Rise and Shine With These Gluten-Free Nutrition Bars

Now that my mom has gone gluten-free (and to be honest, I tend to feel better when I avoid gluten, too), I’m much more on the lookout for foods with the GF label on them. And there seem to be more and more of them—thankfully—these days. Recent case in point, Rise Bar, a whole new line of gluten-free and all-natural nutrition bars.

When the company asked if we wanted to try a few of them, I eagerly accepted, thinking we’d get a handful of bars to review (which is usually standard procedure when we review something) and hopefully a new type of protein bar to suggest to my mom for snacks on the go. Well, unlike most protein bars that have just a few flavors, Rise Bar has like 50 flavors. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but there are a lot, and they all have something special about them. There’s Rise Breakfast, Rise Energy+ and Rise Protein+, all of which are vegetarian, Kosher, gluten-free, and do not contain GMOs, preservatives, peanuts or soy. Many of them are also certified organic, vegan and dairy-free options, but you have to check out each one’s label to be sure. So it pretty much took us almost a month to nosh on all of these. You know, someone has to do it…

rise breakfast barRise Breakfast Bar

The Rise Breakfast Bar was previously called Boomi Bar and is made with hearty chunks of fruits and nuts. It kind of reminds me of a Larabar, just with bigger chunks. The breakfast bars contain no trans fat and are 100 percent all-natural and dairy-free. They’re also available in: Crunchy Cashew Almond, Crunchy Cranberry Apple, Crunchy Honey Walnut, Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple and Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin. Of the bunch, my favorites were Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple, which is like a vacation for your mouth, and Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin, which was just like munching on a bunch of pumpkin seeds (if you like that kind of thing—like I do!).

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  1. Heidi says:

    Interesting… what are the ingredients? Do they contain a lot of sugars (brown rice syrup anyone?) or does the list look pretty good?

  2. D says:

    Oh yum…I too am 85% Gluten Free and it has what I deemed “cured” my stomach issues that were always misdiagnosed as IBS. I love Larabars so I might like these as well. I’m going to be on the lookout next time I hit the natural market.

  3. Lindsay says:

    I didn’t see any on their website that were around 100 calories, I think the lowest I saw was like 170 or so, do you know which flavors/kind are around 100?

  4. Betsy says:

    I tried these not too long ago and they are VERY sweet! I didn’t realize they were the Boomi/Prana bars. There are so many coming out these days, it seemed like just another bar.

    I really like the Gluten Free Bar (http://theglutenfreebar.com/) and Zing! Bars (http://zingbars.com/).

  5. Katrina says:

    That’s awesome! I will definitly try those! My favorite gluten free bar in the morning so far is That’s it bars. They are one of the few truly healthy gluten free snacks and we eat them every single day (I just lost 8 lbs too! It totally cuts down my sugar and chips cravings!) The website’s cute too http://www.thatsitfruit.com SO Awesome! Can’t wait to try the Rise bars!