3.10.2010

Nourishing Bites: Larabars

Inspired by the lovely Kirsten of A Karma Project, who recently posted some of the foods she can't live without, I've decided to share a few of my favorite go-to foods with you, my dear readers.  I'll be sharing one food item each day this week, with a focus on foods that are healthful yet convenient.  While I love making meals from scratch - and do so quite often - I also appreciate the time and effort I save by using pre-packaged options (especially when packaged minimally or in environmentally friendly ways).   

Larabars
I have to second Kirsten's love for Larabars.  Believe it or not, I just recently discovered these yummy little gems.  My first thought upon biting into the delicious Coconut Cream Pie bar?  Holy coconut craziness...where have you been all my life?  Seriously, these things pack so much flavor and goodness into each bite.  They also taste so much more like real food than any other similar bar I've tried, and it's no wonder since they're composed of actual recognizable elements, with nary an unpronounceable mystery ingredient in sight.  For example, the Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor (another personal favorite) contains just four ingredients: dates, unsweetened cherries, peanuts, and salt.  That's it!  I have recently become way more conscious about what I put into my body, so I really dig this commitment to simple, wholesome ingredients.  And for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions, Larabars are 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher.  And let's face it: nothing beats the convenience of a bar.  They're perfect for breakfast on the go, a mid-afternoon energizer, or post-workout refueling.  Yum!

Have you tried Larabars?  What's your favorite flavor?

xo,


Image via Larabar.

11 comments:

Meg said...

i haven't tried them yet, but i think after this i will! i know they're sold at costco, so next time i go i'll pick up a box :) thanks for the recommendation

Laura said...

Ohhh...I fell in love with Larabars at the Folk Festival last summer. So yummy :)

Kristine said...

I do love Larabars. My fav is lemon. But the problem with Larabars for me is that I don't like stopping at just one.

Lavanya said...

My favorite is the cashew larabar. It reminds me of the Indian kaju barfi..yum! (and as I've mentioned before super easy to make)

Carolyn said...

Oooh really?? I HATE the taste of bars but need something quick and easy to carry along with me. I will def. have to try them!!!

everyydayygrace said...

Lemon Bar & Peanut Butter & Jelly are my favorites. I'm not a fan of the ginger snap though.

The only set back is that they are on the pricey side, but sometime I find them on sale (in bulk at Sam's Club)

xoxo

Ashley Cordes said...

I love Larabars! I like the coconut cream pie bar too. My favorite is the lemon bar. Have you tried Kind Bars? They're my other favorite healthy snack bar. I recommend their almond and coconut flavor.

stephanie alaine said...

sorry, i sorta have to disagree because i have a SERIOUS aversion to DATES. THEY MAKE ME sorta nauseous... and especially when they are all over the "bar" aisle. a girl like me craves a bar without dates!

any ideas??!?

however, ending on a positive note, i LOVE coconut. i love love love coconut! so good choice there ;)

shelly said...

ok, i have to totally thank you for this post. i had never heard of these bars before. i spent my morning at whole foods today, spending way to much money as usual. i found these bars and bought the chocolate coconut and the pbj ones. oh my! i normally do not like to consume my food in a bar form...it's a thing i have. but as i was standing there debating over trying them and gentleman walked up and raved over them. all i have to say is...

where have these things been all my life? i get it. thank you for introducing me to this goodness :)

akarmaproject said...

Check out my most recent post :) I tried the four new Larabar flavors this past weekend (they are out in July) - all four are AMAZING.

Struggler said...

I like their cashew flavor bar, which is dates, and cashews.... and nothing else! Yum-tiddly-yum.

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