Between 1977 and 2006 the amount of calories people consumed via snacks jumped from 260 to 580, according to research from Purdue University. That’s not such a bad thing if you’re a strongman looking to pile in as many calories as you can, but is problematic when you’re trying to optimize your body for athletics and competition. The ideal thing to do is to build snacks into your meal plan so you know what you’re eating, how much of it, and when you’re going to consume it. Another option: cut snacks out completely.
Thing is, the latter is usually easier said than done — sometimes you want to nibble on something before you crush a workout or to tide over pangs of hunger later in the evening. In this case you just need to learn to snack smarter.
So why are Simply 7’s quinoa chips worth the nod? For one, because we appreciate brands that put care into their product. P4 workout supplements — Pre Game Formula, Energy Formula, and Recovery Push Formula — are all NSF Certified for Sport. That means the products have been label-claim-verified to contain ZERO banned substances.
Another thing we like: each bag is about $3 a pop and come with 25 grams of protein per bag. They’re also void of trans fat and preservatives. Best of all, no matter what flavor you pick — barbecue, cheddar, sea salt, and sour cream & onion — they’re super tasty.