Setting the “Bar”

We could probably dedicate a whole website to nutrition bars—there are so many darn varieties and flavors out there! But because this is Fit Bottomed Girls and not Fit Bottomed Bars, here’s a review of three that recently landed at FBG HQ.

fullbar fitFullbar Fit

We’ve tried a lot of Fullbar’s product line and with good reason—we generally like its stuff! The company’s new Fullbar Fit gets the FBG stamp of approval, too. This new bar gives you 15 grams of protein (lower protein was one of our only complaints with the previous bars)  and is a tad chalky (honestly, though, what bars aren’t?), but pretty dang tasty. Maybe not Truffuls tasty, but definitely delicious. And with flavors like Chewy Brownie, Toffee Crunch and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp, you can feel like you’re splurging when you’re really not!

Like other Fullbar products, these bars are intended to be eaten 30 minutes before a meal to reduce hunger. However, at 180 calories a bar (and the bars are decent sized!), I can hardly imagine sitting down to a meal after eating one. I suggest using the bars as a mini-meal. With all the protein and 5 grams of fiber, they keep you full! Hence the name, I guess…

gnu barsGnu Foods Flavor & Fiber

Really, this bar had me at the Flavor & Fiber alliteration. And at the little bird that chirps “It works!” on the package. I’m always a sucker for talking animals. Thankfully these bars had the taste and the nutritionals to back up its cute branding.

With both common and unique flavors (Lemon Ginger is amazing!), these bars have 12 grams of fiber (yep, that’s almost half of what you need daily), are all natural and mostly only include naturally occurring sugars. They’re not overly sweet either, which I like. And with about 140 calories and 4 grams of protein, it’s a good snack. My hubby started eating them regularly for breakfast. (He’s always stealing my good food.) I don’t have any kiddos at home, but I imagine a lot of Fit Bottomed Mamas out there could get their kids asking for these as snacks!

muscle brownieLenny & Larry’s Muscle Brownie

So these aren’t technically “bars,” but they are a portable hunk of tasty, so we’re counting them. And really, who can turn down a brownie with 20 grams of protein? And with flavors like Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter and Triple Chocolate, we were drooling at the website.

Turns out, these actually taste…tasty! They’re dense, moist and chocolatey. We liked all three flavors, but the peanut buttery one won our hearts most completely. One sneaky thing we don’t like about these brownies is that each “brownie” includes two servings. Meaning that you aren’t just getting 170 calories in a package—you’re getting 340 calories. BIG difference. And I don’t know about you, but I feel bad leaving half of a brownie in a package, even if I know I don’t need it. So there you go—tasty—but with a warning.

What protein bar are you munching on these days? —Jenn & Erin



Comments

  1. says

    A friend of mine gave me a couple of Gnu bars to try because she didn’t like them. I must say, I’ve tasted far worse bars before. The fiber in them alone makes them worth as a snack every now and then. I wouldn’t overdo it with them, though.

  2. says

    One more question…..would you happen to know the source of protein from these bars? I’ve read some articles about the questionable protein placed in protein bars (ie-horse hooves which lack an amino acid)?

    Thanks!
    Larinna
    iheartspandex.com

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