If your serious about keeping to a healthy diet then chances are you’ve planned out a number of healthy meals with a good mix of carbs, protein and healthy fats to get you through each day.

But what happens when your at work and you colleague pops open a packet of crisps and the temptations start to build? This is where your healthy snacks come into play. Snacking is a great way to overcome the temptations of junk food when it’s at hands reach. But that’s not all! By packing snacks we are not only feeding our cravings. There are lots of snacks available that contain loads of important nutrients that will all work towards achieving that dream physique.

20 Great snacks for bodybuilding


Nut snacks


PEANUT BUTTER

Peanut but is a great choice for snacking. You can sneak in spoonfuls or add it to other snacks for a large dosage of healthy fats.

Pistachios

These little nuts have an amazing nutrition profile. Filled with healthy fats, fibre and vitamin B which is also great for energy.

Mixed unsalted nuts

A very simple and easy snack. I always keep a bag of mixed nuts with me. If I ever have a snack craving I know they are there.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great choice for your snack craving. Low in carbs and and brilliant source for Omega-3 fatty acids.


Fruit snacks


Bananas

Easy to grab and snack on. Bananas are a great source of potassium. They are also great if you need a burst of energy.

Avocado

These are almost the perfect snack for muscle building. Each avacdo gives an average of 10g of fibre and 15g of healthy monounsaturated fat.

Grapes

High in body-friendly antioxidants, Grapes are a great choice! These are also really tasty frozen. Try freezing a bag and give them a try!

Strawberries

Having a sweet craving? Strawberries might be the answer! They also help protect you for colds with their high vitamin C content.


Dairy Snacks


Cheese strings

This may be surprising but cheese strings are actually a great healthy snack. These little fellows are high in calcium to keep your bones healthy.

Cottage cheese

A very popular snack used by professional bodybuilders. Cottage cheese provides casein protein, a slow digesting protein. This makes it the ultimate snack before bed, fuelling your muscles while you sleep.

Greek yoghurt

High in protein and calcium. Greek yogurt is one of the best choices for dairy cravings. Mix with fruit for a delicious sweet snack.


Vegetable snacks


Carrots

Raw carrots are a popular snack if your looking to keep your carbs low. Try dipping them in hummus for a great little snack.

Broccoli

Many people are unaware that you can cook the perfect Broccoli in the microwave in under 5 minutes, even from frozen! Pack small broccoli florets into little plastic containers. Add a little smash of water then seal the lid on and microwave for 3-5 minutes for the perfect cooked broccoli. To make this a really nice snack you can also melt a little low fat cheese on top.

Celery

A perfect snack if your looking to keep your carbs low. Celery is 95% water and contains a great amount of vitamin K which boosts bone strength. Make this extra nutritious by dripping it in peanut butter.. Yum!


Protein snacks


Beef jerky

Beef Jerky is seasoned dried beef. Packed full of protein this is the perfect snack if your looking to increase your protein intake. You should be able to find this in packets at any good supermarket.

Hard boiled egg

We all know eggs are a great source of protein but not only for breakfast! Pre boil a batch of eggs and you’ve got yourself an instant healthy protein filled snack.

can of tuna

Canned tuna is an amazing source of protein and it’s really cheap for the amount you get. At upto 30g of protein per can this is my first choice if I need a boast in my daily protein intake.


Make your own


Not hungry yet? If your looking for something more than just your basic snack then your in luck! I love to cook and I’m always looking to discover new recipes and ways to create really tasty healthy snacks. As I discover more snacks I will be posting the recipes here at homeshredded and even instructional videos on the youtube channel. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any! The support is of course, always appreciated 🙂

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