Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Falling in LOVE with Running and Perfect Bars!

Disclaimer:  I received a sample pack of Perfect Bars as part of being a BibRave Pro.  
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It's no secret that my diet is horrible.  It's not horrible everyday, but I do struggle to make healthy food choices.   Am I eating enough vegetables?  Do I eat enough fruit?  What about fiber? What about Protein?  

I'm a busy mom of two rambunctious boys.  I work a full time job as a dental hygienist and I maintain 5 days per week on the road doing what I love:  Running.

I am doing everything right in regards to exercise,  but my nutrition still struggles.  I find it difficult to make the time to prepare healthy and nutritious foods that will sustain my hunger and fuel me for my long days of running, working and mothering.  I love my children. I love my job. I love running.  But balance is key,  and the missing component that connects them all is nutrition.   It's funny - the definition of nutrition is: 

The process of obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

How can I grow as a runner and how can I grow healthy if I don't have the proper nutrition?   Perfect Bars are JUST THE TICKET!  What's a Perfect Bar you ask?  Read on and don't forget to enter my giveaway! 

This giveaway couldn't haven fallen at a better time.  It's Valentine's day this week and Perfect Bar and BibRave want to help YOU fall in love with them and with running!!

I love running.  I love crossing finish lines.  I love the social aspect of running. I love the way I feel when I'm running.  The list goes on and on.  

Recently, I've fallen in love with my post-run nutrition!  Typically, I run anywhere from 6-10 miles at 5AM.   When I get back from my run, "mom-mode" kicks in as I shower and get the kids ready for school. 

Breakfast is usually an afterthought.  So many thoughts all at once, snowpants, school bags, lunches, bus schedules, dog, breakfast for the kids.  It's not until I get in my car on my commute to work that I even have time to think about my needs;  my nutrition.  How many of you have felt this same chaos?  

Some days,  I only manage to grab a stick of mozzarella cheese.  By 9:30AM I am so hungry I eat everything in sight!  I am not joking.  Any and all food that even crosses my eyes is toast!  Get in my belly.  I think that's the runner term coined "Hangry."  Give me ALL.THE.FOOD before I get ANGRY!  RIGHT NOW!  ALL.THE.FOOD!
Insert loud chewing and slurping noises here. :) 

In all seriousness, you absolutely NEED to check out Perfect Bars!  These magical super-food bars have everything you need to have a successful morning.  No, they are not only for breakfast!  However, I have found that they fit best into my life as a post-run meal-replacement option.  If you check them out yourself, I'm sure that you can find the perfect spot they'll fit into your life as well!

Every Perfect Bar is handmade in a certified organic kitchen.  They are Kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, high in protein and loaded with 20+ organic superfoods.  They are so fresh they MUST be refrigerated! That's a sign that this company means business! 

There is so much goodness packed into each bar, I can't possibly write it all down.  Please go check out their website for yourself to see all the goodness!
Almond Coconut!  Vegan and 100% organic! 8g Protein, 6g fiber!

The Almond Coconut is my *TOP-PICK!  It tastes amazing and fills me up so that I don't get Hangry! It will surely become my go-to meal replacement option for my morning hussle.

I have sampled every flavor available and have compiled my list of my favorites.  Disclaimer:  This list is specific to my needs and my palate - it does not mean that I didn't like the bar, but I do have my favorites.  
  1. Almond Coconut - the flavors are distinct with a little sweet 
  2. Almond Butter -  creamy, smooth with a great texture and whole sesame seeds
  3. Almond Acai - Lighter, and a bit nutty with sweet hints of flavor
  4. Cranberry Crunch - smooth and peanut buttery with whole cranberries
  5. Carob Chip - really taste the sweetness and the organic honey
  6. Peanut Butter - very creamy, tasty and smooth
  7. Fruit & Nut - plump raisin, nuts, very thick texture

Fall in love with Perfect Bar and you may just fall in love with running!  Go on!  Give it a shot.  You have everything to gain:  especially your nutrition!

To win your VERY OWN sample pack and cooler pack, enter the giveaway below using Raffelcopter! You will NOT be disappointed. See below for your chance to WIN!  And remember:  You MUST include your e-mail as your way of contact. 

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  1. This week of blog posts has definitely got me hungry for these yummy looking bars.

  2. Those look delicious! I could definitely use some healthy snacks like this!

    Thanks for sharing!