by: Joseph Struhs
Coachella is upon us!
Let’s go through the checklist. You’ve got your festival playlist on repeat. Thanks to your group Pinterest board, your wardrobe lineup is just as killer as the Saturday band lineup (Disclosure, Zedd, CHVRHCES, AND Halsey?!) You’ve got sunnies to match every outfit change, and you and your friends have preselected an Instagram filter (Valencia) and a squad hashtag.
Sunscreen. Check. Cash. Check. Poncho. Check. Earplugs. Check. Good to go, right?
Not so fast. I would be remiss if I didn't point out the glaring hole in your Coachella-domination plans. DON'T FORGET THE SNACKS! If you haven't thought about this crucial element, don't even sweat it - I've got your back! The following are a handful of good-for-you snacks that are convenient and delicious. Dig in!
(P.S. Of course, be mindful of your body and your needs. Please consult a medical professional for personalized nutrition advice.)
Epic Bar's Bison Bacon Cranberry bars are a lifesaver! The other flavors are great, too! These little bars are pretty much AMAZING: they're a good source of Omega-3's, iron, CLA, B12, niacin, bacon (duh) - the list goes on and on. They're ketogenic, low glycemic, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free.
These little bars are the perfect combination of healthy fats to keep you going! Made with cashew butter, coconut oil, prebiotic fiber, and organic 100% cacao chocolate chips, FATSBARs are satisfying, tasty, and will crush your cravings. Grain-free, organic, and paleo-friendly.
These aren't your average protein bars. These little fellas give you high-quality, whole food-sourced protein, with 100% natural flavors, and are formulated primarily with egg whites, fruits, and nuts. No B.S. What more could you ask for?
Most jerky snacks are loaded with extra salt, sugar, and preservatives. Cut the crap with CHOMPS. They're made with 100% Grass-Fed Non-GMO New Zealand Beef and natural spices, have more protein then typical jerky, and have ZERO MSG, nitrates, fillers, binders, or added preservatives. And, they taste great!
And, lastly, don’t forget water! Hydration is key for maximum festival enjoyment. And, being unconscious due to heat exhaustion is the opposite of fun. Make sure you’re drinking enough! Have fun, be safe, and stay healthy! And remember, the "no-more-than-three-a-day" Instagram rule doesn't apply during festival season. ;)
Hungry for more? Check out my post "Snack Attack! My 5 Healthy On-The-Go Go-To's" for an extra dose of snackspiration.