A couple of weeks back I wrote on my face book page that I had an email from a young woman named Bristol who was a representative from Balance Bars. OMG, I think I found a new best friend (sorry Angry Orchards)! Bristol told me that she wanted me to try some of the new bars Balance was introducing and I told her I would be happy to. Well never did I think I would be able to say all of these words together, low fat, Gluten Free and has a divine taste!!!
Bristol sent me three new bars, a dark chocolate coconut, dark chocolate peanut and dark chocolate crunch. I will admit I was skeptic at first because you don’t often see a gluten free bar that is also low in fat and taste good, but these bars proved to me it’s possible. The bars have 13 grams of protein, only 180 calories, 6 grams of fat and no cholesterol! It’s a great nutritional energy bar that I would feel very comfortable eating for a breakfast on the go or for a mid morning snack after I work out. I even gave some to my 82-year-old mom after she was at Tamarc (a health/fitness facility) and she ate half the bar before she knew it.
Bristol also sent me these very interesting facts about the new Balance Bars; In time for Earth Month, Balance Bar Company, maker of one of America’s original nutrition energy bars, is excited to share the new Balance Bar Dark line – the first nutrition bar line on the market to bear the well-respected Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.
Available in three decadent flavors all featuring a dark chocolate coating – Dark Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Coconut and Dark Chocolate Peanut – the Rainforest Alliance certification assures consumers that our cocoa beans are grown on sustainably managed farms that protect people and their surrounding ecosystems of water, soil and wildlife.
The new Balance Bar Dark bars are high in protein, certified gluten free, an excellent source of antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E), certified kosher dairy and contain 4 grams of fiber per serving. As with all Balance Bar products, the new Dark line follows the 40-30-30 nutrition principle – a proven formula developed by scientists to help stabilize blood sugar levels that represents the caloric ratio the body needs to enjoy lasting balanced energy and satisfy hunger for longer; 40% of total calories from carbs, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat.
I highly recommend you give these bars a try and you should be able to find them in most stores by the rest of the nutritional bars.
Bristol has informed me there is a contest give away going on and I will be giving you details about that on my face book page, Low Fat Diva.
Thanks to Bristol and to the company for asking me to try out their new Balance Bars! Delish!!!!! For comments/questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org