We might not want to admit it but, how many times have we or our kids left home without breakfast? What do the kids take to eat for lunch or snacks? The volume of fast food and high sugar foods being devoured by our families is alarming. I know we lead busy and sometimes hectic lives but having a healthy substitute in our home is important.
Healthy Planet is an eco friendly company that is passionate about bringing us the healthiest and greenest products on the market. They offer us the biggest most comprehensive selection of organic, holistic and natural products/brands I have seen on one site. Here you can get groceries, supplements, herbs, vitamins & minerals, sports nutrition, and accessories like candles, books, water filters and sanitizers. Oh my goodness you can spend hours on this site savoring the abundant choices they supply. They go beyond just offering products. They also have a Health Condition category. Click on this link and you will be taken to a page that has a huge variety of ailments. Click on the condition you are concerned about and Healthy Planet will suggest products that may help. What a great service!
Going back to healthy meal and snack substitutes, I checked out their bars. They have nine different categories of bars. Each of these will offer all the products they have for that specific category. I chose the vegetarian link and found several items.
The Simply Bar sounded perfect for me and my family. The bars are vegan, milk & gluten free, kosher, all natural, high in protein, low in fat, a good source of iron and easy to digest. They come in seven different yummy and tasty flavors that would satisfy anyone’s taste buds. I got the Cinnamon Vanilla bars to try out but I think I would love to taste all the flavors.
The Simply Bars are incredibly delicious!! I love cinnamon and combined with vanilla makes it a winning combination. The flavor is mild yet noticeable. They are light and fluffy and made of soy crisps, they resemble a rice bar a lot. There are 160 calories with a whopping 16 g of protein, 4 g of fat and only 3 g of sugar which provides us with enough fuel to get up and go.
I put the Simply bars out on a serving tray next to a bowl of fruit to plant an idea or suggest to my family a healthy option. They got the hint! They all loved the bars and were impressed with the flavor and described it as very scrumptious and satisfying. They also felt they had a lot of energy and could keep going until meal time. A lot of times they will have junk food as a snack and will feel sleepy mid afternoon. My mother has a hard time digesting certain foods but she thought she would try a Simply Bar anyway. She was very pleased she had no stomach ache or gas.
Energy bars, vegetarian bars, protein bars, high fiber bars, meal replacement bars or whatever you want to call them, Healthy Planet carries them all. They’re an ideal alternative or option when you’re hungry and don’t have time to make a meal. I like the convenience of a bar, you can literally take them anywhere and they will fit in any purse, pocket or backpack. I would highly recommend the Simply Bars as an optimal snack or occasional meal replacement. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!
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