My 5 favorite snacks for everyone!

Whether you are working out to put on muscle or lose weight, here are my 5 favorite snacks.

1. Myoplex or Muscle Milk protein shake. Fast, delicious and made for life on the go. At least 5 grams of fiber and 20 grams of protein per shake and comes in various flavors. Available in a corner store near you!

2. An apple and an egg. No kidding. For less than a dollar you can have 4 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein if you eat an apple and a hard boiled egg! Between eating the apple and peeling the egg, it takes a while to finish, so really gives you the idea you had a substantial snack.

3. Peanut and raisin mix.  Mix 2 part salty peanuts with 1 part raisins and you have healthy salty and sweet mix! Contains heart healthy fats and fiber! Great to have as an emergency snack in your bag.

4. My go to nutrition bar is the Special K Protein bar. I never leave home without at least two on me. 5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and 170 calories, it is described as a ‘meal bar’. That is a bit of a stretch for me, but a well balanced, satisfying snack that comes in several flavors.

5. Assorted salad vegetables. For those who need to keep nibbling, I advice to take a nice container of assorted vegetables to work. Think cucumber, celery, radish, pearl tomatoes etc. Not a whole lol of nutritional value per se, but it keeps you away from the potato chips and chocolate treats of this world. Be careful with too many carrots: they are high in sugar.

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Only appropriate to start out of my comfort zone!

Starting a new blog is always interesting. There is so much out there. ‘Be authentic’ is always the advice. To explain the mission of KND Training will therefore take a few posts. This will be a blog about working out, nutrition mixed in with some lighter notes. I don’t think training is the end all and be all, just a great base to lead a great, healthy, balanced life!

I have met people who hated working out, met people who hated working out and everything in the middle. Truth be told, I love lifting but cardio isn’t always my thing. I have to force myself to spend enough time on the treadmill! When I do, I prefer interval incline training over just flat out running as it combines toning legs better with the cardiovascular aspect of working out! Try it! Great workout value for the busy professional!

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