Listed below are a few of my favorite products I’ve found on my journey to lean. You can also CLICK HERE to view new food and drink reviews as I come across them. And, if you SUBSCRIBE you will be notified as I review new products or add new tips.

Pre-mixed Shakes

Premier Protein Shakes

Slim Fast Advanced Nutrition (20g protein)

TruSource Protein Java

52e Protein Shake – Vanilla, Chocolate

Powder Shakes

Chike Protein Shake  – FOUR coffee flavors, plus vanilla, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry
On ilikechike.com use code “Eric10” to save 10%

52e Protein Powder

Vega Protein Powder – Chocolate, Vanilla, Berry – note, NOT Vega One – you might like Vega One, but I would suggest trying Vega Protein & Greens FIRST.


Please be careful with the calorie counts (plus sugar/carbs) on bars labeled “protein bars”, some are really just a glorified candy bar. Quest Protein Bars are probably one of the most, if not THE most, hardcore protein bars out there. They are rather dense, but if you pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds, it helps a lot. However, they were one of the first bars I found on my journey. And, they are good – but just make sure you are in the “protein bar” and not “candy bar” mindset when you begin eating them. I say all this to say, when comparing various bars out there, use the nutrition label from a quest bar as your base and go from there. Compare a quest to a snickers and you’ll quickly see what I’m talking about. Many of these bars are available at many store – including convenience store when you’re on the go.

Fit Crunch Bars

Power Crunch Bars

Atkins Harvest Trail Bars

Think Thin Protein Bars

Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites

Health Warrior Chia Bars

Oh Yeah One Bars

Quest Protein Bars

Pure Protein Bars

Health Warrior Chia Bars

Amrita Nutrition – Bars and minis

Frozen Dinners

I’m very busy at work usually, so frozen dinners are a super easy way for me to grab lunch while still watching my caloric intake and using portion control. Let’s be honest, I’m kind of lazy too, so frozen dinners at home are a quick way to grab a bite as well. – not to mention, they are usually lower cost than a drive through.

Atkins Frozen Meals

Stouffers Fit Kitchen

Healthy Choice Steamers

Real Good Pizza – Find their website locator to find a retailer near you to try them. I personally buy them direct from their site now, but they are “different”, so you will probably want to try them first.