a fresh look at snacking

A Fresh Look At Snacking

healthy, healthy, healthy! that’s what we like! especially when it comes to snack cravings. whether you snack because you’re hungry or you snack because your cravings won’t shut up, healthy is the new way of snacking, guilt free! so isn’t it time for a fresh look at your snacks?

people love to snack!

people are changing the way they snack and how they eat. gone are the days of eating three square meals a day that leave you feeling slow and sluggish. grazing is taking over our nation and people are now juicing and snacking more than ever.

A survey of 1,139 people by Nielsen found that 91% of adults snack at least once a day, including 25% who say they snack 3-5 times a day and 3% who claim to be always nibbling ~ Forbes

no time to sit down and eat? snack!

it makes sense, if you think about it. grazing or snacking throughout the day gives your body a constant supply of energy to keep you going. snacking is also quicker and easy, and fits well into a busy, hectic schedule. it’s all about eating smaller meals throughout the day, because it’s healthier and helps to balance out your macronutrients, as well as your metabolism.

you’re looking at the future: plant-based snacks

sugary snacks like muffins and starchy snacks like bagels won’t improve your athletic performance or your mental acuity. but with plant-based snacks, not only do you get a healthy dose of nutrients, but you also get to satisfy your snack cravings.

i won! organics snacks are:

  • high in plant-based protein
  • 100% usda certified organic
  • non-gmo project verified
  • gluten-free
  • kosher

snack responsibly!

healthy snacking is taking over the way you treat yourself. so try something new. instead of your regular snack, choose organic plant-based snacks like i won! high protein chips or crackers. you’ll feel like you’re cheating, but really, you’re snacking responsibly!

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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love to dip

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sharing a bowl of dip with your favorite hunny is one of those tantalizing occasions that brings couples together. our chips bring healthy people together, because they’re wholesome, organic, and perfect for dipping. plus they taste good!

i won! organics ambassador christina thompson, aka ms. fit foodie, agrees. she likes to celebrate her love for her favorite guy with some i won! chips and homemade dip:

do you have a special someone who guacs your world? let’s all make homemade guacamole to celebrate each other!

love to dip guacamole

ingredients:

preparation:

  • mash the avocados.
  • add remaining ingredients.
  • dip with i won! high protein chips.

christina’s favorite flavor chip is cinnamon french toast, even with guacamole. she says the sweet and savory flavors complement each other. for a lovers’ dip, you need a little sweetness:

i won! organics cinnamon french toast chip is the perfect sweet snack for a midday bite! also, paired with all natural, homemade guacamole, a unique savory, sweet flavor is created and I love that!

as a group fitness instructor and student, christina is always looking for healthy snacks to get her through classes, homework, and late-night study sessions. i won! organics snacks are perfect because they’re low in carbs and high in protein.

as an advocate for healthy lifestyles, i love motivating and inspiring my friends.

christina believes in clean eating and learning about the food you put into your body. her priority is focusing more on being healthy and keeping fit, and less on working out to lose weight. she say’s she feels incredibly happy and thankful for the things she’s accomplished in her life. it’s that #iwonfeeling. she says:

when i’m exploring the world with my family and friends, through missionary work, studying abroad, and immersing myself in other cultures, i’ve gained an appreciation for my life and the wonders of our world. when i go out and take in the sun and adventure outdoors, i feel at one with myself, the earth, and my surroundings.

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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i won! kitchen: orzo salad with feta cheese

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salads are a great way to get into that summery fresh #iwonfeeling and brighten up your meal plan. salads that have crunch are even better!

when you’re into eating healthy and living an active lifestyle, high protein meals are probably going to be at the top of your menu. so it pays to learn a few new recipes to keep you from losing your mind. the i won! kitchen has just the thing.

treat yourself to this delicious mediterranean orzo salad. served chilled, it tastes so good, you’ll want to dip into it with some i won! chips.

orzo salad with feta

ingredients

  • orzo pasta
  • asparagus
  • charred sweet peppers
  • herbed feta cheese
  • fresh baby spinach
  • sea salt, cracked black pepper to taste
  • i won! organics chips – sriracha flavor

preparation

  • cook, drain and chill your orzo pasta.
  • grill the asparagus with your sweet red, yellow or orange peppers.
  • wash, drain and dry your fresh baby spinach.
  • add all ingredients to the chilled orzo pasta.
  • crumble feta cheese on top and season to taste.
  • serve chilled with sriracha i won! organics chips.

with just one bag of chips, you’ll boost the protein on this vegetarian delight by 20 grams. that makes it a high protein, healthy salad and a smart choice for your lifestyle.

check out more of our healthy, delicious recipes at the i won! kitchen.

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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there’s how much protein in that snack?

there's how much protein in that snack?

snacking is not the same as cheating. when it comes to snacks, you want healthy, high protein, balanced mini-meals. with 20g of protein in each bag of i won! organic chips, you’ll feel like you’re cheating, but really, you’re snacking responsibly!

but how much protein should you eat in a day?

oh my, what a loaded question, and one that needs qualifying before you can answer it. of course, it all depends on your fitness goals, age, gender, activity levels, metabolism…so yeah, a loaded question!

but there is a simple answer that applies to most people that you can use as a guideline. we have expert dina aronson, nutritionist and wellness coach here to walk you through it:

according to the rda, most healthy humans need about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight to support optimal health. for a 150-pound person (68 kilos), this amounts to about 55 grams of protein a day.

these figures are based on an average diet, consisting of protein sources like eggs, dairy, meat, fish, and poultry.

but what if you’re a vegetarian or vegan?

what if your diet consists mostly of plant-based protein sources? do you have to eat more protein to make sure you’re getting a healthy balance of amino acids?

some researchers like to use 0.9 grams for vegans, because plant protein may not be as well digested as protein from mixed sources.

so what are some of the best sources of protein?

or is it better to get a variety of different sources to make a complete amino profile?

mother nature packages protein in all whole foods, because every plant cell contains protein. the only foods completely devoid of protein are oil (and other isolated fats) and sugar (and other sweeteners), both of which are heavily processed.

pea protein is a great plant-based source for those wanting a healthy alternative to animal proteins. every bag of our chips contains 20g of protein and our crackers, 15g of protein. which makes these organic snacks a rich source of your daily protein needs.

per calorie, the best plant sources of protein are leafy greens and many other vegetables, beans and lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. a mixed diet of whole plant foods provides more than enough protein for optimal health.

so don’t cheat, snack! if you cheat every time you snack, you’re only cheating yourself and your health. so snack responsibly!

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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