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Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips
Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo and vegan-approved
What's the Spanish word for "wizards"? Magos? Well, that's apparently who's working behind the scenes at Siete Foods. How else could they make these chips?
The ingredients? Cassava (a root vegetable), healthy avocado oil, coconut flour, chia seeds, and salt. Ain't nothing in there to be mad about. And yet they're light, crispy, and dip-able.
Throw a fiesta and invite your friends who don't eat healthy. They'll never know they're making better choices. – Chris Shugart
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Vital Proteins Collagen Bars with MCTs
Gluten free, dairy free, no artificial flavors, 12g of collagen
I like stuff you can eat with your fingers. That's why I'm always on the lookout for bars that don't contain a bunch of junk ingredients. These fit the bill and they're pretty darn good.
They're chewy, they're full of collagen (great for your joints), and they contain a decent amount of fiber... without making you farty. There's only a few grams of sugar per bar and it comes from sources like berries. So if you're trying to up your collagen intake this is a handy way to start.
My favorite flavor is the mixed berry, but they're all good. – Dani Shugart
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Siete Flama Hot Sauce Variety Pack
Traditional, Chipotle, Habanero, Jalapeño.
You know what annoys me about bodybuilders and bikini competitors? They have more abs than me. But you know what else? They seem to think that dieting down to display those abs means that they're stuck eating bland, boring foods. They're not.
The password is "hot sauce." It'll spice up any contest diet for zero to ten calories per serving.
These four complex taquería sauces from Siete are some of our favorites. There's no added sugar or anything else that would throw off your macros, and most have the added benefits of apple cider vinegar, flax seed, and chia seed.
This four-pack contains every heat level you'd want – without sizzling your lips off – from mild chipotle to kicked-up habanera (my favorite). No more boring chicken breasts! – Chris Shugart
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Kevita Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
Billions of live probiotics, fermented with water kefir culture, no added sugar
Apple cider vinegar has health benefits. Probiotics have health benefits. And elderberry has health benefits. So why not combine them into one super delicious drink?
Honestly, even if this had zero health benefits I'd still drink it because it's so dang good – especially if you enjoy tart things. This stuff makes vinegar very palatable. It's also a little carbonated which is fun. Plus it's low calorie and sweetened with a teensy bit of apple juice and stevia leaf extract. – Dani Shugart
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Pocono Cream of Buckwheat Hot Cereal
Organic, gluten-free, fat-free
Buckwheat is a true superfood. In spite of the name, it isn't wheat. It's a fruit seed. So it's gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. Along with phytonutrients, buckwheat contains chiro-inositol which helps with glucose metabolism and cell signaling.
It also appears to be better than oatmeal when it comes to heart health and reducing bad cholesterol, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties. And while you don't really eat buckwheat for protein, the protein it does have contains all eight essential amino acids.
As a hot cereal, it's extremely filling, scoring very high in satiation studies, making it a great food when you're keeping your diet in check.
Just add water and it microwaves perfectly in just a few minutes. Toss in a scoop or two of Metabolic Drive® and breakfast is served. – Chris Shugart
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Emerald Cove Organic Untoasted Nori Sheets
10 sheets nori seaweed (Pyropia Yezoensis)
A couple years ago, TC taught us how to make zero-carb sandwiches. It took me a while to follow through with that because I couldn't remember to add nori to the shopping list. Silly me, I could've just bought it online.
He describes these as "sandwich rolls" because you basically plop your sandwich fillings on a sheet and then roll it up. You do have to moisten the sheets with water – either by spraying it or by dipping a basting brush in water and brushing the wrap.
I like to mix a bit of salt into the water before moistening the sheets. Then you just add your tuna mixture or other meaty ingredients and roll it up! – Dani Shugart