When life gives you lemons, combine them with blueberries and make the freshest plant-powered bar there ever was. This perfect pair combines zesty citrus and sweet juicy berry all in one wholesome, on-the-go treat.
Hungry Buddha® Keto Bars are the perfect snack for keto-and non-keto health seekers alike. The low-sugar, plant-powered, and allergy-friendly snack bar is made with nothing but clean and purposeful ingredients you can feel good about, whether you’re looking for a post-workout protein boost, a mid-day pick-me-up or any time hunger strikes
Buddha Brands™ makes better-for-you, plant-powered snacks and beverages you can feel good about eating. Each of these delicious bars has 9g (or more!) of plant protein to keep you satisfied and energized. Not to mention only 2g of sugar.
The founders at Buddha Brands set out to build a brand that reflected their conscious efforts to live better, eat better and do better. Every product sold is plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified, and supports 1% for the Planet. As members of 1% For The Planet, Buddha Brands pledges 1% of all annual sales to environmental organizations like Oceana, The David Suzuki Foundation, and lots more.
Feeling lethargic, tired or worn down? Are you hungry in between meals? You may need some meal prep magic from a Nutritionist to increase your energy. Our Nutritionist created a mini meal prep guide with whole foods that energize your day.
Follow a few simple steps and regain your energy. By adding a few Fit Snacks to certain snacks you can create a highly nutritious power snack to take to work or quickly grab-n-go. Fit Snacks are meant to be convenient when you add a convenient snack to a nutritious raw food snack, what do you get? A nutrient dense treat that’s easy to grab-n-go. Keep reading to find out what we mean by ‘mini’ meal prep. As you read remember the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and abs are built in the kitchen is a phrase for good reason.
This meal prep guide is 100% Gluten Free, Grain Free and Dairy Free! Tip: use glass over plastic for meal prep and storage (blog coming soon).
The Perfect Keto Snack
The Limón con Chile is best characterized as flavorful in its spice profile rather than a purely hot jerky or spicy jerky. Talk about a crave worthy high protein snack. The best part is, it is Sugar-Free, Carb-Free, Gluten-Free and Keto friendly.
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #1: Yes, we said Snack!
Do you have time to eat 5-6 meals a day? It has been proven to boost metabolism, but who has time for 6 small meals. We always have time for a snack that is easy to grab-n-go or eat right at your desk while you’re working.
Add People’s Choice Carne Seca Limon Con Chile to a small snack bowl of sliced Red and Orange Peppers. This makes for a beautiful and tasty snack. We even have a fun drink tip you can pair with this perfect snack mix. Water with lemon.Did you know by simply adding lemon to your water it becomes a probiotic?
Typically you may not even consider adding a cut up vegetable to your meal prep. You may think that the weekly veggie tray at work will take care of your veggie needs. Veggie trays do not always have nutrient dense options and may not come often enough. Take the benefits of daily Red Bell Peppers for instance:
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 why we encourage jerky! The Carne Seca line by People’s choice is inspired by the diverse culinary tradition of Downtown Los Angeles and its many migrant groups. Taste the flavors of Northern Mexico and the Southwest region of the United States. Focused on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple techniques, our Carne Seca Beef Jerky features all natural ingredients and a simplified process to showcase the deliciousness of traditional Carne Seca Beef Jerky. Initial kick of heat from cracked red pepper blends into the richness of guajillo chili powder, cracked black pepper, and sea salt; finishes with a touch of lemon twang. Our goal is to celebrate the natural meat flavor of the thick cut beef jerky.
Make it a Meal: Limon Con Chile + Tacos
Here’s some meal prep words of wisdom. If you’re prepping 1 thing use similar ingredients to make it a meal. This way you spend less time and brain power thinking of new things to eat. If you are eating a diet high in veggies and Fit Snacks you are right on track. Now for some fajita veggie tacos.
Fajita Veggie Tacos
Red, Green, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
Topping: White Onion, Tomato and avocado chopped into small pieces
Side: People’s Choice Limon Con Chile Carne Seca
Wrap in spinach or a beet tortilla for the full veggie effect.
Visit their WEBSITE to see more. A line of jerky with a flavor for the whole family ☺
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #2: Add this cheesy goodness to lunch without the guilt!
It’s lunch time and that cheesy craving hits and it hits hard. Rather than grab a bag of junk food grab a bag of Shrewd Food. Cure your craving and get much needed protein in your day.
Satisfying delicious taste and crunch without the fat, carbs or sugar. 14g Protein per serving.
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.
Hemp Raisin Cookies
Cookies made with plantain flour for a delicious treat packed with flavor, perfect for paleo and vegan diets. Hemp Raisin is a soft, crumble cookie, packed full of juicy raisins!
Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #3: We got the guilt free goodies! Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free treat.
Trade in grains and gluten for these tasty cookies and you will feel the difference. The exchange rate with The Real Coconut Cookie is high. With hemp your body is getting all of the following; protein, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
Meal prep Snack 2: Take a banana, small bowl of blueberries and sliced almonds to work, put them into a bowl when ready and enjoy with Coconut Cookies.
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 cookies are perfect to break up and add to the top of a smoothie bowl. Using all the same ingredients as above, (banana, blueberry and sliced almond mix) add Almond milk and oats.
Instructions: Blend Banana, Blueberry, Almond Milk and Oats. Place in Bowl. Top with Almond Mix and The Real Coconut Cookie Crumbles. *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 fo the criteria here at Fit Snack. We want you to discover healthy snacks that satisfy all of your cravings and keep you feeling fit.
The Real Coconut offers an exciting range of plant-based snacks, wraps and sweet treats for snacking and sharing that emphasis on sustainability, digestive health, and flavor. The Real Coconut’s vegan and paleo-friendly recipes crafted by Daniella Hunter in her home kitchen and served at the original ‘Real Coconut’ restaurant in Tulum, Mexico are now brought to you online and in stores across the USA. Our cookies are made with plantain flour, and these delicious sweet treats are packed with flavor and perfect for paleo and vegan diets.
Visit The Real Coconut website if you really want to satisfy your cookie craving.
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.
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.
With the New Year came a fresh new start and we got the snacks to go with it. This year treat yourself to gourmet treats and free yourself of any junk and clutter. That’s what we do with every snack we pick, you’ll notice snacks are more nutrient dense and completely junk free. Each of these snacks are made with simple, real food ingredients that help you sustain the energy you need to succeed in 2018.
A Gourmet Honey Bar with 8 simple ingredients. Pure honey is proven to give the extra boost to athletes when they need it most. Honey Bunchies are made right here in Longmont Colorado just a few towns over from us here at Fit Snack. From one family owned business to another, this bar is delicious!