The Most Hardcore Snacks in Sports | STACK

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

The Most Hardcore Snacks in Sports

September 17, 2012

Must See Nutrition Videos

There's nothing wrong with going heavy on the protein when you're bulking up. After catching a STACK colleague in the kitchen with a can of dry tuna topped with yellow mustard, we got to thinking: what are the most hardcore snacks in sports?

You know what we mean. Chicken breast sandwiches with two chicken breasts as the buns. Twelve-egg omelettes prepared with a full pound of turkey bacon. Peanut butter and protein powder on everything—literally, everything.

Even if you haven't gone to these extremes, you should appreciate our catalog of the most hardcore snacks in sports:

Tuna Out of the Can

Nothing says hardcore like a can of dry tuna, except maybe a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, and you can't eat a baseball bat. Tuna right out of the can may be extremely dry, but we've seen plenty of athletes wolf it down. It's convenient and packed with protein; and it might have put more student-athletes through college than the Pell Grants.

One Whole Rotisserie Chicken

Nearly every athlete, at one point or another, realizes that an entire chicken, cooked rotisserie style, is available at almost every supermarket in the country for about $5. Grab a knife and fork and go to town after a tough workout. Grunt loudly while eating. Repeat as necessary.

Tuna and Egg Shooters

This STACK original snack gets points for both convenience and creativity. Hardboil some eggs, peel them and cut them in half. Scoop out the yolks and fill each half egg white with tuna. Sprinkle with hot sauce and send them down the hatch.

When Double Meat Goes Wrong

We're OK with double-meat footlong subs, but TWO footlong subs with double meat? That's probably pushing things a bit too far. Still, that sandwich surplus has nothing on the guy we heard about at Chipotle who ordered a quad-meat burrito. That is simply too much meat for one person.

DIY Shakes

We've even heard of athletes who mix protein powder with liquid egg whites and sip the concoction throughout the day. We're not saying you should do this. We're just saying we've heard of it.

Turn Your Face Into a Blender

Go all the way to the dark side. Pro wrestler "HHH" once said that he used to pour protein powder into his mouth, sip some water, then shake his head back and forth to mix the "shake" in his mouth. So that wins. That's the most hardcore snack. Glad we figured it out.

Got a better, more hardcore snack? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.


Brandon Guarneri
- Brandon Guarneri served as a Content Director for STACK Media. He oversaw production for STACK Magazine and created video content with athletes and brands for...
Brandon Guarneri
- Brandon Guarneri served as a Content Director for STACK Media. He oversaw production for STACK Magazine and created video content with athletes and brands for...
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

3 Tips to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Who likes spending their entire paycheck at the grocery store? Advertisers and big businesses will lead you to believe that expensive foods are the...

A Healthier Milk, Brought to You By Coca-Cola. Wait, What?

Low Workout Stamina? Your Diet May Be the Culprit

Why Can't I Stop Gaining Weight?

How Fatty Is Your Thanksgiving?

We Tried Cricket Protein Bars. Should You?

Pre-Game Nutrition: What to Eat Before You Compete

Cheerios With Quinoa: Coming Soon to a Grocery Store Near You

5 Basketball Pre-Game Snacks for Full-Game Energy

What You Need to Know About Protein

The Nutrition That Powers Joe Thomas's Iron-Man Streak

Make Rotisserie Chicken Better With 2 Simple No-Cook Recipes

How to Build a Meal Plan to Suit Your Body Type

The Meal Plan That Helped Shea McClellin Add 11 Pounds of Muscle

Building a Healthy Pizza: Tips and Recipes

Avoid Pigging Out: How to Conquer Food Cravings

7 Pro Athletes Who Succeed Despite Having Horrible Diets

6 Fruits and Veggies You Aren't Eating But Should Be

The 7 Best Nuts for Your Health and Performance

5 Drinks You Had No Idea Were As Bad As (or Worse Than) Soda

An Athlete's Guide to Calcium

The Skinny on Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

6 Ways to Power Up Your Oatmeal

Macronutrients, Part I: Carbohydrates

Coconut Sugar: What Is It, and Is It Good for You?

Study Ranks Paleo As Second-Worst Diet

Protein Powder Potato Chips? ProTings, Reviewed

3 Nutrition Hacks to Improve Your Sports Performance

Should Athletes Follow a Pescetarian Diet?

The Food Rules for Building Muscle

Do You Need Protein Immediately After Your Workout?

How the Glycemic Index Can Help Your Athletic Performance

Russell Wilson Wants You to 'Eat the Ball'

Is All Sugar Bad for You?

What You Need to Know about Fats

The 5 Foods That Will Rule 2015

Build Muscle With This Diet for Young Athletes

How to Turn Nutrition Goals Into Actions

Got (Almond) Milk? How 6 Popular Milk Alternatives Measure Up

Post-Holiday Chocolate Health Benefits

4 Common Nutrition Questions Answered

Eat Like a Champion, Part 1: How to Build Muscle in the Kitchen

Eat Like a Champion, Part 2: How to Lose Fat Safely

What Else Are You Drinking? The Truth About BPA Dangers