Protein Cookies?!?! |Munk Pack Review

This month I finally took the plunge and hired a personal trainer, and along with transitioning to harder workouts and lifting more weight, I've been conscious of adding more protein to my diet. Protein shakes for breakfast, detox waters in the afternoon, and sometimes even protein baked goods! 
Munk Pack was kind enough to send me a few varieties of their protein cookies. There are a few major reasons I wanted to try these: 
  1. I love sweets!
  2. I want to add more protein to my diet.
  3. I need an easy to grab and good for you snack for my on the go lifestyle.
Munk Pack protein cookies have 18G of plant protein per cookie, taste great, have 6G of fiber, are gluten free, non-GMO, and are dairy free. 

Foodie Favorites

Since we moved in I've been doing a lot of cooking, baking specifically is a lot of fun for me. This past month I've made brownies, peach cobbler, peanut butter cookies, pumpkin bars and a few kinds of muffins. Since I've been starting to work out more I'm becoming more conscious of what is in baking mixes, cutting back on sugar, and using whole wheat flour. Any raw ingredients I have in my kitchen are organic, and somewhat of a healthier alternative. 
Protein Muffins
As for mixes I've tried a few recently. Yesterday I made Kodiak Cakes protein muffins. I chose the coconut dark chocolate mix. The mix makes 12 muffins, and one serving is 2 muffins. I figured this would be good to make for mornings I don't have time to mix myself a protein shake. It's an easy grab and go breakfast. I like these muffins a lot. They aren't the best muffins I've ever had, but since they are supposed to be healthier and also contain whey protein... the health benefits make up for the few negatives. Mine came out a bit dry, which is the biggest drawback for me. Next time I make them I plan on using a lower temperature setting to see if it makes a difference. 
Cucumber Kimchi
I've never made kimchi before, but after Sunny's Gourmet Seasoning reached out to me about their cucumber kimchi recipe I was intrigued. I love teriyaki sauce and was also looking for an easy to make (but tasty) veggie side when I pack my lunch. I followed the recipe to a T, but I decided to cut my cucumbers with a spiralizer. If you're interested in trying out this recipe for yourself, pick up some of Sunny's Teriyaki Sauce, and Kimchi Seasoning and follow this easy recipe. These products are available on their site, Amazon, and at Whole Foods. Next I want to follow the baked spicy onion ring recipe

September Favorites

This month has been all about haircare, and I've tried a few new things to keep my hair strong and healthy. Since moving into my first apartment (wow it's officially a month now!) it's been harder to take care of my typically low maintenance hair, the hard water has been weighing down my hair. Thankfully I've been changing up my routine and found a few things to help prevent damage and encourage growth. 
September Favorites
My first favorite is The Hollywood Silk Solution. Over the years I've heard that sleeping on a silk pillowcase is healthier for you hair and skin. The silk causes less hair breakage, and doesn't leave creases or tug your skin. Pillowcases such as this one are recommended by celebrity hair stylists, dermatologists, and beauty experts and I had been dying to get my hands on them.