Back To School With ZBar Protein [Giveaway, Ended 8/12]

  Here in Western Colorado, the kids have already headed back to school.  You read that right, the first week of August.  (Disgusting! Don't even get me started...that's a whole other topic. )  At the top of my "Hooo-boy, here we go" Mom Angst List is this:  Trying to pack healthy lunches, in a hurry, each morning for my daughter to take to school. That's one of the reasons why I dearly love Clif Kid ZBars.  My kids devour them, they are quick and easy snacks to throw in a lunchbox, and the ZBar Protein bars contain even higher levels of protein to keep them fuller, longer. And in a stroke of genius (you polled a bunch of kids, didn't you Clif??), all three flavors of ZBar Protein contain CHOCOLATE - Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mint, and Peanut Butter Chocolate. They think they're getting a treat.  Meanwhile, you're sneaking into their diet: 5g of Protein 3g Fiber Organic Whole Grains No high fructose corn syrup, synthetic preservatives or artificial … [Read more...]

This Bar Saves Lives

Eat a bar. Feed a child. Severe acute malnutrition leads to 2.6 million deaths per year - that's one child every 12 seconds.   To try and help fight this sad crisis, This Bar Saves Lives is stepping up with an "eat a bar, save a life" strategy, that you can easily be a part of. This Bar Saves Lives was recently launched in Sprouts across the country. This healthy snack comes as a choice of 3 delicious, non-GMO snack bars packed with superfoods. Sprouts has brought them to stores to increase awareness of their buy-one, give-one movement.  For each bar you purchase, one life-saving packet of Plumpy'Nut®—a nutrient-rich paste—is donated to a malnourished child across the world. I haven't tried these yet (just learned about them myself), but I look forward to purchasing them at Sprouts for my own family.  We are outdoorsy and on the go a lot, and eat plenty of energy bars because they are typically such easy and healthy nutrition.  I think this is a great concept, and would … [Read more...]

Variety of Energy Snack Choices from Clif Bar

Most on-the-go families are fans of the energy bar.  Whether it's fuel for our hike, or just fuel for my kids while running errands, we typically have an assortment of energy bars stocked in both the vehicles and mom's purse, at all times.  And Clif Bars are a definite favorite at our house. Clif Bar recently sent me an assortment of flavors and types to try.  First let me say the standard Clif Bar is a hiking and pre-workout staple for me, and are always found in my backpack and gym bag.   They come in fantastic flavor  options, deliver great energy, and I love the square-ish size and chewy texture.  Most people are familiar with these, and beyond this lil' shout out, I'm not going to feature them in this particular post. Our Clif Bar samples included a surprising and delightful variety, so allow me to tell you about the 3 Best in Class (in my opinion) here... Clif Kid Z-Bar I started with this one, because it's already an established staple for us, and we purchase them … [Read more...]