Employee owned, Bob’s Red Mill was founded by a true leader.
Bob Moore founded Bob’s Red Mill 40 years ago with the mission of bringing people back to basics with nutritious whole grains and minimally processed foods. Since then, the company has expanded greatly—due in large part to Bob’s vision and incredible work ethic—but it hasn’t strayed from that core mission. Bob continues to be an inspirational leader to the company’s employee-owners, customers and the community. In the relatively short time since he founded Bob’s Red Mill, Bob has built a legacy that includes the respected company, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and generous contributions to nutrition research at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, National University of Natural Medicine and George Fox University.
When Bob founded the company in 1979, with stone ground whole wheat flour and a handful of other goods, he couldn’t have imagined the expansive and diverse product selection the company offers today. Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a leader in nutritious, organic and gluten free foods, and its mission to promote “whole grains for every meal of the day” is backed by a diverse line featuring over 400 products, including whole grains, flours, cereals, baking mixes, protein powders, seeds and more. Bob’s focus on bringing whole grains to the table and beyond has fueled their recent expansion into the grab and go market. In addition to the gluten free and organic oatmeal cups, the company debuted muesli cups and five flavors of Bob’s Better Bars, a wholesome snack made from whole grain oats, peanut butter and organic honey.
Bob’s Better Bars
It’s great to look at the ingredients when picking your snacks, but be sure to check out the certifications. Find out what’s NOT in your snack. Here’s a few examples that make Bob’s Red Mill Bars certified Fit Snacks!
Gluten Free • Non GMO • Whole Grain • Clean Ingredients No Dairy • No Soy • No Egg • High in Protein
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In today’s 24/7 world, staying plugged in has practically become a way of life. From navigating over-scheduled calendars to managing multiple to-do lists, it seems that some days, finding time to so much as sit down and take a breath is impossible.
Enter mindful therapy.
Mindfulness has shown potential to reduce symptoms of stress and depression, and improve general health; and mindful therapy is an effective way to learn mindfulness-based tools you can incorporate into your everyday life.
Here, Zencare – a search site to help people find great therapists – introduces mindful therapy, what you can expect in a typical mindfulness-based therapy session, and shares tips on how to find a mindfulness therapist who’s right for you.
What is mindful therapy?
Mindfulness practices include a wide variety of different exercises and activities. Generally, they are intended to help you learn to observe yourself and the world around you in an open, nonjudgmental way.
Mindfulness often focuses on increasing calm awareness of your own thoughts, emotions, and experiences in the moment.
Again, approaches and exercises can vary, but may include these two standardized approaches:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: MBSR is a proven way to reduce stress and emotional suffering. The therapist guides clients as they explore the connection between mind and body through meditation, dialogue, and mindful yoga, and movement. Through mindfulness practice, clients are able to connect with their inner resources for coping, growing, and healing.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: MBCT illuminates thought patterns that take hold during depressive episodes. The therapist supports the client by noticing how their thought patterns impact their emotional experience and then provides mindfulness techniques to help them maintain optimal mental health and wellness.
Mindful therapy is a different experience for every individual, because every individual has unique situations and symptoms – so you may not practice every exercise below, or you may find other exercises are more helpful for you.
That said, typical exercises may include:
Meditative body scans
Mindfulness of the breath, sounds, and thoughts
Acceptance of social anxiety
Breath focus with guidance, and without guidance
What questions should I ask a potential mindful therapist?
Consider asking the following questions when searching for a therapist who specializes in mindfulness:
Can you tell me a bit about your practice?
Asking this open-ended question can help you determine whether the basics of their approach appeal to you and might make you feel comfortable in sessions.
Do you have experience working with clients who are facing [your particular concern or situation]?
How long do you typically see patients?
Note that typically, there is no set endpoint for mindful therapy. You and your therapist will agree on treatment goals early on in the therapeutic process; this discussion should also include ways to measure progress based on your individual goals.
What is your insurance policy and/or session rate?
Finding in-network therapists: When you think of finding a therapist who “takes your insurance,” you’re thinking of in-network therapists.
Expanding your search to out-of-network therapists: This is a great option if you’re able to pay more than $50/session, and want to maximize your therapist options.
Sliding scale, HSA, FSA: These are good options if you have a high deductible plan, and want to find alternative ways to keep therapy costs down.
What certifications should I look for in a mindful therapist?
Regardless of which kind of mindfulness practice you’re interested in pursuing, make sure you work with someone who is trained in using mindfulness techniques.
Practitioners of various mindfulness practices will often have certifications and licenses to practice specific treatments, such as meditation, yoga, or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. If you’re dealing with a specific mental health concern, it may also be helpful to find someone with experience using mindfulness to treat your particular symptoms or condition.
Also, keep in mind that practitioners of mindfulness — including yoga instructors and meditation coaches — aren’t always psychotherapists. If you expect psychotherapy to be part of your treatment and are looking for a mindful talk therapist, make sure to look for a provider who is licensed to practice in the state where you live.
Where should I start my search for a mindful therapist?
Live outside those areas? Look for the certifications from the above section to start your search!
Whether the plugged-in stressors of today have you feeling tapped out, you’re looking to boost your external awareness and self-compassion, or you’re just curious about mindfulness, consider seeing a mindfulness-based therapist!
This is a guest post from Zencare, a website that helps people find their ideal talk therapists. Visit Zencare.co to browse their vetted network of top therapists, including perinatal therapists, using criteria like insurance, sliding scale, location, and specialties. You can also directly book a free assessment call from the Zencare site.
We have the trick to staying fit and let’s just say it requires a few treats. Here are our top treats for staying fit for fall. Fit Snack is the place where you can have your cake and eat it too. With this months box of healthy snacks you can have your delicious cereal just like when you were a kid, but packed with nutrition. Start your halloween morning with a loaded cereal bowl and no regrets, because it’s high in protein, low in sugar and high in flavor. You also can count on getting the same from the giant cookie in the box. There’s much more but this last one will inspire you to make a Halloween Smoothie Bowl with ALL THREE.
Let’s start with the trick then come the treats!
The October Fit Snack box is perfectly packaged with all you need to be fit this fall.
Your Trainer designed 3 mini workouts in 1 box
The REAL Halloween Treats! JUNK FREE!
Motivation this one is important. We design the box to motivate you to be your best self!
The tools you need to get/stay fit for fall
You read it right! Three workouts in ONE box! The last of a series of three training sessions from the Fit Snack trainer. She had to make this one good. These workouts were designed to be done in bursts and in the midst of your busiest, most hectic day. Turn to your Fit Snack box and join the fit for fall challenge! We have the snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and details for the challenge are in your box.
You enjoyed it as a kid, now it’s healthier and tastier. Low in sugar, High in protein and so much more!
Bowl, meet cereal! Say hello to Love Grown foods the wholesome line of snacks and cereals made from beans. High in protein and even higher in tasty flavor. Delicious cereal made with a blend of navy, lentil and garbanzo beans that is revolutionizing breakfast. Yay for #beansforbreakfast! Cinnamon Lion Loops : Delicious cinnamon cereal made with beans! OR is your flavor Berry Polar Puffs : Berry Vanilla cereal made with beans!
“When we first met, Alex knew my contagious energy and love for people would change the world. Our belief that everyone should have access to healthy food is what inspired Love Grown to not just be a product on the shelves, but to be a company that will make a difference.”
Learn about Love Grown here and see why it’s important to spread the LOVE!
Fit cereal for fit kids (and for the kid in every adult).
“Cookie! Cookie! Cookie!”-Cookie Monster
He said it best! We all have a little cookie monster in us. Well most of us do and we have the Fit Snack favorite for you in this box. The delicious Munk Pack.Powered with 18G of plant protein, these cookies are a fun and delicious source of feel-good, balanced nutrition.
It’s great to look at the ingredients when picking your snacks, but be sure to check out the certifications. Find out what’s NOT in your snack. Here’s seven examples that make Munk Pack a Fit Snack Fav!
Plant Based • No Gluten • No GMOs • No Sugar Alcohols
No Dairy • No Soy • No Eggs • Nothing Artificial
Plant based, high in protein, NO JUNK and made to satisfy.
Last, but certainly not least. Introducing the new RX Nut Butters.
We bet you didn’t see this one coming! Yea we thought we would toss in some of the worlds best nut butter. Their bars are clean and delish so their Nut Butters are following suit. Wondering what there secret is. There is none. That’s the secret. No secrets! Ingredients front and center stage as they should be. You should always know exactly what you’re snacking on / putting into your body. That’s why we do what we do! The Fit Snack Nutritionist makes sure each and every snacks meets very specific criteria to ensure you get your best snacking experience. Real food snacks, good for you and great for your body and mind.
Enjoy a beautiful halloween style smoothie bowl with your kids cereal, cookie chunks and RX Nut Butter. High in protein, the Fit Snack Trainer recommends it as a post workout treat. Start this halloween off right and feel good about the snacks you treat yo self to! You deserve to feel good, before, during and after eating snacks. Now that’s what halloween should be all about. That’s what being fit for fall is all about. Let’s start a movement.It doesn’t stop there. Ready for your trick? The 3 trainer created mini workouts in this box are designed specifically to burn fat and increase energy. The 3 snacks above are the perfect post workout treats to hold you over throughout the day. All of the glory and none of the guilt. Try implementing the 3 workouts into your daily routine 3 days a week and enjoy your 3 post workout snacks selected by the Fit Snack Nutritionist. Don’t miss out on October!
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Sometimes you just need a quick bite, quick snack or just a quick fix! So we came up with our top 5 Quick Fix Fit Snacks. Try saying that 5X fast.
Snacks should be created with a purpose. It sounds simple and it should be, that’s why we have the snack brands that make it simple. Every snack in your Fit Snack box was created with a purpose. Think about it, of everything in your purse or back pack etc., your snacks are the only thing that fuel your body and mind during your day. Snack choices are important. Here are five quick fix fit snacks you may need or want to have on hand.
Quick Fix #1: Grab-n-go with the this travel friendly bar. A delicious whole food based bar for every day of the week.
Your snacks should be Nothin’ But Foods and delicious foods at that.
SMASHPACK is the perfect food for a pre-workout energy boost, post-workout recovery snack, a quick breakfast or an on-the-go healthy snack. Each smoothie pouch contains MCT oil for fast sustainable energy and 14g of high quality protein with no added sugar.
The snack to keep you focused on your work and your fitness. Introducing Rejuven8 Superfood Bites packed with protein from the plant based trio. Rejuven8 Bites are indulgent Chef and Doctor crafted paleo protein snacks with 8 powerful ingredients including collagen for the on-the-go Fit-Foodie
Quick Fix #4: Here is the cure for your craving for adventure, bringing exotic eats right to your desk.
We’ve searched out the best foods from around the globe to bring you a nutrient-dense mix that will help power you on your next adventure. This trail mix includes Jungle Peanuts from Ecuador, White Mulberries from Turkey, Cacao Nibs from Peru, and Goji Berries from the Ningxia province of Northern China. Enjoy your Globe Trekker trail mix from @foodsalive !
Quick Fix #5: Don’t forget your fruit, but in case you did Peaceful fruits has got you covered.
Peaceful Fruits offers delicious, healthy, Mother Nature-loving fruit snacks. Nothing but whole, organic, rainforest-friendly fruit – the snacks you deserve.
If you need a few Quick Fixes in your life these snacks are the answer. Enjoy a discount on any snack above when you use the code below each image.
Feeling lethargic, tired or worn down? Are you hungry in between meals? You may need some meal prep magic from a Nutritionist to increase your energy. Our Nutritionist created a mini meal prep guide with whole foods that energize your day.
Follow a few simple steps and regain your energy. By adding a few Fit Snacks to certain snacks you can create a highly nutritious power snack to take to work or quickly grab-n-go. Fit Snacks are meant to be convenient when you add a convenient snack to a nutritious raw food snack, what do you get? A nutrient dense treat that’s easy to grab-n-go. Keep reading to find out what we mean by ‘mini’ meal prep. As you read remember the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and abs are built in the kitchen is a phrase for good reason.
This meal prep guide is 100% Gluten Free, Grain Free and Dairy Free! Tip: use glass over plastic for meal prep and storage (blog coming soon).
The Perfect Keto Snack
The Limón con Chile is best characterized as flavorful in its spice profile rather than a purely hot jerky or spicy jerky. Talk about a crave worthy high protein snack. The best part is, it is Sugar-Free, Carb-Free, Gluten-Free and Keto friendly.
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #1: Yes, we said Snack!
Do you have time to eat 5-6 meals a day? It has been proven to boost metabolism, but who has time for 6 small meals. We always have time for a snack that is easy to grab-n-go or eat right at your desk while you’re working.
Add People’s Choice Carne Seca Limon Con Chile to a small snack bowl of sliced Red and Orange Peppers. This makes for a beautiful and tasty snack. We even have a fun drink tip you can pair with this perfect snack mix. Water with lemon.Did you know by simply adding lemon to your water it becomes a probiotic?
Typically you may not even consider adding a cut up vegetable to your meal prep. You may think that the weekly veggie tray at work will take care of your veggie needs. Veggie trays do not always have nutrient dense options and may not come often enough. Take the benefits of daily Red Bell Peppers for instance:
More than 200 percent of your Daily Vitamin C Intake
Packed with Vitamin B6 and folate
Support healthy night vision
Packed with Antioxidants
When you pair veggie snacks with lean protein you have a nutrient dense snack. That is why we encourage jerky! The Carne Seca line by People’s choice is inspired by the diverse culinary tradition of Downtown Los Angeles and its many migrant groups. Taste the flavors of Northern Mexico and the Southwest region of the United States. Focused on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple techniques, our Carne Seca Beef Jerky features all natural ingredients and a simplified process to showcase the deliciousness of traditional Carne Seca Beef Jerky. Initial kick of heat from cracked red pepper blends into the richness of guajillo chili powder, cracked black pepper, and sea salt; finishes with a touch of lemon twang. Our goal is to celebrate the natural meat flavor of the thick cut beef jerky.
Make it a Meal: Limon Con Chile + Tacos
Here’s some meal prep words of wisdom. If you’re prepping 1 thing use similar ingredients to make it a meal. This way you spend less time and brain power thinking of new things to eat. If you are eating a diet high in veggies and Fit Snacks you are right on track. Now for some fajita veggie tacos.
Fajita Veggie Tacos
Red, Green, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
Topping: White Onion, Tomato and avocado chopped into small pieces
Side: People’s Choice Limon Con Chile Carne Seca
Wrap in spinach or a beet tortilla for the full veggie effect.
Visit their WEBSITE to see more. A line of jerky with a flavor for the whole family ☺
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #2: Add this cheesy goodness to lunch without the guilt!
It’s lunch time and that cheesy craving hits and it hits hard. Rather than grab a bag of junk food grab a bag of Shrewd Food. Cure your craving and get much needed protein in your day.
Satisfying delicious taste and crunch without the fat, carbs or sugar. 14g Protein per serving.
It’s really as simple as that and usually the best snacks are.
Prep sliced veggies and add a small bowl or bag of these to the middle of the table. Poof! You have a work picnic or just a quick meal at work. We underestimate the energy we can gain from a few raw veggies, a savory snack and protein.
Slice: Bell Peppers (green, red and yellow), or buy mini bell peppers you won’t have to slice. Slice cucumber, carrots and that’s your colorful mini mid-day meal packed with nutrients.
Hemp Raisin Cookies
Cookies made with plantain flour for a delicious treat packed with flavor, perfect for paleo and vegan diets. Hemp Raisin is a soft, crumble cookie, packed full of juicy raisins!
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #3: We got the guilt free goodies! Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free treat.
Trade in grains and gluten for these tasty cookies and you will feel the difference. The exchange rate with The Real Coconut Cookie is high. With hemp your body is getting all of the following; protein, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
Meal prep Snack 2: Take a banana, small bowl of blueberries and sliced almonds to work, put them into a bowl when ready and enjoy with Coconut Cookies.
This is a great way to kick unhealthy sugary cravings for something much better. These cookies are low in sugar, higher in nutrients than other cookies and they have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Make it a Meal: Smoothie Bowl
These cookies are perfect to break up and add to the top of a smoothie bowl. Using all the same ingredients as above, (banana, blueberry and sliced almond mix) add Almond milk and oats.
Instructions: Blend Banana, Blueberry, Almond Milk and Oats. Place in Bowl. Top with Almond Mix and The Real Coconut Cookie Crumbles. *If it’s hot, be sure use frozen fruit and blend in ice so that your smoothie bowl is frozen.
At Fit Snack we only share snacks that meet our Nutrition Criteria and taste delicious. Taste is an important part fo the criteria here at Fit Snack. We want you to discover healthy snacks that satisfy all of your cravings and keep you feeling fit.
The Real Coconut offers an exciting range of plant-based snacks, wraps and sweet treats for snacking and sharing that emphasis on sustainability, digestive health, and flavor. The Real Coconut’s vegan and paleo-friendly recipes crafted by Daniella Hunter in her home kitchen and served at the original ‘Real Coconut’ restaurant in Tulum, Mexico are now brought to you online and in stores across the USA. Our cookies are made with plantain flour, and these delicious sweet treats are packed with flavor and perfect for paleo and vegan diets.
Visit The Real Coconut website if you really want to satisfy your cookie craving.
Just like you need healthy snacks if you are busy or needed a boost during the day, kids need healthy snacks at school. Every month we donate healthy snacks to kids in need. Fit Snack is family owned and from our family to yours we are striving to make a difference this season. Give the gift of Fit Snacks and feed a kid the snacks they need at school.
Join today and feed a kid in need OR just sign up for our news letter and we will continue to send healthy inspiration your way! Click here for your surprise discount.
Feeling fit for Fall? Fall in love with these cheesy baked Protein Crisps and all natural Power Crackers. We also included our Trainers Top 3 Fitness Hacks. Learn 3 easy ways to lose stubborn fat. The key to staying motivated when the seasons are changing or just when you’re needing some inspiration is to change your perspective. These fitness tips will help you shift your focus and make having a solid fitness routine easier.
It’s a win win when you can enjoy a guilt free super Cheesy snack and lose stubborn fat with all the right hacks.
Fitness Hack #1: Discover your stress free exercise.
Discover your stress free exercise. What works for YOU? By works, we mean what exercise does your body respond to best. Typically we workout to achieve major fitness goals and we often stress our body and put added stress on our joints in the process. This tip is something our trainer encourages. Stress is often a reason why we hold stubborn fat and struggle to stick with a fitness routine. It is important to include stress free exercise in your routine. Enjoy this 2 for 1 because this one is also great to strengthen your mind and build healthy fitness habits.
Here’s a few options to eliminate that stress. Water exercise and calming yoga and meditation. An example is adding Elementary Back Stroke to your lap swim or basic aquatic exercises. Our Trainer encourages the use of yoga to prevent injuries. Her favorite injury prevention yoga is Yoga With Adriene.
Fall in love with this cheesy snack. Nothing takes the edge off of a stressful day like tasty cheesy yumminess. These Protein Crisps are the perfect post workout snack and they are the healthiest way to satisfy your cheese craving.
Introducing Shrewd Food: Fall in love with a healthy cheesy treat.
Not Colorado baked, but satisfying the same munchies, this high protein snack is sure to satisfy your cravings of those cheese puff national brands, but with huge protein. This snack is high on taste and protein and low in calories, fat, carbs and sugar. Shhh they’re kind of a miracle. Plus they’re legal in all 50 states. ☺
Visit their WEBSITE to see more. Their products will satisfy your body and mind ☺
Fitness Hack #2: You do it everyday, but done right can make all the difference.
Connect with your breathe. The best athletes practice proper breathing and start and finish position of every move. Here’s how you can practice proper breathing. When you connect with your breath workouts are more effective.
Here’s an example and how to prepare so you can connect with your breathe before and during an exercise.
Lying leg lifts – First, lying down inhale and fill your belly up with air. Second, exhale pulling your navel to spine. Pretend there were a string pulling your belly button closer to the floor. Third, keep your spine glued to the floor throughout the movement. Test: make sure your back is glued to the floor, so you cannot fit anything under your back, not a pencil or a finger.
Here are a few resources to learn breathing techniques for a more effective workout. The first is from the Daily Burn and the second is from Greatist.
Fitness Hack #3: Rest and recover with a Fit Snack break.
Here’s another 2 for 1. Use rest time during a long workout to eat a Fit Snack. Athletes everywhere do it, in fact, most creators of the snacks in the box are active, fit and healthy athletes, fitness professionals and fit families (the Fit Snack family being one). Back to Hack #3.
Rest is important. It’s not cool to not let your body rest. Think of how you would feel if you missed a few nights of sleep in a row. That’s how your muscles feel when you don’t include proper recovery and rejuvenation. Our Trainers rule of thumb is: Short workouts require 30 second rest and longer workouts require 1 minute, though it depends no the type of exercise, but this is a good base. Then comes the snacks, good thing our Trainer is also a Nutritionist.
When you’re working out and you don’t have clean, whole food nutrition your muscles feel starved. Sleep deprived and hungry is no way to meet your goals, in fact this encourages your body to retain stubborn fat. The proper nutrients in your recovery snack can make all the difference in getting your body to work for you and burn stubborn fat stores. Here’s the snack to recover with after a workout:
CAN YOU RECALL THE BEST TASTING “HEALTH FOOD” YOU EVER TASTED IN YOUR LIFE?
One that’s full of flavor, has an appealing texture, tastes like a decadent gourmet treat and yet made with simple, clean and organic ingredients. I bet you can’t, or most likely you have tried, but it’s not a healthy food– it was probably just junk food.
HERE AT FOODS ALIVE, WE ARE CREATORS OF REAL HEALTH FOOD.
We don’t sacrifice taste for health and we definitely don’t sacrifice health for taste– in fact, we enhance the taste and healthiness by making it with only the best tasting organic, non-GMO, gluten free, raw, vegan and kosher ingredients.
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