Protein Snacks for Massive Gains
8 high-protein, whole-food snacks that pack everything you need to keep building muscle between meals
Protein Powerhouse: Hard-Boiled Eggs
Why We Love ’Em
While they can fill your kitchen with a strong stench, hard-boiled whole eggs are chock-full of protein. Nearly half of the egg’s protein content is found in the yolk, not to mention all of the egg’s vitamin A, D and E, so if you’re consuming only the white, you’re missing out on a lot of the nutrients. According to the USDA Nutrient Database, two whole, hard-boiled eggs (100 grams) contain 156 calories, just over 12 grams of protein, 1 gram of carbohydrate and 10.5 grams of fat.
When to Eat ’Em
Grab a couple of hardboiled eggs when you need a filling protein snack without extra carbs. Because of their low-carb and high-fat contents, however, this isn’t a snack that should be eaten around the time of your workout.
Serve ’Em Up
Hard-boiled eggs can be eaten as is (plain or flavored with salt, pepper and other spices) or crumbled on top of a salad.