Friday, May 2, 2014

The new IT bar!

Obviously I haven't written in a while. I got burned, and burnt out. But recently I had the opportunity to try a great new product and review it. I was so intrigued...a plant based protein, gluten free, vegan, GMO free bar. But not just one bar, several. There's snack bars, meal bars, protein bars, and energy bars! Sounds too good to be true. It's not! VEGA bars! These are the new IT bar!

 Thanks to the folks over at #sweatpink ,  @FitApproach and VEGA bars I was able to sample all of the bars in several flavors! So here's my honest report: VEGA - Put to the test... a day in the life with a VEGA bar. Real life.

Soon after I received my box of bars the Hubs was heading out on a one week motorcycle trip. He quickly snatched up a couple of them to take with him since they don't stop to eat a lot. This time he went armed and prepared with healthy stuff. The verdict: He liked the meal bar best. Now this guy, he's a real texture and taste kind of guy. No gettin' any healthy or fancy stuff into him if it doesn't just taste good.   He ate it, so it must have passed his test.

All the Dental Assistants are doing it!
The first one I opened was the mint protein bar. Now, I'm the type of gal who can overlook a lot things regarding taste and texture in a bar if I know it's got quality ingredients and is doing more good than harm in my body. This one was a winner. The texture was awesome, perfectly chewy and coated in chocolate. Who doesn't love chocolate???

 I ate it as a snack at work in between Patients and a busy schedule. It kept me nice and full until lunch. That's key for me. The only thing I'd love to see more of in it was protein. I look for high protein in everything. Although it was a few grams less than my usual greek yogurt snack, it did keep me full. So I'd give it 5 stars!

We've also tested these babies out on bike rides. It's an easy cycling snack giving you the perfect amount of carbs for sustained energy. They're small enough to tuck away in your jersey and easy enough to eat with one hand (that's key in the cycling world!)
All the gear I need for this adventure!

Beating the rain on our ride today...
The toughest test I put these bars to was the Dirty Thirty at the gym.  This O2Fe Elite crew and I mean serious business....No playing around here.  Tackled this days dirty 30 with the energy bar....I was able to complete two more rounds than last time.  Think it was VEGA???
The bottom line:  the Protein bar was hands down our favorite!   We're protein junkies around here!

So thanks VEGA for the awesome opportunity.  Love a good taste test! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013


I went to bed last night thinking about why I haven't blogged in a while and I realized I wasn't being honest... The truth is I have heard about so many people having their photos stolen, stories stolen, ideas stolen and I thought "I don't want any part of this".  Other bloggers have had their lives pretty much stolen.  I can't imagine how this would feel to see your pics and your family on someone's page or a companies ads.  I do know how I feel when someone takes a recipe of mine and calls it their own...makes me soooo angry!

I strongly believe in giving credit where it's due.  If you didn't come up with an idea, don't just say thanks when someone compliments you, pay the credit back to the one with the idea.  On this blog, I will never claim anything as my own if it's not.  I get most of my quotes from Pinterest and recipes from magazines and social media.  I won't lie about it, I just want to share them because I think they're that great!

So, there you have it!  The Truth.