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With so many adventures to explore each day, it can be challenging to find the time to prioritize our health and nutrition goals. However, Kodiak believes achieving and sustaining a healthier and more balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be a heavy lift.

Nestled among the Wasatch Mountains of Park City, Utah, Kodiak was founded with a mission to inspire wilder, wide-open lives through nourishing breakfast products. Kodiak’s journey began with a simple concept: crafting its better-for-you, real breakfast products with 100% whole grains and packed with protein to fuel life’s adventures. In the process, they discovered that foods made closer to nature are not only fueling but also taste better.

The power of protein and whole grains

One of the key components of Kodiak’s better-for-you philosophy is its honest and carefully selected ingredients, with a focus on protein and whole grains. According to registered dietician Angie Asche, “Your body needs protein for several functions, from maintaining your hair, skin, nails, and bones to producing hormones and enzymes, and rebuilding and repairing muscle tissue.”

Protein also helps keep you satiated for longer, so you can be sufficiently fueled for epic days ahead. “Kodiak products are more cost-effective than others on the market since you can stay fuller, longer,” Asche said. “With sugary cereal, you’re hungry in an hour. [With Kodiak], you may not need as large of a serving size to help satisfy you and keep you feeling full.”

Beyond the protein-packed benefits in every Kodiak product, its whole grain blends bring additional nutritional benefits. Unlike refined grains, which consist mainly of the starch-heavy endosperm, whole grains contain all parts of the grain, including the bran and germ. This makes them a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant-based compounds that are vital for overall health and wellness.

Because of this, whole grains play a significant role in maintaining a healthy digestive system. They keep the digestive system moving, promote regularity, and can even lower the risk of certain health conditions. Additionally, since whole grains have a lower glycemic index, they release glucose into the blood more slowly, keeping blood sugar levels stable and providing sustained energy throughout the day.

Fueling up for adventure

For anyone with an active lifestyle, protein and whole grains are even more critical. “The recommended dietary allowance is 0.8 g/kg bodyweight of protein daily. However, active people should be consuming more than this — ideally 1.4-2.0 g/kg daily,” Asche explained. “It’s also ideal to consume protein consistently throughout the day.”

With their quick mixes, frozen breakfasts, and pre-packaged snacks, like chewy, crunchy, and breakfast bars, Kodiak’s line of products provides a convenient and delicious way to meet these protein needs, nourishing the body without ever compromising on flavor.

When starting a long day of outdoor adventures, Asche recommends fueling up with a breakfast that contains all three macronutrients — fat, protein, and carbs. An example she suggests is a stack of Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes with almond butter, blueberries, and extra hemp seeds on top. With the added protein and whole grains, this breakfast provides long-lasting energy and keeps you feeling full until your next meal.

“Kodiak strives to make breakfast un-boring,” said chief marketing officer Cory Bayers, “outfitting everyone who is hungry to get out and expand the day’s range with delicious, filling, whole grain greatness while nourishing the land, lives, and wildlife that sustain us.”

Kodiak’s journey began with its signature protein-packed pancake mix, but it has now expanded to include a full line of breakfast and snack products to support healthier, more active lifestyles.

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