Posts tagged ‘nutrition bars’

June 25, 2014

Nouri (as in “Nourish”) Gets It Right With Simple Nutrition Bars

by jem614

I received a cute little box of Nouri Bars in the mail a couple of days ago.  I have to say that I honestly had no idea who they were before they contacted us and I thought it was just another “vegan” bar out on the market.


Then, I opened their little box of goodies and read right on the package that every bar you buy provides a meal for a child in need.  Stop everything, we have found the Tom’s Shoe company of food people!  They won me over even before I ripped off the package.  I have to say that the bars are not the prettiest but they are nutritious, delicious and come in three great flavors that really it makes no difference.  My son, who is picky eater of picky eaters, kept asking me for “more” when I broke off a few pieces of their chocolate cashew bar.

What’s another great feature of these bars?  They are usually around 150 calories- that’s almost unheard of in a nutrition bar.  Seriously?  150 calories?  That’s like a cup of tall chai latte at Starbucks.  Also, each bar packs in about 6 grams of protein and has some pretty fabulous organic ingredients as well (forget sugar or corn syrup, these babies have dates, hemp, vanilla, etc).

And when they asked us to try their bars, they focused on their mission to end child hunger, not on getting more sales.  We think we’re in <3!

Thank you Nouri Bar for introducing us to a new brand – you now have yet another loyal fan.

For more information and to see what this amazing company is doing, go to

April 21, 2014

Date, Fig, Granola Energy Bars

by jem614

Have you ever made something and were so excited about it that you left off the main ingredient?  This site should be “follies of a veggie” because I do that quite often.  Thankfully, in this case, it wasn’t a bad result.

I saw someone post about this amazing nutrition bar recipe on their twitter feed a while back but because I am not a “paid” subscriber, I could not access the full site.  So, I took it upon myself to make up my own recipe and I have to say, though I left out one main ingredient, it still tasted delicious.

Handful of pitted dates
Handful of dried figs
1/4 cup flour (I used tapioca flour to make it GF)
Handful of Dried Apricots
1/4 cup oatmeal (*my missing ingredient)
small portion bag chopped walnuts
small portion bag chopped macadamia
small portion bag slivered almonds
Cinnamon (to taste)
Honey or agave
Chia seeds (sprinkle them in)
Flax seeds (sprinkled)
and lest we not forget chocolate: Raw cacao nibs

All this goes into a large pot and toasted (try toasting the nuts first and then adding in the rest).  These aren’t exact measurements because as you probably have already surmised, I make this up on the go.

I didn’t bake them but you should probably do so to set them better.  Lay them out flat on a cookie sheet after getting it out of the pot.  Mine was enough for a small cookie sheet.

Enjoy- I can’t wait to go home and have another one (just remember these are high calorie so small bars are ideal if you’re needing to watch #’s).

They turned out delicious and nutty.  You could add more oatmeal to make the nuts less dense and it would probably be just as delicious.

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