Recently, there's been a huge buzz around eating clean, and in particular, high-protein diets, like Paleo or Keto - and for good reason. The health benefits of these diets include improved mental clarity, weight loss, and a boosted immune system. If you've been on a new lifestyle change like I have, you know one of the hardest clean-foods to find are quick, high protein snacks. Easy-to-grab snacks are often laden with artificial preservatives, tons of salt and an ingredient list that looks like a foreign language.
Recently, our editors discovered Paleovalley 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks, an organic protein snack made of only the highest quality, nutrient dense superfoods, and it's a new fave for snacking during the day.
100% Grass Fed Beef, Free of Chemicals and Pesticides
These are not your average gas station jerky - Paleovalley sources its beef from cattle farmers that take pride in the rearing of their animals. Their beef comes from 100% grass fed cows raised only on natural grass pastures in the United States. This ensures a humane and happy environment for the animals. They are continuously moved to various grazing pastures and are never exposed to harmful herbicides, pesticides, or hormones. They also practice rotational grazing which has added environmental benefits, as the soil is naturally rejuvenated by the animals' activity, eliminating the need for chemicals.
Great Source Of Essential Vitamins, Naturally Fermented
Paleovalley Beef Sticks are far more nutritionally dense than their store-bought counterparts since they come from grass fed beef. They contain vitamins like B12, B6, zinc, and phosphorus. Plus, they're a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. They're flavored using only organic spices, and the unique fermentation process ensures that they stay shelf stable, without the use of any harmful chemicals. This precaution also means that the sticks contain probiotics, which aid digestion.
High Source Of Protein & Perfect On-The-Go Snack
Healthy and convenient are not traits that usually describe the same product, but Paleovalley Beef Sticks are a delicious way to keep you going between meals. Packed with 6g of protein per serving and come in 5 delicious flavors: Original, Summer Sausage, Jalapeno, Teriyaki and Garlic Summer Sausage. All are free from GMO's, gluten, soy, and dairy. They're the perfect snack to keep in your bag if you're on the keto or paleo diets, or if you just want to be more mindful of what you're putting in your body.
My family is signed up for a monthly subscription to a 4 pack of these (10 sticks per pack) which we have found to be the perfect amount for us. Knowing that we can always have a quick, reliable snack on hand has made committing to the high-protein lifestyle much easier. Whether you're on a particular diet, or just mindful about your food comes from, Paleovalley Grass Fed Beef Sticks make it easy to stay healthy on the go. All of the flavor, all of the benefits- none of the guilt!
As a mom of two, I'm constantly surrounded by my smart, kind, funny kids who completely drain me. I love them! But I've been getting run down a lot. The bags under my eyes won't budge and my pants are not fitting as well as they used to. I don't have time to make myself lunch during busy mornings, so I spend a silly amount of money on greasy pizza. Most mornings I bribe my kids to get dressed with frozen waffles for breakfast, which means my breakfast without fail is the last few leftover bites eaten quickly over the sink.
After one especially long morning, I spent all lunch smelling some home-cooked deliciousness. One of my colleagues, Sam, was heating up a bowl of noodles with fresh vegetables in what smelt like a tangy sauce. She told me the one daily routine that keeps her sane is her Splendid Spoon bowls of noodles, soups, or grains full of vegetables.
Splendid Spoon is a completely plant-based wellness brand that makes ready-to-eat soups, grain bowls, noodles bowls, and smoothies designed to give you the nutrients you need to feel refreshed and restored. They're made from all vegan ingredients and the meals are very filling, so they're great for losing weight. Splendid Spoon isn't like other pre-made meals because they use whole foods and are packed with nutrients. The recipes are unique to different cultures; no unseasoned chicken with broccoli here.
Sam was eating a bowl of Tangy Ginger Noodles with Carrots & Bell Peppers, which was full of superfoods, or in other words, real grown-up food. When she told me they have a delivery subscription and I could skip grocery shopping with restless kids, I was hooked.
I opted for the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + 1 Day Reset Plan. So when my first weekly box arrived it had 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noddle bowls along with my light soups for my reset. You don't have to do the reset day with the light soups so instead, I decided to have them as snacks throughout the week.
The first morning after getting my first weekly box l tried the Raspberry Cacao Smoothie filled with hidden wholesome ingredients like organic cashew butter, beet juice, and rosewater, was calling my name. Instead of eating the kids' leftovers, I finally had a grown-up breakfast that was just for me. Splendid Spoon smoothies come pre-blended and ready to grab on the way out the door.
Later during lunch, I heated up my Red Beet Buddha Bowl with quinoa. It was so tasty, it put me in such a good mood for the rest of the day. If I'd ordered 5 of the same bowl for the rest of the week, I would have been content, but I ordered a mix of soups, grain bowls, and of course the noodles for those days I was craving extra carbs. My favorite turned out to be the Green Curry Noodles with Broccoli and Lemongrass - I love Thai food, but the kids don't like it, and I hadn't had it in sooo long. I try and get my kids to eat everything, but they're picky and don't complain about chicken tenders, so it's a common dinner staple. Now, at least I don't feel as bad indulging in a honey-mustard-dipped tender myself, knowing I had a healthy breakfast and lunch and dinner all week.
Eating healthier carbs and more of the whole, nutritious ingredients in Splendid Spoon has given me more energy and patience to deal with all the kids in my life. Plus, it's always nice when your skinny jeans zip-up a little easier.
Cold and flu season is well underway, and I know my extra helpings of turmeric, ginger, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and plenty of other immunity boosters are going to help me guard against germs. This year I've got the heftiest workload, but it feels a little more manageable when I treat my body right with plant-based foods. I've been in a food rut for a while and trying Splendid Spoon has definitely shaken up my spirit in the best way.
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