Mar 18

Zing! Nutritional Bars // Gluten Free & Vegan


What is the real Zing? Zest. Vigor. Vitality. Zing! bars were created by registered dietitian nutritionists who wanted to create something with high quality ingredients that was nutritious, convenient and delicious.  Zing bars offer a better on-the-go choice that provides a smart balance of high quality protein, slow-burn carbs, good fats and dietary fiber. Zing bars are made with good carbs, aka low glycemic for lasting energy. Each bar has 10-15 grams of protein and 4-8 grams of fiber.  Zing bars are not only gluten free but also have NO soy protein, gelatin, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, preservatives, fillers, artificial flavors, additives, trans fat, or dairy!  Zing bars come in 10 flavors to satisfy different tastes. With seven vegan options and three that use whey protein (the “gold… Read More »

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Oct 07

Toosum 100 calorie gluten free oatmeal bar


Snack time can be tricky because many “healthy” snack bars out there are loaded with sugar and calories or packed with preservatives and other ingredients concocted in a lab, not a kitchen. Toosum has created gluten free, satisfying snacks that tastes great and gives you all the healthy benefits you expect from the good foods you put in your body. Toosum is a play on the word “toothsome,” which means “temptingly tasty and delicious.” Each of Toosum’s 100-calorie snack bars are made with nutrient-dense (and certified gluten free!) rolled oats, chia seeds, and other delicious ingredients straight from nature, all with benefits that go way beyond their good taste. The bars are available in four flavors:  coconut & banana: Shredded coconut and sweet, ripe bananas makes me feel like I am on a tropical island.  cranberry &… Read More »

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Aug 28

Gluten Free YummySnack Bars for Back-to-School


Fed up with watching her kids become chubby junk food addicts, YummyHealth® founder – journalist and mom Lisa Goldbaum – searched for healthier options, only to find that most so-called “healthy” snacks contained as much sugar and processed starch as the regular commercial varieties. Lisa created YummySnacks® that are delicious but low in the sugars and starches that wreak havoc on kids’ energy levels, moods, and food cravings. YummySnacks® products include 6 scrumptious flavors of “better-than-candy” bars made of wholesome real-food ingredients and crunchy snack chips made of real Wisconsin cheese. YummySnack Bars are made with real natural ingredients with real nutrients, like cocoa, coconut, almond butter and flax seed, for clean energy that won’t have them bouncing off the walls and crashing moments later! And it’s not just what they put in, but what they… Read More »

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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


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 »


Apr 03

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


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


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


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 »


Jul 16

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


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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