Happy Sunday, everyone! I know a lot of you guys have been traveling recently, and this is a popular time to hit the road. I’m starting to feel the travel bug myself, so I rounded up 20 easy, high protein snacks to take with you wherever you’re headed next.

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Incredible no bake cashew butter chocolate protein bars with a sprinkle of sea salt. These decadent bars make for a delicious post-workout snack and a satisfying treat.

How’s your January going so far? Most of you know I’m starting the HGG Reset next week, but in the meantime one of my biggest tips for people who are trying to eat healthy and find a comfortable relationship with food is to start meal prepping as much as possible. That includes your snacks and treats!

Abra and I constantly have a supply at RXBars on hand for traveling and while we work, but sometimes it’s fun to make your own because not only are they easy but they’re also inexpensive!

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Can you believe today is the last day of 2017? SO crazy. Maybe I say this a lot…but I seriously feel like we were grilling burgers in June last month, and that Thanksgiving was yesterday. Where does the time go?!

Tony and I are ringing in 2018 in beautiful Kauai, and I’m so excited to explore the island for the first time. We have one more week of our honeymoon adventure before heading back to the tundra that is Chicago. I’ll definitely be bummed leaving paradise, but I’m already looking forward to getting back to my routine. That means working on the Ambitious Kitchen website makeover (woot!), getting in some good workouts, and fueling up with these delicious post workout snacks.

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Delicious breakfast acorn squash baked with spices and stuffed with yogurt, pecans and a drizzle of honey. The perfect protein-packed meal to start your morning!

What a whirlwind of a week! We had an 8-hour shoot yesterday creating some awesome new recipe videos to share, and we planned out our recipe calendar through February. I’m feeling incredibly excited about all the new recipes I have planned for you all in 2018.

But for now…it’s Thursday, and I’m leaving the country in two days (OMG!).

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Deliciously soft, paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies with gooey chocolate in every bite. These cookies have a punch of protein thanks to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides!

It’s day 4 of cookie week! Not only am I introducing you to my new favorite protein today but also an amazing recipe you can use it with.

Have you ever heard of collagen peptides? If not, then I can’t wait to tell you about collagen, a protein in the body and the benefits of using Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides.

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No bake Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars that taste just like a Reese’s. This protein bar recipe will be your new favorites snack to keep in your fridge and enjoy all week long.

Hi friends!! Welcome back to Monday and the start of #AKCookieWeek17 — I can’t tell you how excited I am to share incredible cookies recipes ALL WEEK LONG with you. I’ve got everything from one bowl recipes, paleo, gluten free, grain free and traditional buttery cookies.

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Okay, now let’s get to it…

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Bacon wrapped plantains with a hint of sweetness from pure maple syrup and a little spicy thanks to a kick of cayenne pepper. Everyone will be raving over this unique, easy appetizer!

Meet my favorite appetizer that’s making an appearance at my wedding (in one week!) thanks to Fig Catering here in Chicago: bacon wrapped plantains. I know we are supposed to do weekend favorite on Fridays, but it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m here to give you what you need: RECIPES!

These bacon wrapped plantains are sweet, spicy and all things nice and I swear you guys are going to fall head over heels as soon as they pop out of the oven.

And I have to say: they make an outrageously delicious holiday season appetizer. Hehehehe.

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Fluffy and delicious chocolate chip banana oatmeal muffins made with wholesome ingredients like Coach’s Oats, Greek yogurt and flaxseed meal. They’re perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on-the-go!

Hello, hello. Welcome to Muffin Monday. It’s been awhile, but I’m back with an outrageously delicious new recipe ready to power you through the week. But first, how was your weekend?

Tony and I watched the Chicago Air & Water show from our rooftop, cleaned our house (necessary and a little therapeutic), went to a BBQ with some friends, ate donuts and walked at least 12,000 steps each day. Oh and of course, watched a little Game of Thrones. Sunday traditions are my favorite. What are yours?

Now that we’re onto a new week, I want to chat about why YOU need to make these muffins. JUST LOOK AT HOW GLORIOUS THEY ARE.

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