Need more energy at school? It just takes a few simple steps – and a snack – to get the energy you need. Our Nutritionist has the perfect tips to guide you to healthier habits or simply to get you back on track. This time of year life gets busier and the days get shorter. Whether it’s school, work or family it becomes easy to lose track of healthy habits we need to get dialed in for ourselves. Take a moment to really think about the time just before this busy period started up again. Exactly what were those healthy habits you were more focused on?
Here are a few things we do at Fit Snack to get refocused this time of year. It all starts with the most basic foods and snacks that are whole food based, with no added sugar and nutrient packed with fruits and veggies. Think about the 80/20 rule…every trainer you talk to (at least most of them) will tell you it’s 80/20 – 80% healthy eating and 20% staying active. That’s not just for looking your best, it’s for feeling your best. It’s important to get the fuel your body needs especially if you expect to be on your A+ game.
Here are a few tips from our Nutritionist and the perfect snack for the job.
- First, focus on whole foods.
- Eliminatefoods with ingredients you don’t recognize and added sugarsyou don’t need.
- Learn about ingredients and their health benefits-or to see if they have any.
The third point which emphasizes educating yourself on ingredients, is critical. If it looks unfamiliar it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unhealthy. However, many unrecognizable ingredients indicate that a food is highly processed. These highly processed snacks are filled with preservatives and chemicals that do more harm than good.
Too busy to grab fresh produce to snack on or are you always on the go? No problem. We have the snack, smoothie and drink powder that will do the work for you.
We found the perfect every day snack for you. It’s full of vitamins straight from organic fruits and veggies. LYNQ drink powders. Love yourself no question (LYNQ). Finding healthy foods and snacks is an important part of self care. That’s why we included LYNQ in our Fit Snack box.
The highest quality nutrition comes from whole foods, but these foods are not always the most accessible or convenient. LYNQ just might be the missing link in your life. It’s not everyday you find a snack or drink mix that energizes your body by giving you the nutrients you need most.
Introducing the highest quality, healthy drink powders
Invincible Empowdered Beauté Brainiac
Each LYNQ product is Non-GMO, Gluten free and Soy free and Nut free.
“These are the cleanest powdered drinks on the market. They’re packed with organic whole food ingredients and all of your daily vitamins. Finally a drink that actually gives you energy and fuels your mind. What more could you ask for from a Fit Snack?”
-Anita Muniz, Fit Snack | Nutritionist & Personal Trainer
When searching for a healthy veggie based drink powder it is a challenge to find one without additives and preservatives. Even powdered mixed greens you find at the grocery store are often filled with ingredients we don’t recognize and junk we really do not need. Here’s one for ya! Just because it says green, does not mean it’s clean.Let that be your rule of thumb. Ingredients tell all, that’s why we knew when we found LYNQ they are the best drink powder we can put in your Fit Snack box.
In just one packet of Empowdered you get:
- Nutrients from 12 organic fruits and vegetables
- 50% of your daily recommended value of Vitamins A,B,C,D,E and K
- 6 g fiber
- Vitamins C & E are key in strengthening your immune system
LYNQ is perfect for kids and adults alike!
LYNQ not only represents loving yourself, but the story behind the company is one that will inspire you to get the best fuel for your family. LYNQ was founded by a Mom, like most moms she was on a mission to improve her son’s health, and sought to do so by changing the family’s diet, focusing on the health benefits of fruits and veggies.
How It All Began… A determined mom goes on a personal mission to integrate more fruits and veggies into her kid’s daily diet after her 5 year-old stumped numerous medical professionals with a combo of symptoms.
Click here to learn more about the story behind LYNQ.
Now that’s a snack the whole family can enjoy. Which LYNQ Superpowder would you want to see in your next Fit Snack box? Comment below.
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.
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)
- Boil chicken and 1 whole garlic clove, for 20 minutes or until light pink in the center and let cool 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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
- Whisk eggs, adding SunFresh Spirulina, Oregano, Parsley, Turmeric, Garlic powder, Sea salt and Black pepper.
- Saute Onion and 1/2 garlic clove in coconut oil for 2 minutes. Add Red Bell Pepper, Red Cabbage and fresh Cilantro leaves.
- 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.
Balance is key to happiness and health
In life the path to balance seems pretty straight forward eat well, workout, work hard and play hard. Your lifestyle is one thing, but getting your body into balance by making sure you get the right nutrients can be another thing entirely. We have found the perfect solution to simplify the diet part for you by bringing your body into balance with one product.
Herbal Strategy is being featured in our October Fit Snack box!
Herbal Strategy is “your guide to foods that heal”. A renowned chef is behind the creation of this super food blend, he ensures each ingredient is the highest quality. High quality organic super foods give you the greatest nutritional yield (meaning you get all of the health benefits that come with consuming these super foods). Herbal Strategy included a 3-day supply of the superfood solution “The PATH” in the October Fit Snack box.
The path is a serious well-balanced superfood solution to attain:
- Better Health
- Improved Wellness
- and to help your body THRIVE!
It is a synergistic formulation of 15 of the World’s most Potent Fresh, Raw, Super food Powders to give your body what it needs. You won’t find a more powerful mix of organic, vegan, natural, super food powders on the market today. The PATH is designed for general health & wellness and is made of raw berries, fruits, roots and greens all together in one concentrated, synergistic blend. These super foods are considered some of the best natural remedies on the planet.
The PATH is the ideal smoothie add on for targeted health needs, which in this case are balance and homeostasis. Unlike a lot of the green powder mixes out there, it mixes very easily and makes a smooth green drink.
Check out this Herbal Strategy video and see the Chef behind the solution in action!
11 Superfoods Healthier than Kale
Here’s a fun fact from the video. Did you know? Beets boost stamina. In a study with Triathletes they were able to train 30% longer when they drank beet juice. Herbal Strategy is more than information and fun facts it is also a community where you can learn as well as share your love of super foods.
We have a little secret to share, since you’ve read this far you deserve to be in on it. The November Fit Snack box will have another Herbal Strategy solution. Stay tuned to find out what’s to come. We promise it’s full of great health benefits and is well worth the wait.
Ok, let’s be honest. Getting your kids to enjoy nutrition is not always an easy task. Plus, we think you have enough on your plate already.
Luckily, cutting edge brands like Tickle Water and Vita Five are here to save the day. Featured in our February Fit Snack box, both these brands produce highly nutritious products to support a healthy family.
Tickle Water is the first unsweetened sparkling water developed for kids. Offering flavors like Cola, Green Apple, and Watermelon, your children will be begging for this tasty and nutritious soda alternative.
We have no problem saying it – traditional soda is terribly unhealthy. With Tickle Water, you can avoid the pitfalls of soda, which include:
- Phosphoric acid
- Artificial sweeteners
Coming in kid friendly bottle sizes containing the perfect amount of bubbles, Tickle Water is a parents dream come true. Tickle Water provides hydration and great taste, positively impacting your child’s health.
Drink Tickle Water straight or mix it with other healthy ingredients to create tantalizing, taste bud concoctions for your little ones. Currently, our favorite Tickle Water mix is the Watermelon Ginger Fizz. Check out the recipe below. www.ticklewater.com.
Next, we’re proud to highlight Vita Five, a revolutionary gummy vitamin company. Following the monthly subscription model, Vita Five sends gummy vitamin packs to customers for each day of the week, every four weeks.
Available for kids and adults, Vita Five has a gummy vitamin option tailored to children’s needs. Their Kids Health Packs focus on immunity, healthy bones and kids essentials.
For grown-ups, there is the option to create custom packs, choosing from a variety of great options, including:
- Melatonin – natural hormone that aids in sleep
- Omega 3 – reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Multi-vitamin – includes a variety of necessary vitamins
- Vitamin D3 – maintains health of bones and teeth
- Vitamin C – enhances immune system
- Calcium and D3 – crucial for bone strength and density
- Biotin – strengthens hair, skin, and nails
Vita Five gummy vitamins are a great option for the whole family.
Try Vita Five gummies today. Use code fit30 at checkout for 30% off your order. www.vitafive.com.