A couple of years ago, we had the chance to chat with former The Biggest Loser trainer Kim Lyons. At that time, she had just put out some workouts DVDs and had written a book. Since our interview, she’s been busy adding another product to her line: protein bars. We all know the protein-bar market is flooded with options, but her Your Body, Your Life bars caught our eye. With more than 40 essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, super-green foods, digestive enzymes, and six servings of fruits and vegetables, the bars are also 100 percent natural with just about 200 calories. Not too shabby…
The Your Body, Your Life Bars are available in two flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Raspberry. And, of course, we taste-tested both. Dairy-, gluten- and trans-fat free, my stomach liked these bars. They were sweet without being too sweet, and they filled me up. With a soft texture, they weren’t chalky and tasted like the real deal. While both flavors were good, I preferred the Chocolate Peanut Butter as it was more savory than the Chocolate Raspberry. (Sometimes I just get sick of the overly sweet protein bar flavors, ya know?) However, the Chocolate Raspberry did remind of something—so much so that I wonder if they have darn near the same recipe. It tasted just like the SmallWorld Beauty Coco Berry Crisp protein bars. Coincidence? I’m not sure… But if you like those bars, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll like these.
For us, protein bars are always a “sometimes food,” rather than a staple, as eating whole foods is always best. But when on the go, it’s hard to beat the nutritionals on this one. And it’s supported by Kim Lyons, who obviously is in ridiculously good shape. I will admit that these bars aren’t cheap though. At a little more than $2 a pop, they’re at the high-end of what I’ll pay for a protein bar.
Have you tried these? What do you look for in a protein bar? Love Kim Lyons? Share! —Jenn