A jerky inspired by a century of tradition and a lifetime of hard work. We found the perfect flavor filled snack for your gym bag. A high in protein, no junk, mouth watering cut of jerky. Build your body up with fuel created by a pro.
Meet American Body Builder and 2x Arnold Class Winner, Branch Warren. He is the Founder of Wicked Cutz.
Recover Like A Body Builder
Whether you’re building muscle or focusing on endurance training, recovery is the key to success. It requires protein, but not all protein is created equally. First of all, not all protein contains all of your essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for new cells aka those gains you’ve been seeking. Every 24 hours after a tough workout this is the window you want to make sure you get the proper amount of protein and nutrients for that matter. In this time frame muscle is breaking down at a faster rate. If you don’t feed your body protein, rather than build muscle then the opposite will happen. Muscle breakdown occurs when we do not fuel our bodies properly.
Foods rich in protein are the key to recovery. Meat or foods containing meat have the highest bioavailable protein. Other foods with highly bioavailable protein are eggs, spirulina and milk or cheese. Bioavailable is just a fun way of saying the protein in a specific food is made available to your muscles much faster and more effectively.
Why Wicked Cutz is a cut above the rest
Low in sugar, fat and calories and packed with whole food ingredients. Wicked Cutz is a jerky lovers dream. A flavor for every day of the week and the perfect Turkey Jerky for the best fuel after your hardest workouts.
In just 1 oz you get:
- 10 G protein
- Low sugar, only 4 g per ounce
- Low sodium
- 0 trans fat
- 60 calories
- All natural whole food ingredients
Now here’s a clean cut of jerky:
- No artificial ingredients
- No Nitrates or Nitrites
- Turkey raised without antibiotics
- No Added MSG
- Gluten Free
Wicked Cutz Turkey, Beef & Bacon Jerky
A flavor for every day of the week. The high quality of the ingredients come through in each bite. In our Fit Snack box we included Korean Style BBQ Turkey Jerky. Handcrafted with lean turkey breast and all natural ingredients, it has an unforgettable taste and texture but don’t let us tell you. You have to hear it from Wicked Cutz and you’ll see just how well they know their jerky.
Sweeter than your great grand papi’s molasses and saltier than your great grand mami’s tongue, our jerky is so flavorful and tangy that your lips won’t be the only thing that puckers . Sugar, soy sauce, sesame seed oil all come together to make this the best tasting Teriyaki Turkey jerky that will make your great grandparents roll over in their grave!
The perfect pre and post workout snack. Fuel for your workout with Turkey Jerky any day of the week. There’s a flavor of this jerky to fit any mood or to cure any craving.
Sit back on a Sunday with Sriracha Style Bacon Jerky or keep it simple with the Original Peppered Beef Jerky.
Founder Branch Warren learned the true value of hard work from his mother. Warren is a World Champion Professional Bodybuilder. A man with values that have been passed on through a century of tradition. When it comes to hard work we believe his mother said it best.
“Nobody is going to give you anything, but you can have anything you want if you work hard and earn it.”
-Louis Lea Higgins
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.
April Fit Snack box will cure all of your sweet tooth cravings and the best part is… with little to no sugar + nutrients your body actually needs! There’s a Peanut Butter Cookie (Dairy Free. Say what?), a Chocolate Celebration Protein Bar, a Marshmallow Crisp Treat and your bonus snack which is a surprise so we can’t spoil it. The rest of the box is packed with nutrient dense snacks that have endless health benefits including two Liver Health Protein Bars. Read on and find out exactly what the Spring Fit Snacks are all about.
Our Nutritionists goal with this box was to curb your sweet tooth cravings by giving you healthier sweets to snack on. This will allow you to cure your cravings and get snacks with major health benefits to maximize your results to meet your fitness and health goals.
“The thing about good food, healthy snacks and pure whole food ingredients is they support a healthy lifestyle. When you are discovering healthy snacks you are discovering how to reach your goals faster” – Fit Snack Nutritionist
No Cow Not 1, but 2 Peanut Butter Protein Cookies!
Hi protein. Bye sugar. Non-dairy protein, ridiculously low sugar and big taste. We’re all about good in, good out and living a life full of flavor.
Go freakin’ nuts. Creamy peanut butter and chunks of peanuts takes this cookie’s taste to the next level. And with 13g of protein, 1g of sugar, and no dairy, this cookie does a lot of heavy lifting at snack time.
Dairy Free • Gluten Free • Soy Free • Non GMO • Low in Sugar • High in Protein
DISCOUNT: 20% off Code: FitBoxNoCow EXPIRATION: 6/1/18 redeem at www.nocow.com
Join Fit Snack today Here’s a Sneak Peek at May:
Have fun in the Sun with a full size jar of SunButter. This peanut free and nut free snack has more vitamins and minerals than nut butter and is free of the top 8 allergens. It also has 7g protein! We have another blog coming on this delicious SunButter soon. Stay tuned!
Join today for your May Fit Snack box! Kick off your summer with the healthiest snacks.
Back to our Beautiful and Healthy April Fit Snacks!
Amsety Bars – Liver Health Bars Dark Chocolate Superstar & Peanut Butter Champion
Amsety Bar is the world ́s only nutrition bar designed to support liver health. Developed by leading US liver health experts.
Amsety Bars are Super 16 certified with all of the vitamins and minerals supporting a healthy liver.
No Refined Sugar • Gluten Free • Organic • Low Sodium • Super16
Discount Code: LIVERHEALTH5OFF ($5 off all orders) www.amsety.com
Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar – Organic Chickpea Puffs
We’re on a mission to shake up snacking, one chickpea puff at a time. Our five far-out flavors are vegan, gluten-free and like, totally delicious man. All we’re saying is: Give Peas A Chance.
Organic • Vegan • Baked Not Fried • Plant Protein • Clean Label • Gluten Free
DISCOUNT: 20% Coupon Link: http://ow.ly/7ntb30jhg47 Follow link to coupon on Amazon Discount: 20% Expiration: 6/1/2018 *no code required
Medi Weight Loss Chocolate Protein Bar + Marshmallow Rice Crisps!
A rare combination of delicious and nutritious, Medi-Weightloss Chocolate Celebration Delight Bars make you feel like you’re eating “bad” when you’re being so very good. Packed with chocolaty goodness, your mouth and tummy will celebrate.
Like the childhood favorite, the 100-calorie Medi-Weightloss Classic Marshmallow Crisp combines just the right amount of sweet, gooey marshmallow and delicate, airy crunch. Adding to all that perfection are 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.
Only 100 calories • 10g Protein • 3g Sugar
DISCOUNT: 20% OFF CODE: FITMEDI EXPIRES: 06/01/18 redeem at shop.mediweightloss.com
Rise Buddy Baked Rice Snacks – PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA!
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.
Gluten Free • Baked Not Fried • 0 grams Trans Fat
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Detox Organics Detoxifying Plant Based Powder – Chocolate Superfood
Detox Organics is a chocolate superfoods like you’ve never tasted before. Organic, Vegan, Soy-Free, Diary-Free, Gluten Friendly. We believe health should be delicious!
Gluten Free • Low Carb • Baked
DISCOUNT: 50% OFF CODE: FITSNACK EXPIRES: 06/01/18 redeem at DETOXORGANICS.COM
April Fit Snack box was curated specifically to curb a sweet tooth and satisfy every craving you might have. Join Fit Snack for the May box there’s so much more to come, we know you crave much more than just sweets and our Nutritionist knows what your body needs to get the results you want!
“It’s not about getting Fit for Summer it’s about getting Fit for Life” – The Fit Snack Sisters
We hope you enjoyed the April Fit Snack line up as much as we enjoyed curating this box for you!
Do you enjoy doing your monthly Fit Snack workouts, but want to make them even more effective?
We love exploring new exercise strategies – it really helps to keep inspiration high and boredom low.
Let’s start with discussing strategies for Circuit training. Blasting fat, building strength and full body sculpting can all be achieved with just a few adjustments to interval timing and exercise.
Our friends at Fitness Magazine, have done an excellent job breaking down these strategies. In summary,
- Melting fat and firming muscles can be achieved by rotating between 1 minute of strength exercise and 1 minute of cardio. You can do approx. Choose 5 strength exercises (pushups, squats etc.) and 5 cardio exercises (jumping jacks, high knees, butt kickers etc.). Complete the circuit 3 times! It’s that easy!
- Sculpt all over by doing 6 strength exercises for 1 minute each. Don’t rest in between and complete the circuit 3 times.
- Bust Boredom and blast calories by doing 5 minutes of low, medium and high intensity cardio. Rest for 10 seconds between each interval and complete the circuit two times. To get really fancy, change your cardio options for the 2nd time through. Some of our favorite cardio options include: walking uphill, stairs, and jump roping.
- Remember to respect your fitness level and adjust each of these exercises as best for you and your body.
Learn more and view detailed exercise examples at Fitness Magazine.
Now that your exercise game is on point, lets talk about habits. The most important thing to success is making a habit out of it. We love the way that Fit Girl’s Diary sums up the the list of Fit Girl Habits. Here are the top 5 and they apply to both Women and Men:
- Always workout on Mondays
- Always eat a healthy breakfast. Did you know breakfast is the first and best opportunity to get your greens and veggies?
- Workout 5 times a week, change it up with our circuit training recommendations above!
- Prioritize Proteins. We recommend whole food protein and supplementing with some of your favorite Fit Snack brands like SunFresh Proteins or Fizzique when your in a crunch for time!
- Start your day with water! A favorite water bottle or big glass pitcher infused with fruit or lemons keeps it refreshing!
To read up on all 25 Fit Girl Habits, visit Fit Girl’s Diary.
Don’t forget that fuel and nutrition are the most important part of your Fitness Journey. After all, abs are made in the kitchen. When you don’t have quite enough time to cook, Fit Snack is here for you! Check out all of the goods in this month’s Fit Snack Box: