I need this community's help to solve a problem that doesn't seem to have an answer that I can find online anywhere.
First, let it be known that I am following a ketogenic diet plan which disallows all sugars and (almost) all starches, which results in a very low daily carb count. Virtually all of my carbs come from green leafy veggies (and other veggies). What this means is that:
Eating a "protein bar" that has more than a trivial amount of carbs is not an option.
I recently read a book called "The New Rules of Lifting" in which the author asserts that in order to prevent muscle degradation (and actually promote muscle build up) after a weight lifting workout, one should consume "6 grams of essential amino acids" immediately after the work out. (Exactly how soon after I am not clear on, but that is the subject of a different question.)
Between the time that I lift my last weight, and the time that I can get home and cook a proper keto meal, at least 1 hour passes, sometimes more, depending on how bad traffic is that day. What this means is that:
I need a convenient source of protein to consume after a workout that amounts to at least 6 grams of the essential amino acids without this source being a common protein/energy bar or a protein shake (both of which are usually very high in carbs).
What are my options? Is there anyone on here that has faced this situation?
Thanks for the help!!