Monday, August 15, 2016


Energy Bars that are leaning sweet tasting-are more nutritious than candy -but are not supposed to be better than a healthy balanced meal. No doubt-some energy bars lining retail shelves are full of 'junk' ingredients...but there's a sizable number on the market-slightly pricier options-often conjured up by athletes themselves...that satisfy and deliver meaningful vitamins/protein/minerals-WITHOUT artful colors or ingredients.

All Killer, No Filler™ is an apt MO-R.e.d.d. Bars are Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Brown Rice (which has arsenic levels might surprise health types) and non-GMO-with a bit of caffeine buzz from Yerba Mate (35+MG) well as 9-10 grams of protein (from pea and pumpkin seed, cashews or peanuts), 11 superfoods like Betta Berry™ blend that includes acai berry, goji berry and pomegranate juice etc-  and 23 vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin and Iron.
Founded in college by a guy thought he could do better than the average university meal plan. 3 
flavors-Peanut Butter, Chocolate (authentic tasting-not corn syrupy sugary sweet-more like dark chocolate sweet from cocoa), Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal.

no artificial colors or ingredients...

OATMEGA gets is protein wallop (14grams/bar) from whey-a dairy product from grass fed cows, is gluten free, non-GMO, and delivers 7grams of fiber 9that's really oats here) per bar. FYI-the chocolate mint which we tried-was delicious tasty-reminded us of our Girl Scout cookie fave...but chewier in texture...FYI not 'oat-y' tasting at all.

KEEP HEALTHY® is a Long Island based company that makes a bunch of truly tasty bars including our new pick-USDA ORGANIC Low Glycemic Bars-that give a boost in energy without the high/burn-even diabetic friendly (POINTS HERE!!!) of typical sweet treats. Non-GMO, Gluten Free Vegan, dairy-free, kosher, 100% plant based ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, no agave, no stevia no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners! f flavors available-Coconut Crunch, Lemon Zest, Chocolate Cherry Mint (a triplet that works), Banana Nut, and yummy Sea Salt Brownie-that managed to make us forge the 'other' kind. 
KEEP HEALTHY® also has Organic Protein Bars with 15 grams if protein.

not an energy bar-but liquid-y-we expected Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze-made to energize endurance athletes on the taste like cold oatmeal but pleasantly surprised how pretty good it tasted...and as an Ultra Marathon is on our bucket list of must-do feats.we know how critical it is to be able to eat while competing beyond the gels and energy chews -and honey packs that seem just fine for long distance triathlons and competitive marathons. Our suggestion-check these out...easy to digest and GI track friendly! Good fro camping, back packing, biking, jaunts too. Sugar is fruit derived only.Bonus points-member of 1% For The Planet. 90-110 Calories per...

five flavors-non-GMO squeeze packs are vegan, gluten free, with whole grain rolled oats, flax and fruit for nutritious energy-with up to 700 milligrams of Omegas 3s. IMO interesting flavor combos-we tried the peach chia-vanilla-you can taste the real vanilla extract.
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