Category Archives: Meal Prep

Are you as indecisive as we are?

Have you ever been to a restaurant and found yourself indecisive about too many choices? Me too!!!! Every…single…time…

Don’t get me wrong it’s better to have many options than none at all, especially when it comes to eating food. But is there such thing as too many?

Indeed, there is! “The more the merrier” isn’t always true. In fact, sometimes it’s quite the opposite. Sometimes, the more choices we have, the higher our expectations are. In turn, the more we worry about making the wrong decision. American business professor, Sheena Iyengar, demonstrated this in an interesting experiment:

In a grocery store she offered a variety of jams for shoppers to try.

On day 1, she offered 6 varieties.
Then, on day 2, she offered 24 varieties.
On day 1 of sampling the 6 varieties, 40% tried the jams and 30% bought a jar.
On day 2 of sampling the 24 varieties, 60% tried the jams, but only 2% bought a jar.
The conclusion: having many choices is appealing, but confusing.

So how can you apply that to your daily life?

Reduce your choices!

At Superfit Foods, we’ve limited the amount of choices you have to make while still providing variety. We make it super easy to select your meal plan specific to your goals.

No more spending hours at the grocery store every week. No more spending your Sunday meal prepping, only to carry you through the next few days. Oh, and did I mention…no more cleaning up the disastrous mess post-meal prep that we all dread…LOL.

We’ve made it SUPER simple for you. No cooking, no cleaning. Just heating and eating!

It’s obvious the amount of time you’ll save. So, do you want to save money, too? Use code: CHOICES for 20% off your first order! This exclusive discount expires Friday, so what are you waiting for?!

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Help Superfit Foods Give Back This Year

It’s the Season of Giving!

Here at Superfit Foods, we’re in the holiday spirit! That’s why for every purchase made between now and December 15th, we will be buying a toy for an underprivileged child in the Jacksonville area.

Whether it is a gift card or a meal plan, your purchase gives back to those in need!

Call or Email Us today for more information:

904.525.9451 | team@superfitfoods.co

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Join Our 8-Week Holiday Challenge!

Holiday Challenge

With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to let yourself go. Avoid the January guilt by joining us on the 80/20 holiday challenge!

The average American eats 21 meals per week (3 meals a day, 7 days a week). When it comes to eating healthy, we often think the key to success is to forbid all “unhealthy” foods. Reality is, restricting yourself from food can lead to a downward spiral. At Superfit Foods, we preach a healthy balance. There is life-altering value in nourishing your body with healthy, nutritious foods. However, we’re all human and want to indulge in some wine and chocolate on a Saturday night.

The 80/20 rule is a balanced approach to healthy eating that incorporates moderation. This rule can be applied to many aspects of your life, but in this case: dieting.

Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation” and we couldn’t agree more! Let’s be honest here, who can eat super clean 100% of the time? Depriving yourself of all the desired American treats simply isn’t realistic. We all enjoy (and deserve) an indulgence…in moderation of course!

The 80/20 rule is not a “fad diet” or tool for weight loss, rather a lifestyle. The practice is to make healthy eating choices 80% of the time, while letting yourself indulge the other 20%. Following this rule, you’ll sustain healthy eating habits long-term, making it easier for you to achieve and sustain your health and fitness goals.

The 5 Easiest Ways to Start Today

  1. Do the math

Assuming you are like most Americans and eat 21 meals a week, that would mean 17 of those should be healthy and you would be allowed 4 “cheat” meals.

  1. Skip the work

Let us make the 80% effortless and delicious for you. Upgrade to 17 meals this week. We’ll handle the time-consuming part of meal prep: shopping, cooking, cleaning. All you have to do is heat and eat…sweet trade, right? OH, and you can 100% customize your meals to your taste preferences. We want eating healthy to be cool, tasty and mindless for you.

  1. Don’t sleep on snacks

If you have a sweet tooth like us, we also offer healthy Snacks that you can add to your order. We like to refer to these as “sweets without the cheat.” Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Cookies, Fruity Pebble Protein Doughnuts, Protein Blueberry Muffins and more!

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff

If you end up eating 5 or 6 “cheat” meals one week, it’s not the end of the world. Move forward and remind yourself you’re making the effort to better yourself!

  1. Create accountability

95% of people succeed at reaching their goals when they have an accountability partner! Need more accountability? Check out our locations page for some awesome fitness spots in your area!

 

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Take control of your mental health through nutrition!

Take control of your mental health through nutrition!

May 8, 2017

The importance of the mind | body | spirit connection has been touted by health and fitness leaders for decades. Only now is the full potential impact of that oh so vital trifecta beginning to really take hold in the population at large.

Fitness is becoming a way of life for many. Society is starting to come around and wake up to healthier lifestyle choices but, at the very same time, we have become the number one prescription country in the world for anti-depressants as well as anti-anxiety medications.

There is a disconnect.

Our food choices, be it restaurant outings, grocery store trips, school lunch programs, or our very own garden, have a very real impact on our health – not only physically in how we feel and how our bodies are able to operate, but in quality of thought and emotion as affected by hormone variances, nutritional deficiencies, and toxicity levels.

We literally are what we eat.

Our bodies are constantly creating new cells and shedding old dying cells. What we choose to eat becomes the very foundation – the building blocks for the new and upcoming version of us.

Eating processed foods filled with chemicals and food like substances will never create a strong and healthy body. Over time it can actually lead to break down and illness. When your body does not receive the nutrition it needs, it can become deficient. Adequate nutrition is needed for body and brain function.

Poor quality diet puts you at risk for depression.

That is a major statement made publicly by Biological Psychiatry. Vitamin B9 (folate) found in many vegetables and legumes, has been deemed critical in brain metabolic pathway function. Lack of folate has been linked to a multitude of mental health disorders including depression and low mood. [2] Additionally the role of carbohydrates, tryptophan and vitamins in promoting positive overall mental wellbeing had been correlated in numerous scholarly studies. [3] There are countless studies proving the link time and time again between mental illness and inadequate nutritional intake.

Tweet: The truth is you can better balance your body and brain chemistry with proper nutrition than you can with any pharmaceutical, without the dangerous side effects.

The biggest excuse we all tend to use when it comes to putting off straightening out our diets is “I’m just too busy”.

Life today is incredibly busy. The majority of us are always on the go and the truth of it is – you aren’t wrong. That is where we come in. Superfit Food’s goal is to do the work for you.

“Our customized plans allow you to pick your goal

Lean Down

Sustain

Build up

We make eating simple.

For every plan you will get a selection of:

– Main meals

– Boost meals

– Breakfast meals

– Health Snacks

All you have to do is – place your order – everything is made fresh for you, ready to grab and go.

This is the new clean approach to eating right that will not take up your time or break your budget! To take the first step to getting in the physical and mental health of your life please visit www.superfitfoods.co to learn more or place your first order.

References:

[1] Biological Psychiatry in Volume 58, issue 9 November of 2005.

[2] Nutrition and Depression: The Role of Folate – Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., PhD; Maurizio Fava, M.D. Sept. 29, 2014.

[3] Nutrition and Depression: Larry Christiansen 1996 http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/10192-006

Lean Down to Shed Excess Baby Weight

Lean Down to Shed Excess Baby Weight

May 16, 2017

Lean Down to Shed Excess Baby Weight

Let’s face it. As much as we love our new born bundles of joy, what we don’t love is the excess baby weight that gets left behind. On average it is recommended for expectant mothers to be to gain between 15-40 lbs. depending on the size of their frame.

Now subtract from that the average baby’s weight at the time of birth which is 7.5lbs (though of course that can vary). At minimum you are left with 7.5lbs and top end 32.5lbs or more of extra unwanted weight that you are currently carrying around.

The human female body is designed to carry children, to grow in order to support a new life and to contract once that new life is brought forth. That post baby shrink down can be helped along by making sure that the weight loss is done in the healthiest form possible to support the bodily changes and allowing it to adjust back to normal.

Diet and exercise are key to getting back in shape – But so is rest!

Giving birth, though a natural process, is traumatic to the body. Rest and recuperation are needed postpartum. On top of that, you now have a new baby who isn’t regulated by your time clock. You may not get much sleep. Feeling sleep deprived, overwhelmed, and exhausted usually decreases your motivation to hit the gym and plan out a diet.

That is where SuperFit Foods comes in. We can take some of the weight off your shoulders by preparing all of your meals for you so you can focus on your new son or daughter while still getting all of the exact nutrition your body needs to make a full recovery.

How the Lean Down Plan can help

With all of your food fresh cooked and pre made all you have to go is grab and go!

We make eating simple.

With the Lean Down Plan, you will get a selection of:

– Main meals

– Boost meals

– Breakfast meals

– Health Snacks

These selections are a macro mix of pure lean proteins, carbohydrates and fresh nutritious vegetables. You don’t have to give up sweets either – Peanut Butter Protein Balls and Crunchy Granola Bars kill the sweet tooth while keeping you on track.

All you have to do is – place your order – everything is made fresh for you, ready to grab and go.

This is the new clean approach to eating right that will free up your time and release those extra pounds the right way. To take the first step towards shedding that excess baby weight, please visit www.superfitfoods.co to learn more or place your first order.

How to Get the Beach Body Everyone Wants

How to Get the Beach Body Everyone Wants

June 13, 2017

Summer sneaks up on us every single year and most of us, simply are not ready for it.

With its hot sun and warm breezes, we declare summer the new stepsister of New Year’s Eve. That’ right – It is time for Summer Resolutions! Decide what you want and go for it.

If you are like most people, feeling confident in a bathing suit is a challenge. We are here to make that challenge less daunting and show you how to reach your goals the right way.

Any time you decide you would like to make a change in your life it is incredibly helpful to have a clear idea of not only what you don’t want, but also exactly what you are aiming for. Visualize the perfect healthy version of you that you could be. Once you have that image clearly defined, it’s time to set the goals to get you there.

If you are looking to get the beach body that everyone wants – Look no further.

How to get beach ready:

Goal Step 1: Get Up and Move

Exercise is vital to health overall as well as for leaning down, sustaining, or building up. Body transformation requires motivation and stick-to-itiveness. Muscle doesn’t build overnight nor does fat shed. It takes time, but if you put in the work and just keep at it, it will happen. Working with a personal trainer who can set a workout plan for you and your body type and goals can help get you to your goals.

Goal Step 2: Hydrate

Water is vital for every cell in your body and when you are dieting and working out, even more so. It is recommended to drink a gallon of water per day over the course of the day.

Goal Step 3: Get Your Diet Right

Summer is a great time to boost your nutrition. Hotter weather is a natural match for lighter meals. Fresh vegetables, lean meats, and wonderful side dishes along with refreshing beverages can satisfy your body while building and sustaining it; getting you lean and beach ready.

It may seem counter-intuitive thanks to our yo-yo diet culture here in America, but one of the biggest obstacles to obtaining and maintaining a proper weight is that we simply do not eat often enough. The standard 3 meals a day can actually cause your metabolism to slow down, especially if you are eating the wrong things. Eating the proper mix of protein and carbohydrates along with fruits and vegetables in the right portions 4-5 times a day will boost your metabolism and never leave you feeling hungry.

You do not have to starve yourself to lose or maintain weight.

No matter what your objective is, Superfit Foods is happy to help. We take the work out of eating healthy – trying to calculate your macros and decide what to eat and when, shopping, lugging groceries home, cooking, weighing out food – all of it takes up a great deal of time! Why do it when you don’t have to?

Check it out: No matter what your goal, we have you covered.

If your goal is to LEAN DOWN Click Here

Lose weight and shed fat.

If your goal is to SUSTAIN Click Here

Happy where you are and just looking to keep the momentum going!

If your goal is to BUILD UP Click Here

Grow and make gains, the healthy way.

Summer can be a tempting time

We want you to enjoy the barbecues and occasional beer – we just want you to look good while you’re doing it! Make sure to keep these tips handy to help you out this summer:

Summer Dieting Tip 1: If you are headed out to a social event where you know you are going to be tempted, either eat first or bring food with you. You may feel odd about that at first but we guarantee no one has ever held it against someone for sticking to their plan and getting in shape… mostly what you will get in response is the envy at your resolve.

Summer Dieting Tip 2: Cheat Meal. Allow yourself one cheat meal a week. You are human and dieting isn’t a punishment. Reward yourself for sticking to it and believing in yourself enough to achieve your dreams. Just one cheat meal a week can also work in your favor, confusing your body and actually ramping up your metabolism.

Making the decision to get in shape is a healthy choice for both mind and body. When you look good, you feel good!

Thanks for reading our blog. Wishing you a warm, wonderful transformative summer – See you at the beach!

From Your Meal Prep Company

Why Protein?

Why Protein?

June 27, 2017

If you have been doing any research at all on the topic of dieting and what to eat to get fit, you have likely heard the word protein over and over ad nauseam. Though health information can sometimes be confusing and advice all over the board, one thing every expert and authority in the industry does seem to agree on is the value of having ample protein in your diet.

You need protein in your diet in order to build muscle and solid cellular structure – along with the other two key component macronutrients of carbohydrates and fats, these three key items in the proper amounts and combinations allow your body to function properly and reach top metabolism performance.

Top 5 Protein Facts Most People Do Not Know

  1. Protein is utilized as a major source of energy.
  2. Protein is used for the creation and regulation of hormones and regular bodily functions (like digestion.)
  3. Protein is used for transportation of certain molecules throughout the body.
  4. Protein forms antibodies that help prevent infection, illness and disease.
  5. Protein is vital for the repair and maintenance of body tissues like: muscles, skin, bones, hair and nails.

Although protein can be found in meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, eggs, and many plant-based foods, here is a list of some of the best sources:

– Eggs

– Chicken

– Fish

– Steak

– Ground Beef

– Ground Turkey

– Beans

– Pork

– Green Vegetables

Many people will supplement their protein intake by drinking shakes. There are a lot of good solid nutritional protein shakes on the market, but they should be used as supplementation only. The majority of your protein should be coming from real whole foods.

How much protein do you need daily?

The rule of thumb is that for every 1 lb. of body weight you should take in 1 gram of protein. So if you are, for example, 150 lbs. you would require 150 grams of protein per day total.

When athletes diet they weigh all of their food. Accuracy is key. As close as we think eyeballing an amount can be it is often surprising just how off we all can be. It may seem small, but over time a little here and a little there can add up to a lot and throw off your hard worked for results.

At Superfit Foods, we prepare each meal with a protein, carb and veggie source. Everything is measured and weighed to get you just the right blend of macronutrients your body needs to kick start the results you are looking for. They are then packaged fresh and made ready for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.

If you are ready to get your protein intake on track – give Superfit Foods a try!

SOURCES:

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/good-protein-sources

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/6-primary-functions-proteins-5372.html

5 Freedoms Gained From Planning Your Meals

5 Freedoms Gained From Planning Your Meals

July 4, 2017

Every July 4th like clockwork we here in the United States gather together to celebrate our independence as a country. It is liberating and exhilarating to think how far we have come as a nation.

July 4th can also be used to mark a personal milestone celebration of choosing your own independence by taking the time to recognize the freedoms that you grant to yourself by finally putting your health first.

Preparing a nutritious, well-balanced, macro positive diet for yourself day in and day out takes time, thought, calculation and preparation. Make no mistake, it is an accomplishment, one you should be proud of.

We have become overwhelmingly a grab and go society. Cooking has fallen aside to drive through convenience, and our bodies pay the price.

When you make the choice to meal prep, whether you do it from scratch at home yourself or you choose the convenience of Superfitfoods.co you are claiming your freedom and celebrating your life.

Take a look at the (5) Freedoms You Gain from meal prepping:

#1 Financial Freedom – We all have to eat. That’s just the way we are designed. Our human bodies run on food, it is our fuel. That said, fuel is expensive – especially when prepared and served. The average American who eats out for 3 meals a day will spend anywhere from $16.00 ($480 a month) to $37.00 a day ($1110 a month) and up. Lattes, snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack, that quick trip to the 7-11, it all adds up.

By simply planning ahead and either placing your weekly food order through Supertfitfoods.co or making a detailed list and heading to your local Sam’s Club or BJ’s you can cut that bill to a mere fraction of what you would spend eating out all of the time.

#2 Freedom to Do More – ENERGY! One of the biggest benefits of food prep is how much better you feel physically when your body is being properly fueled. We are taught to eat 3 meals a day when in fact you really do far better to eat 5-7 small meals throughout the day every 2-3hours. Think of your metabolism like a fire. Which is easier… toss a few coals on an already burning fire to stoke it? – or – wait till it goes out and try and start it again? Most of us have been doing it all wrong and wondering why we don’t get the results we want.

#3 Freedom to Sleep – We all love to sleep and it eludes some of us. Interrupted sleep patterns as well as insomnia can stem from poor nutrition and deficiencies. When eating properly, they should, over time, correct themselves. This allows a more restful slumber.

#4 Freedom from Disease – Three of the biggest killers in the USA today are Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity. All three have been shown to be controllable if not correctable with a well sculpted and well-managed eating plan. Eating well is the very best insurance you can have.

#5 Freedom of Time – Life is so hectic. Work, school, kids, families, friends, social events, taking the time to shop, cook and meal prep may seem daunting. The thing is, it takes only 1 day out of your week to get everything ready or even easier, just place your order online and swing by and pick everything up from Superfit Foods.

This allows you freedom of time during the rest of the week. Just grab and go, minus the drive through leaving you with more free time to socialize with family and friends and frankly – take some much needed and well-deserved relaxation time.

So this July 4th – Celebrate! If you have found this article it isn’t by accident. You are ready to embark on the journey to health and freedom. Cheers!

Sincerely,

Your Meal Prep Company

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The Low Down On Carbs

The Low Down On Carbs

July 11, 2017

With all of the media hype surrounding carbohydrates (or carbs for short) it is no surprise that most of us are just plain confused. Are carbs bad for us? Are they good for us? Do they make us fat? Or are they helpful in losing weight?

Nutrition, like everything in life, is about balance.

Carbohydrates feed the body with glucose, which is converted to energy and used to support all physical activity. Our bodies need carbs.

The type and quality of carbs, as well as the amount you choose to feed your cells, can make a world of difference in how you feel and look as well as your ability to transform your body and lose weight or bulk and add muscle.

Top 5 Carbohydrate facts most people do not know

  1. What is a carb? – Carbs are the sugars, fibers, and starches found in the food we eat. They are a macronutrient.
  2. Carbohydrates provide fuel for working muscles as well as the nervous system.
  3. Carbs influence brain function including mood, memory, and thought process.
  4. Eating the right amounts of the proper kinds of carbs can help you shed fat.
  5. Carbohydrates fall into two different classifications – Simple and Complex. Simple carbs are digested more quickly giving you a spurt of energy that fades. They are known to be relatively empty calories which can lead to weight gain. Complex carbs burn more slowly and provide more sustained energy.

What are most healthful sources of carbohydrates you can add to your daily meals?

– Rice (brown, white, yellow)

– Beans (black beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, baked beans)

– Potato (baked, fries, mashed, sweet potato, white potato, purple potato)

– Quinoa

These are among the best and most healthful complex carbohydrates you can incorporate into your meal prep options. Your daily carb needs are divided up between the number of meals you intend to eat for the day as are your proteins.

Though carbs are often blamed for weight gain complex carbs in correct portions actually help you lose weight as well as maintain.

Diets with little to no carbs are often high in fats and proteins. While this is a way to cause the body to lose weight, without the carbohydrates you may lack energy and it may also lead to a “skinny fat” body composition – thinner but without much muscle tone.

What should your carb intake be daily?

That number is going to vary from person to person based on current size, goals, workout routine and schedule, age, and a whole number of factors. On average though, carb intake should be between 45% to 65% of the total calories allotted.

Not getting enough carbs can actually cause health issues

You may feel dizzy, weak, brain fogged – all are signs that the central nervous system is suffering a carbohydrate deficiency or glucose deficiency known as low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

If that occurs the body will go after stored protein in your muscles looking for fuel which can lead to muscle breakdown. This puts added stress on the kidneys. Additionally, constipation and other digestive issues may occur over time.

So you can drop the guilt you may be feeling after that July 4th barbeque. The potato salad, the hot dogs and hamburger buns, the beer… all of it, in moderation, is not going to hurt you one bit.

As for day to day?

Don’t leave your nutrition to chance. We make it easy.

At Superfit Foods, we prepare each meal with a carb, a protein, and a vegetable source. Everything is measured and weighed to get you just the right blend of macronutrients your body needs to kick start the results you are looking for. They are then packaged fresh and made ready for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.

If you are ready to get your carb intake exactly at the level it needs to be – give Superfit Foods a try!

Meal Plans For The Kids

Meal Plans For The Kids

AJuly 18, 2017

Hey Superfit parents! We just launched a nutritional solution for your kids now!

Do your kids refuse to eat cafeteria food? Do you have a tough time creating a healthy packed lunch for your kids? Do you even have time pack a lunch for them? Will they eat it or are they too picky?

Honestly, we don’t blame them…

Congress created the National School Lunch Program in 2012. The goal is to stop the rising health issues in children; such as diabetes and high blood pressure. As a result, schools offer more whole grains, fruits and veggies. While restricting calories, fat, and sodium. About 94% of public schools are participating in this program.

Sounds great, right?

You know this better than we do; most kids refuse to eat cafeteria food! Kids don’t find the food appealing. They prefer a bagged lunch or even to skip lunch. We don’t blame the schools for this, unfortunately, they are under a strict budget and guideline…

Here is an example of the guidelines (while staying within budget) that schools must meet:

Corn-dogs (Qualifies as a grain and protein)

Corn-dogs are high in saturated fat. They do not sustain energy or optimize growth and development of children.

Potato wedges (Qualifies as a vegetable)

Although potato wedges are a great side item, they must be prepared in a certain way to be nutritious.

Grape Juice (Qualifies as a serving of fruit)

Fruit juices do contain some percentage of fruit. But, they are very high in sugar and are not a good substitute for actual fruit.

The real-life example above meets government standards. But children need a stronger foundation than this. It starts with their nutrition!

This is where Superfit Foods can help! We now offer an affordable, healthy, kid-friendly alternative.

At Superfit Foods we’ve heard parent’s comments on the school lunch issue. We want to help! We know how important your child’s health is to you. Healthy eating for your kid(s) benefits their mental and physical health. It will also improve their overall performance.

We’re pleased to announce our new Lunchbox program!

This is the solution for kids at school or on the go. These meals contain quality, wholesome ingredients. They are pre-portioned for children’s developmental needs. They are designed for ages 4 to 9, so each meal contains 2oz of protein, 3oz of carbs, and a ¼ cup of veggies.

These are some of our healthy, delicious, affordable meals that your child will love:

Oatmeal Breaded Chicken Tenders, Red Potato (Baked) Fries, and Baby Carrots

Mini Burgers, Sweet Potato (Baked) Fries, and Corn

Sweet Potato Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Broccoli Florets

Oatmeal Breaded Fish Sticks, Healthy Mac n’ Cheese, and Green Beans

A full list of our proteins, carbs, and veggies are listed on our website. And of course, all options can be modified to your child’s preferences!

Click here to view our Lunchbox Meal Plans now!

Want to read more on this topic? Here are some great references that we recommend reading.

Carbohydrate Counts – Broward County Public Schools Summer Lunch. Nutrislice, n.d. Web. 21 June 2017. http://browardschools.nutrislice.com/menu/elementary/summer-breakfast/2017/6/19/carbcounts/

Gustafson, Timi. “Nutrition Can Greatly Impact Your Child’s Learning Ability.” Food and Health with Timi Gustafson R.D. N.p., 20 June 2012. Web. 21 June 2017. http://www.timigustafson.com/2012/nutrition-can-greatly-impact-your-childs-learning-ability/

NSLP Fact Sheet. USDA. October 2011. Web. March 2012. http://www.fhs.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/AboutLunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf

Sifferlin, Alexandra. “Why Some Schools Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the School-Lunch Program.” Time. Time, 29 Aug. 2013. Web. 21 June 2017. http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/29/why-some-schools-are-saying-no-thanks-to-the-school-lunch-program/

Back to School – Eating Done Right!

Back to School – Eating Done Right!

August 1, 2017

Back to school time can be chaotic – school shopping, getting mentally prepared to enter a new, more advanced grade level, possibly moving to a new school entirely. Parents readying themselves for their kids to get back in the groove and not be at home during the day time as they are during summer and even getting ready to let go and experience an empty nest as their recent graduates move out onto their own and begin their adventures at college.

Change, although the only constant in life, is stressful.

One of the best ways to support your body during times of stress is with proper nutrition.

When your body is fed all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to run at full steam, it is actually easier to handle change related stressors in your life.

Don’t leave your child’s nutritional needs to chance.

School meals, though state regulated, tend to lack substance. Brown bagging lunch is the best answer. When you control your food – you control your health. It is because of this need that we have put together our new Lunch Box Meal Plan.

What is the Lunch Box Plan?

This is the one stop shop for school lunch at its healthiest. No need to shop, plan, or pack. Just order, pick up and you are good to grab and go all week!

The Lunch Box Plan allows you to select from a long list of proteins, carbs and veggies. If you like that food, great! Check it off! If not – leave it blank and you will never see it included in your customized meals. This is wonderful if you have food sensitivities or allergies.

A small one meal travel cooler lunch box is perfect for a day at school, keeping their meal fresh and refrigerated. PackIt has come out with freezable bags that work far better than the normal lunch box to keep your food fresh. https://www.packit.com/. They come in an assortment of fun colors and designs to keep your kids happy as well.

Great for Elementary, High School and College!

Are you college age and living in a dorm? Chances are you do not have a place to cook. If you are lucky, you may have a mini fridge. Making lunches and budgeting can be a challenge away at school. It is vital to your own wellbeing to keep the healthy lifestyle going even while adjusting to your new found freedom and being out on your own.

Many turn to the cheapest food sources: Raman noodles, coffee, cereal, bread and so on. They may be cheap, but you will likely pay for those choices in other ways. The “freshman 15” is well and alive in today’s newly arriving scholars. It is easy to fall into the trap of late night pizza, beer, and other snacks – gaining 15+ lbs. your first year is not ideal. Nor does it need to happen. Stocking up weekly on grab and go healthy meals from Superfitfoods.co can be your saving grace. Customizable portions and order options let you set not only your goals but fit your budget as well.

This school year – save yourself time, money, aggravation and be guaranteed that your nutrition is on point every single day. We look forward to creating a healthier lifestyle for you, one meal at a time. To learn more about the Lunch Box program as well as all of our other plans we invite you to visit www.superfitfoods.co.

HOW TO: Stick to Your Eating Plan While Traveling!

HOW TO: Stick to Your Eating Plan While Traveling!

August 8, 2017

Let’s face it. We have been conditioned to be a society based on ease and convenience. We have become used to a grab and go mentality when it comes to eating. Drive throughs, prepackaged meals you can grab at any convenience store, individualized snack packages, all of it makes it easiest to eat processed unhealthy foods rather than keep yourself on track. It can feel like the cards are sometimes stacked against you, especially if you spend time on the road for work or traveling.

Though it may at first thought seem daunting to try and travel with food, the reality of it is that not only is it easier than trying to find healthy items on the go, it is the most convenient option there is once you are properly prepared.

If you are traveling by car you can very easily take all of your food with you. Unless you have ever spent time around those who are serious about their food intake and physical training you likely don’t even know these bags exist. They are far better than your average cooler and specially designed to hold individual meals such as those through Superfitfoods.co.

Shopping online you can find them through a number of sources, one we have used and recommend is made by 6 Pack Fitness. It is durable, strong, roomy and keeps food cold for extended periods of time thanks to the insertable, reusable ice packs. They come in a range of styles and sizes to fit your needs from travel for a weekend, to backpacking, even cases perfect for a professional day at the office. Many bag sizes fit in the carryon compartment in the majority of airliners so even if you are flying, that should not deter you from your nutritional goals.

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  1. Grab some hard boiled eggs. These make an incredible protein packed snack. If whole eggs do not fit into your daily macros, snack on the egg whites and toss the yolk. Each egg white contains 3.6grams of protein and virtually no fat.
  2. Fat Free Greek Yogurt (8oz) – add in 1 cup of berries and a tablespoon of almonds for flavor and texture.
  3. Quest Protein Bars – These come in a huge assortment of flavors. They are nutritionally balanced and can keep your energy as a great occasional meal substitute.
  4. Go Nuts! – Cashews, Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Walnuts – all are healthy fats and high in protein.
  5. Protein Shake – Pre portion shaker cups at home, toss them in your bag. Just add water and shake! This is a great way to make sure you meet your protein requirements daily with no hassle. Keep in mind that shakes are a supplement. Your main source of protein needs to come from whole foods.
  6. Beef or Turkey Jerky – Tasty, healthy, filling and easy to carry. These are a must have for car trips, plane flights, and even backpacking.
  7. Liquid Egg Whites – Gross!? You may be thinking – But many bodybuilders actually drink egg whites. It is an instant, easily digestible form of protein that you can grab on the go from any grocery store. When cold and right out of the fridge, drinking them actually tastes pretty good!
  8. Rice Cakes with or without peanut butter – Rice cakes can satisfy that need to crunch without extra calories, fats or preservatives.

Life requires movement. Travel is inevitable. Don’t let a change to your daily routine get in the way of your nutrition and fitness goals. When you learn the tips and tricks the pros use, life gets abundantly easier. So grab a bag, place your food order, pack up and let’s get going! You can do this!

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