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A list of plant-based, high Energy Food that is Organic, Non-GMO and perfect on the go and would fit into an active lifestyle.
You know why we are talking about Energy Food today? Because I have joined a gym and I am pumped! I am turning 30 in 2017 and one of my goals is to take my fitness to another level. I am super busy, working full-time, running the blog, being a wife, and a mother to an energetic 3.5 years old boy. For the past year, my workouts have been more inside my apartment and also much shorter.
- logistics – how I can get the most of my gym membership while working full-time, I studied the gym group classes and committed to a few that I know I can make time for
- workout gear – I bought nice workout clothes to keep me motivated and also purchased any necessary gear I may need
- training plan – I have researched many training plans and choose one that fits my schedule and fitness goals
- energy food – I made a list of food items I should keep in my house or office; snacks that I can eat on the go and would compliment my extended workouts
- I want it to be versatile, delicious and perfect to be eaten on the go
- I want it to be organic and Non-GMO
- I want it to be a great source of clean energy for my body
- No sugar added banana chips and raisins
- Rolled dates with nuts
- Nut trail mix with sun flower seeds, pepita seeds, soybean seeds etc
- Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar Energy Bar
CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars combine delicious, creamy nut butter inside an organic energy bar, to deliver great taste, texture and energy. Made with a combination of creamy peanut, hazelnut or almond butters. The Clif Bar is plant-based, certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO.
GMOs are organisms that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals, resulting in a combination of genes that can’t occur in nature. GMOs are present in approximately 70 percent of processed foods in supermarkets.
Studies show that GMO crops lead to the increased use of toxic chemicals and pesticides in conventional farming, elevating the risk of toxin exposure to the general public. Toxic pesticides and chemicals have been linked to birth defects, nerve damage and cancer, with children and pregnant women most at risk.
Clearly this is not how our food should be grown. We can and must do better—and the major growth in organic food purchases by consumers is showing that we are beginning to head into the right direction. Want to learn more about Non GMO? I would recommend checking Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low- Carbon Footprint Diet by Kate Geagan, MS, RD. She is an award-winning dietitian and “America’s Green Nutritionist,” who has helped millions fall in love with food that powers a vibrant, high energy life.