Many of you will know I’ve been saying for years that I need to get in shape, I even started another blog, HealthNOTtoNUT.com, to track the progress of that decision. I’ve failed a lot, and I’ve gone long periods without posting anything on that blog, but luckily there are some habits that have held over even through the bad times. I still eat more fresh food, I drink more water than ever before, and when I need an on the go snack on the go I tend to grab a protein bar instead of fast food. I’m grateful for the good choices I make-even the small ones!
Since I want to keep up with those good choices, I’m always looking for a better tasting option for protein/meal replacement bars, because I tend to get really bored of peanut butter… That seems to be the most popular flavor for all healthy food bars, and while it’s pretty good, I just can’t handle having it every day. So I was really excited to find these ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars. They have lots of varying flavors including Almond Toffee Crunch, Bing Cherry & Almond, Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk, and Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate. That definitely changes it up from peanut butter, and of course I went straight for the one with big chunks of fruit.
It was super easy, and I actually just ordered a box via Amazon Prime so I didn’t even have to go to the store-and these tasty nutrition bars showed up on my door step in two days-ready to go into my cupboard, purse, and desk drawers at work. But first, I needed to try them to make sure they were all they were cracked up to be. You see, I love cherries, but I hate that fake cherry flavor so many things have. I want a real cherry-I don’t want some weird candy wild cherry flavor that ends up tasting like a cough drop.
The first thing I noticed after opening these bars is that they’re moist, and not crumbly or dry at all. The second is that they’re just jam-packed with texture and flavor. Luckily, the cherry in this healthy snack food is perfect! It’s tart, with a hint of sweetness, and it pairs really well with the other grains and almonds in this bar. It was actually delicious enough I’ve not only been using these for a quick breakfast or on the go snack food, but also a dessert replacement. They were great after I put together my veggie spaghetti the other day to add just a hint of sweetness to my palette so I didn’t need to pig out on dessert.
I am actually carrying these around with me now for when I need a healthy snack in between meals, and I’m keeping them in my desk at work for when my sweet tooth kicks in during that afternoon lull. I’m definitely working on snacking better so I can get in better shape-and these nutrition bars help me out a lot because I actually like them.
I would recommend these bars one hundred percent for people who are looking to get healthier and for people who just want a tasty snack that they can pack around or keep on hand. They taste good enough that you don’t really even feel like you’re just eating something healthy, and they keep you full longer but they’re fresh tasting so they don’t feel heavy.
Also, ZonePerfect is offering my readers the chance to #FeelGooder with a coupon for $1.00 off the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple nutrition bars of your choice! Definitely don’t miss that-you should definitely try them-or stock up!