Fit Snack | Fit Life Guide 02

Self Love Month:

All you need to feel your best starts with you.

Welcome to your Fit Life Guide. Here’s what’s inside:

February Workout | Meditation | Meal Prep Guide | #LOOKLIKEAFITSNACK challenge!

February Workout

Your Personal Trainer created workout designed to be done 2-3x per week. It will increase your core strength, balance and boost your bodies natural ability to burn fat. If you are a beginner you can perform it in sections each section is 5-10 minutes. Also, if you have a busy day perform it in sections and it is just as effective. Get comfortable in the uncomfortable and challenge yourself. That’s where your greatness comes through. No matter where you are or what your goals are SHARE them with us and share your progress with #LOOKLIKEAFITSNACK to WIN our “Be Yours” Challenge.

“Be Yours” Workout

Time: 30 min 

Full Body Warm Up

Full Body Warm Up

  • 30 sec jogging
  • 30 jump squats
  • 30 Football taps
  • 30 burpees

Round 1 – Legs: Rest for 30 seconds between each set.

  • 1 min Ice Skaters
  • 1 min Isolation Squats 
  • 1 min Penguin Calf Raises
  • 1 min Curtsy Lunges

Round 2 – Arms

  • 1 min Tricep Dips
  • 1 min V-sit crunch + tap toes
  • 1 min Tricep push ups
  • 1 min plank + alt shoulder taps

Cool Down

  • 1 min walking lunges 
  • 1 min reverse walking lunges 
  • 1 min Side Leg Lifts
  • 1 min Opposite side leg Lifts

Trainer Tip(s) – The key to success in performing this workout is not perfection, but quality. Do your best. Rest as needed. Move at the right pace, push yourself and don’t compromise form. Quality over quantity. Find your balance and embrace the moments that require balance. Those small movements balancing really target the core and booty 😉 (reverse lunges/ice skaters).


Meal Prep Guide

This meal prep guide is 100% Gluten Free, Sugar Free/Very Low Sugar and Dairy Free!

Add Fit Snacks to turn a simple snack or meal into pure fuel you can grab-n-go. Remember the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and abs are built in the kitchen is a phrase for good reason. 

Do you have time to eat 5-6 meals a day? It has been proven to boost metabolism, but you may not have the time for all of those meals. A good way to still benefit from this habit is to incorporate snacks into your day or include them in your meals to make the quickest healthy meals.

Breakfast Options You Can Prep in 10 !

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Start your day strong with a wellness shot filled with pure nutrients. Choose from a selection at TEAONIC to get what you need most.

My Gut Mojo | My Brain Mojo | My Immunity Mojo

Protein Honey Oatmeal | Why Bar Parfait | Mini Mountain Life egg bites

Protein Apple Honey Oatmeal [+protein] | Why Bar Parfait [healthy fats] | Mini Mountain Life Egg Bites [quick meal that is nutrient dense]

Mini Mountain Life Egg Bites Recipe | Inspired by Backpackers Pantry

Add everything you would add to an omelet [Ex: peppers, zucchini, turkey bacon]. Season with Mountain Standard Seasoning from your Fit Snack box (that was the gift from Backpackers Pantry to you!) no need to have multiple seasonings when you have a nutrient dense mixture with all in one. Backpackers Pantry knows how to cook smart and when less is oh so much more! Pour egg mixture into muffin pan and bake for 8 minutes at 300 degree F.

Protein Apple Honey Oatmeal Recipe | Weeks Honey Farm

1 cup oatmeal, 1 straw or 1 tbsp Weeks Honey Farm Honey

1 tbsp Weeks Honey Farm Honey | Honey Straws

1 c. Almond Milk | 1 tsp chia seeds | 1/3 c. chopped walnuts

1 tbsp Supernola | choose your fav flavor! Signature Spiced Gogi you can find at Evolve Snacking

Instructions: Bring almond milk or milk of choice to a boil add 1 cup oatmeal. Add diced green apple and Weeks Honey Farm Honey. Add walnuts and Supernola.

Why Bars Parfait Recipe | Why yes please! Every day of the week!

1 green apple sliced (cut the whole apple in slices to keep the pieces round)

2 bars Why Bars | Break them up into chunks

6 tbsp Dairy Free Yogurt

Instructions: Place round apple slices around a medium sized bowl. Add 1 layer of 3 tbsp dairy free yogurt and 1 layer of Why Bars. Add 1 more layer of yogurt and 1 more layer of Why Bars. Thanks to Why Bars your parfait is packed with (depending on your flavor choices) super food nutrients from gluten free oats, Coconut oil, almond butter and so much more.

Thanks to Why Bars your parfait is packed with nutrients from pure superfoods!

Simple Prep Lunch Options !

Sanissimo’s Veggie Tostadas

4 packs Sanissimo | Salmas Corn Crackers

1/2 Sliced Red Bell Pepper

1/2 Sliced Green Bell Pepper

1/2 Avocado

The Wicked Cutz Original Peppered Beef Stick is best characterized as flavorful in its smokey black pepper profile. Talk about a crave worthy high protein snack. The best part is, it is Gluten-Free and contains No Artificial Ingredients.

Wicked Cutz Veg, Egg & Salmas Crackers

1 Wicked Cutz Original Peppered Beef Stick or flavor of choice. See flavors here at, sliced into half inch pieces

2 Boiled eggs, sliced

3 packs of Sanissimo | Salmas Corn Crackers

1/2 Red Bell Pepper, cut into fourths

1/2 Orange Bell Pepper, sliced -cut slices in half

Enjoy Wicked Cutz alongside or added to a bowl of sliced Red and Orange Bell Peppers, Boiled eggs and Sanissimo Salmas Crackers. This makes for a beautiful and tasty and satisfying meal that is super convenient.

Treat Yo Self to these sweet cheats!

Sweet Cheat | Hot Chocolate + Nairn’s Chocolate Biscuit Breaks

Sweet Cheat Hot Chocolate is dairy free and sugar free!

Fit Snacking done right can be as simple as dip your Chocolate Nairn’s Oat Grahams into a cup of Sweet Cheat Hot Cocoa

Gluten Free and Sugar Free Oat & Raisin Cookies


  • 125 g applesauce [Dairy Free alternative to butter]
  • 100 g Monk Fruit
  • 100 g Monk Fruit Brown Sugar [alternative to sugar]
  • 1 large egg
  • 200 g plain gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 150 g Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl add the melted butter and sugars and stir to mix together
  2. Add the egg and mix well. Sift in the flour, bicarb, xanthan gum and cinnamon and mix together using a wooden spoon. It should form a thick, sticky dough
  3. Add the oats and raisins and mixed together until fully combined and the raisins are evenly distributed. Break off golf-ball-sized pieces and roll into a ball. Place on the baking sheet and flatten. Repeat until all the mixture is used – leave approx 2-3cm between each cookie.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before eating. Enjoy with a nice cuppa! Will keep for approx a week in a sealed container.

This is our twist on the recipe as we replaced the sugar. Please see the original recipe here on the Nairn’s website. Created by Sarah Howells

A daily red bell pepper makes a difference. What to know the next time you cut up a nutrient dense veggie and add it to the mix:

  • 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 the beauty of adding Wicked Cutz!

Make it a Meal: Wicked Cutz Bacon Jerky Tacos

Red, Green, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
Topping: White Onion, Tomato and avocado chopped into small pieces

Side: Wicked Cutz | Siracha Bacon Jerky

Wrap in spinach or a beet tortilla for the full veggie effect.

Visit their WEBSITE to see more. A line of beef sticks and jerky with a flavor for the whole family ☺

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.

Keep your snacking Simple with Fit Snack

Meal prep Snack: Take a banana, small bowl of blueberries and sliced almonds to work, put them into a bowl when ready and enjoy with Nairn’s Oat and Chocolate Biscuit Breaks or any flavor you choose.

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 Biscuit Breaks are perfect to break up and add to the top of a smoothie bowl. Using banana, blueberry and sliced almond mix just add Almond milk and oats.

Instructions: Blend Banana, Blueberry, Almond Milk and Oats. Place in Bowl. Top with Almond Mix and Nairn’s Biscuit Breaks. *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 of the criteria here at Fit Snack. We want you to discover healthy snacks that satisfy all of your cravings and keep you feeling fit. 

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.

Bob’s Red Mill is Raising the Bar one Fit Snack at a time

Bob’s Red Mill is Raising the Bar one Fit Snack at a time

Making a difference by raising the bar! 

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.

PB Coconut & Oats | PB Chocolate & Oats
Chocolate Rich and satisfying, our Peanut Butter Chocolate & Oats Bob’s Better Bars feature whole grain oats, peanut butter and organic chocolate.

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

Stock up on these tasty bars at

June boxes are now shipping. Be sure to sign up and don’t forget your Fit for Summer discount click here

What Is Mindful Therapy? And How To Find A Mindful Therapist

What Is Mindful Therapy? And How To Find A Mindful Therapist

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.

Additionally, therapists who approach therapy from a mindful perspective might also incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Brainspotting, among other approaches and training.

What are common mindful therapy exercises?

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
  • Guided imagery
  • Mindful listening
  • 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?

You have a few options when paying for mindful psychotherapy, including:

  • 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?

If you’re in New York City, Rhode Island, Chicago, or Boston, you can find therapists who have specialties in mindful therapy on Zencare.

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 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.

Trick OR Treat? Why not both?

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.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

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!

October boxes are going fast. Be sure to sign up and don’t forget your halloween discount click here

“Treat or treat?” – kids

 “Here’s your Fit Snack!” – big kids

Happy Halloween!