Shortcuts for 2024

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own, as always.

I need all the shortcuts I can get in life. From running my kids to their activities to nailing my health goals with increased workouts, I seem to be always on the run. Here are the shortcuts that I plan on adding in to my routine:

Atkins Soft Baked Blueberry Energy Bars in the Car

I am always on the hunt for something to toss in my purse that isn’t loaded with sugar and has enough protein to get me through the whirlwind of school drop offs in the morning. These Atkins bars have a whopping 15 grams of protein, 4 grams net carbs and only 2 grams of sugar per serving. I have a box stashed in my car and eat it along side my morning cup of coffee on the drive. They also have Vanilla & Macadamia Nut as well if Blueberry isn’t your thing. Grab them at Walmart or Amazon, they retail for around $9.99 a box.

Wonderful Pistachios in Salads

Yes, this is on my list again. I started adding Wonderful Pistachios to salads recently- they are a perfect way to add protein, fiber and a little crunch. Ideal alternative to carby croutons. Since they come in a No Shells version, they are so simple to sprinkle. With 90% unsaturated fat, this will help keep you full and satisfied (which often isn’t the case when crunching lettuce). Grab them on or in retailers across the country.

Crack Open a Clausthaler IPA Instead of a Boozy One

For many people, drinking at night is just a force of habit. They don’t really think about what they are drinking, it is just a routine to crack open a beer at the end of the day. I have been listening to so many podcasts that share information about how just one drink can truly impact your sleep and health. Swap out the alcoholic beer and stock your fridge with one of Clausthaler’s versions: IPA, ISO 0.0%, Grapefruit or Original. Find them using the Store Finder on

Reach for Essential Elements Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar Hydration Sticks Instead of Sports Drinks

Have you ever taken a look at how much sugar is in a traditional sports drink? It is almost like you are undoing all of the exercise you just did by drinking it! Many sports drinks mask the salty taste of electrolytes with sugar, but Essential Elements ACV Hydration Sticks use Apple Cider Vinegar combined with essential minerals- and ZERO sugar. These on-the-go sticks can be tossed in your workout bag to add to your water bottle, transforming plain water into electrolyte replacement and immune support. Find them on