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Simply Whey Bar

With SO many protein bars on the market today, how do you choose?

For me personally, I go for ones that aren’t loaded with a ton of ingredients and contain good quality protein.  I look for bars under or around 200 calories, low in sugar (5 grams or so) and carbs (15 grams), and provide about 15 grams of protein.

I seriously avoid anything chocolate coated (preferring REAL dark chocolate) – same for bars containing sugar alcohols, sucralose, corn syrup, and any other sneaky fillers disguised as ‘healthy’.

Currently, my favourite is the new Simply Whey protein bar.  It meets all of the above – plus delivers great crispy texture and coconut taste.WHEYC-2

For a truly outstanding snack, I’ll slice a bar lengthwise in half, and spread organic coconut oil and peanut butter on the 2 halves.  Seriously off the charts delicious! (I’ll have to take a photo and tweet sometime.)

Find the Simply Whey bars at all leading health and grocery stores, including Bulk Barn – which conveniently enough – I now buy my organic coconut oil and organic peanut butter at too :).

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Powerplant – Raw Plant Food Bar

In the world of nutrional bars, there’s a ton of junk for consumption. 

While the vast majority may appear to be ‘healthy’, the truth is most of them lack real food ingredients, are loaded-down by natural sugars (enough with the dates already!), provide too many calories (esp. carbs) – and quite honestly, lack worthwhile taste.

Enter the Powerplant Raw Plant Food Bar!

Containing mostly raw and organic ingredients, this bar is in a class of its own for a few simple reasons:

  1. Real food ingredients: including spinach, kale, carrots, parsley, broccoli and bok choy – along with hemp oil, sprouted chia seed, flax, pumpkin seed, hemp seed and radish seed – wrapped in organic, bittersweet chocolate.
  2. Amazing taste and texture.Especially when enjoyed right out of the fridge (though not necessary).
  3. Low in calories (only 140 per bar), with 22g carbs, 5 g fibre, 6g protein.

Made by Fresh Fields Whole Foods, in Kelowna B.C., the Powerplant bar also comes in a fruit-based option – though I prefer the plant version for its greener ingredients.

So where do you find these amazing bars? In Toronto, check out Noah’s on Yonge (at Charles).  I haven’t seen them anywhere else – yet.

To learn more, visit: www.freshfieldswholefoods.ca 

You can also find them on Twitter: @fresh_fields

Enjoy!

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