Muscle Building Snacks

Looking to build some muscle? If so, getting a proper nutritional program in place is key. One big error that some people make is focusing only on the main three meals of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Loading up on eggs at breakfast and chowing down on hunks of chicken at lunch and devouring huge steaks at dinner can definitely help, but spacing out your protein throughout the day is more beneficial – that’s where snacking comes in. Since our body can only use about 25-30g of protein at a time, dosing it throughout the day into multiple meals and snacks paired with fiber-containing carbs and healthy fats is your best bet towards optimally utilizing nutrients.

Here are my favourite muscle building snacks:

  • Beef Jerky Trail Mix – the beef jerky will pump up the protein numbers and paired with the healthy fats in the nuts this is an ideal snack!
  • Greek Yogurt with Protein Powder & Berries – I’ve been using collagen protein recently and love it so I’d use that. Adding the berries will add extra nutrients and antioxidants, to help nourish the body.
  • Protein Bars/Cookies – Lenny & Larrys protein cookies changed my opinion on protein snacks! I always had digestive issues with all the fake sugars in protein bars but these gave me none. As far as protein bars go, I recently tried Fulfil bars and loved them. Again no digestive issues and a great taste.
  • Peanut Butter Protein Balls – not my recipe but worth trying: rolled oats, vanilla protein, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, raisins & almond milk.
  • Sliced Apple & Peanut Butter – I saw a mentor of mine eat about 1/4 tub of peanut butter with sliced apples once and he was over 50 and ripped! Since then I’ve added this in if I’m feeling little peckish. Keep in mind this one isn’t quite as high in protein as the other snacks listed above

Keep these fast and easy muscle building snacks in mind if growing is your goal, but remember these should only be secondary. If you’ve got the time to eat an extra meal that will always be more beneficial for you. It’s very easy to come up with perfect solutions that will not only help you reach your protein target, but also help fuel you for all your workouts and assist with the recovery process that needs to take place afterward as well.

Train Hard & Eat Well,