Megan Callahan, MS, RD, LD
Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian

November 7, 2020

How do you fuel your brain and body each day? Are you eating regular meals and snacks and drinking water to keep your energy up?

If you answer no to either of those questions, it might be time to check in with your inner wellness warrior. We all desire to feel good each day by having the time to sleep, plan and prepare meals and snacks, and get in some physical activity. Sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn’t. If you find it not happening as much as you like, your Hy-Vee dietitians suggest starting with just one goal and making it happen every day. One easy place to start is choosing healthful snacks.

Instead of reaching for a soda, energy drink, candy or chips for that mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up, try using snacks foods with less sugar, more energy-boosting fiber, protein and healthy fats. Our November Hy-Vee Dietitian Pick of the Month, Health Warrior Chia and Pumpkin Seed Bars, will get you going on your snack goals.

5 Reasons to Try Health Warrior Nutrition Bars
• Crafted with seeds as the 1st ingredient
o Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids for brain health and fiber for gut health.
o Pumpkin seeds are one of the best food sources of magnesium, which may help control blood pressure and improve sleep quality. Pumpkin seeds also have zinc to keep your immune system strong.
• Organic
• Non-GMO Project verified
• Gluten-free
• A variety of flavors and seeds to choose from

Health Warrior Bars pair well with your favorite piece of fruit, crumbled into yogurt, as a topper on a delicious lettuce salad or mixed in with a fall butternut squash soup. Try this easy and delicious snack idea to boost your nutrition this week.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Apples
Serves 1
All You Need:
1 Health Warrior Honey Sea Salt Pumpkin Seed Bar
1 medium apple
2 tbsp Hy-Vee Natural Peanut Butter

All you do:

  1. Cut Health Warrior Honey Sea Salt Pumpkin Seed Bar into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Slice and core apple.
  3. Equally spread Hy-Vee peanut butter on each apple slice and equally top with chopped Health Warrior Bar.

Recipe adapted from: The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.