Protein is essential to build muscle and preserve lean body mass.
Its essential for runners who need at least half a gram of protein per pound of body weight but is also important in weight loss. It takes longer to digest so you feel fuller for longer. It also helps to keep sugar levels steady.
But it can be hard to consume enough protein in the day to meet your body's needs.
Try these snack options to give that extra dose of protein to satisfy your hunger:
150g Greek yoghurt (15g protein)
110g cottage cheese with veggies to dip (14g protein)
40g roasted soy nuts (13g protein)
70g edamame beans (11g protein)
35 g bran flakes with 120 ml semi skimmed milk (9g protein)
two tablesppons peanut butter on a banana (9g protein)
Rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins.
For a protein-packed day, the following will supply about 90g of protein: