Healthy Snacking with Somersaults + Meal Planning

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This post was sponsored by Somersaults as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This year, I’ve got big goals that I want to achieve. I will be working harder than I have ever before. Pushing my body to run fast and to stay injury free requires a lot of upkeep.

One thing that I have struggled with recently is my recovery from hard workouts. I know I should eat something within 30 minutes of a hard workout that lasts longer than 60 minutes. But life happens. I’m a mom who has two kids begging for my attention all.the.time. Or I’m so sweaty from my workout that I only have getting cleaned up in the shower on my mind. I’d say 80% of the time, I miss that 30 minute window.

So this year, my nutrition and recovery are getting a shape up.

As a total and complete snacker, I’m always looking for a good snack. When marathon training kicks into high gear, so does the appetite. Food is fuel.

I usually will grab some fruit with some protein like whole milk Greek yogurt or almond butter before the hangries appear. But sometimes, I need something that I can grab and eat on the run.

A few years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I’ve tried Somersaults yet.

Ummmm…yeah, I’ve been doing somersaults since I was 5.

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She was actually talking about a new snack that was made from sunflower seeds with simple ingredients. She raved about how delicious they were.

Of course, I had to try it after that. While perusing the aisles of Target (my second home), I found Somersaults. It was love at first bite.

Somersaults come in four flavors – cinnamon, dutch cocoa, sea salt and salt and pepper. Being a chocolate lover, the dutch cocoa is my favorite sweet version. But the salt and pepper? When I want savory, that’s the one for me. It’s got a nice kick from the pepper and tastes like my favorite type of potato chip. But way more nutritional!

I like a good crunch. Each little nugget offers just that. There’s a simple ingredient list that has sunflower seeds as the first ingredient (sounds silly but you’d be surprised how often sugar is the first ingredient in packaged snacks). Sunflower seeds are nutritionally dense food, packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamin E, and healthy fats.

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All of the flavors are great on their own but are the perfect topping for Greek yogurt and smoothies (cinnamon and dutch cocoa flavors) or on salads (sea salt and salt and pepper).

I’m sure you are wondering – But are they filling? At 5-6 grams of plant based protein and 1-3 grams of sugar per serving, Somersaults stuck with me. I don’t get the hangries when I snack on an individual portion bag between breakfast and lunch. Adding a handful to my Greek yogurt adds more protein and more staying power. They also make a great healthy post workout snack that’s simple to stash in my bag or in the car.

You can find Somersaults at select Target stores and Whole Foods. Check the store locator for availability near you.They are also available online. FYI – you can 10% off your first order from the Somersault website.

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It’s Sunday so it’s Meal Planning day. Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:

Sunday: Sockeye Salmon, sprouted brown basmati rice, roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Monday: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken + Roasted Root Veggies

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday!

Wednesday: Butternut Squash Apple Soup + grilled cheese sandwiches

Thursday: Shepard’s Pie

Friday: Pizza night

Saturday: Date night

What’s your favorite on the go snack?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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