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It’s already month two of the year and a lot of us are still looking for simple, easy to keep health tips that will facilitate a happier and more positive lifestyle in 2022. This list might seem obvious, but is a really useful checklist to stay on track to forming healthier habits to make you more energised and positive. Just take a look at the below top 7 tips every day and tick them off as you complete them – try it for the rest of the month and see how you feel by March 1st!

17 Simple And Useful Health Tips For Children To Follow
Source: https://www.momjunction.com/articles/good-health-tips-for-children_00673611/

Here’s our Top 7 Health Tips for February

1. Eat Well

This means getting as much nutrients into your daily meals as possible. Thinks lots of vegetables, fruit, grains and nuts. We all know our 5-a-day is important, so selecting your 5 fruit or veg each day will help you to build a routine and, ultimately, a healthier lifestyle. Try swapping out that mid morning cereal bar for a banana or that 3pm slump chocolate for some tasty beef biltong snacks.

2. Be Active

You might say this is easier said than done, but there are multiple ways you can stay active and not take hours out of your day. While it’s important to carve out that time to move, it’s not always possible. So much so that we created a list of ‘desk-ercise’ activities to keep you moving even while you’re working away! If you have the time, try to set aside 15/20 minutes for a walk before work or on your lunch break to clear the head.

3. Stay Hydrated

Another very important one. Try to drink 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. Being dehydrated can leave you feeling lethargic and sometimes leads to headaches – definitely one we’d rather avoid!

4. Sleep Well

Have bad sleeping habits? You know what we’re going to say – try to reduce your screen time before bed and ensure you’re getting your 7-8 hours in to fill the battery for the next day. There are lots of apps that can help you get to sleep and build a good sleeping pattern.

5. Reduce Stress

It’s easy to tell someone to reduce the stresses they may come across each day, however, it’s crucial to take the time to acknowledge and overcome stress in a healthy way. Try to set aside some time during the day to relax and clear your mind. Use your time set aside to be active or simply find a quiet corner to read for a while or chat to a friend. Taking those few minutes out of your day to reflect can really help manage the smaller stresses that we come across.

6. Less Screen Time

We can’t say this one enough. Staring at a screen all day can lead to headaches. What’s more, it limits the spare time you might have to relax, take a walk or spend time with friends and family. Not forgetting that potential lack of sleep too! Try to limit that time spent looking at your phone, T.V. or laptop and use it in a more constructive way.

7. Do Something Creative

This is one for keeping the mind healthy. We saved the best until last. Pick something that you do every day and try to do it in a new way. Or, think of something creative you’d like to make or do and set time aside to give it a go. Maybe you want to try a new skincare routine? Bake a cake? Build your own workout schedule or do some DIY? The world is your oyster!

Hitting the gym a few times a week is difficult and so is sticking to a fitness routine. To make things easier, we’ve put a list of 5 simple desk exercises that you can do in your work office or at home. Even 5 minutes of these could improve your mood and make you that little more productive and you can use what’s around you!

Most of us sit at the desk for over 7 or 8 hours a day and sometimes forget to get up and move our legs or clear our head (which is highly recommended!). For those days that we’re busy or can’t drop that last email to go for a walk, there are lots of movements that can be done without leaving your work behind. Some you can even do when on a call with your colleague for a catchup!

desk exercises
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Desk exercises are great for that mid-afternoon slump or mid-morning coffee break. You can even throw in a low calorie, high protein snack to satisfy any snack cravings. Like our tasty beef biltong, that should do the trick!

If you’re struggling to find the time to stay active during the working day, try our 5 desk exercises below!

1. Tricep Dips

How to do them:

  1. Stand with a chair (no wheels allowed!!) behind you.
  2. Put your palms flat towards the edge of the chair, with your fingers facing away from you. Keep your heels on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you.
  3. Slowly lower yourself until your upper arms are almost parallel to the ground
  4. Return to the starting position and repeat 10 times or more if you can.

2. Seated Core

How to do them:

  1. While sitting in your seat, move forward so you’re near the edge.
  2. Tense your core and start to lean back very slightly – make sure you keep that back straight – until you feel a very slight strain.
  3. Try to hold for 5-15 seconds depending on how easy/tough it is for you.
  4. Relax and repeat 8 times.

3. Arm Circles

How to do them:

  1. Stand up off your sit and move it away for some room.
  2. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
  3. Extend both arms out to your sides, at shoulder height.
  4. Move your arms in a small backward circle.
  5. Do this 20 times in each direction.

4. Wall Sits

How to do them:

  1. Stand tall against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands stretched out in front of you.
  2. Stay steady against the wall and start to lower down until you are in a seated position, keeping your knees in line with your toes.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat 10 or more times.

5.Wall Pushups

How to do them:

  1. Stand a few steps away from a wall, facing it.
  2. Lean toward the wall and place your hands flat on the wall surface, slightly wider than your shoulder width.
  3. Start to lower yourself down towards the wall, tensing your core and keeping a straight line from your head to toes.
  4. Come back up until your arms are straight.
  5. Do this 10-20 times depending on how easy or difficult it is for you.

Writing out our Healthy resolutions is often daunting as we approach the 1st of January and, for a lot of us, those resolutions end up really difficult to manage and maintain.

A new year means a fresh start for many of us and there tends to be a few healthy new years resolutions on the ‘new year, new me’ list. Some of them centred around losing weight, getting stronger, maintaining a healthy diet or getting stuck into a new exercise routine. The challenge is to find tasks that are easy to stick with and don’t fall to the sidelines 3 weeks into the new year.

To help break that vicious cycle, it’s important to find resolutions that are simple, straightforward and can be built into everyday life.

Not sure how to get started? Here are 7 Healthy resolutions you can actually keep!

Move More

Seems simple, right? With more of us working from home, it has become more challenging to get up off the office chair and work those legs. Sitting for too long can be bad for both physical and mental health so it’s important to keep moving throughout the day, when and where you can.

healthy resolutions
Source: Ideastream.com

Making a healthy resolution to sit less is an easy and attainable thing to do and can easily be built into daily lifestyles. It’s as simple as a 15-minute walk outside at lunch, or why not try a morning stroll or job before work? It’ll help you feel more revived and ready for the day! Don’t have the time? Try getting up and walking to the kitchen every hour or so for a cup of tea. It’s the small changes that make the big impacts.

Get More Quality Sleep

Everyone knows how essential sleep is, for the body and the brain. Lack of sleep leaves us feeling unmotivated, tired and unable to concentrate. There are multiple reasons as to why we don’t sleep so it’s important to focus on what your own schedule is and ways to improve what you do before you go to sleep, making sure you get those 8 hours in.

Source: sleepscore.com

One of the top pieces of advice prior to falling asleep is to decrease screen time before bed, cut back on caffeine and find methods of relaxation that work for you. Why not try this simple 5-minute meditation before going to sleep?

Take More ‘Me Time’

Taking time for yourself is super important for your personal health and wellbeing. These days, schedules are very busy with limited time, therefore making a resolution to carve out 10 minutes to yourself each day will be well worth it.

Source: yesmagazine.org

Self-care doesn’t need to be elaborate. It can involve simple things that you enjoy. Try reading a book, taking a bath or going out for a walk in the fresh air. Taking some time out will help destress and clear the head – your body and mind will thank you for it!

Snack Smarter

It’s easy to pick up crisps or chocolate when searching for a snack, which only results in feeling sluggish and hungry soon after. A healthy new year’s resolution often includes changing how we snack and what types of snacks are in our cupboards. That’s why it’s important to plan-ahead in the new year when doing your food shops to ensure that you stick with your improved healthy lifestyle.

Source: self.com

Try swapping out potato crisps for kale crisps, sweets for fruit or why not try our tasty low calorie beef biltong snack packs? Making a list of healthy snack options and grabbing them on your weekly shop will give you the opportunity to choose something more filling and nutritious from your cupboard in the days ahead.

Exercise For a Few Minutes Every Day

This is arguably one of the top healthy new year’s resolutions set by many each year. Getting 30 minutes of exercise in, 5 days a week is advised, but don’t let that scare you! Those 30-minute sessions can be broken down throughout the day if needed, with short bursts of exercises at home or in the gym, followed by a walk. There’s lots of ways to get it done and enjoy it too!

Source: healthline.com

Try find some exercises you enjoy and get creative. It doesn’t have to involve pumping iron in the gym or going to a 45 minute spinning class. A relaxing swim or walk or even a bike ride is just as good for you!

It can be difficult to find high protein snacks that you can enjoy over the Christmas holidays, especially when there are endless cheese boards, bowls of crisps and countless chocolate treats around you that are impossible to ignore.

We wanted to find some high protein snacks that you can choose from morning, noon and night while you’re celebrating the festive season with family & friends, including a mix of both savoury and sweet options. Some of the high protein snacks that we’ve rounded up can be made in advance and stored to pick at when you’re chilling at home. Whichever you choose, each of the snacks will help you curb your unhealthy cravings and give you some energy throughout the day, without the dreaded post-snacking guilt!

Munch away on these tasty high protein snacks with the family before Christmas Dinner or pop some on the table during family board games or movie nights. All 5 snacks are easy to prepare and require little ingredients or energy (perfect for the Christmas season, right?). Why not try use all of the below options to create a healthy, high protein snack board of your own?

Try our top 5 high protein snacks below!

1.Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Bark

high protein snacks

You just can’t go wrong with this one. A delicious blend of dark chocolate, nuts and dried fruit that are super easy to prep and pull together. Making this at home is a much healthier choice than a shop-bought alternative and you can customise it to your own taste!

Try this recipe – it will not disappoint!


Okay we say this a lot, but it’s true! Beef biltong is the perfect tasty, guilt-free snack for any occasion and definitely one to stock up on for Christmas and the new Year! It’s high in protein and low in calories but packed with lots of flavour. And you can find that right here! Did we mention our 2 tasty flavours have 13g protein and less than 75 kcals per pack?! Try our tasty red chilli or cracked black pepper. As if that’s not enough – check out our easy biltong bowl for a tasty board game or movie night high protein snack during the Christmas break! 

3.Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is delicious, rich in protein and super versatile. Whether you’re team crunchy or smooth, peanut butter will give you that energy kick needed during the day and keep you feeling fuller between your meals, too. We love using it as part of a protein smoothie, on a slice of wholegrain toast or the base of a sauce for chicken!

4.Christmas Bliss Balls

Check out these tasty Christmas bliss balls, packed with lots of healthy ingredients like dates, oats and dried fruits. They’re super easy to make and can be stored in a zip-lock container to pick at over Christmas. They’re perfect to snack on before a Christmas walk with family or to have in the afternoon with a cup of tea!

Try healthy mummys Christmas bliss balls recipe here!

5.Curried Roast Chickpeas

How delicious do these look?! We spied this tasty recipe over on BBC Good Food – they’re curried and roasted chickpeas and they make for a super tasty snack. They are really easy to make and you can be sure everyone will be reaching for the bowl again to pick some up! We added a handful to our Butternut squash & coconut milk soup and it was delicious!

We have found the best snacks to have in the cupboard when looking to maintain a healthy diet, as well as providing energy to get through the day. It’s easy to pick up crisps or chocolate when searching for a snack, which only results in feeling sluggish and hungry soon after. That’s why it’s important to plan-ahead when doing your food shop to ensure that you stick with your healthy lifestyle. Making a list of healthy snack options and grabbing them on your weekly shop will give you the opportunity to choose something more filling and nutritious from your cupboard in the days ahead.

Another great piece of advice is to get rid of the junk food in that’s in your kitchen cupboard that is tempting when you go to grab a quick snack. Removing those unhealthy foods and finding delicious, healthy snack options will make it so much easier to stay healthy and leave you feeling much more satisfied when looking to snack on something between meals.

Source: loveandzest.com

Remember, the next time that mid-afternoon slump hits and you need an energy boost, look to the list below to pick a healthy and nutritious snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty and will help you maintain that healthy diet. We’ve provided 6 of the best snacks to keep in your cupboard including a good mix of options to suit different tastes and dietary needs.

Check out our 6 best snacks below to keep in your kitchen cupboard!

1. Popcorn

A delicious and guilt-free snack that you can find in most shops! Popcorn is a great option for that 3pm slump during the workday with a cup of your favourite tea or coffee. Most snack-sized bags of popcorn are low in calories and so much better for you than a packet of crisps!

How to Make Perfect Popcorn on the Stovetop
Source: simplyrecipes.com

2. Energy Balls

The great thing about energy balls is that they’re really easy to make at home and you can choose your favourite flavours & textures with ingredients you will definitely have lying around in the cupboard. Try cacao and orange, peanut butter or dried fruit and coconut energy balls. There are lots of recipes out there for you to try – like these no bake oatmeal energy balls in multiple flavours by wellplated

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Source: wellplated.com

3. Biltong

Beef biltong is the ultimate guilt-free tasty snack. Not only is it packed with protein, but you can also find this on the go snack in many delicious flavours. Try our cracked black pepper with less than 75 kcals and 13 grams of protein per pack!

Stript Snacks Beef Biltong

4. Almonds

A handful of almonds is a simple but healthy snack option and will help keep you satisfied during meals.  They’re also a great ingredient to use in dishes – try throwing them into a salad or on top of your favourite soup for some crunch!

Source: health.com

5. Dark Chocolate

The higher percentage, the better! 2-3 squares of dark chocolate is a delicious snack to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Not only that, but it also provides energy and is full of antioxidants. You can even get dark chocolate in some super tasty flavours like mint, raspberry & coffee.

Source: healthline.com

6. Trail Mix

If you haven’t tried trail mix, you need to! It’s a great alternative to unhealthy movie snacks like chocolates & sweets. Trail mixes usually contain a combination of nuts and dried fruits and sometimes we like to throw in a pack of our beef biltong (check out our easy biltong bowl recipe). You can get these mixes in snack packs also to keep portions under control!

It’s winter season, the temperature has really started to drop and that only means one thing – eating delicious comfort food! It’s a difficult time to try enjoy your favourite food and keep on your healthy food and fitness track. Commonly known comfort foods are generally quite high in calories and fats, leaving you feeling bloated and dissatisfied. The good news is that this doesn’t mean you have to avoid tasty comfort foods this winter, it’s just a case of choosing the right foods and recipes to eat.

When you’re craving that hearty meal but also wanting to choose foods that are nutritious, packed with protein and other health benefits, try some recipes from our list below! We have done a bit of research and found some deliciously comforting recipes for you to make at home this winter. Making a healthier choice does not mean you need to deprive yourself of your favourite comfort foods and these recipes prove that.

Whether it’s a flavourful, healthy soup, a chicken pie or healthier twist on your dinnertime favourites, these recipes will leave everyone around the table feeling satisfied.

1. Homemade Chicken Soup

Can you get any more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup? Especially when it’s packed full of nutritious veggies and a flavourful broth. The addition of chicken packs in a much needed protein boost and even more flavour, too!

comfort food
Source: Ambitious Kitchen

Try this tasty recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

2. Healthy Lasagna

Looking for a healthier, less calorie heavy version of a family favourite comfort food at dinner? Lasagna is packed full of flavour and generally eaten with lots of pasta and cheese. Thankfully, healthier versions are just as comforting and just as tasty. This recipe has under 500 calories per portion while also giving you your healthy five a day! What’s not to love?!

Source: BBC Good Food

3. Spinach & Ham Quiche

Finding your favourite comfort food for lunch can be difficult. Nobody wants to feel bloated or too full during the day. That’s what makes quiche the perfect choice for a midday meal. It’s light yet tasty and goes well with a cuppa. Oh and did we mention it’s super easy to make?

Try this delicious spinach and ham quiche.

Source: Eatthis.com

Looking for something a little different with an extra protein boost? Try our beef biltong frittata on our recipes page!

What is it about the cold weather that makes us crave comfort food? It looks like it’s going to be a cold winter, so keep scrolling for some additional recipe ideas that won’t leave you feeling guilty. Everyone’s perceptions of comfort foods are completely different – a person’s choice could end up being not so comforting to someone else, particularly if it’s loaded full of calories. Just remember, comfort food does not have to be unhealthy, so see some more inspiration below.

4. Chilli Con Carne

Chilli is such a popular comfort food. It’s wholesome and tasty and good for the soul, particularly after a long day at work and freezing cold weather. We love having chilli with a slice of our favourite bread and topping it off with our red chilli beef biltong.

Source: Olive Magazine

Try this delicious chilli con carne recipe!

5. Comforting Tomato Soup

We just had to throw another soup in here, it’s the ultimate winter dish, especially for lunch. Soup is comforting but often very low in calories and full of nutrients.

Try this low-fat tomato soup that everyone is bound to love!

Source: BBC Good Food

Oh, and don’t forget to top with some delicious beef biltong.


Take a look at why biltong calories will help you choose beef biltong as the perfect guilt-free snack. At Stript Snacks, we’re passionate about creating healthy and delicious snacks to fuel your day. Our 100% beef biltong is perfect as a snack, or as part of a main meal and it is really low in calories with less than 75 kcals per pack!

Biltong Calories
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Biltong Calories

So, what is biltong and why are biltong calories important? Biltong is a tasty beef snack that’s full of flavour and protein. No matter what you’re doing, biltong is the perfect healthy snack to see you through the day. At Stript Snacks, we wanted to put our own twist on the traditional South African snack, with a focus on quality, taste and convenience. Low biltong calories mean you can enjoy the many benefits of Stript Snacks without compromising on great taste.

A lot of time and effort goes into perfecting the balance of quality and flavour in beef biltong to give you the ultimate nutritious and enjoyable snack. Is it healthy? As The Biltong Chief says of course it is! How could a zero-prep, low-sugar, high-protein snack not be!

Beef biltong is a convenient snack that fits perfectly into everyday life. Whether it’s your afternoon pick-me-up, your exercising companion or a healthy alternative to your movie treat – beef biltong is the best guilt-free snack for you and it can come in many delicious flavours.

We are proud to say that our biltong is made with 100% British and Irish beef, that is delicately marinated, air-dried and seasoned with care. We offer two delicious flavour combinations to suit everyone’s taste: Cracked Black Pepper and Red Chilli. Give it a go for yourself!

More About Biltong Calories & Benefits

Now, we know what you’re thinking… you want to know a little more about biltong calories and other benefits. Just take a look at what Stript Snacks has to offer. Not only is our Biltong made with 100% beef and filled with flavour, it is packed with 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack. What’s more, our aging and drying process creates a low-calorie snack which is high in protein, and other essential nutrients like iron and vitamin B6.

Stript Snacks Beef Biltong
Stript Snacks Beef Biltong

So, what’s the best way to eat biltong and enjoy those low biltong calories? Any way you like it, really! It is generally eaten on the go as a pick me up throughout the day but can also be enjoyed as part of one of your daily meals – try our Biltong Breakfast Shakshuka or this beef biltong smoked chilli recipe.

Most importantly, enjoy!

Snack and road trips go hand in hand, and we’ve done our research to give you the best road trip food to bring on your next journey!

How tempting is it to pick something up every time you stop into the garage, or pop into a drive thru? Being unprepared can result in eating lots of unhealthy snacks and spending more money than planned. Bringing your own road trip food is the best way to avoid this! By making a road trip food list and packing fun road trip snacks, you’ll avoid having to stop and spend as much.

The Best American Road Trips - The Travel Expert. Road Trip Food.
Source: The Travel Expert

Making sure that you pack road trip foods that are good for you and will fill you up, makes it easier not to pick up that sugary chocolate bar in the shops!

So, where do we start? We think healthy snacks are the best way to go! Bring along some homemade snack mixes or individual packs to share in the car. Need some ideas, here’s a list below!

Road Trip food Healthy Snacks Ideas

  • Trail mix
  • Popcorn
  • Beef Biltong
  • Nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts)
  • String cheese, Babybel, Laughing Cow cheese wedges
  • Fresh or dried fruit
  • Protein bars

If you have a long road trip where snacks just won’t do it, here’s a few ideas for road trip food that will fill you up during lunch hour! There are lots of easy to prepare cold lunch options that can be made ahead of time and stored before taking off. All you need to do is find a lovely view on your journey to park up and enjoy your food!

Road Trip Food Lunch Food Ideas

Bringing your own road trip food means you are far more likely to eat them than buy what you don’t need in a shop! It also means you will eat well while travelling as you won’t be loading on greasy burgers and chips or crisps. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a treat, too. All in moderation!

Most importantly, enjoy your trip!

Moving towards a high protein low calorie food lifestyle can help with both weight loss and toning goals (1). Having a more balanced lifestyle is becoming increasingly important where nutritional benefits & the functional aspects of foods are taking centre stage in shopper’s lives.

It’s not uncommon knowledge that a high protein, low calorie food diet is important to feel good after a main meal as well as it being a good support system for those with active lifestyles. It’s becoming harder to understand what foods to eat and what benefits those foods really offer to us – sticking to a chicken, veg and rice routine just doesn’t cut it anymore! So, what other high protein, low calorie foods are out there?

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite high protein, low calorie foods to help you break free from your food fatigue and add some excitement and variety to your meal planning!

We’ve broken our list into categories:

  • Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Red Meats
  • Legumes
  • Grains

Whether you’re a meat-eater, meat-reducer or a vegetarian, we’ve got the best options for your food needs below.

1. Spinach

High Protein Low Calorie Food
High Protein Low Calorie Food – Spinach
Source: https://www.eatthis.com/best-ever-proteins-for-weight-loss/

I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise. Check it out, one cup of these leafy greens has nearly as much protein as a hard-boiled egg—for half the calories with one cup holding 5g protein and only 41 calories! We love mixing spinach into soups and veggie stir-fries, or simply steaming it on the side of our favourite meat or fish. It’s a super cost-effective way to add a high protein, low-calorie food into your diet!

2. Plain Greek Yoghurt

A 6-ounce (170-gram) serving of Greek yogurt packs 15–20 grams of protein (2). It’s also thicker and creamier than other yoghurts making it a versatile staple in the kitchen when looking for a high protein, low calorie addition to your favourite dishes.

Non-fat/0% fat Greek yogurts are a great option for those looking for lower fat/calorie options. Perfect for breakfast, topped with fruits and granola, or added to tomato-based sauces to make them deliciously creamy!

3. 100% Beef Biltong

Biltong is a tasty beef snack that’s full of flavour and protein. No matter what you’re doing, biltong is the perfect healthy snack to see you through the day and is a fantastic high-protein low calorie food to choose for a snack!

High Protein Low Calorie Food Snack – Stript Snacks Beef Biltong

Why not try our two tasty flavours, Red Chilli & Cracked Black Pepper? Not only is our Biltong made with 100% beef  – it is packed with 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack! Beef Biltong is also really versatile – pop them on top of your scrambled eggs for some extra flavour or on top of your favourite soup for extra texture and a flavour kick!

4. Lentils


What a surprise! 1 cup of lentils has the protein of three eggs, with less than one gram of fat! (1) Are these not the perfect high protein, low calorie food that we may not have thought of? We think so! They’re super versatile too; pop them into your favourite curry or soup to add another texture or cook them in your favourite stock and serve as a side dish.

5. Quinoa

Quinoa is a popular one on the list of high-protein, low calorie foods because it’s also gluten-free, vegetarian and low in fat (3). For every cooked cup, Quinoa has up to 8 grams of protein, making it an excellent side dish to any meal.

Source: loveandlemons.com

Quinoa is also a great one to mix into salads, both hot and cold, as well as creating exciting stuffings to use with butternut squash or similar – try this one from BBC Good Food.

Looking for a fun fitness challenge to help you build a good exercise routine without getting bored? We’ve done the research for you!

Now that we’re spending more of our time at home we have the opportunity to find exercises that we enjoy and can work into our very own routines. What better way to do that then try some of our fun fitness challenges to get your started?

We have put together 5 fun fitness challenges for varying interests from strength to cardio to meditation so there is something for everyone to try, regardless of your fitness level! Whether you want to become stronger or fitter, or simply keep your mind and body healthy, you’re bound to find something here.

Here’s our 5 Fun Fitness Challenges

1. Couch to 5K Challenge

This challenge will help you build a fantastic running routine, helping you slowly build your cardio level, especially if you’re new to exercise. Do it with a friend to make it a fun fitness challenge – it’s great for motivation!

Fun Fitness Challenge

Figure 1: Runnersworld.com
Fun Fitness Challenge

Download the Couch to 5K app to help you structure your routine and build your progress over 9 weeks – at the end you’ll be confident in running a 5k! The app gives you a 9 week schedule with 3 run days and rest days between to help your body recover.

Thinking you might need some healthy, energy-boosting snacks to keep you going? Our Stript Snacks Biltong is packed with 13g protein and less than 75 kcals per pack!

2. 30-day Squat Challenge

Want to tone up your legs at home or in the gym? Squats are always a good choice of exercise to build muscle and is a great calorie burner! It makes for a really fun fitness challenge if you go up against a housemate or family member!

Figure 2: Healthline.com

Find 10 minutes in your day to do as many squats as you can and work on building those reps as the days go on. We started with four sets of 10 squats taking breaks in-between – adding more reps on when we could! Make sure to build in 1-2 rest days per week to let your leg muscles recover.

Try doing a few squats at other random points in the day – how about while you make your morning coffee or while brushing your teeth!

3. Yoga Challenge

Yoga is a great way to calm the mind and build muscle in the body. It requires patience and stamina but can be really fun when trying new moves out.

Figure 3: Self.com

We’ve had a good look through yoga challenges and found a great 30-day routine for you to try! Adriene’s 30 Days of Yoga Challenge is tough but very rewarding – all you need is a yoga mat, water & 30 minutes or your time each day.

4. 30-day Full Body Challenge

If you’re looking for a full body exercise here’s a fun fitness challenge just for you! Women’s Health Mag have created a full month of exercises that focus on multiple areas of your body and they even have follow-along videos to help you smash your routine!

Figure 4: Womenshealthmag.com

The workouts are just 20 minutes long – the perfect amount of time to keep you motivated and on your best form! Just stay consistent.

You can customise your challenge, adding weights or reps to the workouts or keep it really simple and stick to the routine if you’re a beginner – it’s a win-win!

We have the perfect exercise companion to help your fun fitness challenge – try our Stript Snacks Cracked Black Pepper as a healthy snack during your 30-day challenge.

5. Ab Challenge

Looking for a fun fitness challenge and tone your core? Here’s a great 30-day Abs Challenge to help tone your tum.

Take 12 minutes out of your day, 3 days a week to work on the following exercises for an intense quick workout, thanks to mycrazygoodlife.com.

Figure 5: mycrazygoodlife.com

Don’t forget to stay hydrated, especially during exercise and make sure to have fun whichever challenge you choose!

Eating foods that are high in protein mixed with a low-carb meals has been a popular lifestyle choice for healthy eating over the last number of years. While it’s a familiar go-to diet, there is still some confusion on what high protein foods to eat. 

This article will look at 5 foods that are high in protein to add to your weekly shopping list, including some recipe ideas to enjoy them during your mid-week meals. Also, check out our recipe section for lots of delicious ideas on how to make healthy meals tasty with Stript Snacks!

Here is a list of 5 delicious foods that are high in protein.

1. Eggs – healthline.com

Whole eggs are among the healthiest and most nutritious foods available as well as being one of the many foods that are high in protein. (1)

Foods high in protein – Eggs
Figure 1: medicalnewstoday.com

They’re an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats for your everyday diet. Whole eggs are high in protein, but egg whites are almost pure protein, with one large egg providing 6g of protein and just 78 calories (1).

Why not try a healthy omelette with some Stript Snacks Red Chilli sprinkled over the top? It’s a great way to start the day and is a good recovery snack too. Or try a tasty veggie frittata for lunch!

2. Milk

So, what other high protein foods are out there? Well, milk contains a little of nearly every nutrient that your body needs (1). One cup of whole milk contains approx. 8g of protein.

High in Protein – Milk
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It’s a good source of high quality protein, and it’s high in calcium, helping your bones recover after a workout. You can get the same recovery-boosting effects from a milk-based fruit smoothie as you would a fruit smoothie – with the addition of extra protein!

Not a big fan of milk? There are lots of alternatives out there including almond milk, hazelnut milk and soy milk to put into your delicious mid-morning smoothie!

3. Tuna

Tuna one of the most popular types of fish that is high in protein, versatile and convenient. It’s low in fat and calories but a rich source of protein with one tin containing approx. 27g protein (1).

Foods high in protein
High in Protein Food – Tuna
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You can eat it hot in a range of baked dishes or cold in salads. Why not try a tune salad for lunch with lots of crunchy veg and your favourite dressing?

4. Lentils

Lentils are a type of legume. They are high in fibre and lots of other nutrients. If meat isn’t your thing, lentils are among the world’s best sources of plant-based protein (1), and they’re an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans.

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High in Protein – Lentils
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One cup of lentils (198 grams) has 18 grams protein (1), similar to the protein quantity of a chicken fillet making it the perfect vegan friendly replacement. Alternative legumes that are high in protein include kidney beans & chickpeas. Why not try them in a hearty tagine or vegetarian curry?

5. Turkey breast

Turkey breast is similar to chicken breast in many ways, including its protein content. It consists mostly of protein, with very little fat and calories (1), with an 85g serving containing 26g protein!

High in Protein – Turkey
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Turkey is a great alternative to other meats, especially if you’re tired of having the same chicken salads. Add some cooked turkey slices to your favourite salad bowl and sprinkle over some Stript Snacks Cracked Black Pepper biltong for some extra flavour. Or why not wrap some parma ham around a fillet, pop into the oven to cook and serve with a side of greens to really pack in those nutrients! Turkey is super versatile and among the top foods that are high in protein.

Source 1: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-delicious-high-protein-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

Finding it difficult to come up with healthy but tasty cinema snacks for a night in at home? Here’s some ideas for you!

Firstly, we know the importance of having selection of snacks for a movie – it’s impossible to stick to one! When you’re trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle it’s hard to pick out suitable snacks with aisles full of crisps and chocolate, so we’ve come up with some simple cinema snacks that you can whip up at home in no time. They’ll be delicious and, most importantly, guilt-free.

1.Fruit Selection

Love a meat & cheese board but don’t want to over-indulge? Replace those high fat foods with some of your favourite healthy fruits.

Slice up some watermelon, pineapples & kiwi and place into a tray or dish with grapes and berries and why not add some 70-90% dark chocolate in there too for a guilt-free treat? Perfect for movie nights in the summer.

Cinema Snack Ideas
Cinema Snack Ideas
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2. Biltong Bowl

If you’re in the mood for a movie snack that’s easy and a crowd pleaser? – look no further. We created a biltong bowl that has the perfect combination of crunchy textures and tasty flavours, with a little bit of a kick to fire up your feast! 

Stript Snacks Biltong Bowl Recipe

Using Stript Snacks Cracked Black Pepper biltong mixed with sweet and savoury dried fruit and nuts – this delicious biltong bowl is the perfect cinema snack to munch on! Why not try adding in dried apricots, a handful of cashews & almonds and some coconut chips.

What’s more – if you are trying to be good – Stript Snacks biltong is made with 100% British and Irish beef, 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack.

3. DIY Popcorn

Love popcorn and want to try different toppings? It’s super easy to make at home for a tasty cinema snack and you can add all sorts of flavourings.

All you need is 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil (use coconut oil if you prefer), 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels plus whatever flavour you’d like! We love adding a tbsp of cinnamon to ours for some sweetness or why not go wild and add paprika for a savoury taste!

Simply heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, to test the perfect popping temperature, add in 3 kernels and cover the pan with a lid. Once popped add in the rest of the kernels, cover with a lid and remove the pan from the heat for 30 seconds. Return pan to heat and watch the popcorn do its thing! Give the pan a couple of shakes while popping for even cooking, once you hear less frequent pops, just remove the pan and get that popcorn into a bowl! Shake over cinnamon or whichever topping you have chosen!

4. Frozen Yoghurt Bark

Seen this trend recently? It’s so easy to make and super tasty! Prepared the night before its as simple as grabbing them from the freezer as you’re looking for something to munch on!

All you need is 2 cups Greek yoghurt, 2 tbsp honey and your favourites fillings. Try a handful of fresh berries, 3 tbsp of dark choc chips and a 2 tsp of desiccated coconuts. You can use almost any toppings here from fresh fruit to nuts!

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Simply mix the Greek yoghurt and honey in a bowl and add your fillings (leaving a few behind to sprinkle on top!). Line a baking tray with foil and spread your mixture on to the tray, sprinkling the rest of your toppings over the mixture. Place flat in a freezer overnight until frozen. Once frozen, remove from freezer and lift the bark up and drop to crack into bark shapes! The perfectly healthy cinema snack!

These recipes are super easy to put together at home for a movie night in snack or why not bring along to the movie theatre with you for the ultimate cinema snack!