Bite-size Treats Pack Plenty of Taste
and Balanced Nutrition
and Balanced Nutrition
Each 100-calorie mini energy bar contains seven grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals with an excellent source of antioxidants (vitamins A, C & E). Like all Balance Bars, mini energy bars adhere to the proven 40-30-30 principle (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat) to help stabilize blood sugar levels, satisfy hunger and provide lasting energy.What I think about the new mini energy bars..... First of all, they taste good! If stuff doesn't taste good, then forget about getting the kids to eat it. And let's face it, I like for my treats to taste good as well. Good for you, doesn't have to taste bad to you. Secondly, these little squares of tasty stuff, are chock full of energy and antioxidants. Kids need energy and moms and dads need energy. And yes, I need energy - you got it right - little old ladies of-a-certain-age really need some energy.
I shared a few of my mini energy bars with my daughter-in-law. She is excited about the opportunity to tuck these into her purse for that moment when her energy clock has hit end-of-day low and it is only 2:00 p.m. She and I both like the fact that this 100 calorie gem is so packed with good-for-you ingredients.
I packed lunches for many years as my 5 children attended school. These would have been such a welcome treat to drop into their lunch boxes of bags. They would definitely have enjoyed them, and I would have felt that I was packing a healthy treat for them.
I envision a forward-thinking school making these available on the lunch trays or to sell as snacks in their school lunch programs. They are sweet enough to satisfy that hunger for something sweet and yet they are loaded with good for the kiddies.
Buy it here.... mini energy bars are certified Kosher and come in a two-flavors (Cookie Dough and Double Chocolate Brownie), 10-count box. They are available wherever Balance Bars are sold and on www.shopbalance.com . Suggested retail price is $8.99. Nutritional information and tips can be found on www.Balance.com. Or shop locally for these nifty little energy bars.
Get a valuable coupon here.... to get a $1 Balance Bar coupon, visit www.Balance.com and click on "Get a Valuable Coupon." Then go shopping!
GIVEAWAY:1 BOX OF 10 DELIGHTFUL MINI BARS BY BALANCE BAR. A Chat With Vera reader has the opportunity to enter this giveaway and receive a box of 10 mini bars. BEGINS August 27 ENDS September 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT - open to US mailing addresses only.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~About Balance Bar: Founded in 1992, Balance Bar, one of America’s original nutrition/energy bars, inspires consumers to lead active, well-rounded and balanced lives by providing great-tasting, healthy and convenient nutrition for lasting energy. Balance Bars come in seven unique product lines (Original, Gold, BARE, Café, nimble, CarbWell and mini energy bars) and are available in 23 flavors with all based on a 40/30/30 nutritional model (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat). For more information, visit www.Balance.com. Follow Balance Bar for tips and nutritional information on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Balancebar) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Balancebar).
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a box of 10 mini bars by the Balance Bar company in exchange for my honest opinion expressed in this review.