High Protein Snacks For On-The-Go

High protein snacks rule the world. Whether you need a pre workout snack, a post workout snack or a midday snack just to help get you through the rest of your workday without crashing, a high protein snack is most definitely the way to go. The importance of protein in your diet cannot be overstated. Without it your muscles would struggle to rebuild themselves after a workout, your hormones would struggle to remain regulated and your energy levels would plummet. To make sure none of that happens to you, make sure to always keep a few high protein snacks for on-the-go packed in your meal prep bag.

Healthy Snacks as Meal Prep

Eating healthy and living well means meal prepping your full meals for the week so that you have them on hand and ready to go every day. It also means prepping your healthy snacks for the day so that you are less tempted to eat junk foods or candy from vending machines and convenience stores between your meals. Meal and snack prepping not only keeps you healthy by keeping you away from fattening and sugary foods but it also helps you to save money by bringing your food with you everyday so that you don’t waste money on vending machine snacks or going out to a sit down or fast food restaurant for lunch or dinner. If you are new to prepping your healthy snacks for the day and looking for a few suggestions to get you started, you’re in luck. Here are our four favorite healthy snacks as meal prep.

Healthy Snacks For When You’re Traveling

We all know that it can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet while traveling, whether it’s for a short business trip or a week long vacation. Unfortunately when you travel you do not often have access to your own kitchen and meal prepping equipment so you become stuck, having to eat whatever food you can scrounge up at the nearest restaurant or fast food establishment. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the proper planning and execution you can enjoy healthy whole foods no matter where you are, and no matter what mode of transportation you take to get there. The best healthy snacks for when you’re traveling are often the same as the best healthy snacks for when you’re home, paired with a twist of convenience.

Tasty Fall Desserts With Veggies

Have your cake and eat it too without worrying about destroying all of your healthy progress with these tasty fall desserts made with a healthy dose of veggies. Don’t worry, we promise that you won’t even taste the difference. But your body sure will be able to feel the difference. Rather than succumbing to a sugar high quickly followed by a sugar crash, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious flavor while feeling full and keeping your blood glucose levels relatively stable.

5 Peanut Butter Recipes Made Right In The Jar

Peanut butter is a protein packed snack that is delicious on everything from apples or whole grain toast to popcorn or eggs (trust us – it’s exquisite!) so it’s a little bit sad when we get to the end of the peanut butter jar and we have to scrape and scrounge for just a bit more of that tasty treat. Trying to get every last bit out so that nothing goes to waste can be a real pain, but no one likes to throw away perfectly good peanut butter. That’s why we’ve decided to show you a few quick and easy ‘recipes’ to use up the last of the peanut butter without ever having to scrape the jar again.

SESAME PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

Makes 12

I love honey sesame sticks, but those calorie laden, sodium-filled little naughties don’t do me any favors! I did a mash-up of those little loves of mine with another favorite – peanut butter – and created these semi-sweet, semi-savory, completely satisfying little balls. Take the time to deeply toast your sesame seeds – I promise you it will be worth it in the flavor department, and it adds almost no time to an already quick recipe. Store these little balls in your fridge in your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers and reach for one whenever you need a quick snack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

SESAME PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

I love honey sesame sticks, but those calorie laden, sodium-filled little naughties don’t do me any favors!  I did a mash-up of those little loves of mine with another favorite – peanut butter – and created these semi-sweet, semi-savory, completely satisfying little balls.  Take the time to deeply toast your sesame seeds – I promise you it will be worth it in the flavor department, and it adds almost no time to an already quick recipe.  Store these little balls in your fridge in your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers and reach for one whenever you need a quick snack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

BLUEBERRY CARDAMOM OVERNIGHT OATMEAL

BLUEBERRY CARDAMOM OVERNIGHT OATMEAL

Serves 1

I recently had an early morning flight to catch, and I knew I wasn’t going to love the airport breakfast (or worse, in-flight!) options available at 6AM.  I took literally a few minutes the afternoon before my trip to whip up a batch of my personal favorite overnight oatmeal.  I packed it in a disposable container, packed a disposable spoon in some napkins, and stored my toasted walnuts in a Ziploc bag – nothing I needed to worry about washing out or saving when I got off the flight.  Let’s just say I was “that girl” on the plane, while everyone else was reluctantly chowing down on their free pretzels.  This breakfast is so tasty, so good for you, and so filling; pop this lovely start to your day in your ISOBAG and become the envy of other travelers.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

10 Layer Taco Dip

10-LAYER TACO PENNE

Serves 8 

Everyone loves those sever-layer taco dips, so this is a great recipe to break out for a crowd using our amazing ISOPASTA Penne. With all those great nacho and taco flavors you love, this healthy, fiber-filled penne salad is also super high in protein. If you want to bump that protein up even more, make it 11-layers and add some shredded chicken!

Drink Recommendation: A Michelada would pair fantastically with this taco salad. Simply take your favorite low-carb lager, add a little hot sauce and a squeeze of lime, and enjoy. Cheers!

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

PEANUT BUTTER CUP ONE MINUTE MUG CAKE

Serves 2

A one-minute cake?! You bet. This warm, gooey, microwavable mug cake can become a treat without breaking the calorie bank or taking up all your time. Please note that this chocolatey indulgence is meant to serve two, so grab a friend and settle in for a treat! (And, if you wanted to add a scoop of ice cream to the top, I certainly won’t judge.)

I hope you enjoy this sweet addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef