My ideal meal or snack has to have protein, good fat and fiber in it. Through years of intuitive eating, I’ve found that to be the magic formula to keep me feeling good, energized and happy. (Seriously, put me on a low-fat, low-protein diet and I’ll go off the hangry deep end.)
Another thing it must be? TASTY. And do you guys know what I’ve found that fits the bill for all of this? This!
I’d tried and loved FlapJacked protein pancakes and years ago I gave its protein muffins a try — but, honestly, found them to be a little dry. But, the company revamped its FlapJacked Mighty Muffins a bit and now they are the bomb diggity. You know, if bomb diggities were edible and delicious (and it was 1992 — I’m pretty sure no one but me says that phrase any more).
Certified gluten-free, with 20 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 8 grams of fat, they fit my non-hangry criteria perfectly. They’re also the perfect portion-controlled size and have probiotics in them. To make one, all you have to do is add water and then microwave for less than a minute.
Boom, snack time.
The protein used comes from whey and pea protein. Check out the full ingredient list here:
Double Chocolate Ingredients: Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Bittersweet Chocolate (Unsweetened Chocolate (processed with Potassium Carbonate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter), Soya Lecithin), Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein Isolate (MILK), Soy Lecithin), Pea Protein, Cocoa Powder, Buttermilk, Butter (Butter (Cream, Salt), Dry Buttermilk), Baking Soda, Baking Powder (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Non-GMO Corn Starch), Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt, Monk Fruit, Natural Flavor, Probiotic (Skim Milk Powder, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086)
And the nutritionals here:
I clearly have a thing for chocolate and peanut butter, so the Double Chocolate (with peanut butter on top!) and the Chocolate Peanut Butter are my favorite flavors right now, but I have to say, all of them are good. Cinnamon Apple, Peanut Butter, Maple Pumpkin, S’mores … you can’t go wrong. (They even sell them in a variety pack — you can get six of them for about $20.)
Do you have your very own non-hangry criteria for your eats? What is it? —Jenn