Protein: You can find it added to most energy bars and ice creams as well as naturally occurring in products like yogurt and almond butter. But look closer at ingredient lists and you’ll see different kinds of added protein: Whey, pea and soybean are just a few proteins you’ll encounter. According to Women’s Health magazine, incorporating protein powder can help you get the energy burst you need without the cholesterol related to eating meat and Continue reading What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?
No-cook snacks are the perfect solution to that feeling we all know far too well. It’s the one that creeps up on us in late morning, mid-afternoon, and late night. You feel hungry, but it’s too early for the next meal, but you’re too busy to cook up or bake a healthy snack. No-cook snacks are here to help! Whether you’re craving a salty snack, have a bit of a sweet-tooth, or want something fresh, Continue reading 15 No-Cook Snacks That’ll Satisfy Any Craving
Breakfast toast has been completely re-vamped and is making a comeback – but you may not even recognize this old-time breakfast staple. Now with avocado, hummus, fresh fruits, and even salmon! Check out 8 of our favorite toast creations straight from Instagram – guaranteed to make you re-think your next breakfast! 1. So many options to choose from! Ok Monday, let’s do this! A photo posted by Vegan Life #vegan2me (@vegan2me) on Jan 16, 2017 Continue reading 8 Beautiful Breakfast Toasts – Layered to Please!
Who’s ready for a great game this Super Bowl Sunday? We’ll let the pros handle the football, but we’ve got the snacks covered! According Association for Psychological Science, Americans can consume as many as 2,400 calories during the four-hour game by snacking on pizza, hot wings, and other game day favorites. Yikes! We’ve found some awesome snack ideas that will give you the delicious flavors you’re looking for without hurting your health. We would love Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet
It’s no secret that kids prefer candy and potato chips over fruits and veggies, but sometimes it’s all about the presentation! We found these 5 creative snack ideas that will get your kids excited about eating healthier (and will make packing lunch a lot more fun)! SHOP: Fit & Fresh Bento Box Lunch Containers > 1. Sandwich Sushi Courtesy of 100 Real Days of Food Sandwiches are a lunch time staple – they’re easy to Continue reading 5 Fun & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
The average supermarket carries nearly 40,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute. And as you meander around the store, food companies have utilized consumer psychology hacks to draw your attention to mouthwatering snacks. No wonder shopping for healthy lunch ideas for work is a fraught experience. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that preparing home-cooked meals in place of eating out results in consuming fewer carbohydrates and sugars. Bringing a Continue reading How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals
Bulk up your boring old salad routine with these 5 filling salads that are sure to please! We’ve discovered these creative salad recipes that are sure to keep you full all the way until dinner. Avoid that mid-afternoon slump by packing your on-the-go salad for lunch with filling protein as well as some tasty, colorful veggies! 1. Steak and Blue Cheese Salad via Beneficial Bento Steak isn’t just for dinner! Add some sliced on top Continue reading 5 Filling Salads for Your Work Week
A warm bowl of chili can make the winter blues go away with one spoonful. If you’re trying to watch your carb intake, you can still make a variety of flavorful chilis to enjoy on cold, snowy days without a heavy carb content. Try the three tasty recipes below – make them ahead of time then pack in Fresh & Fit containers for enjoying throughout the week: 1. Low-Carb Kickin’ Chili: Add some heat to Continue reading 3 Low-Carb Chili Recipes For Winter
We’ve been conditioned to associate the word “fat” with “unhealthy”. We’re on such a fat-free or low-fat craze, influenced to buy any label that showcases these terms. We build diets around them. We can be tempted into overeating, simply because it’s “fat-free” or “low fat”. At the risk of being the bearer of bad news, this is one of the greatest nutrition misconceptions. It must be emphasized that when something comes out, something must go Continue reading Not All Fat Is Bad! (Good Fat vs Bad Fat)
There’s a lot of debate around carbohydrates these days. Are they good, or are they bad? What are examples of complex carbs and simple carbs? Why are we made to fear carbs? Aren’t they a great energy source? Yes, they absolutely are. But before you go loading up on bread and pasta, you must understand that not all carbs are the same. Have you heard that there are “good fats” and “bad fats?” Well, there are Continue reading Difference Between Complex Carbs and Simple Carbs
Sometimes, a fresh and colorful lunch can brighten up an otherwise drab workday. With just a little prep the night before, you can pack delicious salads in your Fit & Fresh containers to enjoy on your lunch break the next day. Why not switch up your salad game by incorporating seasonal ingredients? Here a few tasty ideas: Pomegranate, walnut and goat cheese salad Pomegranates are in season right now, which means you should grab every chance Continue reading 3 Seasonal Salads To Bring To Work
For busy parents, it can be hard to have your kids get all the fruits and vegetables they need in a day to stay healthy. Juicing – which in recent years has skyrocketed in popularity – seems to be a promising solution: A homemade juice made with fresh produce is versatile and can pack up to 1 cup of mango, kale, spinach and apple each – along with other healthy ingredients like ginger or lemon. For Continue reading Juicing vs Blending – Which Is Better?
Ahhh, the holidays: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, full of cookie platters and get-togethers. And we all know that those desserts taste divine thanks to heaping amounts of butter, flour and sugar. It’s hard for moms to keep their kids healthy through the holiday season when they’re surrounded by snacks. But what if you could offer those same cookies and brownies to your kids knowing they were chock-full of good ingredients? Check out Continue reading Healthy Substitutions For Your Favorite Cookies