My first ever giveaway!!! I’m so excited! I’ve been tempted to save a few bars for myself, but I won’t!…I gotta show my reader’s some love! You guys have been so awesome and supportive of my blog, the least I can do is help you hit your daily fiber requirements :).
The folks over at Gnu were nice enough to send me some samples that I’d love to pass on to you guys. If you’ve never had a Gnu bar, let me break it down for ya.
- There are 7 flavors and each bar has 12 grams of fiber (yep, that’s a lot) but only around 130-140 calories so they’re not meal replacers (which I like). I used to try those meal replacer bars and I just found that I’d eat one, and still be hungry. So, I’d eat a 400 calorie bar for no reason.
- Each bar has around 4 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar (low sugar!), and 4 grams of protein.
- They are vegan. They are NOT gluten free though.
- These bars are baked, so they’re not raw bars, but I’m okay with that.
- There’s no high fructose corn syrup added, they’re sweetened by 100% fruit juice.
I’m always curious about ingredients. I try to stick to foods where I know what the ingredients are, for example, (everyone’s fave), Lara Bars. I know what dates are, walnuts, apples, etc. That being said, I don’t only eat foods where I recognize the ingredients…I mean, I am human, and I like sweets, junk food, etc. every now and then just as much as the next person!
But since I try to keep things healthy, I prefer to recognize ingredient lists. For the most part, I recognize the ingredients in these bars. Here are a couple items I wasn’t sure about:
- Organic Kamut– Well, I guess I’m out of the loop. I thought I knew what every type of grain was! Kamut is a type of grain that is high in protein and fiber. I actually found that it’s sold as a cereal…one of these days, I’ll have to try it. But it’s definitely a natural ingredient.
- Rice Dextrins-Gnu’s website states that, “a dextrin is a complex carbohydrate which helps provide sustained energy for the body. It is an unmodified and unrefined starch.” They encourage you not to get this confused with maltodextrin, which is a highly refined form of corn starch that provides little nutritional value.
Everything else on the ingredients list, I recognized!
I eat these on a semi-regular basis. The only reason I don’t eat them more is because they aren’t in as many stores as some other bars. You can find them at most GNC’s, Vitamin Shoppe, and Whole Foods. It depends on your area, so in case you don’t win today and want to try them, here’s a link to their website.
My favorite flavors are the Banana Walnut and the Brownie bar! They’re really good!
One reader will receive a box of 14 Gnu bars: 2 of each flavor!! You can enter a number of ways:
- Leave me a comment telling me which flavor you’d like to try.
- Follow me on twitter (@hlthyhngryhppy) and leave me a comment telling me you did.
- “Like” Healthy, Hungry, and Happy on Facebook, and leave me a comment telling me you did.
- Tweet the following, “Enter to win a variety pack of Gnu Flavor and Fiber Bars @hlthyhngryhppy http://healthyhungryhappy.com/” Or something similar and let me know you did.
- Subscribe to Healthy, Hungry, and Happy and leave me a comment letting me know you did.
There are a ton of ways you can enter! I’ll choose someone at random and announce the winner on Saturday, June 4th (this Saturday!). So, the last day to enter will be Friday the 3rd.
Good luck! 🙂