Carly's 9 Favorite Real Food Travel Snacks

Thunderbird ambassador Carly Shackman is on the road for the ultimate summer road trip. She was kind enough to check in and share some of her favorite healthy travel snacks. Read on to find out which 9-snacks are an absolute-must for any camping trip or for anytime you’re adventuring out in the world.
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Hello, Summer!

There’s no denying that as the seasons change so do our appetites and cravings. The first official week of summer has been a steamy one in Texas, leaving many craving fresh fruits, juices, and a cold body of water.

Beat the heat with 20% off Pineapple Mango Papaya Thunderbird bars -- code 20PMP at checkout!

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May 24, 2016


National Bike Month

As you probably already know, May is National Bike Month. National Bike Month celebrates the benefits of biking and encourages people to get out on two wheels. With the month coming to a close, one way to stay in the biking spirit is to jump into a local group ride. It's a great way to challenge yourself, meet new people, improve your cycling skills, and have fun! View full article →

Top 5 Things To Do In Austin: Spring Edition

It’s finally Spring, and we are so grateful that we get to experience this beautiful season in our home city of Austin, Texas. Here at Thunderbird, we are all about adventure and nourishing food, two things Austin has an endless supply of! In order to encourage you lucky locals (or those of you visiting) to get outdoors and enjoy all that our amazing city has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite activities to do during Spring in Austin. Enjoy!!! View full article →
April 10, 2016

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New Thunderbird Bar Of The Month and Superfood Muffins by Carly Shankman

We are kicking off the new Thunderbird bar of the month with a fun recipe with our newest ambassador, Carly Shankman. Give this recipe a try and head over to Carly's site for some more delicious and healthy recipes!

Remember to use the code 20Pecan for 20% off Pecan+Goji+Pistachio Thunderbird bars all month!

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March 16, 2016


National Nutrition Month

Since March is National Nutrition Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a quick look at the new 2016 dietary guidelines released by the government. What do the new guidelines look like at a glance?
 
1. Follow a healthy eating pattern across a lifespan. (No quick fixes here)
2. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. (Eat the rainbow)
3. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. (Limit added sugar to 10% of daily diet)
4. Shift to healthier meal and beverage choices. (Savor the flavor of simplicity)
5. Support healthy eating patters for all. (We are all stronger as a community)
 
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One recommendation that stands out to us, and one that we like to see, is the recommendation to limit the amount of added sugar in ones diet. Naturally occurring sugars found in real food like fruit and milk, are very different from the added sugars found in most processed foods. Thunderbird bars contain no added sugars of any kind and derive their sweetness from dates, apricots, and other dried fruits.
Scary Fact:
1 teaspoon of sugar = 4 grams of sugar
Some estimate that Americans consume up to 30 teaspoons (120 grams) of sugar a day!

While not everyone may agree with the new guidelines, it's a start. Our advice: keep it simple, eat real food, and don't be too hard on yourself!

For more information on the 2016 guidelines and to learn more about this years theme of "savor the flavor of eating right," check out health.gov/dietaryguidelines and http://www.choosemyplate.gov/


February 25, 2016

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The Power of Love: It Takes Two!

We are rounding out the month of love, connections, partnership, and community with an interview with Thunderbird Ambassadors Mark Herron and Erinn Lewis.  Almost one year ago, the couple took a leap of faith by taking their relationship to the next level and starting a business together. In one year, Sukha Yoga has cultivated a beautiful community in their cozy studio in Austin, Texas. We got the chance to ask this inspiring couple a few questions that gave us further insight on the dynamic of a work/love relationship. 
 
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New Years Resolutions? That's so 2015...

If you're like me, you may have already fallen off the wagon. If you are still going strong, then good for you! The good news for the rest of is that now is a perfect time to reset.

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January 04, 2016


Winter Overnight (Gr)oats

Winter has finally arrived in Texas, which means a hot breakfast is a must to start the day. We are spicing up the traditional morning oatmeal by replacing oats with buckwheat groats to give your morning porridge a bump in nutrition, as well as a more nutty and hearty flavor. And just like the Thunderbird bar, this healthy recipe is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and omega-3s. 

Cherry-Walnut-Cinnamon Thunderbird Bar Groats
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats (soaked overnight and rinsed clean)
  • 1-2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups of milk of choice (dairy, almond, cashew, coconut)
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup dried cherries
*Bonus if you add a chopped up Thunderbird bar!
Directions:
Heat the groats in a medium-sized sauce pot over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring them to keep them from sticking to the pot. Add in your cinnamon, salt, and liquid, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook until most of the liquid has drained. Remove from heat, stir in your toppings, and enjoy!

 

There are endless combinations of nuts, seeds, fruits, and sweeteners to add to your porridge, but give the Thunderbird bar inspired groats a try and let us know what you think. 

December 14, 2015


Top 5 Stocking Stuffers

If you’re like me, you may be scrambling around this week to find some last minute gifts. Don't worry, we’ve got your back. I present to you the top 5 stocking stuffers that everyone on your list will enjoy! View full article →