Awhile back I was contacted to review a new ProBar product. Have you all ever heard of their fruition bars? These bars aren’t a whole meal replacement bar like the original ProBars, but they make a perfect little snack.
Peach – The first flavor I tasted on my tongue was the peach. M’mm good!
Blueberry - I love blueberries! And this reminded me of a chewy version of a blueberry muffin.
Cran-Raspberry – This bar was slightly tart from the cranberries but it was still sweet as well.
Strawberry – This one was my favorite! It kind of reminded me Nutri-grain bar but without the weird slimy filling – it was actually way better!
Moreover, you could tell these bars were made with real fruits and not artificial flavoring. All of these bars had a yummy chewy texture and they didn’t crumble everywhere. I loved that! The chewiness meant that the goodness just lasted a little longer.
Here is some more information from their website:
-Two servings of fruit in every bar-
-Snack Size: 160 calories per bar-
-4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of fat-
-Certified Organic by QAI-
-Dense with antioxidants and Omegas from Chia Seeds-
The Caesar dressing was so easy to make and incredibly delicious! I think a lot of the flavor came from the addition of capers. Eating the artichoke was so much fun! It’s about as time consuming as eating a pomegranate. And what’s that on the other plate? Well I decided to make something from another great cookbook of mine – The Accidental Vegetarian.
The recipe is actually available online over here. Let me tell you though… grinding up the chillies, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, peppercorns and cloves emitted this heavenly smell. This was such a great lunch. I felt like some eccentric foodie having a delicious lunch for one. Maybe I am?
I tried another Udi’s granola out this morning. Sorry Liz, I didn’t go with your pick but I will tomorrow because I found something today that’ll go along perfectly with the cranberry flavor. Okay so what flavor was I just so eager to try this morning? I tried the Hawaiian flavor “with ginger-toasted macadamias, pineapple, and coconut, you can feel the warm sunshine in each bite.” I had it over vanilla yogurt + banana + and drizzled with rich and creamy coconut milk. This was the bomb.com! Oh my gosh biting into pineapple and coconut bits THEN toasted macadamias. Iar just now realized that they were ginger-toasted! This made me think of my girl, Maya over in Hawaii. By the way she recently completed an amazing marathon!
I’ve seen them on some of your blogs and I wouldn’t have known about these if it weren’t for you guys! I was so happy and I carried them all in my arms like a baby to the cashier.
So remember how I said that Sunland’s Dark Chocolate Peanut butter was lacking in the peanut flavor? Well I must’ve not had a big enough spoonful because today I made a sandwich and scooped on 2 gigantic spoonfuls of this stuff on some toast. Then I microwaved it to get it a bit gooey. I licked the spoon clean and my tastebuds were awakened! What was I thinking the other day? This was so good. I decided to extend chocolate-covered day over into today and I spread some of the strawberry jam Holly had sent to me on the other slice of toast. This was like having a chocolate-covered strawberry sandwich + peanut butter! Can I get a witness?
It really just tasted like vanilla yogurt though. Meh. But the other flavors actually sound better so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Also, since it’s the season of giving I thought I’d mention that Holly has been trying to raise money to build a well for a village in Cambodia. I’m so glad that my belief that people are good is confirmed everyday and we are so blessed! You can check out the charity over here. The goal is almost reached! So if you can help out in anyway, even just spreading the word – because you never know who can stumble upon this – will help!
To go along with my last post I found a link that I hope all will enjoy! So check it out - Recipe Inspiration. I hope you all make the most of your weekend be it relaxing to the max or partying it up day and night! Just remember John Lennon’s words, “time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”