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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Shape Up With Balance Bars

It's no secret that I try to live a healthy lifestyle. The key word there is TRY.  Most weeks I exercise regularly and eat somewhat healthy. Of course, I'm a sucker for ice cream and wine which always seem extra plentiful over the summer. Oh, and vacations are just a killer - so much yumminess all rolled up into one week. So I was really excited when I was asked to participate in the Summer Shape Up collaboration between Balance Bars and Walmart. I feel like I've definitely fallen off the wagon over the last couple of weeks and needed a push to get back on.

So I headed off to Walmart to pick up some Peanut Butter and Cookie Dough Balance Bars.


Oh, and yes, there are some Cheez Its in the cart, too. Those are a staple in our household! Now say what you will about Walmart but you can't beat their prices on most products. I was able to pick up the 6 pack box of Balance Bars for just $4.56 - a total steal.

I had actually never tried Balance Bars before even though I have tried a decent amount of bars in the past. They have over 20 vitamins and minerals, a low glycemic index, and are an excellemt source of antioxidants. But how do they taste, you ask? Well I'm happy to report that they are yummy - not chalky or just plain gross like some energy bars can be!

I love nutrition bars because they are so easy. You will often find me eating one while trying to dress an unruly preschooler or while driving around town running errands. I always seem to have time to feed the kids breakfast but never myself which is why bars are always in stock at my house. The Balance Bars also kept me full all morning which is a must. I find if I eat one in the morning it helps to prevent me from snacking. Snacks are a huge downfall for me so any way I can reduce them is a plus!

How about you? Would you like to try out Balance Bars? Well one lucky Dollops reader is going to receive a variety box of Balance Bars as well as a $10 Walmart gift card. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

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**Disclosure: I was provided with a Walmart gift card as part of a sponsored collaboration with Balance Bar in order to purchase Balance Bars and other summer, fun items for my family. As always, all opinions are my own.

8 comments:

  1. I love have bars on hand - in my purse, in the car...! These look great!

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  2. I'm always afraid of protien bars and shakes because I can't usually stand the chance but if you say they're good I'll cross my fingers! Thanks!

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  3. I am not usually a bar fan ... we'll not that kind... but I actually like balance bars. Who knew they had cookie dough!? I guess a little more balance in my life might be good.

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  4. It is so hard to find a good bar. So thankful you shared this because I tend to choose the worst tasting ones out there. I'll have to try these ones out!

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  5. I also, TRY to eat healthy. I'm trying harder these days as we are doing a Biggest Loser at work.

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  6. Oh vacation, I'm already thinking about the yummy snacks we allow ourselves to get while on vacation. LOL I really do need to try to be good, though. These look like a good option for the road.

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  7. I always carry bars in my bag --- you never know when you're going to be hungry!

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  8. Cheez-its are staple in my family as well! But the balance bars sound beneficial..

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