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Vega Bars Review + Meal Planning

The following post is sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of Vega.

Happy Sunday Funday everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend to the fullest. We are getting soaked with rain and chilly temps. April showers bring May flowers, right? The rain didn’t stop me from getting my run on. I got in a hilly 10 miler yesterday and am hoping for a few recovery miles today.

Vega Protein Bar | HappyFitMama.com

After my run yesterday, I was starving. I wanted something quick and fast. Most days, a smoothie sounds the most appealing. But I was freezing and cold drinks/food did not sound good. It was the perfect time to taste test one of the new Vega Sport Protein Bar. With 15 grams of complete, plant based protein, 2.5 g BCAAs, 2 g glutamine and 1 g Omega-3, it replenishes and repairs muscles after being beat up. Add chocolate and coconut and I’m in recovery heaven!

Vega has recently launched a whole new line of bars - VegaOne All-in-One Meal Bar, Vega Snack Bar, Vega Sport Energy Bar and the above mentioned Vega Sport Protein Bar. Non-GMO, gluten-free and made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners these bars are full of ingredients that I already have in my kitchen. I don’t like to buy packaged bars but when I do, it has to be real food. Nothing funky allowed.

Vega Bar |HappyFitMama.comWe taste tested the snack bars as a family. The kids saw me open the box and were so excited to see bars that I couldn’t hoard all of them for myself. The Dark Chocolate Mixed Nuts and Sea Salt was a favorite. I’m kind of bummed I didn’t get to enjoy it all by myself. I’m interested in trying out the Sport Energy Bar for fuel on my long runs. I’m forever in search of the perfect fuel that sits well with my tummy and powers me through. If it’s good enough for Brendan Brazier, maybe it’ll work for me?

On to meal planning for the week -

Sunday: Roasted Salmon + Leeks

Monday: Veggie Burgers + grilled veggies

Tuesday: Crockpot Orange Chicken

Wednesday: Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

Saturday: Ron’s Homemade Veggie Pizza

Which Vega Bar would you want to try?

What are you having for dinner this week?

Marvelous is…

Reflections on Running | HappyFitMama.com

Hey guys!

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was nothing overly the top outrageous but a weekend is always good no matter what, in my opinion. To celebrate and to keep the good vibes rolling into the week, I’m thinking of all the marvelous that there was (big thanks to Katie for hosting!).

Marvelous is…a near perfectly executed progression long run. On Saturday, I hit my first double digit run in over 4 months. I purposely started off slower in hopes of at least finishing the last 5k faster for this months 5 by the 5th Virtual Race. What happened with each passing mile was that my strength and confidence grew. I felt strong. It was almost like everything finally clicked. It felt like I was standing taller, my form was better and I was floating. I completed my 5k in 23:58, 19 seconds faster than last month. This run made me feel like my old runner self. The one that made me feel like I’m BACK. I’m going to be OK. I’m done talking about tendon injuries. Slap me if I ever bring it up again, k?

Marvelous is…Getting honked at while on the above run but realizing it was not a creeper beeper perv but another runner giving me support. Side note to the driver of the car: sorry for initially flipping you off. I realized my mistake when I saw the back of your car was plastered with every single running bumper sticker ever made. Whoops! :)

Marvelous is…sunshine and temps in the 50s. I know I keep mentioning the improving weather but it seriously is the best to finally have sunshine and SPRING!

Spring beach walking | happyfitmama.com

Hi, my name is Angela and I like long walks on the beach. Good thing Ron does too!

Marvelous is…Lorna Jane Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge! Lorna Jane and FitApproach are teaming up with a great challenge to renew, reboot and refresh your active life this month.  All you have to do is go to movenourishbelieve.com and start pinning away. This week (April 7-13) is all about MOVE. Put together a board to take on a new workout, get inspired and to kick some major butt! Just by doing so, you could win $1000 towards some fabulous LJ gear. Check out my Pinterest Board for this week to get inspired and pin some fabulous workouts! Get all the details HERE.

What’s marvelous in your life right now?

I was invited to share the Lorna Jane Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge through my affiliation with the SweatPink Community. I was not compensated. I just love Lorna Jane clothes!