing too-- it makes getting hitting our total protein count that much easier. This list features protein packed products to add to your grocery list on your next trip!

  • High Protein Yogurts:
    (Siggi's, Chobani, Fage...)
  • Low Fat Cottage Cheeses
  • Fat Free/Low Fat Cheese
    (Sargento, Kraft, Lucerne...)
  • Fat Free/Low Fat Milks
  • Liquid Egg Whites
  • Chicken Breast
  • Turkey Breast
  • Lean Ground Beef

Whew, you made it to the end! Thank you for taking the time to read this 4 part series. Hopefully you feel more equipped than ever to meet your daily protein intake and crush your goals!