Apr 15

Skinny Kosher Creations Gluten Free Weight Loss/Energy Bars

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Women, in general, are continually wearing many hats a day. Working, parenting, helping family, being a wife or Girlfriend, planning….They try to do it all. Throughout these busy moments on the go we either grab something easy (often junky) or go to the protein bar isle of the store feeling confident that we are choosing a healthier option. The problem is that many of these bars are either rice crispy bars with some flavoring therefore airy and empty or they are chocolate bars remarketed as a protein bar, loaded with unwanted calories, fat, sugar or carbs.  Skinny Kosher Creations offers something different; a low calories bar, made with healthy ingredients, and addresses allergies and dietary restrictions. Skinny Kosher Creations is based out of Woodstock, New York. Owner Brenda and her… Read More »

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Apr 06

Amrita Organic Energy Bars Review & Giveaway // Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan

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Most energy bars on the market are loaded with preservatives, artificial ingredients, whey and soy protein, both highly acidic foods. Whey is a byproduct of the cheese-making process and has been shown to cause digestion problems. Soy protein isolate has also been shown to adversely affect thyroids, fertility, hormones, and digestion. And then comes Amrita bars. Launched in 2012, Amrita in sanskrit means means “nectar of the gods.” I was introduced to Amrita at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival last month, and was excited when they asked me to do a review (and giveaway!) Amrita bars are made from sun-ripened dried fruits, perfectly preserving all their own nectar. Amrita produces protein bars that are raw, organic, non-GMO, and free from the top 8 common allergens (of course gluten free).   Amrita… Read More »

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Apr 03

Gluten Free non-GMO Vegetarian Energy Bars: Nutraplex® Pineapple coconut & Megaberry Bar Review

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Nutraplex® Bars lead the pack in flavor and nutrition profiles. Each bar delivers off-the-charts nutritional values and energy for the long haul. The combination of great taste and good nutrition make this a great, healthy choice.   Each bar packs plenty of flavor and is chock-full of nutrients. A balance macronutrient ratio, with omega’3’s protein and fiber are derived from nutrient-rich chia and sunflower seeds, fruits and nuts. Nutraplex bars are a healthy and tasty snack bar that I can take to work, the gym and even on the road when I travel. Nutraplex® bars are available in 4 flavors: Megaberry Pineapple coconut Pomegranate Cherry Mango Strawberry Nutraplex® Pros: Gluten Free Non-GMO Dairy Free Soy Free Vegetarian Kosher A Natural source of Energy No preservatives Loaded with Omega 3’s, antioxidants, and fiber  … Read More »

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Jan 09

Pure Bars // Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan

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I was recently introduced to Pure, a line of healthy and nutritious snacks that use simple, wholesome, real ingredients to help make it easier for everyone to live a healthier life. Founder, Veronica Bosgraaf believes that better eating translates to better living. Pure’s line includes the Ancient Grain bars, Organic fruit + nut bars, and Fruit Snacks/Fruit Sandwiches. As with all Pure products, these delicious bars are certified organic, gluten free, soy free, non-GMO verified, vegan and kosher, and will satisfy your sweet tooth, while providing balanced nutrition for your body. These aren’t your average wrapped snack bars. Mouth-watering Pure Bars boast ingredients like antioxidant-loaded fruits and heart-healthy nuts. Pure Organic bars use only certified organic ingredients. Pure Bars have between 3-5 grams of fiber and 5-7 grams of protein, making them… Read More »

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Oct 28

INBAR Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Snack Bars

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I was very excited when INBalance Health Corp contacted me to review their INBAR nutritional snack bar. The INBAR is a 56g, great-tasting snack bar designed to keep you full for hours without spiking your blood sugar. Originally doctor-formulated for diabetics, INBAR is Certified USDA Organic, GMO and Gluten Free, Allergen Free, Vegan and Kosher! What really attracted me to try the bars is that they are FREE of so many things! The bars are free from: Gluten Nuts Wheat Corn Dairy Soy Eggs Preservatives Additives Dyes INBARs are available in six flavors including: Chocolate Butter Crunch, Cinnamon Swirl, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Mint, Cherry Chocolate and Strawberry Banana. At only 170 calories per bar, this healthy snack is loaded with protein and fiber, healthy fats, and only 6-7 grams of sugar… Read More »

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Jul 16

Slow Food For Fast Lives // Savory, Not Sweet, Healthy, Gluten Free, & Vegan Food Bars

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An innovative, delicious, and nutritious food for people on the go. Slow Food For Fast Lives just launched this year and they are super excited about providing good food to people on the go. The founders, three friends who previously founded Banana Republic, Republic of Tea, and Wild Planet, wanted to create a healthy option for people on the go. And they are really excited to be the first ones innovating in this savory snack bar area. With artisan inspired global recipes, they have created something revolutionary – SLOW FOOD FOR FAST LIVES – a delicious savory bar made with vegetables, nuts, seeds, and gluten free grains with ethnic spices. The first four bars – California, Indian, Moroccan, and Thai – combine power veggies, delicious nuts, and flavorful spices from… Read More »

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Jun 19

Product Review: SOYJOY® // Gluten free, all-natural real fruit and whole soy bars

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When I first started my gluten free diet in 2009 I was eating SOYJOY® bars all the time. When I traveled to Asia that fall, SOYJOY® bars were my go to snack, and lucky for me they were everywhere in Asia! I haven’t been eating SOYJOY® bars as regularly as I used to but I do still enjoy them so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to try all 7 flavors—I’d only tried 4 or 5 in the past. SOYJOY® bars are naturally gluten free ‘energy’ bars made with all natural REAL ingredients like real fruit and whole soy. Each bar has only 130-140 calories, are low GI, and have 0g trans fat. Additionally SOYJOY® bars are made without artificial colors, flavors, or hydrogenated oils. Flavors: Dark Chocolate… Read More »

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Apr 11

Jerry Remy’s introduces New Athlete Menu {Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan}

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Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill, located on Boylston Street in the heart of Fenway, has just launched a new “Athlete Menu” which includes items suitable for anyone on the Paleo diet, vegan or gluten free. The new menu will add to their vegetarian and gluten-free fare with a focus on those who work hard and play harder. “You play hard and you want to eat healthy, which isn’t that hard. Jerry Remy’s has created choices to suit your lifestyle and keep lookin’ good. But you don’t have to be an athlete to try the new menu. It’s for anyone that loves fresh, tasty food and cares about you fuel your body.” The new menu was created for Boston customers who are fit and enjoy an active lifestyle, who eat… Read More »

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Feb 05

Restaurant Review: Cask ‘n Flagon Ups Culinary Game with New Menu and Gluten Free Options

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Cask ‘n Flagon Ups Culinary Game Executive Chef Donely Liburd dishes out a revamped menu at Fenway landmark restaurant. Executive Chef Donley Liburd is stepping up the culinary game at Fenway landmark, Cask ‘n Flagon, by debuting a revamped menu. Chef Liburd’s new menu items exhibit his culinary flair and BBQ expertise and will complement signature Cask favorites – such as wings, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. What’s more? Cask ‘n Flagon boasts a 100% nut-free kitchen and most menu items are available gluten-free. I had the chance to sit down with Chef Liburd and talk with him about his new menu, the gluten free options, the gluten free procedures in place at Cask ‘n Flagon, and sample some of the delicious gluten free options. For starters, Chef Liburd will dish… Read More »

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Dec 09

Product Review: Gluten Free Enjoy Life Chewy Bars

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Enjoy Life makes good tasting food that is also safe for people with food allergies, and celiac disease. All of their products are free of the top 8 allergies—that is, wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, and fish—as well as gluten, casein, potato, sesame, and sulfites, and are verified by the Non-GMO project. I’ve been buying Enjoy Life Foods for years; they are a reliable company that makes quality and healthy products. Recently, Enjoy Life upgraded their most popular bars—Chewy Bars. The four original flavors, Cocoa Loco, SunButter Crunch, Mixed Berry, and Apple Caramel are now even better than before. More chocolate chips have been added to the Cocoa Loco bar and the other 3 bars are now made with ancient grains! Soft and chewy, these bars are… Read More »

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