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Krave Bar Review

15 Feb

A few weeks ago Steven at Krave Protein Bars gave me the opportunity to sample one of their delicious protein bars in exchange for a review.  The bar that I was given to sample was Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch. He read my mind on this one because anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite. These bars are great because they are high in fiber and low in carbs, not to mention they are packed with 20 grams of protein.  They are made with all natural ingredients including whey protein, natural peanut butter and sweeteners.  Krave Protein Bars are soft and not too chewy or sweet.  The consistency is over all perfect and a great meal replacement or mid-day snack in between meals.  This bar kept me full for a very long  time and I thoroughly enjoyed every single bite! If you are looking for a protein bar that tastes great, is all natural and low in carbohydrates I highly recommend checking these out! For more information on Krave Protein Bars click this link–> http://www.purefitnessnutrition.com/

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NaturAlmond Review

3 Nov

A few days ago I received a tiny little package in the mail from Jaime at NaturAlmond.  I was lucky enough to sample a jar of their maple caramel almond butter.  Let me tell you this stuff is absolute heaven in a jar!  It’s rich and full of flavor.  Great paired with fruit, toast, waffles, crackers, yogurt you name it!  Not only is it delicious but it’s loaded with nutrition.   All of their products are made with no added sugars or preservatives.

I’ve always been a big peanut butter fan but over the last year I have discovered many healthy alternatives, one of them being almond butter.   Almond butter is equally as delicious and much more nutritious.  Almonds are great for your heart, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, are rich in antioxidants,  and help with weight control.   NaturAlmond is hands down of the best all natural nut butters I have tried and I highly recommend their product.  They offer four flavors including; original, honey roasted, maple caramel, and salt free.   All of their products can be purchased online at www.naturalmond.com .  So head over to their website and check them out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

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EK Choc Review

6 Oct

The wonderful people at Artisana sent me a little package of their brand new products called EK Choc.  They are 100% raw cacao spreads and are made from Venezuelan cacao criollo which is the highest regarded premium cacao from the best cacao beans in the world.   These spreads are boosted with herbs, antioxidants and hazelnuts for added nutty flavor.  These spreads are a great alternative to nutella which is loaded with processed ingredients and added sugar.  The flavors available include cardamon, vanilla, strawberry, rose, and licorice.  My two favorites were the vanilla and strawberry, not too sweet and full of flavor.  These spreads are perfect spread on a rice cake for a quick snack, added to oatmeal, toast you name it!  For more information on this awesome new products made by Artisana check out their website at www.artisanafoods.com

 

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Quest Cravings Review

20 Dec

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A few months back Quest being the awesome company that they are sent me a couple boxes of their new line Quest Cravings.  One box was the chocolate crunch bar and the other were peanut butter cups.  I am a huge fan of both of these products! They taste absolutely amazing and their nutrition facts are awesome.  The chocolate crunch bar has the perfect amount of chocolate and it isn’t too sweet.  These are great crumbled onto some non-fat Greek yogurt.  One bar has 200 calories, five grams of active carbs, twenty grams of protein and they contain no sugar.  The new and improved peanut butter cups are highly..highly addictive and one hundred percent guilt free.  Two peanut butter cups contain 240 calories, four grams of active carbs, and twenty grams of protein.  So if you’re a complete peanut butter addict like myself check these out at www.questnutrition.com  and like them on facebook! www.facebook.com/questnutrition

Quest Bar Review!

28 Aug

So a few weeks ago Quest Nutrition was so kind and sent me a box of their amazing protein bars to try!  I want to to give them a big THANK YOU for providing me with these amazing bars because quite honestly they are probably the best I have ever had! No joke!  The box included all of their delicious flavors including: chocolate brownie, apple pie, cinnamon roll, strawberry cheesecake, lemon cream pie, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla almond crunch, coconut cashew, mixed berry bliss, peanut butter supreme, and peanut butter and jelly.

Each flavor was on point with flavor and they all tasted great! The secret to making these bars taste even better is popping them in the microwave for about 20 seconds…you end up with a warm, soft brownie like treat! To die for!  I usually had a bar after a hard workout or after dinner as a treat.  Whats so great about these bars that make them so guilt free is their extremely high fiber low carbohydrate content.  Each bar has around 17-18 grams of fiber leaving each bar with anywhere from 2-6 active carbs.  Not to mention a whopping 20grams of protein packed into these babies!

May not be the prettiest of pictures but this was the apple pie flavor that I broke in half and popped in the microwave.  Literally tasted like a warm apple pie..so so good! Definitely one of my favorite flavors.

Another favorite! I am a peanut butter addict and I’m a female who loves chocolate so this was perfect!

Cinnamon roll is a microwave must! Once again the flavor did not let me down! I picked up a box of this flavor they had my local vitamin shoppe last week..worth every penny!

Vanilla almond crunch was not one of my favorites but it was still delicious!

Peanut butter and jelly was absolutely amazing! Tasted exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and had my taste buds dancing.  Now that  I have tried these bars..I have fallen in love! I highly recommend Quest Bars to anyone who is watching their carb intake, looking for a good source of protein after a workout, or just looking for a guiltless treat!  These bars can be purchased at your local vitamin shoppe, GNC store, or online at www.questproteinbar.com

So go give them a try!  I promise you won’t be dissapointed!

The Simply Bar Review

22 Aug

So a few weeks back I got in contact with The Simply Bar and they were so kind and sent me a little package of samples to review! I received a small box filled with four of their top bars including: Peanut Butter Chocolate, Caramel Peanut, Cinnamon Pecan and Lemon Coconut.  As well as two small bags of their new Simply Protein Chips made from pea protein!

What’s so great about these bars is that they are all around 150-160 calories, have about 15 grams of protein per serving, under 5 grams of sugar and are fairly low in carbohydrates compared to other bars on the market.

First one I tried was Peanut Butter Chocolate and it was a hit even though it wasn’t my favorite out of the bunch.  The taste wasn’t too over powering and the consistency of the bar is just right..kind of reminded me of a crisper rice krispie treat. Probably would taste great dipped in coffee..yum!

Second was Cinnamon Pecan and this one was a favorite! Crispy, not too sweet and it definitely reminded me of a cinnamon roll… a crispy version of course.

Third one was caramel peanut which I packed as a snack while I ran some errands last week.  It was pretty hot out that day and when I got back to my car I ripped the bar open to find a somewhat mushy caramel peanut crispy treat and the taste did not let me down! But my favorite out of the bunch was the lemon coconut.  This bar has 4 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of sugar.  It was light, refreshing and reminded me of the tropics.  Lemon coconut flavor is perfect for those who aren’t too big on chocolate.

Onto the chips…

Each bag of these chips have 140 calories and 15 grams of protein! Chips with protein?! I’m a fan!  Flavors included herb and chili which are both a combination of spicy and slightly sweet.  Not to mention they have alot of crunch which is always a plus!  These chips are made with under 10 ingredients including pea protein isolate, dehydrated potato flakes, potato starch, salt, calcium carbonate, canola oil, natural cane sugar and seasoning.

I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for a bar or snack that is packed with protein, low sugar and tastes great!

Check out their website and try some for yourself! www.thesimplybar.com 

And don’t forget to like them on facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/SimplyBar

Larabar Review!

7 Aug

This was my first time trying Larabars and let me tell you I have become a huge fan! I just want to say THANK YOU to Annie at Larabar for being so kind and sending me these awesome samples to review! So here’s what i got…

What makes these bars so perfect is that most of them are made with anywhere from 2-7 whole, natural ingredients. No processed ingredients, chemicals or fake stuff here! Definitely a super clean and healthy snack, post or pre-work fuel, afternoon pick me up or dessert!

The first flavor I tried was Ginger Snap and it was a huge hit! It tasted exactly like a gingersnap cookie and the spices were just right not too little or too much. Made from dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Perfect!

Peanut Butter & Jelly..really? This one is probably going to be one of my favorites. It tasted exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and the only ingredients are dates, peanuts, unsweetened cherries and sea salt. Can’t get anymore natural than that!

Next flavor was chocolate chip cookie dough. I mean come on who doesn’t like cookie dough? I left this one in my car as a mid morning snack to munch on after I ran errands…and well the sun kinda melted the chocolate chips but oh my goodness was it good! Yet again tasted exactly like the name and totally guilt free. Made from cashews, dates, chocolate chips and sea salt. Two thumbs up!

Cappuccino…I love my coffee although I’m not the biggest coffee drinker coffee flavored anything is usually a hit in my book. Made from dates, almonds, cashews, coffee and vanilla extract. So simple and so good!

These next two I am saving for afternoon pick me ups..they both are made from only three ingredients and I’m sure I am going to love them! Banana Bread is made from dates, almonds and unsweetened bananas and Peanut Butter Cookie is made from dates, peanuts and sea salt. I mean really how much cleaner can you get? This is why I love these bars and after trying them I am now HOOKED. If you like finding healthy snacks or food products definitely check these out! You can find them at most grocery stores, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Target etc.

Check out their website for more info at www.larabar.com