Anyone remotely involved in "getting gains" knows that getting ample amounts of protein is key to building muscle mass. Protein shakes are great for this. They're rich with nutrients and convenient when you're at the gym, but let's be honest - they can be a bit pricey. If you're looking to build muscle and save a few dollars while doing so, this is the post for you. We've collected a list of convenient and, most importantly, affordable protein sources to help you and your wallet.
1. Hard Boiled Eggs
It's no secret that eggs are a fantastic source of protein
, and they're certainly not just for breakfast. Try packing one or two peeled, hard-boiled eggs in your GoStak for a quick protein-packed snack anytime of the day.
2. Canned Chicken
Canned chicken is great when you're on the go. It's ready to eat when you're ready to eat it without any prep work, and is a fantastic source of protein. Find a brand without added salt to watch your sodium intake, and enjoy a little ready-to-go chicken with your next meal.
Beans beans the magical fruit, the more you the more you... gain. Beans are rich in protein and fiber, and are extremely versatile in the kitchen. Add them to salads, soups, or even whip up some hummus. The possibilities are endless.
4. Peanut Butter
This is another extremely versatile protein source. Good with a banana, on whole-wheat toast, or straight off the spoon, peanut butter is high in protein and healthy fats. Yes, I said it - fats. Fats (even good fats) are only good in moderation, so for that reason try to limit this indulgence. One or two teaspoons per day is plenty.
Nuts can be found in bulk just about everywhere you look, and are easy to portion out in the GoStak.
Of all nuts, almonds are commonly considered the healthiest option. They provide a great protein boost while being relatively low in fat compared to other nuts. What other sources do you turn to to get your daily protein intake? Photo Courtesy of: CIAT