I’m not sure I’ve been upfront enough about my LOVE for nutrition bars.
I could seriously eat them once (or twice) a day.
In college, I remember trying the Zone diet (among a zillion other diets. The cabbage soup one was probably the most ridiculous. And, OH SO stinky.). Anyway, you’re instructed to eat a diet with a macronutrient breakdown of 40/30/30 (protein, carbs, fat). I actually really love that breakdown and it works well for me now, but in college, I was ALL ABOUT THE ZONE BARS. I remember eating like a box a day and calling it good. Meaning that I ate NO real food, no cooking – just gobs and gobs of bars.
I know better now. Thank God.
These days I practice a whole foods diet with an 80/20 breakdown. 80 percent real, whole foods (one ingredient foods) and 20 percent of anything else I want to eat. Nutrition bars fall into that 20 percent for me and I use them for post-workout refueling or while traveling. The convenience factor is huge for me – we’re generally out of the house for 3-4 hours every morning and I like to have something that’s easily accessible.
Recently, thinkThin sent me some of their high protein/low sugar bars to try out. I’ve seen them in local grocery stores and at Trader Joe’s but never tried one. First, I loved the taste and texture of these bars. I’ll be completely honest here – taste comes FIRST for me when purchasing and is even slightly more important than the nutrition stats. If a bar claims to be the healthiest/vegan/all-natural/most-amazing-thing-on-Earth but still tastes like dirt, I probably won’t be buying it multiple times. Taste wins. Always. (it’s a good thing I think vegetables taste amazing!)
In addition to the taste factor, the thinkThin bars also met some of my other requirements:
- High protein (I usually look for something over 15 grams)
- Low sugar
- Short ingredient list with ingredients I’m familiar with
All in all, a great nutrition bar that I’ll definitely be purchasing for myself! Thanks thinkThin!
thinkThin has offered to give TWO Lindsay’s List readers a box of their own bars! Use the rafflecopter widget to enter below – winners will be announced NEXT TUESDAY! Best of luck!