And let's not forget about the D-factor either.
So when the good people at KIND Healthy Snacks contacted me about trying some of their product, I couldn't help but be a bit skeptical. It's been my experience that most of these types of bars taste like sawdust held together by some type of sweet goo, masquerading as honey. But they sounded pretty good, so I thought I'd give them a try.
The verdict? So far I have been blown away by how GOOD these are. Even their names are mouth-watering.
Madagascar Vanilla Almond? Yes, please!
Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt? Yum!
Those are just a few of the tasty snack bars they offer. Each bar falls into one of three categories; Fruit and Nut, Nuts and Spices, and Plus. The Plus variety has the added boost of nutrients like protein, fiber, antioxidants or omega-3 fatty acids.
The day they arrived, we waited until afternoon snack to try them out. I chose the Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt, and Elise wanted Almonds & Coconut. Both of them looked amazing and they didn't disappoint. Elise's was a perfect blend of almonds and sweet coconut (yes, I stole a bite), and mine paired the yummy goodness of dark chocolate with just the right amount of salt to satisfy my sweet and salty craving.
Even better is how each bar has listed buzz words right on the packaging that are important to a lot of people that are concerned with what we are putting into our body. For example:
- Non GMO
- Gluten Free
- No Sugar Alcohols
- Low Glycemic
- Dairy Free
- No Trans Fats
- Low Sodium
|Note that the bag is open... I kinda couldn't wait to try it out!|
So far the entire family has loved everything they've tried. Now Mattias, who picked the Fruit & Nuts in Yogurt, ate about half before he lost interest. But I chalk that up to the fact that he's two, and has rather eclectic tastes for a toddler. He loves spring rolls and will steal them from your plate, but will sometimes refuse to eat fries.
|Yes, my son wears pink, hand-me-down bibs... I'm totally cool with it|
Now, you may be wondering how the bars affected Elise's BG. The first bar she tried, Almonds & Coconut, she was at 180. She ended up in the 300s, but that's not a fair test because I had *just* changed her pod and we are still doing battle with post pod-change highs.
The next day, she selected a Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan. She was 70 pre-bar, and 103 a few hours later. And she thought the bar was, "awesome-chawsome!" I took that as a good thing.
Most bars have between 14-26g of carbs, 3-5g of fiber and 3-7g of protein.
|She's a bit of a clown|
***As with all reviews, the opinions are solely mine. While I did receive free product to review, I was not asked to write about it, and did so of my own volition. No, I cannot be bought, even with food.***