Monday, February 10, 2014

Fiber Love Review

A few months ago, I entered a giveaway to win some Fiber Love Bars from Jessie's Giveaway. Unfortunately I didn't win, but a few days later, Mary Kate from Fiber Love emailed me. A wonderful lady, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for her products. When I returned back to my apartment after Christmas break, there was a lovely little package with lots of enticing flavors to try, and a cute handwritten note. Unfortunately, I had only just started my gluten free challenge the day before, so I had to count down the days till I could try them.

As I am sure many of you know, when you return from a run, you are often ravenously hungry. I always try to have some kind of snack while I stretch/make breakfast/shower as it is so important for your body to start the recovery process within 30 minutes.

The first day I was back on gluten free foods was the perfect day to give the Fiber Love Bars a try. It was a hard decision, with lots of appealing flavors, but I went for the Blondie bar, as blondies are one of my favorite desserts.

I have had fiber bars in the past, and I have to say I was not a big fan, but I could tell that Fiber Love had put a lot of time and effort into their product, so I was hopeful. As I stretched outside in the cold, I tried my first bar, and really enjoyed it. It tasted more like a chewy cookie than a fiber bar. One of those bars that you can tell is really good for you, but did not taste like bran flakes.

This is a pretty impressive feat for a bar containing only 130 calories, while still bringing in 12grams of fiber. That takes you well on your way to a healthy digestive system (48% on your way if you are a numbers person). The bars have a variety of grains and seeds that each bring their own nutritional benefit to the mix.

With flavors like Blueberry Cobbler, Banana Walnut, and Carrot Cake, there is sure to be a flavor for you. My personal favorite was the chocolate brownie as it tasted like a real brownie....just with a bit more of a texture, kind of similar to a no-bake cookie, which is definitely not a bad thing. I love a variety of textures in my food.

Fiber Love is not just a good looking, great tasting product, they are Non GMO Project certified, and kosher! I also loved the bright, fun packaging they were dressed in! Not to mention the company itself is a genuinely, lovable company, who really cares about their customers. If you don't believe me, check out their About page HERE, you will love them as much as I do!

All about the love!
I decided to have some fun with my Fiber Love Bars, taking advantage of the special day coming up this week. Using cookie cutters to make them into hearts, and warming them in the oven microwave for a few seconds to make them even more like a fresh baked cookie. It is the perfect time to try out these bars, find yourself in Fiber Love.....see what I did there ;) They say not to laugh at your own jokes right? I am definitely chuckling away to myself right now.....pathetic :)

Oh, one more thing! I am participating in Fit Tip Tuesday with Lisa from The Skinny on Health:

My Fit Tip of the week is Remember you are only human! At this time of the year, it is easy to get sick, have to miss a day due to bad weather, or not get as much as you wanted/needed to. That is completely okay! Do not get down on yourself, we all have slip ups, and tomorrow is a new day. Forgive yourself, and continue as you mean to go on.

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Have you ever tried Fiber Love Bars? What do you usually eat when you return from exercise?

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18 comments:

  1. These bars sound awesome!! Love that fit tip too - I'm battling a cold right now so I've got to remember it's okay to take a rest day!

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    1. Thanks Leigha! Yes, nothing wrong with taking a rest day :) Better to be safe!

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  2. I've been on the fence about trying out these bars, but now I think I'm going to after this review!

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    1. Yes, you should! They are much better than fiber one! More wholesome!

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  3. Oh yum! These look and sound better than Fiber One bars, which I've eaten in the past. I'm always on the lookout for a good "bar". Thanks!

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    1. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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  4. I really do like these bars - I've tried the cinnamon raison and banana nut and they are pretty tasty. Although not really filling enough for me, so I like to pair them with some yogurt or a couple of laughing cow cheeses wedges (especially the cinnamon cream cheese!).
    Great fit tip! I totally agree with you on that one. Back in the day I used to get soooo discouraged, but this week I've taken three rest days do to some heavy training that has resulted in headaches and insatiable hunger, so I've eased up, and I don't care lol. Plus, it is super cold outside! WHERE IS SUMMER????

    Have a great day :)

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    1. Yeah, I agree it is not a snack that could last you a long time. The fiber helps, but I usually have something else with it too. That sounds great with yogurt! I bet it would also be good with peanut butter :) Of course!

      Thanks for the support, you did the right thing by the sound of it! I know! Tell me about it! I am dreading this latest storm!!!

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  5. I was so happy to find your blog. I'm a fellow Philly runner; I'm out on the drives almost daily (much older and much slower than you!). Plus I'm passionate about cooking--been blogging for 7 years and have written 3 veggie cookbooks. I can't believe I didn't find your blog sooner.

    These bars look fab, BTW. Stay warm in the snow!

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    1. I am excited to check out yours! I wonder if we have ever crossed paths on Kelly :) I am sure we have, will have to take a good look at your profile and look out for you! That is awesome about the cookbooks, congratulations!!!

      Thanks for the support, looks like you are the one I should be learning from :)

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  6. Yum those bars look delicious! I love the fit tip too, it's so true and so important to remember. I missed my workout yesterday and felt so bad about it, thanks for helping me feel better! :)

    Thanks for linking up, excited to see you join in next week!!

    xo

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Of course, you should not have been beating yourself up anyway. Like you said in the tweet, we are only human :)

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  7. Great review Tina. I've never tried Fiber Love but I will if I can find them locally :)

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    1. Thanks Jill, I hope you can.....maybe after the gluten free change....or maybe we can convince them to make GF versions!

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  8. I've never heard of Fiber Love bars but they look and sound delicious! It's not always easy to find GF bars so I'll definitely keep an eye out for them. :)

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    1. Im afraid they arent GF :( I had to wait till I was back on gluten before I could try them! We are trying to convince them to try though :)

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  9. These Fiber Love bars are so good! I've tried the banana walnut, and chocolate brownie flavour, but I would have to say my favorite is the cinnamon raisin. I'm so sad because i can't find them at any of the supermarkets anymore :(

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    1. Oh really, I have seen them in quite a few places lately! Where do you live?

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