Lara Bar Review

Hey guys! Wow, it’s Wednesday again?

How does this happen?

But, you know what, it’s totally fine because I love What I Ate Wednesday! And I’m taking WIAW in a little different direction today by reviewing something I received in the mail last week! LÄRABARS!

Alright, I don’t know about you, but LÄRABARS have been some of my favorite when I discovered them, which was about 3 years ago, and having the chance to review them, makes me extremely happy.

Thank you to Jenn for hosting WIAW for all us foodies! Let’s get on the review, shall we?

Peas and Crayons

LARABAR Review

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Roasted Nut Roll: Sweet, salty, fruity.

My thoughts: This is one of those bars that I crave when I’m hiking and it’s definitely one of those bars I could eat A LOT. Because…it was delicious! I wanted more ❤

Apple Pie: Tasted just like apple pie

My thoughts: The taste was wonderful! Not too sweet but still tasted like apple pie. This bar could easily be rolled out and baked on top of a gluten free (homemade) miniature crust and VOILA, you’d have your own healthy apple pie. Actually, I think I’m gonna get on that.

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Lemon Pound Cake: Fruit and nut bar

My thoughts: Um, lemon is one of my favorite flavors and they definitely got spot on with this bar. Lemon Pound Cake in a package, a few ingredients, and healthyyyyy? Yes, please, don’t mind if I do!

Nut Butter Chocolate: Perfect amount of nut butter and chocolate

My thoughts: I’m saving the best for last! This was my favorite bar! Oh my gosh, I can’t even… It was just way too good! I ate it while I sipped on my coffee, and I gotta say, I needed another one! They probably don’t know this, but I’m like the biggest fan of nut butter and of chocolate, so when they put these two together and created a bar, I was mind blown with the first bite! Anyone else a big fan of NB and Choc. together?

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Another great thing about these bars is that they’re kind of small. Which, makes it easy for me to throw in my purse, pocket, lunch box, laptop bag, etc. Even though, I’d love these to be bigger so I could enjoy it longer, I do realize there is a good amount of calories in each one. These are not 50 calorie bars or anything! This a very high nutrient dense bar so don’t get too carried away. But totally, enjoy them!

If you want to know more about LÄRABARS, please head over to their website here

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Questions:

  • Have you tried LÄRABARS yet? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?

WIAW: What Audrey’s Been Eating

Happy WIAW! Ready for a post full of what I’ve been eating? I’m not here to like brag or think you just want to stare at my food…but I’m here posting this to share some ideas with you! I hope my meals can give you inspiration!

Peas and Crayons

AND thank you Jenn, Peas & Crayons, for always hosting this lovely foodie Wednesday for us to come together and connect through delicious eats and recipes!

(Foods are from Sunday-Tuesday, not all were documented, just the lucky ones I managed to snap a pic of!)

In no particular order…

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My Favorite Sandwich Recipe

Organic Ancient Grains Toast with coconut oil, muenster cheese, and chicken salad with grapes and cranberries and an apple on the side.

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Garlic Cod fish, pasta with alfredo, sauteed greens/peppers/mushrooms

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Pumpkin Granola, 1/2 Banana, almond milk, organic peanut butter.

A snack bar from Cascadian Farms that you should try.

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Apple & Strawberries

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Pecans=healthy fats

Pink Smoothie from my Pink & Nutrient Packed Smoothie RECIPE

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Juicing ingredients!

Taziki's

Mediterranean Salad from Taziki’s!

There ya have it! Stay tuned for a giveaway this Friday!

Questions:

  • What is your favorite meal you’ve eaten this week?
  • What’s your favorite healthy restaurant?

What I Ate Wednesday 4/9/14

Anyone used to writing 2014 yet? I still find myself writing 2013 on most of my stuff. I just can’t believe it is 2014! It’s crazy…

On the other hand, HAPPY WIAW! I haven’t done a WIAW in months, so I’m happy to be doing them again. Thanks to the wonderful Jenn for making it possible for all us bloggers to link up! Smile

Breakfast

I started out with an extremely tasty, thick, and energy filled green smoothie that was heavenly…secret ingredient was the xanthan gum!

green smoothie with xanthum

Ingredients:

  • Almond milk
  • Spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp Barley grass juice powder
  • 1 inch of organic ginger root
  • 1 scoop of Jarrow Formulas Chocolate Protein Powder

 

Lunch

Grilled Chicken salad with berries, apple, granola, nuts, and vinaigrette

salad with grilled chicken

Dinner

A mixture of awesome foods such as: Zucchini + Spinach rotini, organic spaghetti sauce, two slices of sweet potato, broccoli, and salmon.IMG_20140408_184518IMG_20140408_184550IMG_20140408_184503IMG_20140408_184338

I topped off my food for the day with the rest of the Caribbean Coconut Talenti Gelato from Sunday!

Yesterday’s Workout

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Definitely recommend this workout from the Purely Twins! I completed 3 rounds and it definitely got my heart rate up!

Jump jump upper body purely training circuit workout that can be done at home or at a gym. A great mix of strength training with some cardio. Get ready to feel the burn in your arms! come and workout with us purelytwins.com

I was dreadfully sore from Sunday’s hard run in the rain and leg workout today! The foam roller is my best friend Smile

But I think this 5 miler helped loosed my legs some…so that’s good

Mile Splits:

9:04, 8:46, 9:00, 8:34, 8:12   

Average Pace: 8:43

Here’s some funny pictures for Hump Day! (AKA Wednesday)

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Leg day.  Hahaha accurate

 

 

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