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PRODUCT REVIEW – THUNDERBIRD Real Food Bars (20% OFF CODE)

Thunderbird was kind enough to send me a sampling of their real food bars.  What I like most about these bars is just that…they are made with REAL FOOD.

When deciding which bar to try first, being a lover of carrot cake,  I immediately zeroed in on the CASHEW + FIG + CARROT flavor.

Check out the simplicity of the ingredients…

INGREDIENTS: Dates, Cashews, Figs, Carrots, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Himalayan Sea Salt

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:  Serv. Size 1.7oz (48g), Calories 150, Fat Cal. 26, Total Fat 3g (4% DV), Sat. Fat 0.5g (3% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 204mg (8% DV), Total Carb. 29g (10% DV), Fiber 3g (11% DV), Sugars 26g, Protein 4g.

I am really impressed with the taste and texture of the bars and highly recommend them to my endurance athletes for fuel on their runs, bikes, etc. because they have a fair amount of bars that are lowfat and high carb.

Thunderbird also makes some bars that are higher fat which would be great for my clients who have trouble getting all of their fat macros in (I never seem to have trouble with that!).  The HEMP + SUNFLOWER + PUMPKIN SEED bar has 22g fat and lower carbs at only 11g.

INGREDIENTS: Dates, Macadamia Nuts, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Macadamia Nut Butter, Coconut Shreds, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, Himalayan Sea Salt.

NUTRITIONAL FACTSServ. Size 1.7oz (48g), Calories 250, Fat Cal. 198, Total Fat 22g (33% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 75mg (3% DV), Total Carb. 11g (4% DV), Fiber 3g (4% DV), Sugars 5g, Protein 7g.

HERE is a link to all of their bars.  If you are unsure which flavor to get, Thunderbird has 3 different types of assorted boxes for you to purchase.  Make sure you enter FITQUEST at checkout for 20% off your order.  Please know that I have ZERO affiliation with the company and do not make any money by recommending them…I simply like their products and they generously offered a coupon code for my readers.

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gomacro macrobars

I have been eating GoMacro macrobars for YEARS!  I think the first time I ever tried one was over a decade ago.  First off they taste amazing, and secondly the ingredients are so simple and there is nothing unrecognizeable in them.  I was recently sent a tray of their GoMacro minis (mini versions of their full bars) to try and there were lots of flavors that were new to me.

Just check out the nutrition information / ingredients in the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar (my favorite):

Go Macro Nutrition Info

I especially love these bars for endurance athletic events or hikes.  I would much rather get my energy from these bars than from a gu of sorts and there is an awesome ratio of fats / carbs / proteins versus being purely carbs.

I am particularly partial to GoMacro’s Protein Pleasure (PB choc chip), Protein Replenishment (peanut butter), Sweet Rejuvination (cashew butter), Protein Paradise (cashew caramel), and Balanced Goodness (granola and coconut).  I can honestly say that I like all of their flavors (they have 11 flavors in all) with the exception of Prolonged Power (banana and almond butter)… I am generally not a fan of banana products and only like ACTUAL bananas or banana bread, so I am not really sure that I am the best judge of that.  In addition to those mentioned above, they have:

  • Protein Purity (sunflower butter and chocolate)
  • Wholehearted Heaven (almond butter and carob)
  • Sweet Revival (sesame butter and dates)
  • Sunny Uplift (cherries and berries)
  • Morning Harvest (apples and walnuts)

The texture of the bars is very similar to a caramel…soft and chewy.  These bars are not dry like a lot of other bars out there nor are they chalky like many vegan protein products tend to be (win, win).

gomacro-table-1GoMacro also prides their products on being:

  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Non-Gmo
  • Soy-Free

GIVEAWAY

 

WINNER IS “KRISTYPANTS” http://instagram.com/kristypantss

 

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