Clean Eating, Food, Natural Foods

Hubs Power Packs Virginia Peanuts make a great protein snack

Hubs Power Packs Virginia Peanuts make a great protein snack

School may be out for the kids, but I am still in the office through June. The kids leave and many staff are left behind to close school and prepare for next year. It is very mellow right now. The office seems empty and I can actually stay focused on the work I am doing. But, it is too quiet at times. To keep myself motivated, I make sure I have the right meals and snacks at work. I have just a few weeks before I get a break and I have so much to complete. I need to stay focused and having little protein power snacks is a must! I grab a Hubs Power Pack of Virginia Peanuts and toss it into my lunch bag every morning as I leave for work.

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Hubs are not your ordinary peanut. There is something about a peanut that is so fresh, has a bit of moisture and a great taste to every peanut. They are salted just right and 1 pack is hardly enough. I always want more.

What is great is that these peanut packs are packed with 7g of protein, 2g of fiber, B Vitamins,Vitamin E, and are naturally vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO certified. They are home cooked and have been a hit since 1954 from Virginia.

You can stock up on these delicious Virginia peanuts by visiting Hubs online shop. They deliver to your door and the more you buy, the more you save! Shop Hubs today.

Clean Eating, Healthy Living, Natural Health

Citrus Naked Energy is a clean pre-workout powder with only Non-GMO ingredients. 

Citrus Naked Energy is a clean pre-workout powder with only Non-GMO ingredients. 

During Covid I took a lot of steps to motivate me to workout at home and stay motivated. We remodeled our spare room to become a home gym, bought a bike and treadmill as well as strength accessories. The walls were painted, motivational wall decor hung and LED lights for that extra effect completed the project. Now I just need the right nutrition and to move by body! I start with Naked Nutrition Citrus clean pre-workout powder.

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Not all foods and supplements are as healthy as the label tries to claim. Knowing how to read nutrition labels and recognize ingredients has helped me make the best decisions in choosing foods and protein products. Why are Naked Nutrition products a great choice? It’s in the label, actually it is what is NOT in the ingredient list. This is clean energy with all non-GMO and clean ingredients. The citrus flavor tastes fantastic!

This Citrus Pre Workout Energy formula is non-GMO, dairy, gluten and soy free making it a vegan product as well. There are 14 ingredients and none of them are artificial. The caffeine used is pure and sourced from 100% organic green coffee beans. They use cane sugar and monk fruit extract to lightly sweeten the product.

Elevate your workouts! A serving size is 2 scoops, but the directions call for 1-2 scoops in any beverage. It is great in just ice water as that is how I consume this about 15-30 minutes before I head into the gym.

Naked Nutrition has many other protein and health supplements to choose from that you can customize. They also just launched two new flavors of their popular vegan protein shake, Naked Shake. They now have chocolate & vanilla in addition to a seasonal hot cocoa flavor and a diverse line of other supplements like Grass Fed Whey Protein & Collagen

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TruEats Gluten-Free and No Sugar Added Baking Treats

TruEats Gluten-Free and No Sugar Added Baking Treats

The modern baking of today understands what is necessary vs what is empty calories and unnecessary sugars to have a dessert or baked goods. TruEats has gluten-free and no sugar added baking treats that taste great with only what it takes to get the great taste without the additives we don’t want.

This is the Dutch Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix and all I did was add some sugar-free chocolate chips for an even richer and moist bite! My teen requested the side of strawberries and they were a hit.

I love the ingredient list – Erythritol, Chickpea Flour, Dutch Cocoa Powder, Almond Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Moong Dal Flour, Urad Dal Flour, Baking Soda, Cream of Tartar, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Monk Fruit Extract. This adds a bit of protein to these muffins.

TruEats treats muffin & cake, pancake & waffle and brownie mix are perfect for diabetic, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, GMO-free, and plant-based diets. Currently, TruEats is available ate TruEats.com.

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Stemple Creek Ranch offers superior quality grass fed and finished meats

Stemple Creek Ranch offers superior quality grass fed and finished meats

From your front door to Michelin star restaurants, Stemple Creek Ranch offers superior quality grass fed and finished meats. What started over 3 generations ago from an Italian Immigrant who came to Northern California to open and run his dairy, Stemple Creek Ranch is still in the same family and now offering meats.

I hosted a small Holiday gathering and served the Cross Rib Roast and it was delicious. I rubbed it down with herb butter and roasted slowly. Paired with a baked potato bar, it was an easy meal for company and was a hit! That meat was complimented by everyone at the table. The next day on sandwiches it was so delicious.

It has been a while since I have brought meat home from the grocery store. I prefer grass fed to standard and grass finished meats and the best value is from a butcher. Ordering meat boxes bulk meats or supporting your local ranch will elevate your meat dishes and ensure you are eating healthy and sustainable meats.

“In 2002 Loren’s father, Al Poncia, received the NRCS Excellence in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the highest award given by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to honor those outside the Federal government for their work in conservation.

Stemple Creek Ranch offers meats and cheeses, including jerky and sausages. The farm is located in Marin County in Northern California. The beef, lamb, and pork are raised on organic pastures and all animals are treated with respect and care.

Keep these meats and dairy in mind when you need to serve the best of meats for your family and friends. It arrives packed fresh and ready to prepare or freeze until you are ready to use. They make boxes for gifts as well. Visit the Stemple Creek Ranch store.