RXBAR Product Review

RXBAR review

I love the simplicity of these bars. There is a short list of ingredients for all bars that I can both pronounce and identify. I try to stay away from packaged foods because they usually contain a bunch of made-in-a-lab terrible for you ingredients. Although when something is as great for you and convenient as an RXBAR I had to give them a second glance. All the bars contain no artificial sweeteners and have some sort of dates, nuts and egg whites in them. They are gluten and dairy free bars. Each RXBAR contains whole protein from egg whites making the bars chewy but I saw no issues with the texture.

Below is a definitive foodie-approved ranking of RXBAR Flavors:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Maple Sea Salt
  • Blueberry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Sea Salt
  • Coffee Chocolate
  • Coconut Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate

 

Peanut Butter: The peanut butter bars have a creamy peanut butter base with peanut chunks throughout. These have a strong peanut aroma and leave you feeling like you just licked the spoon!

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Maple Sea: Smells and tastes just like maple syrup. The salt flakes make for a perfectly salty and sweet combo that balances out the sweetness of the maple. Throughout the bar you will find whole nuts which gives the bar awesome texture. The bar itself is soft with little chunks of nut throughout. I love how the bar has no added sugar and is sweetened with just dates.

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Blueberry: yummy bar that can double as a breakfast. It contains dried blueberries and nuts. It has a similar flavor complex to a blueberry muffin.

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Apple Cinnamon: Smells like fall and honestly as good as those Glade-plug in cinnamon apple air freshener. There is a strong cinnamon taste that can be overpowering at first but is balanced out quite well by the apple flavor. The bar is chewy but is not artificial tasting.

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Chocolate Sea Salt: Deep dark chocolate flavor with sea salt flecks for complexity.

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Coffee Chocolate: I am wondering if I got a caffeine jolt from this bar? It has a strong coffee flavor with chunks of rich dark chocolate.

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Mint Chocolate: Not a terrible flavor but I wasn’t crazy about how strong the mint flavor was in this. It also contains chunks of dark chocolate.

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If I was going to purchase a box of these it would for sure be the Maple Sea Salt or Peanut Butter. You can buy these bars here.

 

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Cranberry Orange Skinny Muffins

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I simply adore these little festive muffins. They taste amazing cut in half and broiled in the toaster oven topped with some honey or spray butter. They make an amazing on the go breakfast or snack. They contain no artificial flavorings or sweeteners or any refined sugars. They are great for low carb, low fat diets and those who are gluten intolerant.

Ingredients:
-2 egg whites
-1 and 1/2 servings True Nutrition vanilla hydrolyzed whey (Discount Code: Eatingbrofood)
-1/2 cup fresh cranberries
-Orange zest
-Juice or half an orange
-1 cup oat flour
-2 overly ripe bananas
-1 tsp. baking powder
-3 spoonfuls baking Truvia
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 spoonful low fat Greek plain yogurt

Directions:
-Mash bananas with potato masher or blender or food processor
-Zest orange and add half the juice to a bowl
-Add rest of ingredients to bowl and mix
-Add to sprayed loaf pan or greased 12 cup muffin tin
-Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25-30min

Macros: Fat (g): Carb (g): Protein (g): Calories:
Macros for 1/12 muffins 2g 9g 4.6g 70
Macros whole loaf 24g 111g  56g 844

*Makes 12 Muffins*

That’s It Zesty Bars Review

I have always loved the That’s It bars for their simplicity. They never add extra sugar and are sweetened only by fruit. They make an amazing pre-workout snack to have before working out because they are portable quick to digest carbs. I always carry them around with me as a pick me up before I lift. They have no preservatives and are simply just fruit and spices.
Apples & Cinnamon
This is my favorite out of the Zesty product line. It tastes just like fall and makes me feel like I’m cozying up by a fire with a glass of mulled cider.

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Apple + Mango & Chili
This bar has a kick to it. If you are sensitive to spice this might not suit you but I found it to be refreshingly different. If you love dried mangos this could be your new favorite energy bar.

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Apple + Pear & Ginger
This had an overwhelming ginger flavor. It was not equally balanced with the pear and apple. It was a bit gritty as well. This wasn’t completely terrible but also not my favorite.

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Overall I would recommend these bars to anyone looking for an easy way to get more fruit into their diet or looking for convenient healthy carbs. If you sign up for their mailing list you can get 15% off today at http://www.thatsitfruit.com/.

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Gluten-Free PB Chocolate Protein Pancakes

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These pancakes are gluten-free, all natural and super easy. They melt in your mouth and pack a lot of protein without any protein powder. They are magical and taste like chocolate and peanut butter covered bananas.

Ingredients:
-1 Banana (95g)
-1 tbsp. cocoa powder
-1 egg white
-2 tbsp. PBfit chocolate (or another powdered peanut butter)
-1 packet of Truvia

Directions:
-Mash all ingredients with a potato masher (or blender)
-Heat skillet to medium heat
-Grease skillet
-Cook pancakes about 1.5 minutes each side

*If you want to add a 15-Minute homemade skinny Reese’s cup my recipe is here.*

Macros Fat: Carb: Protein: Calories:
Pancakes without Topping 2 g 29 g  11 g 179
Pancakes with 1 Healthy Reese’s 8 g 40 g  13 g 285
*Makes 6 Mini Pancakes, Serves 1*

Raw Rev Glow Protein Bar Product Review

I was thrilled to try the Raw Rev Glow Protein bar line. These bars range from 10-15 grams of protein per serving.

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They are all made with a natural nut butter base. The flavors I tried included Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt, Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt. The bars are vegan, high protein, high fiber and are low in sugar.

Below is a definitive foodie-approved ranking of Raw Rev Protein Bar Flavors:
1) Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt
2) Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Peanut Butter
3) Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt

1) Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt

This bar was better than a candy bar. It was sweet and had notes of salted caramel paired with chocolate hunks and nut butter. The bars are soft but not chewy and they are crumbly like thick nut butter.

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2) Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Peanut Butter

This bar has a hint of sweetness and is both smooth, crunchy and nutty. It has a buttery taste and feels like an indulgence.

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3) Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt

This one is very similar to the bar above but with dark chocolate. It was surprisingly the least sweet of the bars.

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If I was going to purchase a box of these it would for sure be the Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt flavor. You can buy these bars here.

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San Clemente Cookie Dough Product Review

San Clemente Cookie Dough Squeeze packs are the only way I enjoy cookie dough on the go. It does not need to be refrigerated, conveniently comes in portioned out packaging and tastes amazing. Also, all of the flavors are gluten free, dairy free, and egg free making this dough vegan and for the health conscious.

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Below is a definitive, foodie approved ranking of San Clemente Cookie Dough Flavors:
1) P.B. Bodaciousness
2) Chewy Chocolate Brownie No Frownie
3) A Trip to San Clemente Chocolate Chip

1) P.B. Bodaciousness

This is my favorite flavor out of the 3 cookie dough squeeze packs. Upon opening the package an aroma of irresistible peanut butter takes over your senses. When tasting the dough you notice rich, natural, true-to-life peanut butter flavor with a complex balance of nutty and brown sugar flavors. The texture of this cookie dough is similar to that of crunchy peanut butter mixed with sugar cookie dough base.

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2) Chewy Chocolate Brownie No Frownie

Brownie No Frownie makes a wonderful edition to ice cream. All 3 tasters thought this dough had the most cookie dough like texture. It has a rich and intense chocolate flavor.

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3) A Trip to San Clemente Chocolate Chip

The chocolate chip variety tasted like a cookie fresh out of the oven, still gooey and warm. It has real hunks of natural chunky chocolate and a sweet vanilla buttery crumble cookie base. This is thicker than a typical cookie dough.

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Recipes I’ve made using San Clemente Cookie Dough (click photo to view recipe):

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