When selecting the right foods and snacks to supercharge your fitness lifestyle, most people look to their nutrition and fitness icons for inspiration. Sometimes, you may even need to look beyond the bounds of our planet Earth to find the answer. Have you ever considered what fueled the brave astronauts during their historic space missions? 

Like world-class athletes, astronauts must be in top shape to perform their duties in space. This extremely difficult task requires carefully planned nutrition to ensure they are able to remain healthy, full of energy, and focused during their mission. In this blog post, we’ll explore how steak and eggs became a top choice for astronauts to keep their bodies fueled and how Ovation Food’s new Steak-N-Eggs snack is the perfect on-the-go option for fitness and health advocates today. 

Steak and Eggs: A Historic Choice for Astronauts

Traditions and superstitions are common across the aerospace industry and are thought to bring good luck to missions. Across the globe, there are over a dozen space agencies that have the ability to launch rockets and astronauts into space. Each has their own quirky traditions or practices such as signing bathroom doors, listening to a certain type of music, getting a blessing from a priest, or bringing along good luck charms. 

Eating steak and eggs is a long standing tradition with NASA astronauts. This meal provides the perfect protein-rich combination to help keep astronauts full and focused throughout the day. It all started with Alan Shepard, the first American in space, who enjoyed a steak and eggs breakfast before his 1961 Mercury mission. The mission was a huge success! The meal soon became a regular staple and was even eaten by Neal Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins before their historic moon landing in 1969. 

Astronauts and fitness enthusiasts alike understand the critical role nutrition plays in achieving peak performance. Proper nutrition provides the energy and stamina needed to tackle grueling physical challenges, whether it's a high-intensity workout or a spacewalk in microgravity. Just as astronauts carefully plan their meals to maintain optimal health in space, fitness advocates must also be mindful of their dietary choices to support their active lifestyles.

Power Your Fitness Routine Like an Astronaut

At Ovation Food’s, we’re committed to providing our customers with delicious, nutritious on-the-go snacks to keep them fueled throughout the day. Inspired by elite astronauts, each serving of our new Steak-N-Eggs product is packed with an impressive 25-28 grams of protein and 190 milligrams of choline, a vital nutrient commonly found in eggs to promote healthy brain function, liver health, and muscle growth and control. 

Not only does Ovation Food’s Steak-N-Eggs have outstanding nutritional value, but it offers a mouthwatering taste made from the best quality ingredients including high-quality cuts of meat, whole eggs, and flavorful spices. You’ll never see our products filled with fillers, scraps, or other unnatural ingredients. 

Ready to take your fitness and healthy lifestyle to the next level? Why not channel your inner astronaut and give our Steak-N-Eggs snack a try? Available in several flavors including Jalapeño & Cheddar, Teriyaki, Black Pepper, and Smokehouse, with our Steak-N-Eggs snack you’ll be ready to conquer your next fitness goal or challenge.