Thursday, August 11, 2016

BETTER BARS-ATHLETE EATS Part 1

Energy or snack bars made without a bunch of other artificial processed junk...are easy portable ways to get a post workout/race bump in nutrition.

FYI:  THESE INGREDIENTS aren't big pluses either!

Chewy in texture, tasty-with real bits of seeds, nuts, fruit (depending)-and enough moist/crispy balance to satisfy a sweet tooth as much as a regular ole' industrial processed candy bar...these bars all deliver fiber/protein and are non-GMO -unlike some of those offerings from the big companies that garner a lot of shelf space.


   Curate Bars come in several flavors-including interesting sweet salty mix-up of rich bittersweet dark chocolate,  crunchy-ish pistachios and refreshing sweet strawberries-backed up by chewy oats, fiber/protein laden quinoa and smooth nutty tasting almond butter blend-basis of all their bars. 5 grams of protein, non GMO, no artificial ingredients, gluten free and a good source of pant based fiber.

Health Warrior -a 'superfood' CHIA SEED base  lineup of bars...are gluten, soy and dairy free made on non-GMO ingredients. Available in 13 flavors...including new flavor Dark Chocolate


Dark Chocolate and Coconut Sea Salt-satisfies that sweet tooth with coconut flakes-delivering 10 grams of protein in a chia seeds, blend (with oats and organic quinoa) 200 calories 50g bar. The Chocolate Peanut Butter-in 25g size delivers 100 calories and 3 grams of protein. 



RXBAR-"The Whole Food Protein Bar" no added sugar, no dairy, soy gluten-either-and non-GMO-have a shelf life of 9 months and yay-have all the main ingredients ON THE FRONT! Noticeable-Lack of derivative with sweet chewy texture courtesy of healthy dates+ each bar has 12 grams of protein-approximately 4 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of fat, and 200-210 calories per

our fav-the Chocolate Sea Salt-chewy salty sea salt blend-dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, cacao, sea salt and natural chocolate flavor---authentic tasting-great chewy salt-sweet balance. BTW-apparently RXBARS are Paleo friendly-if that's a thing that is healthy (???)- except the peanut butter flavor. 




we've written up certified USDA Organic PERFECT BARs prior-non-GMO, gluten free...delivering in 7 flavors. Standout feature-20 Superfoods aka organic and nutrient dense like all organic kale, spinach, celery, kelp, dulse, carrots, apples and/or broccoli- are in the mix-yet these bars are just as tasty as any we've had-and totally do not remind us of eating our vegetables. Which kids would probably consider a big win. Pictured-the Cranberry Crunch gets its 9 grams of protein from organic peanuts and organic nonfat milk,, and sweetness from organic honey. Impressive

Part 2