There's a lot to consider when you're choosing a snack, like: the flavors and textures you're craving, your hunger level, whether you have anything good in your pantry, and how long it'll be until you can eat again. But whether you're about to get on a long flight or are stuck in back-to-back meetings, the amount of protein and fiber in your snack are two very important factors that you should pay attention to.
Technically, the Recommended Dietary Allowance suggests that you should consume about 0.8 grams of protein a day for each kilogram you weigh (or, 0.36 grams per pound). The body can use up to 20-30 grams of protein at one time, or per meal, so a high-protein snack would be anything within the five to 15 grams range.
While "high-protein" snacks might make you think of beef jerky and Frankenfood protein bars, you'd be surprised by the range of foods that pack a lot of protein. Here are some packaged protein-filled snacks for whatever you're craving.
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