I don’t know about you, but once 3 o’clock rolls around, I make a b-line to the kitchen for a snack (who am I kidding, I’m constantly eating something I might as well strap a feeding bag on and call it a day… #grazer). When it comes to snacks, it’s hard to avoid the shitty stuff and eat something nutritious that’s still satisfying. Faced with the lackluster bag of trail mix or that sad-sack of baby carrots with hummus, who wouldn’t reach for the BBQ chips or donuts some asshole had the audacity to bring in to work that day (determined to sabotage the “get-me-body” winning streak you’ve been on in preparation for that Caribbean beach vacay)? An apple a day can get boring and whoever decided plain rice cakes were a good in-between-meals snack must have lost their taste buds in some horrible accident.
Without even trying to go all Paleo, I stumbled across these really delicious snack bars from Go Macro. Most bars on the market are filled with sugars and chemicals to make them taste good and preservatives to prolong their shelf life. You won’t find any of that in these 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO bars. These nut, seed and fruit based treats are delicious and also help the body sustain energy. Good fats and grains your body can easily turn into fuel offer the perfect midday pick me up. Although I don’t follow a strict macrobiotic diet, I do try my best to implement similar principles with regards to my eating habits such as: buying local or organically grown/raised products, while avoiding refined ingredients and being mindful of portion control.
Made with whole ingredients, there are a dozen different flavor combinations to choose from including “Morning Harvest” (apples & walnuts), “Sunny Uplift” (cherries & berries) and “Wholehearted Heaven” (almond butter & carob). I especially like Go Macro protein bars because the protein content is substantially higher then most of their competitors. “Protein Pleasure” (peanut butter chocolate chip) “Prolonged Power” (banana & almond butter) and Protein Paradise (cashew caramel) actually have 10 to 12 grams of protein as opposed to the average 5 or 6 for other “all natural” bars.
So, how much? Well, they’re certainly not cheap…3 bucks or more, but the saying “you get what you pay for,” definitely applies here. They may cost a little more, but you’re body will thank you in the end. Next time you’re in Whole Foods try one and see for yourself. You can also order them from Amazon or GoMacro.com