Protein Puppy Chow

Recipe | Protein Chex Cruci-Mix

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Pack it on by snackin’ on the healthy reincarnation of “Puppy Chow,” the Protein Chex Cruci-Mix!

Snacking is a common issue found within all of our lives, so how do we beat it? Dealing with the urges to snack or graze throughout the day is like training with your instructor, you might think you have them beat, but in reality they are just waiting for you to slip up. So we must use our well-honed and creative Jiu Jitsu minds and think outside of the box on how to truly counter the urges of snacking. I am one of those annoying guys who is always attacking from inferior positions.  So by applying that mindset to the question of “How can I beat the urges of unhealthy snacking without eating boring foods that do not actually cure the hunger and in turn I end up eating an entire bag of almonds which is way too many.” I have concluded that to beat snacking you must let it in, embrace it, let it think it is winning but in reality you are setting up your own submission and are truly the one who will come out the victor. Long drawn out comparison short, the trick is to make the most delicious of snacks in a healthy way without compromising on the decadent taste.

I eat puppy chow at the same rate a hungry dog eats...well...puppy chow...

I eat puppy chow at the same rate a hungry dog eats…well…puppy chow…

The Revival

This is a reinvention of the classical “Puppy Chow” or “Muddy Buddy” that I am sure you have shoveled into your face at some point in your life. Essentially Chex cereal coated in melted chocolate and peanut butter that is tossed in powdered sugar….It is absolutely delicious but equally as horrible for you. So what we will be doing this week is instead replacing some ingredients with healthier options and adding in an extra protein punch to it. The result? Instead of having just a boat load of sugar you will be getting roughly 7 grams of protein per 1/4 cup of this awesome snack. Embrace the grazing.

Making a healthier snack is now as simple as taking the back.

Making a healthier snack is now as simple as taking the back.

Conclusion 

Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. So is we are failing over and over at stopping/curbing our snacking habits it is time to try a new tactic. This recipe is a killer because you are getting protein, carbs, good fats and flavor that will curb any cravings. You can switch around some of the flavors by using different protein powders or flavored peanut butters. Make what tastes best for you. Do you like peanut butter and jelly more so than peanut butter and chocolate? Use strawberry protein powders. The different options are endless. With this recipe in your hands unhealthy snacking is no longer endless. Time to pay the piper. If you want some pretty killer protein powder for this recipe use GOURMET10 at Q5 Sports Nutrition for 10% OFF your order. The same applies over at Inverted Gear using grapplergourmet10. Once you get a new gi and some protein powder you can carry your puppy chow around in your awesome Datsusara bag you got for 5% off using gg-5 at check out. Remember everyone, using your head you can truly snack well, train hard. OSS
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