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Top 7 Healthy On The Go Snacks

Top 7 Healthy On The Go Snacks

When we are hungry, it's so easy to grab the first thing that you see.  A lot of times it doesn't matter if it's healthy of unhealthy, you are going to eat it.  So instead of keeping junk food laying around, try out some of these easy, on the go, healthy snacks!

1. Jerky(Beef, Turkey, Pork)

This is always a good choice for anyone looking to add some protein to your diet.  Jerky is super high in protein and low in both fat and carbs.  Our pick for best jerky is Wicked Cutz by a mile.  Their jerky is made of only the quality ingredients and will be evident when you take your first bite.  They are also one of the more creative jerky brands out there as they offer unique seasonings like Orange Teryaki, Korean BBQ and for those who love HEAT, the unforgiving yet delicious Carolina Killa.  Oh, and if you're a bacon lover like we are, you have to try their Maple Bacon Jerky! 

2. Protein Cookie

You read that correctly...a healthy alternative to the sugar packed morsels that you love so much.  Thing is, most protein "cookies" you see are really just protein bars made into the shape of a cookie.  NOT ANYMORE! 5Pro Nutrition has recently launched their Protein Cookie and people are raving about how much they actually taste like real cookies.  Each cookie includes at least 16g of protein(some flavors have more), 10g of fiber, and use only high quality ingredients.  5Pro Protein Cookies are all gluten free and kosher. 

3. Protein Pancakes

You are probably looking at this one thinking how is this an on the go snack?  I like to make Kodiak cakes with egg whites and skim milk and pack them as a snack.  They taste good enough to eat cold and without syrup. It's almost like eating a muffin.

Pro Tip:  Mix the batter using a 26oz Ice Shaker bottle.  Seriously.  It mixes the batter up to a smooth texture and makes it easy to pour the exact amount you want into the pan.  Best part is...cleanup is a BREEZE. Simply wash your shaker and you're done!  Sure beats cleaning a bowl, whisk, measuring cup, etc.  

4. Hard Boiled Eggs

This is always an easy on the go snack.  Packed with protein, no carbs and a good source of fat if you eat the yolk.  Plus they are super simple to make. 

5. Banana and Peanut Butter

When we need some extra carbs and healthy fats, this is a go-to, all natural snack.  Grab some of the single servings of PB and toss a banana in your bag and you are all set.  If you are looking to increase your protein intake, then try out Nuts-N-More. Their spreads are delicious and loaded with protein.  

6. Protein Shake

Obviously, we're going to include this one...but, not just because we love shaker bottles! Proetin shakes are a super easy way to boast your protein intake for the day and also keep track of exactly how much protein you are getting.  Protein shakes are so easy to make and you can take them just about anywhere.

Just make sure you have your Ice Shaker with you and you can blend a shake anytime, anywhere.  Pair it up with protein coffee or an all natural whey and you are all set! 

LIMITED TIME OFFER: We're making it easy for you to step up your snacking game by bundling up 5Pro Natural Whey and 5Pro Protein cookies!  PLUS, we want to make sure you're shakes are smooth and ice cold...so we're throwing in a 16oz Ice Shaker bottle for FREE.

 

7. Overnight Oats

This has quickly become a new favorite thanks to Mush.  If you see them in your local grocery store, or want to order online, they are a great healthy, on-the-go option.  Or, you can make your own overnight oats! Just grab some oatmeal and some of your favorite ingredients and create your own masterpiece. Don't be afraid to get creative with it! 

The Tropical Tornado: Power Through Your Day

The Tropical Tornado: Power Through Your Day

The Tropical Tornado

Need help staying focused during your mornings? Or, maybe you begin to feel a little sluggish mid-afternoon. Either way, we've got you covered with this vitamin packed, protein rich super smoothie.  It tastes amazing and it will give you quick yet sustained energy to power you through the day.

What's in it?

If you like tropical fruits, then you may have just found your new favorite smoothie. Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple, fresh orange juice, and natural whey protein powder...that's it!  Each of these fruits is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition to giving you a boost of natural energy, this smoothie will help keep your immune system strong, could help lower cholesterol, and promotes healthy gut, and helps digestive function.  The Tropical Tornado also features 24g of protein to help preserve and build lean muscle.

How to make it.

1 cup sliced Mango

1 cup sliced Kiwi

1 cup cubed Pineapple

1 cup fresh squeezed Orange juice

1 scoop natural whey protein powder(vanilla or unflavored)

Ice(optional)

Tip: We recommend 5Pro Nutrition All Natural Whey Protein.  It doesn't contain any artificial color, fillers, dyes, or flavoring.  Find it HERE.

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into your favorite Ice Shaker and enjoy clean, natural energy for hours!

 

If you enjoyed this article and missed our last one featuring an immune system boosting power juice, click here to take a look.  We hope you enjoy these recipes and are staying healthy and active during these tough times.

 

Staying Healthy & Fit At Home

Staying Healthy & Fit At Home

at home workout

We are living through a time that you may never experience again.  The nation is on lock down, social distancing is in full effect and many people are being forced to stay at home.

With businesses being closed and a lot of people working from home, it leaves a huge opportunity to either improve your health & fitness or to completely neglect it.

If you are the type of person that lives for the gym and is lost without it, I hope this article helps you out.  I am that person, I wake up every morning (including Saturdays & Sundays) and go to the gym.

This lock down has hit me hard.  It took me a few days to figure out a way to cope with it.  I was falling into a downward spiral and knew I had to quickly get out of it. If you are feeling the same way, follow these steps.

1.  Get Back on Your Sleep Schedule

I always wake up early.  Usually between 5am and 6am.  But once I couldn't go to the gym, I started to sleep in past 7am.  When I finally got up, I felt miserable mentally and physically.  I was over sleeping and my body clock was off.  I had to get back on schedule.   Once I did, I immediately felt a lot better both physically and mentally.

2.  Create a workout plan that works for you.

It's not time to make excuses, it's time to get creative.  I had never once thought that I could get a good workout in at my house with very limited equipment.  Now that the gyms are closed, I had to find a way to get a workout in with what I had.  I was lucky enough to have some bands, a jump robe and a few babies lol.  With this I was able to put together full body workouts that I was more sore from than lifting weights.   Check out my instagram page to check them out. 

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At home work out round 2. Save, share and try this leg day work out! . 3 sets, 10 reps of everything. No weight needed, unless the kids want to get in! . To make it harder, try squat jumps instead of body squats, and scissor jumps instead of lunges. . Here’s the full routine: Body squats, lunges, single leg squat, frog jumps, leg extensions, calf raises, glute kickbacks 🔥🔥🔥. . Whole workout took about 20 mins. If you need some more action, burn out with frog jumps, squat jumps or burpees 😵. . I actually finished mine by practicing jump roping without the rope. It’s raining out so I can’t get outside to Jump rope. . #saturdayworkout #athomeworkouts #dadbod #dadlife #workoutfromhome #dontskiplegday #athomeworkout #bodyweightworkout #bodyweightexercises

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3.  Create a meal plan. 

Here is an example of how I break out mine.  Figure out how many calories you are currently burning per day. This number may decrease if you are stuck in the house and not able to get as much cardio in.  This is a good time to adjust this meal plan.  Just by writing out a meal plan and breaking out the calories and macros, you will get a much better idea of how much you should be eating.  It's a great way to see how many calories are in different types of foods that you may be eating and you may immediately adjust your diet. 

 4. Take the time to learn to cook

Use all the extra spare time that you now have to look up recipes.  Use the extra time to learn to cook and meal prep.  This will be a huge tool for you going forward.  If you can use this time to learn to eat healthier, you don't have to run to a fast food restaurant during your lunch break.  

5. Drink More Water

Drinking more water has so many positive effects.  Take this time to train yourself to set a schedule to drink more water.  If you are at home, you have unlimited access to water and make it your mission to drink more.  

6. Use Your Extra Time to Grow

Find a new book that may help you be a better person or help you learn a new skill.  If you don't like to read, try listening to a podcast.  There are thousands of amazing podcasts that can be listened to while you workout, organize the closet or cook dinner.  

Gronk'd up

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gronkd-up/id1480877215

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