February is upon us and we know what that means! Valentine’s day is coming and the stores are stocked with red, pink and white, heart-shaped everything! It’s time to get or make that special something for your special someone.
Perhaps you’re looking for a recipe that says, “I love and care about you enough to make you this healthy and tasty meal!” Try the Butternut Squash with Haricot Vert it’s delicious, nutritious and will definitely get your hearts singing.
Valentine’s day is also a time of year when people tend to load up on chocolates leading to a higher than normal calorie and fat intake, just for the sake of romance. You could avoid this dilemma by getting your active, on-the go sweetheart a Valentine that has the chocolate flavor we love but the nutrients our hearts really need.
You’re in luck! Balance Bar ® has a wide variety of flavors such as Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch and a new flavor, Chocolate Raspberry – both perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. We suggest taking your chocolate lover out for an active and fun Valentine’s day and bring a couple Balance Bars ® with you as nutrition packed snacks. Explore their wide variety of flavors by visiting their website!
These small bars pack a nutrient punch with 23 vitamins and minerals in each bar and are an excellent source of antioxidants vitamin A, C & E! Plus, the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch is loaded with 14 grams of protein, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and has only 200 calories! The Chocolate Raspberry is a little smaller but complete with 13 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrate and 4 grams of fiber. It’s also gluten free (bonus for those with a gluten allergy) and only 180 calories per bar.
We received a sample of these bars to try for ourselves and found them to be full of flavor and they satisfied our chocolate cravings too. CMU Dietetic Intern, Jessi, really enjoyed the Chocolate Raspberry flavor. It was chocolatey, chewy, filling and as a benefit it had the sweet, tart taste of raspberries.
Balance Bar ® does a great job delivering a tasty and healthy product that is the perfect size to satisfy those in between meal hunger pains. What’s more to love?
Glad you asked! We’re giving away a Valentine’s tin full of Balance Bars to one lucky AtP reader – it could be you! To enter this heart throbbing giveaway, please follow the directions below and have a hearty, healthy, and happy Valentine’s day!