Where has the year gone?! Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away, and once that gets here, the “holiday craze” is officially here as well. From running around Christmas shopping to errands, Doctor appointments and everything else, it’s hard to stay on track with eating during the holiday season…not to mention holiday parties too! When I run errands, I usually try to lump as many together as I can so that I only end up having to go out a couple of times a week. It’s SO much more involved now with two kiddos to pack around! That means that we are usually out for a good couple of hours. I’ve never been one to stop for fast food, so I try to keep healthy options in my purse that I can grab when I need something on the road. My staples have usually been string cheese, apples, triscuit… and now I have new one!
Balance Barwas super awesome and sent me some bars to try out! I was super excited and put some in my purse, jockey box, and have been enjoying them in a pinch! I was sent some Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch, Cookie Dough, and some Chocolate Peanut Butter bars to try. Without question my favorite is the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch! It is nice, thick, crunchy and doesn’t have that typical aftertaste a lot of nutrition bars have. It reminds me a lot of girl scout cookies. The Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cookie Dough were pretty good too! The Cookie Dough has nice specs of chocolate in it and has a smooth center. The Chocolate Peanut Butter has a new, improved triple layer and has great peanut butter taste! I love the philosophy behind Balance Bar: 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat. These “balanced” bars keep me full and get me through those long shopping trips when I need something to keep my energy up! They are perfect to keep on hand and would be perfect to sneak into the fitness minded person’s stocking! You can find them at retailers around the country in the nutrition isle! Balance Bars are REAL Mom Recommended!