fitness women

In honor of spring, we are everything about eating our eco-friendlies. Here are some of our favorites.

The crunchy pop of edamame (aka soy beans) is a nutritional giant of a snack. Fifty percent a cup of shelled edamame (or just over 1 mug of the shells) has 9 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein, all for simply 120 calories. Seek edamame in the fridge freezer part. I like to vapor or microwave the intense eco-friendly hulls and toss with sea salt for a post-run healing treat.

—Allison Pattillo, contributing gear editor

I matured eating veggie sticks like Whole Foods 365 Veggie Straws ($ 2.29, wholefoods.com), thanks to my mom’s belief in healthy snack choices. Supplying the very same problem as those oily chips she would never ever buy, the sticks still satisfy that salted desire without the added junk. As well as I will admit– they are kind of fun to consume too, even for a child bordered by potato-chip-chewing classmates.

—Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor

If you like the papery thin seaweed squares that thaw in your mouth, you must attempt this new variation: Annie Chun’s Seaweed Crisps ($ 3.49, anniechun.com). Those familiar pieces of algae are fused with a rice chip, for a little added problem as well as, let’s be frank, compound. Fair warning: The bundle will certainly be vacant prior to you know it!

—Nicki Miller, managing editor

Some individuals keep in mind where they were when they ate their initial oyster or really fantastic steak. My most prominent epicurean memory was attacking into a Cool Ranch Dorito while resting in the rear of a Honda en route home from kindergarten. The crispy leaves of Alive & Radiant Southwest Ranch Kale Crunch ($ 6,  iherb.com) bring me back to that critical moment, yet with kale instead of chemicals.

—Jessie Sebor, editor in chief

Growing up in a residence with a brother that had a number of allergies, I never consumed a great deal of processed treat foods, hence never ever getting a preference for them (lucky me!). Instead, healthy options were readily available and also I liked apples, specifically Granny Smiths with their crisp tartness. As well as if I need a little something additional, I add a scoop of peanut butter. I assume it’s the perfect post-workout treat and it benefits you!

—Erin Douglas, art director