The Ultimate Adventure Bar

The Ultimate Adventure Bar

Imagine waking up every morning and going to work on the river in the Grand Canyon. Now this is a beautiful place, you know, where you work. The inspiration that comes from working in a place like this is insurmountable. The possibilities are endless, but at the end of everyday, you’re probably just thinking…well that you’re really hungry. What better food to fuel your adventure than local, fresh food? That is exactly how Huppy Bar was born. 

Huppy Bar is the place where snack meets home-grown, locally sourced ingredients. After a long day on the river or hiking or biking a trail, a fresh snack is key. That was the goal of Lindsay “Huppy” Hupp when she first began making Huppy Bar it was just a delicious snack she created for her personal adventures. As a river guide, her friends on the river quickly fell in love and what was once her secret stash was now a well known staple among friends. Huppy Bar was inspired much like any adventure is. A beautiful place, people who inspire you to do great things and a determination to make try something epic.

Eventually Huppy Bar gained the attention of the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association. It was then that it became the official bar of the Arizona Trail. The flavor AZT Wild Mesquite captures the essence of the AZ trail in every bite.

More on the story and flavors…

In the words of our Founder, “This bar is as extraordinary as the person and the story behind it.” – Rose Muniz. Let us just start by saying it’s not everyday we discover a snack that is the official snack of a beautiful trail. In fact, Huppy Bar is the first. As for the flavors they speak for themselves. Prepare for your mouth to start watering and a deep-rooted craving for adventure and a snack.

  • Apple Cinnamon Raisin – Made with all natural dried apples, organic raisins and organic cinnamon, this classic combo takes on a delicious burst of flavor you may not see coming.

  • AZT Wild Mesquite – Made with all natural dried apples, organic raisins and organic cinnamon, this classic combo takes on a delicious burst of flavor you may not see coming.

  • Chocolate Berry Love – The original Huppybar flavor, Chocolate Berry Love definitely lives up to its name. Using only 100% cacao,  juice sweetened cranberries, and wild blueberries, this antioxidant powerhouse will give your body a zing of TLC that it will definitely be happy about!

  • Chocolate Java – Chocolate and coffee? Yes, please! Booming with antioxidants and rich flavors of locally roasted coffee, 100% cacao chocolate and the nutrient dense Huppybar core, this bar will surely give you the energy you need NOW and later.

  • Coconut Date Ginger – Likely the world’s favorite Huppybar flavor, Coconut Date Ginger is handcrafted with organic dates, organic coconut, and organic ginger, this bar is so delicious it may leave you wondering how it could possibly be so good for you.

Each bar is made with Arizona grown ingredients and the nutrients essential to energize your ride.

Here are a few reasons why you want Huppy Bar on hand for your next adventure!

Every delicious bite is free of preservatives and refined sugars. If you’ve tasted a bar we know what you’re thinking. “That is pretty hard to believe…”, but there’s something magical about locally sourced ingredients and a snack with a story. This snack was made to support and inspire adventure in your life. Each bite is delicious, nutrient dense and satisfying to the core. After reading about Huppy Bar you are sure to want more. 


Enjoy this special discount:
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Enter code: FitHuppy30 for 30% off Expires 09/01/18
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edeem at www.huppybar.com

Finding Snacks the Fit Snack Way!

At Fit Snack we believe there is a snack for every adventure and every experience this life has in store for us. If you have the right nutrition and a delicious tasting snack in hand then you’re just that much more ready for whatever it is that’s right around the corner. If it’s the AZ trail or another outdoor adventure for that matter, you know what bar to pack!

Huppy Snacking and we hope this bar inspires you to get out an explore nature and eat locally sourced foods as much as it has inspired us to do just that.

Mind Body One Workout + Nutrition Tips

Mind Body One Workout + Nutrition Tips

Welcome to the launch of the three part Mind Body series. Our Nutritionist and Personal Trainer designed a simple three part workout and nutrition series.  The purpose, to use Nutrition and Training guidance to maximize your energy and vitality in your every day life. This blog is meant to give you a sneak peek at part 1, we will email the full series to our August subscribers.

We welcome all fitness levels as there are modifications for beginner to advanced. If you are feeling stagnant or are needing to gain energy to increase stamina in your everyday life, we have the tools to turn that around. You will need some superfood packed Fit Snacks and the guidance of our Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. Sit back, enjoy a Fit Snack and prepare to bring your body into balance with an awesome workout and some stretches.

Wholesome food made with real ingredients. This is the place to start.

Mylk Labs Oatmeal Cups are perfectly balanced with real food ingredients. Each cup is not only satisfying, but crave worthy. 100% coconut sugar sweetened, grab & go oatmeal cups that use a unique roasted ground almond & oat base. Only 6 ingredients or less. Our Nutritionist loves these cups because they are low in sugar and high in the nutrients we need most.

NO REFINED SUGAR, NON-GMO, VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE!

Code: MYLKLABSFIT15 for 15% off  Expires: 9/01/18 redeem at www.mylklabs.com

A perfect balance of flavors. The names alone will inspire you.

Toasted Coconut and Cinnamon | Roasted Hazelnut and Cacao | Almond and Himalayan Sea Salt

Just add fruit for a fun cup of all the things you love in the morning! The beauty of Mylk Labs goes far beyond the cup into every single ingredient and the flavors are so deliciously simple you can add pretty much any fruit or tasty topping you want.

and there’s your pre-workout snack or breakfast on-the-go!

Stretching before the workout!

This is the time to calm your mind and prepare physically and mentally. Set the intention to workout mindfully. Focus on perfect form and connect with your breathe to benefit your body and mind. To start with a well balanced workout we need a pre workout stretch. This short bout of active stretching is designed to fully prepare your body for the every exercise. Never underestimate the pre workout stretch. With the perfect fuel you should be feeling energized. Now stretch and get in the zone.

Workout o’clock

Here’s a fun and functional circuit to get you moving! It is designed to full body strength and balance. When these exercises are performed in a circuit they are highly effective in burning fat and building lean muscle. Sign up for our News Letter and we will send the upcoming 3 part series with beginner and advanced level modifications from our Trainer.

A portion of the workout in Part One of the Mind Body series. Sign up for our mailing list here just scroll down and enter your email for this free 3 part series.

You have to be filling hungry after that 15 minute killer circuit. Here’s your post workout drink and snack bar! Snacking does not get any cleaner or more purely delicious than this.

Drink! LYNQ and fall in love.

Here’s a little LYNQ education. LYNQ stands for Love Yourself Unconditionally! If there is one way to love yourself it is by feeding your body the best the fuel it can receive and that’s exactly what LYNQ is. This is the healthiest smoothie we could find, a powder that allows you to add pure and delicious organic fruits and vegetables right to your favorite smoothie.

Code: FIT25 for 25% off Expiration: 8/31/18 redeem at www.lynqlife.com

More than a bar, it’s a way of life, Freedom Bar.

All natural simple ingredients. No added sugar. Dairy free, gluten free, soy free, Kosher, Vegan, Non- Gmo. Plant based nutrition, with no additives or preservatives.

At Fit Snack Freedom bar has everything we look for in a healthy snack.   This is a bar your body actually needs. Perfectly balanced plant based nutrition and every single ingredient is recommended by our Nutritionist. Stock up on every flavor, you’ll be doing yourself a favor.

Apple Cinnamon | Peanut Butter | Raisin Almond | Chocolate Cocoa

Code: FitFreedom for 20% off Expiration:11/01/18 redeem at www.freedombars.com

Stretch it Out!

Training specific stretches from part One of the Mind Body series. Enjoy!

Sign up for our FitSnack to receive the full Mind | Body series. We are sending out Mind Body part One during the month of August.

You will have detailed training instruction for every move from our Certified Personal Trainer. Nutrition tips from our Nutritionist to help you kick unhealthy habits. If you are a beginner or advanced you can count on modifications. It is important to listen to your body on your journey of health and wellness and we hope to inspire that.

The first part of the series will be sent to your email in August if you are subscribed to Fit Snack. Part two and three coming in September and October. Join our community, we promise it just keeps getting better!

Sexy Summer Snacks

Sexy Summer Snacks

Feel sexy all summer long with these Fit Snacks. Our promise is: They look as good as they taste and make you feel amazing too. We taste test every snack and review every ingredient one by one. Fit Snacks are best enjoyed when you are living a lifestyle that makes you feel your best. What does it mean to feel your best? It means you are balanced in your body and mind. It means you eat balanced snacks and feel good so you can live your best life.

We include a workout in every box and as a thanks for reading our blog we have something just for you! Our Nutritionist selects each snack and she put together some tips to go with this line up of clean snacks.

Here’s some fun flat tummy facts before we get to the snacks:

  1. Battle the bloat. Drink water for 3 days straight and no other liquids. Focus on foods or snacks with 5-7 ingredients that you recognize.
  2. Say No to Sugar & Say Hello to a tighter tummy! Avoid added sugar and replace high sugar fruits with low sugar options. Kiwi, apples and pomegranates. 
  3. Eat Lean. Be Lean. Focus on lean fats, avocado, nut butters, seeds (especially pumpkin seeds, not all seeds are equal).  Get the most bang for your buck and buy nutritious foods that help you help yourself.

What you eat is 80% of the focus, the other 20% should be on the exercises you do. Our June Fit Snack box has your Personal Trainer created lean body workout and includes tips. 

It’s not about a flat tummy at the end of the day. It’s about a healthy body and mind. Your stomach is the core of your body. Stronger stomach muscles can help end back pain and give you better overall balance. When you practice physical balance you are also balancing your mind because well, they’re connected. You want a strong body and strong mind. This will prepare you not just for a day at the beach, but a lifetime of feeling your best. Why not? Aim high. Snack healthy. Together let’s raise the bar for healthy snacks!

Starting with sexy snack #1:

Super Seedz | Powerhouse pumkin seeds!

Pumpkin seeds have 42% more protein than almonds and 312% more magnesium than peanuts. You don’t have to travel the seven seas for the perfect snack – pumpkin seeds with all natural sea salt.

Discount: 15% Code: FitSeedz Expiration: 8/1/2018 redeem at www.superseedz.com

 

Feel good with pure whole food based snacks! They’re called super foods for a reason.

Superfoods or super snacks as we like to call them are pure fuel. The ingredients for the bag of Super Seedz in the Summer Fit Snack box consist of Sea Salt and Pumpkin seeds. Enjoy your Super Seedz on salads or on-the-go. They are the perfect snack to take anywhere.

Sexy Snack #2: Healthy is the new sexy by the way!

Hawaiian Ola | Noni Juice   

Benefit from the immune boosting and anti-inflammatory powers of noni, Hawaii’s own superfood, in a delicious organic juice shot.

These are snacks you’ll want to pack for any beach-side vacay. If you’re not going to a beach this summer, no sweat! We’ve brought the ingredients straight from the tropical islands to you! Noni Juice is grown in the Puni region in Hawaii and we partnered with Hawaiian Ola because as a company they share our values. Noni Juice from Hawaiian Ola is sourced locally and the ingredients are grown using non toxic methods. 

www.hawaiianola.com

Sexy Snack #3: Chocolate is delicious, eating healthy chocolate is sexy!

Flava Naturals | Cacao, Roasted Almond & Himalayan Pink Salt Bars

Roasted Almond + Himalayan Pink Salt FlavaBars: Premium, all-natural chocolate bars with 500mg of cocoa flavanol antioxidants, 5X the flavanol super-nutrients of typical dark chocolate!

Discount: 20%  Code: FitFlava  Expiration: 8/01/18 redeem at www.flavanaturals.com

Sexy Snack #4: Because life is better with Rise Crisps that rise to the occasion.

Rise Buddy | Rice Crisps 

Healthy Junk Food – Rise Buddy are Gluten-Free baked brown rice chips. We’re crispy like “couch potato” chips, but oh so healthy; with flavors such as Sea Salt, BBQ, Pizza, and Sour Cream & Onion.

DISCOUNT: 16% OFF CODE: FITBUDDY EXPIRES: 08/01/18 redeem at https://amzn.to/2GEhKiL

———- Stories behind some of these beautiful brands

Rise Buddy is on a mission to bring healthier snacking alternatives to our kids. Kids need nutritious options, especially to fuel their minds in the classroom. Rise Buddy is filling that gap.

Flava Naturals is dedicated to creating delicious dark chocolate bars that are focused on quality ingredients and as result they are jam packed with nutrients from their high flavonoid content. Finally, a chocolate treat you can feel great about. Flava bars are beyond guilt free each bar provides your body with the most beneficial nutrients you can get from chocolate. 

———- Remember snacks made with clean ingredients and a little love are the best fuel.

Sexy Snack #5: Sip on some broth in the morning. No caffeine, no jitters, just clean broth.

The Art Of Broth | Sipping Broth

The Art of Broth™ is a delicious, convenient, and healthy line of gourmet Sipping Broths that are packaged in steepable bags.

Discount: 15% Code: FitBroth  Expiration: 8/31/18 redeem at www.theartofbroth.com

Sexy Snack #6: Jalapeno Thinables, it’s all in the name these crackers are brining sexy back one bite at a time.

Fiber Gourmet | Jalapeno Thinables

FiberGourmet Jalapeno Cheddar Thinables have 4g of protein, 11g of fiber and just 60 calories in each delicious 1 oz serving! 

Discount: 20%  Code: FitFiber20  Expiration: 8/01/18 redeem at www.fitfiber20.com

Sexy Snack #7: Plant based is the best! It’s as simple as that.

Purely Inspired | Plant Based Protein

Organic Protein 100% Plant Based Nutritional Shake you can feel good about. No artificial sweeteners or flavors and 20g Protein plus 7g Fiber in every shake.

 

Discount: 20%  Code: PURELYFIT  Expiration: 8/01/18 redeem at https://shop.purelyinspired.com/

Yes we are a healthy snack and fitness box. Our goal is happiness and snacking bliss because after all food makes people happy. Anything that makes you happy, should make you feel good too and keep you satisfied. Fit Snacks are the best fuel for a healthy, happy life. 

Sign up today and much on some healthy, but delicious snacks! www.fitsnack.com/july4th 

The Art of Broth

The Art of Broth

Busy. It’s a word we use more than we probably realize. We think about how “busy” our lives are and we often tell people how “busy” we are – even on our not so busy days. In a typical day we take a break from work and grab a warm cup of caffeinated coffee or tea. Caffeine, the reminder that we need to hurry and get moving. At Fit Snack, we believe summer is a time to slow down and really look at your lifestyle. Take a few minutes to enjoy not just a warm drink, but a moment of peace. This month we have found a gourmet, healthy and convenient option you will want to slow down and sip on. You can feel good knowing it has only 15 calories, is Gluten free, Non-GMO, Kosher and Vegan. Introducing the Art of Broth. 

Make life beautiful, not busy. Experience Gourmet Sipping Broth.

Think of a time you sat with a hot and savory beverage, took a deep breathe in, exhaling as you relaxed and settled into the moment. Sitting in solitude, no phone, no distractions only focusing on the warmth of the cup against your hands. Busy can take the beauty out of life, but a Sipping Broth can bring it right back. In a busy world it’s not always easy to slow down, but sipping on a savory broth will make you do just that. 

The Art…

Created by a family working in the food service industry for 50 years, creating high quality broths are more than a specialty to them, it is an art. These gourmet broths were once only accessible for executive chefs across the country. Three generations later, we are delivering them to your door step and you can fit the small package in your carry on or purse. The innovative steepable bags are designed specifically for convenience and with 2 minute preparation time you can have a beautiful cup of broth right at your fingertips. 

Relax. Sip. Enjoy. It’s more than a philosophy, it’s a lifestyle. 

Art of Broth | Gourmet Sipping Broth | Anytime and anywhere

Relax. Sip. Enjoy.

At Fit Snack we are the box that thinks outside of the box to deliver you motivation and fit inspiration to your doorstep. Let’s face it, a healthy lifestyle takes work. It requires balance (literally and figuratively) finesse and work. At times so much work that we forget how to relax, how to breathe and how to slow down.

Art of Broth is in our June Fit Snack box and it is your reminder to slow down this month, have a seat somewhere beautiful and sip on some gourmet goodness.

Enjoy this discount: 15% Code: FitBroth Expiration: 8/31/18 redeem at www.theartofbroth.com

Only 15 calories or less | Vegan | Gluten Free | Non GMO | Kosher

Food Combining with Fit Snacks

Food Combining with Fit Snacks

Cooking a delicious, healthy dish is all in the details. When selecting foods to add to a meal we should be selecting foods that taste amazing (that’s a given) and have a health benefit to go with it. If the food we eat does not have a health benefit, then what purpose is it serving us? 

A good rule of thumb: If it’s not working for us, then it’s likely working against us. 

Whole foods are the way to go! Combining colorful (especially dark colored) vegetables typically will increase the nutritional benefit because certain vitamins are better absorbed when paired with other vitamins. Therefore we have greater access to the nutrients stored in our food, the good stuff. Some examples of using food combining include using foods to make a complete protein and combining vegetables to increase nutrient absorption. You can combine foods from dark chocolate to turmeric and much more.

Why would we want to make a complete protein?

Protein is the building block of our tissues, meaning we need protein to build muscle and any cell in our body if you think about this. This is why protein is also important for healing and recovery.  Often times people think increasing protein intake with increase bulk, however protein is crucial to maintaining a lean and cut physique. If our diet is vegan, vegetarian or primarily vegetables we likely are not getting foods with protein that is highly bioavailable. This is just a big word that means the food contains all of your body’s essential amino acids. Complete proteins are easily absorbed and taken up by the cells. A complete protein is typically an animal based protein or grains such as amaranth, quinoa, chia etc. When you do not have a complete protein it is best to create a complete protein by combining the right foods.  

Food combining to make a complete protein:

Eggs and oatmeal make a complete protein. Try it! Add 1 egg to your oatmeal, then cook the oat meal for a thicker more filling meal. Don’t be afraid of change, if you think about it these are the key ingredients to oatmeal cookies.

Combining foods to increase nutrient absorption:

Add Black Pepper and Tumeric to a dish to eliminate inflammation. Tumeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties in curcumin the major anti-inflammatory component of tumeric.

Snack on a sweet and healthy treat of Dark chocolate and Apples. We have the perfect Dark Chocolate, packed with nutrients and flavor with very low sugar. Introducing our June Fit Snack partner FlavaNaturals.  Learn about the immense benefits of flavanols from Flavanaturals.com. This is the dark chocolate highest in the plant based antioxidants, flavanols. Flavanols ultimately help your body maintain nitric oxide levels to relax your arterial walls and increase blood flow. This combo includes the powerful antioxidant quercetin and essential flavanols.

Chocolate was your weakness, now it’s your strength!

It’s great to take vitamins, but don’t you want to tap in to your body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients you need from food you eat. In other words don’t let your body get lazy. If you support the process, you’ll be surprised your body is capable of some pretty amazing things. 

Dark Chocolate and Apples. Don’t forget the perfect dessert for either of the two meals below.

Fit Fajitas

1 Beet Tortilla

1/2 c. Broccoli Leaflets

1/4 c. Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1/4 c. Red Onion, diced

1/2 c. Red Cabbage, chopped

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced

1 whole clove Fresh Garlic

Seasoning: Garlic powder 1 tbsp, Sea Salt 1 tsp, 1 tsp Turmeric, Black Pepper 1 tsp, Oregano 1 tsp

1 chicken breast, boiled & shredded into large chunks

1 tsp coconut oil

Aminos Spray (Braggs)

  1. Boil chicken and 1 whole garlic clove, for 20 minutes or until light pink in the center and let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Using hands shred chicken into large chunks and lightly coat with Aminos spray. Coat chicken with garlic powder, then add the pepper, oregano and Sea Salt. Stir and mix well before adding to pan.
  3. Sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic with red onion and red cabbage in coconut oil while adding turmeric for 2 min. Add broccoli, red bell pepper and chicken. Sauté until chicken is fully cooked and has no pink in the center.

Tip: if chicken is dry add 2 tbsp water and sauté for 1 more minute

Nutritionist Tip: By boiling the chicken first helps to ensure you do not over cook your meat and keep the moisture. Over cooking meat can have a negative impact on your gut and can increase inflammation. This meal is great for healthy digestion.

SunFresh Spirulina Green Eggs

5 whole Eggs

1/4 c. Onion, diced

1/2 c. Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1/2 c. Red Cabbage, diced

5 Fresh Cilantro leaves

1/2 clove fresh garlic, minced

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp. SunFresh Spirulina

1 tsp. Oregano, dried

1 tsp. Parsley, dried

1 tsp. Tumeric

1 tsp Freshly ground Black Pepper

Pink Himalayan Salt, pinch

Instructions:

  1. Whisk eggs, adding SunFresh Spirulina, Oregano, Parsley, Turmeric, Garlic powder, Sea salt and Black pepper.
  2. Saute Onion and 1/2 garlic clove in coconut oil for 2 minutes. Add Red Bell Pepper, Red Cabbage and fresh Cilantro leaves.
  3. Add more coconut oil to the pan then pour in egg & spirulina mixture. Scramble eggs with vegetables or combine to make an omelet.

Nutritionist Tip: Macros and Micros at work! Notice the variety of seasonings, each one has major health benefits and all contribute to fighting inflammation. Inflammation is caused not only by poor food choices, but also by stress. Keep inflammation down and increase your lifespan.

SunFresh proteins and Flavanaturals are two amazing Fit Snack partners both making the best of their particular product. SunFresh Proteins ensures they have the highest quality spirulina though a sustainable means. Flavanaturals is your Sneak Peek at our June Fit Snack box and is unique in that it contains the highest levels of flavonoids which are super nutrients that support brain, heart and skin health.

Enjoy and don’t forget your tasty treat apples and flava bars. If you want to try Flava Naturals sign up for our June Fit Snack box today.