Blog: Effective Eating

In todays fast paced, high stress world people are always in a hurry and looking for “quick, healthy” snacks. Many people often reach for protein bars assuming they are the best on-the-go choice. This is not necessarily a bad option, however, sticking to foods closer to their natural source is always the best way to go! Most protein bars have a lot of artificial ingredients, and the ones that don’t often contain a ton of sugar. In next’s weeks post I’ll share with you the Top 5 Protein Bars on the market and where you can get them, till then here are the Top 5 Most Healthy Snacks that are BETTER than protein bars.

  1. 20 Raw Almonds & 1 Apple
  2. Plain Greek Yogurt & 1 Cup Organic Blueberries
  3. 1/2 Avocado & 2 Cage Free Eggs w/ Hot Sauce
  4. Manly Muffins (see recipe below)
  5. Chocolate Mint Power Shake (see recipe below)

Manly Muffins


  • 1 Whole Egg (preferably certified organic)
  • 1 Cup Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Natural Applesauce
  • 1 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Formula 1 Protein Powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients into a large mixing bowl until a thick batter is formed. It should be dark brown. If it is not, then add a touch more cinnamon until it is achieved.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees.
  3. Spray aluminum muffins tins with Cooking Spray or coconut oil.
  4. Next, scoop batter into the tins be sure to fill each one to the top.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Ovens will vary. You can tell when they are done cooking when they rise.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately spray butter spray on the tops and sprinkle stevia and a drop or two of Ghee (clarified butter) on the tops.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

Chocolate Mint Power Shake

  • 1 1/2 Scoop Chocolate Post Training Protein
  • 12 oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Mint Flavored Greens-X

Struggling to plan your meals for this week? Stress no more, check out my latest my post Fire-Fuel Plan: How to Eat To Burn Fat, Build Muscle & Have More Energy for a super easy, already made for you meal plan!