Ever wonder what’s best to eat before you hit the gym? What about after a tough spin class? Many people hit up the juice bar for a protein shake, but is that really the only way to refuel your body?
Finally!! I’ve been on the hunt for high protein and convenient breakfast ideas that are different than my eggs or greek yogurt breakfast staples. I’ve heard about people incorporating cottage cheese into pancakes and wasn’t sure how I felt about it…however this was a perfect example of ‘don’t knock it til you try it!’ These are so easy to make – I add it to my Sunday Batch Cooking list.
Nutrition bars can be a convenient and satiating snack that you likely won’t feel guilty eating. However, is the healthy packaging deceptive? How can we be sure that we’re making a healthy choice for a snack, pre- or post-workout fuel or a protein source? I’ve evaluated 5 common nutrition bars obtained from a health food store – Larabar, Simply Protein, Cliff bar, Luna and Kind bars. I will rank my choices from best to worst.