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?
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WIAW: Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s your week so far?

Well, I’ve got a recipe for ya down below, so let’s get started on What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the lovely, Jenn @ Peas & Crayons! Don’t forget to check out the WIAW linkup

Peas and Crayons

First, I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast. I was super busy and in a hurry yesterday morning, but it’s totally fine because it was just Cascadian Farm Cereal with fresh blueberries and almond milk. Which…was really good. Moving on to lunch!

By lunch, I was STARVING! A turkey sandwich sounded really good…so that’s what I prepared.

It’s got brown mustard, turkey, pepper jack cheese, lots of spinach, and all on organic bread.

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For the sides, I chose red bell pepper, 1/2 an apple, and a few chips because…who doesn’t eat kettle chips with sandwiches!

To quench my thirst, I opted for a La Croix. So good and refreshing!

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Dinner was revolved around lots of greens, veggies, and meat!

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Chopped spinach, chopped chicken breast, 1/2 piece of crispy bacon, cucumber and tomatoes from out garden, bell pepper, and feta cheese. It was a very delicious salad!

For dessert…I had one of my energy bites! I present, Cocoa-Coffee-Almond Bites!

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Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

A fantastic addition to these would be to roll into shredded coconut!

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These pair wondefully with a cup of coffee!

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You can eat these for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

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Another quick, on-the-go recipe!

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And the perfect crunch to each bite!

Thanks for reading and as always, I appreciate your comments ❤

Questions:

  • What was your favorite thing you ate yesterday?
  • Almonds or pecans?

A Marvelous Weekend #mimm

Hey friends! Hope the weekend was a marvelous one for you! Mine was pretty great (and hot) but pretty awesome!

I’m so thankful for my family, first off! The fact that we’re so close, makes everything better! One of the most enjoyable things is laughing with them. Laughing and making jokes helps me remember to be joyful in the situation I’m in right now.

Saw this on pinterest this morning…

Audrey Hepburn - LAUGH <3

Audrey Hepburn seriously has some of my favorite quotes, but this one, so true!

Alright, let’s get this started! And big thank you to Katie from Healthy Diva Eats, for hosting!

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Marvelous is…

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Toasted Blueberry Kashi Waffles with greek yogurt fluff on top and a little maple syrup! One of my favorite ways to fuel before a long run!

Marvelous is…

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Pre-long run hyper-ness! And my Nike Running hat Smile

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Running 8 miles with my dad in unfamiliar places all over our city!! We crazy!

Marvelous is…

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My favorite brand of chips, Late July, and GUACAMOLE! Yeah, baby! That stuff is good!

Marvelous is…

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Post-long run dinner! Sauteed beets, beans, rotisserie chicken, and squash from our garden. Half way through cooking the squash, we decided we didn’t want just sauteed squash, but fried squash. It happens!

Marvelous is…

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Fresh salad greens from the garden, bell peppers, baked artichokes, chickpeas, and feta cheese!

Marvelous is…

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Peanut Butter Supreme Quest Bars…and a too done fried egg on a kashi waffle! (Was really sad about my yolks…not cool, man!)

Marvelous is…

www.passionmarie.com

Passion quotes! I believe passion is what drives me…what about you?

Questions:

  • How was your weekend?
  • What’s your favorite Quest Bar flavor!?
  • Favorite quote?