Being healthy in a hurry has never been on my mind as much as this past year. I thought owning my own small business was busy enough but now enter my energetic one year old daughter. Life is full of joy, but short on time.
While I have a great system for meal planning and grocery shopping in place, snacks often leave me feeling a little perplexed.
“Do I grab the fresh fruit? Hmmm…that probably won’t keep me full for long.”
“Oh! How about some avocado toast with juicy summer tomato?! Yes, that’s it!…Darn, the avocados aren’t ripe…”
“Okay, yea, the fruit with almond butter…perfect! But I’m heading out the door with a million things and only two hands….never mind.”
So, I forget about a snack then find myself hungry and lacking in energy hours later.
GoMacro contacted me right when I was in need of the perfect grab-n-go snack and sent me their gorgeous Sampler Pack. GoMacro is an inspiring family-owned company focusing on whole food, real ingredients after the owner was diagnosed with breast cancer and knew changing her diet could have a significant impact on her future health. Their bars are lower in sugar, high in protein, and made from real ingredients – all being gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, USDA organic, non-GMO, and kosher. One of their five principles is “if nature didn’t make it, we don’t use it” which can happily stand behind!
My dad was visiting when the Sampler Pack arrived and he was more than willing to aid me in the taste testing. The bars are chewy and dense and come in 11 fun flavor combinations. I anticipated the bars containing chocolate to be sweet, but they were actually rather mild and not necessarily sweet at all, which is a huge plus for me. Sugar-laden snacks cause a spike in blood sugar and a crash in energy, which I’m confident none of us need. 😉
I was drawn to the bars containing dried fruit, like Morning Harvest and Sunny Uplift, while my dad gravitated toward the more mild flavors such as Protein Paradise, Protein Pleasure, and Balanced Goodness. The bars were definitely satisfying and kept me full. My dad leads a busy and physically demanding life that requires high energy output so he has been happy to find an easy and healthful source of fuel to keep him going throughout his days as well.
Ready to get your hands on one of these plant-based power bars? Go ahead, find them in a store near you!
I received GoMacro bars for free to review and this was my honest evaluation.