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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Feel sexy all summer long with these Fit Snacks. Our promise is: They look as good as they taste and make you feel amazing too. We taste test every snack and review every ingredient one by one. Fit Snacks are best enjoyed when you are living a lifestyle that makes you feel your best. What does it mean to feel your best? It means you are balanced in your body and mind. It means you eat balanced snacks and feel good so you can live your best life.
We include a workout in every box and as a thanks for reading our blog we have something just for you! Our Nutritionist selects each snack and she put together some tips to go with this line up of clean snacks.
Here’s some fun flat tummy facts before we get to the snacks:
Battle the bloat. Drink water for 3 days straight and no other liquids. Focus on foods or snacks with 5-7 ingredients that you recognize.
Say No to Sugar & Say Hello to a tighter tummy! Avoid added sugar and replace high sugar fruits with low sugar options. Kiwi, apples and pomegranates.
Eat Lean. Be Lean. Focus on lean fats, avocado, nut butters, seeds (especially pumpkin seeds, not all seeds are equal).Get the most bang for your buck and buy nutritious foods that help you help yourself.
What you eat is 80% of the focus, the other 20% should be on the exercises you do. Our June Fit Snack box has your Personal Trainer created lean body workout and includes tips.
It’s not about a flat tummy at the end of the day. It’s about a healthy body and mind. Your stomach is the core of your body. Stronger stomach muscles can help end back pain and give you better overall balance. When you practice physical balance you are also balancing your mind because well, they’re connected. You want a strong body and strong mind. This will prepare you not just for a day at the beach, but a lifetime of feeling your best. Why not? Aim high. Snack healthy. Together let’s raise the bar for healthy snacks!
Feel good with pure whole food based snacks! They’re called super foods for a reason.
Superfoods or super snacks as we like to call them are pure fuel. The ingredients for the bag of Super Seedz in the Summer Fit Snack box consist of Sea Salt and Pumpkin seeds. Enjoy your Super Seedz on salads or on-the-go. They are the perfect snack to take anywhere.
Sexy Snack #2: Healthy is the new sexy by the way!
Benefit from the immune boosting and anti-inflammatory powers of noni, Hawaii’s own superfood, in a delicious organic juice shot.
These are snacks you’ll want to pack for any beach-side vacay. If you’re not going to a beach this summer, no sweat! We’ve brought the ingredients straight from the tropical islands to you! Noni Juice is grown in the Puni region in Hawaii and we partnered with Hawaiian Ola because as a company they share our values. Noni Juice from Hawaiian Ola is sourced locally and the ingredients are grown using non toxic methods.
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Rise Buddy is on a mission to bring healthier snacking alternatives to our kids. Kids need nutritious options, especially to fuel their minds in the classroom. Rise Buddy is filling that gap.
Flava Naturals is dedicated to creating delicious dark chocolate bars that are focused on quality ingredients and as result they are jam packed with nutrients from their high flavonoid content. Finally, a chocolate treat you can feel great about. Flava bars are beyond guilt free each bar provides your body with the most beneficial nutrients you can get from chocolate.
———- Remember snacks made with clean ingredients and a little love are the best fuel.
Sexy Snack #5: Sip on some broth in the morning. No caffeine, no jitters, just clean broth.
Yes we are a healthy snack and fitness box. Our goal is happiness and snacking bliss because after all food makes people happy. Anything that makes you happy, should make you feel good too and keep you satisfied. Fit Snacks are the best fuel for a healthy, happy life.
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.
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.