Health Warrior Chia Bar Review

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student Earlier this summer, I was sent a box of products from Health Warrior to try out. It included a bag of white chia seeds (with which I made these patriotic parfaits) and a selection of their Chia Bars. Needless to say, I was suuuper excited to have a new snack bar to try. Since I’m on campus a lot, it’s nice to have grab-and-go options as part of my meal prep. These did not disappoint.

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student

At just 100-110 calories, each of these bars satisfy in both taste and nutrition. Their unique flavors really come through without tasting at all artificial, as many bars tend to. Plus the combo chewy/crunchy texture from the chia seeds is something I always love. These little snacks offer good fat, fiber, and even a smidge of protein, so they really work to tide you over between meals without putting much of a dent in your calorie bank for the day. Not sold yet? Check this out:

The bars are all-natural, vegan, dairy- and soy-free. As the only bar on the market boasting chia seeds as its #1 ingredient, Health Warrior Chia Bars have 1000 mg Omega 3’s, 16% DV of fiber and only 5g of sugar.

Chia seeds pack a mighty punch in a small package: 1⁄4 the size of a grain of rice, pound for pound, Chia has more Omega 3 fatty acids than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, more protein than tofu, more calcium than milk, and more magnesium than broccoli.

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review | The Slender Student

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Almond Butter Apple Stack

Almond Butter Apple Stack | The Slender Student

This snack not only has some serious style, but it’s also nutritionally turned up a notch from the normal apple and peanut butter. Healthy fats from the almond butter and added protein from the quinoa and Greek yogurt complement each other for a perfect pre-workout snack.

Almond Butter Apple Stack | The Slender Student

Almond Butter Apple Snack
Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 219
Fat: 9.2 g (Sat Fat: 0.8 g) | Carbohydrate: 30.4 g | Fiber: 6.6 g| Protein: 7.8 g

ingredients:
1 small apple
1 T almond butter
1 T cooked quinoa
1 T fat free Greek yogurt
1 1/2 T PB2

directions:
1. Core your apple and slice into four even sections.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the almond butter, quinoa, Greek yogurt and PB2. If it’s too thick, add 1 T unsweetened vanilla almond milk. If it’s too liquid, add in an extra teaspoon of PB2.
3. Spread the almond butter mix, stack the apple slices & enjoy!

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Late Night Lollipop

Late Night Lollipop | The Slender Student

Ya know, sometimes dinner just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes 9 pm rolls around and you’re in bed watching Dexter and despite the blood and violence, you find yourself feeling hungry. The last thing you need before bed is some simple carb-fueled sugar high. Cue the late night lollipop– the simple snack sweet enough to ward off any premium channel-level gore induced nightmares.

Late Night Lollipop | The Slender Student Late Night Lollipop
Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 100
Fat: 8.5 g (Sat Fat: 1.1 g) | Carbohydrate: 4.4 g | Fiber: 2.1 g| Protein: 2.5 g

ingredients:
1 T unsalted almond butter
3 dark chocolate chips

directions:
1. Load up your almond butter on a spoon and top with the chocolate chips.
2. Freeze for 15 minutes.
3. Enjoy.

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Pack A Snack

Airport snack ideas for slender travels! | The Slender Student

How many times have you started a trip with every intention to “be good,” only to be sidelined by the unhealthy airport selection that leaves you spiraling into a vacation of cheat meals and despair? Hopefully I’m not alone on this one, otherwise I’ve over shared to the max.

Per usual, all it takes is a little planning on your part to start your travels off on the right foot. The following snacks are all airplane safe and ideal for traveling because they can be stashed in a Ziploc bag in your carry on. Depending on how long you’ll be airborne, you might want to pair a few of these together for a more complete, low calorie, high protein meal.

Low calorie, filling snacks perfect for bringing on a flight! | The Slender Student

  • 15 almonds (105 calories, 4 g protein)
  • 1/2 C shelled edamame (100 calories, 8 g protein)
  • Babybel Light (50 calories, 6 g protein)
  • 1 oz turkey jerky (100 calories, 19 g protein)
  • Health Warrior chia seed bars (100 calories, 3 g protein)
  • Pop Secret 100 Calorie Pop (100 calories, 3 g protein)
  • 1 hardboiled egg (80 calories, 6 g protein)
  • Horizon Organic string cheese (80 calories, 8 g protein)
  • dark chocolate energy bites (55 calories, 3 g protein)
  • cinnamon raisin protein bread (70 calories, 5 g protein)
  • brainola (155 calories, 3 g protein)
  • sweet and savory muffins (125 calories, 4 g protein; 100 calories, 9 g protein)

In the event that you can’t throw any of these together, check out airport convenience stores for my go-to snacks– Greek yogurt, high protein/low sugar/low calorie snack bars, raw nuts, turkey sandwiches (no mayo, plz), etc. What are your must munch travel snacks? Leave a comment!

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Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits

I’ll admit it. When you think of Fourth of July, your mind probably goes to hot dogs and hamburgers, not chia seeds. Fair enough. But how damn cute are these layered pudding parfaits? Add to that the healthy fat and fiber content of chia seeds and I think you might start thinking about the holiday a little differently.

Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits | The Slender Student Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits
Servings: 2 | Calories per serving: 125
Fat: 7.4 g (Sat Fat: 0.0 g) | Carbohydrate: 11.4 g | Fiber: 7.6 g| Protein: 3.7 g

ingredients:
3 T chia seeds (I used the white chia seeds from Health Warrior)
1/4 C blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/4 C strawberries (frozen of fresh)
1 C unsweetened almond milk
3 t vanilla extract

directions:
1. Gather three small bowls. To each bowl, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.

Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits | The Slender Student 2. In one bowl, add your blueberries. To a second bowl, add your strawberries. The third bowl should still only have chia seeds.

Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits | The Slender Student 3. Add 1/3 cup almond milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to each bowl. Stir until combined.
4. Refrigerate for at least a few hours until the chia seeds have soaked up the almond milk and expanded, creating a pudding texture.
5. In a small clear glass, layer the puddings and feel American.

Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits | The Slender Student

Fourth of July Layered Berry Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits | The Slender Student

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