We’re kicking off the New Year right with snacks that will make your mouth water and energize your hardest workouts. Every box is 80% Gluten Free, low in sugar, high in protein and did we mention filled with super delicious snacks. Did we mention they’re healthy too! We just want you to feel spoiled this New Years and YOU deserve It ALL. Treat yourself to the highest quality snacks out there, each hand picked by a Nutritionist. Your Sneak Peek into this beautiful box starts with pure gourmet goodness.
You are what you eat! So take a peek at this box and then take a peek at yourself because you’re about to make some serious strides in becoming your best this year!
Start by using the highest quality product to increase your energy levels throughout the day. . .
Honey. If you guessed it then honey, you’re on to something as sweet as the success of completing your news years resolution. Also as simple. Remember when you keep things simple like snacking and eating whole food you will succeed every time.
If you know Fit Snack, then you know we love convenient, healthy and delicious snacks. No bs, no junk ever. This Honey is extra special.
Don’t take our word for it. Here’s the breakdown straight from Weeks Honey Farm. . . .
Weeks honey farm honey is sustainably sourced.
No better all natural energy snack is available! Weeks Honey Straws are always the perfect way to level up in your workout, increase your mental awareness, and get past that afternoon slump! Excellent source for pre and post workout energy. Made in USA. Product is Kosher and Gluten Free.Raw honey has been called “the perfect running fuel.” It provides an easily absorbed supply of energy in the form of liver glycogen, making it ideal for energetic morning starts and as a pre- and post-exercise energy source. Studies have shown honey to be one of the best choices of carbohydrate to consume right before exercising. Additionally, studies have revealed that as a sporting fuel, honey performs on a par with glucose, which is the sugar used in most commercial energy gels.
Proven Success as The Perfect Running Fuel
Energize Your Workouts and Recovery Naturally
No ‘Sugar’ Crash After Consuming
Three Versions Available: Clover, Orange Blossom, and Wildflower
Easy Carry No Mess Straws Make Snacking Easy
So whether you workout, work 9-5, or just play as a kid- Weeks Honey Farm Honey Straws make a delightful snack and energy boost without the processed sugars and artificial sweeteners you don’t want.
Why Bars start with simple and wholesome ingredients that satisfy the body, the mind and the spirit. We combine them to create a bar that’s packed with nutrition and full of flavor — truly the best tasting and most fulfilling energy bar on Earth!
Plant fusion packed with 21g of plant-based proteins, fortified with digestive enzymes and free of major allergens. Certified Non-GMO, Gluten Free & Vegan. As part of our Purity Promise™ we are also committed to being free of dairy, soy, rice, eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts, shellfish, artificial flavors and colors.
Bada Bean Bada Boom is roasted broad beans in bold flavors with a delicious crunch. Vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO!
Recipes and Healthy Treats: 1. Weeks Honey Farm – use the best quality honey and the spread filled with health benefits and flavor. Taking Honey to the next level, because of where their honey is sourced from you are not only getting all of the benefits, but none of the junk that can be easily added to honey. This is the taste of TRUE honey straight from the original source.
Add honey to Nairn’s Oatgrahams, a bowl of fruit or enjoy a stick before a run. 2. Fit Snacking done right can be as simple as dip your Chocolate Nairn’s Oat Grahams into a cup of Sweet Cheat Hot Cocoa
3. Nairn’s recipe (see recipe below pic)
KEY LIME PIE: Nairn’s have brought out a gluten free new product and it is perfect for tart/pie bases. @nairnsoatcakes new Oaties have a lovely buttery taste and crumbly texture. The sharpness of the limes in this recipe go perfectly with the new Oaties. Recipe below: Ingredients (and options for substitutions which our Nutritionist added): 1 1/2 packs of Nairn’s Oaties 120g of butter 3 medium egg yolks 1 tin of condensed milk / sub coconut milk finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes 200ml double cream / sub coconut milk 1 tbsp icing sugar / sub monkfruit extra lime zest, to decorate
Method: 1)Smash the biscuits in a plastic bags until fine and add 120g of melted butter, press into a tart tin and bake in the oven – gas mark 3 for 15 mins. 2)Put 3 medium egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk for a minute with electric beaters. 3)Add a can of condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes, then add the finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes and whisk again for 3 minutes. 4)Pour the filling into the cooled base then put back in the oven for 18 minutes. Cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. 5)To decorate, softly whip together 300ml double cream and 1 tbsp icing sugar. #keylimepie#nairns#glutenfreekeylimepie
Does the thought of a “healthy” or “healthier” lifestyle overwhelm you? Do you ever consider changing your life then suddenly change your mind. Well I’m here to help change it back.
You were on the right track you just have to start small with some reliable advice -today in the form of Fit Life Hacks. The media tells us to do the latest fancy diet. Next thing you know all of your fancy money is gone, you’ve lost 5 lbs just to gain 10lbs, not exactly what you signed up for. It’s true. FACT: 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1-5 years. (PsychologyToday.com)
Diets may work for some people.
Of course they do. Diets may work for the people who invented them, simply because they created THIER perfect diet for THEIR body and needs. A fun fact is, some of these DIETS people create have made those same people sick. Many diets are unrealistic because they don’t contain what you need and are not sustainable. Every individual has a specific lifestyle surrounding their eating habits. Their diet is not a food plan, but the food they naturally eat, which fits their lifestyle. Fit Life Hack: You need a permanent change, not a temporary fix.
Time for change.
First, find a qualified pro. A Nutritionist and a Personal Trainer who will guide you through your lifestyle changes and create the ideal program to fit you. Perform a credentials check. Find a Nationally Certified Trainer and a Nutritionist with an education you can count on (a degree from an accredited university). Our Fit Snack Nutritionist has a B.S. in Human Nutrition and over 10 training certifications NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) is at the top of the list. Fit Life Hack: Work with a pro who can help you be the best you! Ready to get started?
Let’s take the focus off of the DIET and put it on our HABITS.
If you want to change your habits the best way to do so is…one by one. Fit Life Hack: Change certain behaviors without focusing on food, but focusing on what is surrounding your eating habits. Let’s start with:
Three tips for your eating habits make over!
Client: “I don’t like to eat breakfast.” Nutritionist/Trainer: “No problem, start your day with a light 20 min fasting cardio session. Within 30 min drink a green smoothie (5 almonds, 2c. kale & Purely Inspired vegan Protein). Hearty Snack Tip: Get this, lunch time is the best time to indulge. Indulge smart. Eat a high protein snack like a Snickerdoodle Cookie from Buff Bake -gluten free & NonGMO- with fruit. An apple boosts metabolism and the fiber will keep you full. If you have a sweet tooth add a spoonful of Nutiva Hazelnut Spread to half and eat the other half plain. You’re probably thinking, “Did my Nutritionist just tell me to eat a cookie and chocolate as a snack?” The answer is yes, but the point is you enjoy a high quality cookie that is a high protein snack. Indulge smart. Regular cookie NO, Buff Bake cookie YES~! If you crave sugar this can be a good time to get that out of the way for the day. It’s about changing your habits and moderation is key.”
Client: “I graze and eat junk, no time for meals.” Nutritionist/Trainer: “You can graze, just graze on the right things and let’s talk about small, convenient meals. Spend a little time buying the right foods, your reward is a lot more energy. Something as simple as chips and a salad can be perfect for grazing. Rise Buddy chips has all of the best flavors and are baked, NOT fried and made with rice. Make your salad using Spinach or Kale, Chicken and/or Nuts for protein and Dried fruits from Made In Nature – free of all of the junk (sugar and sulfur) that is usually added. No time to add meat to your salad? Just choose a meat bar as a snack. Bricks Bars has delicious flavors made with veggies in their ingredients.”
Client: “I eat most of my food at night and am eating late every night.” Nutritionist/Trainer: “Make your dinner plate with half veggies. Green veggies can really fill you up, then you eat less of the stuff you don’t need as much. Second, plan a few snacks that will satisfy those salty cravings we get in front of the T.V. or after a long day. Edamame is great, instead of salt get it frozen or fresh and just make an awesome sauce for flavor. Awesome sauce: Aminos Coconut flavor and Siracha. Have some fun with sauces, this will make your night time snacking so tasty you won’t crave junk. Then if you’re eating late, brush your teeth around 8pm and you won’t want to eat after that.”
Nutritionist/Trainer: “Take everything I’ve said with a grain of salt. Change your lifestyle to fit your personal style. Add your small touch to each tip. Here’s an example. Say you don’t like breakfast, apples or chocolate. That’s fine, what DO you like?”
Client: Peanut butter and banana
Nutritionist/Trainer: Great, add those to a plain Rice Cake and you’re good to go! Keep it simple and have fun.
It’s time we change our thinking. Switch out eating junk food for whole foods and snacks that are made with real foods. The Real Food Bar from Complete Nutrition is the perfect example and the snacks in your Fit Snack box. Think real food equals simple ingredients. Happy Snacking! Looking forward to our next chat.
Featured in our March Fit Snack Box, Charge On Real Food Protein Bars offer real nutrition from real food – exactly what you need to reach your fitness goals in 2017.
At the start of the year, many of us made resolutions to workout more and live healthier lives. But, when life gets in the way, our wellness goals are usually the first to fall by the wayside.
So, in case you, or someone you know, need a little extra inspiration, Fit Snack and Charge On Real Food Protein Bars are here to help.
A lack of time is the most common obstacle cited in maintaining a regular workout schedule. However, there are many fast and easy workout methods to re-energize your 2017 fitness regimen.
Wearable Technology – fitness trackers and smart watches allow you to set goals and count steps over the course of the day. When life is busy, you can reach your goals while remaining on the go.
Body Weight Training – don’t have time to hit the gym. No problem. Utilize body weight training routines to workout anywhere, anytime.
Outdoor Activities – have a hard time hitting the gym. Take a hike, bike or walk with friends and family. You can spend with your loved ones while getting in the best shape of your life.
Smart Phone Exercise App’s – there’s an app for that? Of course, there is. Purchase a few workout applications for your phone. You can select the duration of an exercise, and you’ll never run out of good training ideas.
These workout trends for 2017 are perfect for the person with a busy lifestyle. Pick your favorites, work hard, and most importantly, have fun.
But while you’re burning calories, you’ll need proper nutrition to support your body. Charge On Real Food Protein Bars has you covered.
“The Charge On Real Food Protein Bar is designed for people who want real nutrition from real food! This naturally sweetened healthy snack includes ingredients such as almond butter, coconut oil, cherries, and cashews.”
With active ingredients that aid in muscle repair, recovery, and strength, eat a Charge On Real Food Protein Bar whenever you need an extra charge!
Do you have unhealthy snack foods in your pantry that you’re struggling to give up? If so, you’re not alone. Cutting out junk food snacking is a seriously hard habit to kick.
Plus, when it comes to junk food, we all have a different Achilles heel. At the top of the list for many people are good old-fashioned potato chips.
However, underneath taste bud tantalizing flavors in fun to eat shapes and sizes, potato chips present some serious problems to your health. The negative health effects of potato chips include:
Weight gain – a study of over 100,000 participants found that potato chips caused more weight gain than sugar-sweetened beverages.
High in sodium– sodium consumption makes bodies retain water, burdening heart and blood vessels.
Empty calories – when you’re body is not satiated by the foods you eat, you tend to overeat, missing out on crucial nutrients.
But have no fear fellow snackers. Healthy “junk” food options do exist!
Rise Buddy to the rescue!
A game changer in the healthy snacking revolution, Rise Buddy is featured in Fit Snacks March box. Great tasting, healthy and familiar in all the right ways, Rise Buddy is here to replace that unhealthy potato chip habit.
“Rise Buddy is the “new chip” off the old block. We taste just like the couch potato chip, but we’re Gluten Free, Trans-fat Free and best of all made from “whole grain” brown rice. That means families all snack smart.”
Rise Buddy is the amazing, 100% whole grain brown rice snack…and that means guilt free snacking.
The folks at Rise Buddy bring a family-focused mission to snacking. “We should be offering more healthy alternatives to our families. Rise Buddy is a snack targeted to disrupt the junk food market; by introducing an alternative and better snack.” We couldn’t agree more!
Rise Buddy is even Smart Snack approved, which means it exceeds all USDA’s nutritional standards for schoolchildren.
Goodbye potato chips. Hello Rise Buddy!
Try this amazing new product today with this exclusive Fit Snack offer: Use FIT38JOJ to receive 15% off Amazon orders until April 15, 2017. Click HERE and order Rise Buddy today.
Field Trip Jerky is a new jerky brand that will make you feel like a kid again. This craft jerky brand, providing healthy and protein rich fuel for your body and mind, is quickly becoming a Fit Snack favorite.
Based out of Brooklyn, NY Field Trip Jerky “saw the need for healthier protein-rich snacks that didn’t sacrifice quality and taste.” The founders, who were inspired to set off on their jerky journey while on a ski trip in Vermont, have achieved that and much, much more.
We love the great tasting, all natural ingredients the jerky connoisseurs at Field Trip Jerky have cooked up. The antithesis to “junk food jerky” found in gas stations packed with sodium nitrates, preservatives, and gluten, the team at Field Trip Jerky has provided a revolutionary jerky that is anything BUT ordinary.
The health benefits of Field Trip Jerky make it the perfect snack for all the adventures that lie ahead:
Dried and seasoned with all natural ingredients. “A traditional cut of jerky, done right.”
Higher protein per ounce, less sodium, and less sugar.
Made with gluten free reduced sodium soy sauce. All products contain less than 5 ppm of wheat.
Catering to the protein preferences of jerky fans everywhere, Field Trip Jerky offers beef jerky, turkey jerky, and pork jerky. With flavors like original, cracked pepper, maple BBQ, teriyaki, sweet and spicy and toasted sesame, your taste buds will thank you.
Field Trip Jerky will make you want to go explore, live more adventurously and push your body and mind to new limits. The team at Field Trip Jerky will support your nutritional needs with a high quality, great tasting jerky snack for all the journeys that lie ahead. Explaining to your boss about the dramatic rise in sick days…well, that one’s up to you.
Here are five field trip ideas to go along with your tasty Field Trip Jerky:
Flash Mob Dancing
Fit Snack Founder Rose Muniz jumps for joy and Field Trip Jerky.
Grab a bag of Field Trip Jerky to share with friends, or an easy to carry, on the go stick for faster consumption.
Fellow Gods and Goddesses, Quinoa is a super grain that will change your life if you are not already a fan!
I’ll Start By Telling You a Story…
Zaramama is the Inca Goddess of Grain
In ancient times, Incan Queens were responsible for agriculture in their societies. Agriculture and weaving were two key factors in the lives of the Inca. You may be asking yourself “woman in charge of agriculture, but why?”
The answer is because women were “associated with the selection of seeds,” due to the fact that “cosmologically…women and the goddesses are forces of fertility” (Silverblatt 44).
So how does this relate to Quinoa? The Incan diet used this amazing ancient grain as a primary source of nutrition. It was the
“Gold of the Inca’s” as they believed that it increased the stamina of their Warriors. Incan Queens were responsible for selecting the very best seeds that would be grown by the women of their society. The Queen was honored to conduct seed selection and prided herself on this duty. Once seeds were selected, the upper class women of society took fine care of growing the crops.
Imagine living in a day where every single process of your nutrition was held in the highest regard by the highest members of society. Imagine eating quinoa grown for the approval of Zaramama, the Goddess of Grain.
Christopher Algea, Founder of Keen One Quinoa
Now Let’s Fast Forward to Today
Meet Christopher Algea. He developed the idea for a company called Keen One Quinoa while in College in Boulder Colorado. After College he went to work and launched his company. Their mission is to promote creative meals, use sustainable ingredients and source organic, fair trade quinoa, benefiting cooperatives in the Highlands of the Andes Mountains.
A few college buddies worked with Christopher start the company by developing Quinoa products in a commercial kitchen and taking them to farmers markets. Today, they have created heat and serve cups that make eating this amazing ancient grain delicious, easy, convenient and ready in 5 minutes! Zaramama, the Inca Goddess of Grain must be dancing in the clouds celebrating the beautiful company. Keen One Quinoa.
No doubt, we were lucky to partner with Keen One Quinoa featuring their Quinoa Cup in our January Fit Snack box. What a treat!
Quinoa Health Benefits
In conclusion, enjoy 5 reasons why Quinoa is good for you and fit for a Queen:
One of the highest protein grains you can eat
High in fiber
Non GMO & Gluten free (as it’s usually grown organically)
High in important minerals like iron and magnesium
May help in weight loss!
Keen One Quinoa Cups were a perfect snack in our January 2017 Box!