Monday, September 24, 2012

Uber bar by Larabar

I am always looking for healthy snacks that I can eat between classes or on the go.  I also LOVE when a food combines many healthy ingredients so that I am getting a well-rounded mini-meal.
I buy Larabars all the time for myself and for Ezra.  Parents:  your children will eat these!  Seriously.  Ezra loves the Peanut Butter Cookie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bars.  The best part is that both of these bars contain nuts and dates and all-natural ingredients so the snack that I am sending him to school with is healthy and will keep him going the rest of the day, rather than a bag of chips or pastry that will just cause him to crash.

I am lucky that I received 4 uber bars, a new line by Larabar.  They come in 4 deliciously fun flavors:

  • Bananas Foster
  • Apple Turnover
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Roasted Nut Roll
another reason I love this line!

I tried Bananas Foster first (wouldn't you?) and it was so good!  I had it between teaching group cycle and Reformer.  The bar contains pieces of nuts and banana and tastes like fresh-baked banana nut bread.  Satisfying, without being overly filling, it got me from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm when I could have my lunch.  I also had the Cherry Cobbler bar between classes.  Tart and sweet , just like a piece of cobbler.  And the protein from the nuts gets me through my day!

Ezra and I shared the Roasted Nut Roll bar.  I wasn't sure if he would eat the Uber bars.  Lara bars look more like your typical energy bar, with the ingredients being finely ground and pressed together.  Uber bars, on the other had, have actual pieces of nuts that you can see, so I thought maybe this would turn him off (parents of picky eaters, you know what I am talking about).  But he ate his entire half bar and asked for more!  Picky eater approved.

Happy Snacking :)

I tried the Apple Turnover bar on a hectic morning.  I had to take the boys to (separate) schools and then immediately go teach Pilates.  Getting ready to go, making the boys breakfast and packing their lunches all had to happen in about a 20 minute time period.  I needed to eat something healthy, and I like to combine fruit and protein at breakfast, so grabbing an Uber Bar just made sense.  It tasted great, just like Apple Pie, and went well with my morning coffee.

Meal on the go!
There really are so many reasons I love Uber bars and Larabars.  I could go on and on, but instead, I will make a list:

  • all natural ingredients that are listed in plain english.  No "natural flavorings" or other vague descriptions for these bars.  Sea salt.  Dates.  Honey. Cinnamon.   If it's in the bar, it's listed.  Thank you!
  • Healthy yet tasty enough that kids will eat them.  I feel so good about sending these to school with Ezra and/or having him eat them as an afterschool snack.  These would also be great pre or post a sporting event.  I would much rather have him eat a Larabar than, say, a Twinkie or granola bar.
  • Sweet flavors without being overly sweet.  All of the Uber Bars and Larabars have amazing flavors but they don't taste overly sweet at all.  Enough to satisfy a sweet craving but I also eat these when I am craving something a bit hearty.
I was hesitant to try Larabars.  Nuts.  Dates.  Blended together.  It sounded a bit too healthy.  And, yes, these bars are healthy, but you wouldn't know it if you were doing a blindfolded taste test.  I have had Coconut Cream Pie in addition to the cookie flavors that Ezra loves.  My favorites are Peanut Butter Cookie and Key Lime Pie (just the right amount of lime flavor).  There are 18 flavors of regular Larabars.  Click here to check them out.  With flavors like Blueberry Muffin and Cappucino there is something for everyone on your shopping list.  Next on my list Chocolate Coconut Chew.  Really, I just can't say enough good things about these bars.  I love them for their taste, the fact that they combine several healthy ingredients, and that they provide me a fast yet nutritious option for a snack or part of a meal.

The kind folks at Larabar would like to giveaway a sampler case of 16 Larabars!  If you have never tried them, or if you love them as much as me and my family, this is a great opportunity!  Just take a few moments with Rafflecopter to enter.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Larabar provided me with 4 Uber bars to try.  The other flavors I mention I bought fair and square :)  I was not compensated in anyway and all opinions of Larabar and Uber Bar are my own.  They are really THAT good.  I can't stop gushing about it!


  1. I love love love fact there is a costco size box in my one of my desk drawers as we speak...hope I win!

  2. Love Larabars! Great running fuel, and awesome school snacks for the kids!

    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Larabars have been a staple in my house for about a year! My picky eater loves almost every flavor we've tried :) Ive also used these as fuel during my long runs.

    1. Isn't it wonderful when you find that perfect food for a picky eater??

  4. Looks yummy!

  5. I love it that they have such simple ingredients!

  6. Yum, I love Lara Bars! My favorite is the lemon bar, but anything with chocolate is tasty too (:


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