31 Jul 2009, Comments (3)

Nature's Path Organic Chewy Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola Bar

Author: healthnuttxo

Bored of my usual granola bars, i decided to give Nature’s Path Organic Chewy Granola Bars a try. They come in many flavors, but i received the Flax Plus Pumpkin flavor to try. This bar has 0g trans fats, is WHEAT FREE, and is low in sodium. There are 15 grams of whole grain or more per serving, so i figured i would eat this bar with some raisins as a pre-workout breakfast. It’s a pretty hefty bar too, it’s thick, too, ( it’s 40g) which i like because i like to feel like i’m EATING something, not like i’m eating a thin nothing that won’t satisfy me.

So after munching on a bite of this bar, the first word i thought of was YUM! It’s sweet, chewy and moist. There are flax seeds and pumpkin seeds dispersed throughout the bar, but they aren’t hard at all so they don’t take away from the chewyness of the bar. It reminds me of a healthier rice krispie treat with the consistency, but it’s very good. I think the sticky/chewiness is due to the organic tapioca syrup and invert cane syrup that are used in the bar.

After eating this bar i felt satisfied. It was light on my tummy, but didn’t leave me feeling hungry. I was also happy that i eating flaxseeds- we all know the nutritional punch flaxseeds provide. 400 omegas per bar! woo! With the raisins, it provided me the perfect amount of energy for my cardio kickboxing class, and i wasn’t starving after class either. I will definitely be buying these again! (as there’s only 5 in a box and i only have 2 left!!)

Each bar is 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 37 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. I wish there was a weee bit more protein, but i’m not complaining. This bar ROCKS!

Organic tapioca syrup, Organic rolled oats, Organic brown rice flour, Organic evaporated cane juice, Organic pumpkin seeds, Organic invert cane syrup, Organic flax seed, Organic soy oil, Organic acacia gum, sea salt, Organic spice, Organic molasses, Organic rice bran extract.

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