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Well it’s a brand new year guys! Which means everyone is working on self-improvement, new goals, and lifestyle changes. One of my 2018 goals is to improve my eating habits. I love eating healthy foods, but I also probably indulge more than I should…and I’m definitely guilty of stealing french-fries from my kids. So I was pretty stoked (yet a bit skeptical) when I had the opportunity to try out the Health Warrior Chia Bars.
I was skeptical because usually healthy snack bars are either a) not really all that healthy (have too much sugar/carbs) or b) taste like an old shoe. The main ingredient in the Health Warrior Chia Bars is…well, you guessed it – Chia seeds!
They also contain:
- 4-5 grams of unrefined sugar
- 4g of fiber
- 3g of protein
- 100 calories (some 110)
AND they are:
Seems like these are leaning towards the “old shoe” taste, huh? So I decided to start out with the Chocolate Peanut Butter bars first because I basically love PB/Choco flavored anything.
I was surprised to see that these little guys are actually smaller than many other typical health bars. But I was even more surprised at how great they tasted! They are pretty chewy, but not too hard and definitely had a great natural-tasting flavor. I had them for a mid-morning snack a few times and then decided to take them out on a run!
At first I was a little disappointed with the smallness, but realized that they are the perfect size for my purse and serve as a great pick-me-up during that late afternoon crash.
Then I went on to try the Vanilla Almond bars. I didn’t care for this flavor at first, mostly because I don’t really care for anything vanilla flavored in general. But after the second or third bar, I developed a taste for this flavor and really began to enjoy it! My kids really liked this flavor, too! No old shoe taste here!
Also, a little SWAG came with my shipment. A pretty neat coloring book! Coloring is a great way to relax and relieve stress. And this one is all about running so it’s extra special! I’ve been thinking of running a marathon sometime in the next couple of years, so maybe this marathon coloring book is a sign that I should turn that dream into a goal. 😉 My kids were excited about the book too and even helped color the letter P. 😉
Overall, I really loved these bars! They also come in some other great flavors like Coconut and Apple Cinnamon. I definitely plan on ordering a few boxes!
Pricing: You can score a box of 15 for $15.99, but you can save some bucks if you subscribe. And free shipping on orders overs $35! Also, the marathon coloring book is on sale at the moment for $5.99!
They make great gifts, too! 😉
So what’s the #1 reason WHY I love these little fellas????
Answer: They are super filling!!! I couldn’t believe the mighty punch these little bars packed. Some days I just had one of these for breakfast and it kept me going through a 3 mile run and into lunch. I think they are great to have for traveling, hiking, and running! Not only did they fill me up, I didn’t get that heavy feeling or sugar crash feeling that some bars often give me.
And they go great with coffee. 😉
What do you think? Have you tried these? What’s your fave flavor?!
Happy New Year!