LÄRABAR has been apart of my blog for the past six years. No matter what lifestyle change I make, they always fit right in. I am teaming up with LÄRABAR today for a giveaway + to show you how I fit the delicious bars into my lifestyle. LÄRABAR is food made from food and almost accessable for all – like all food should be!
I live a very active lifestyle. I am always on the go, working out, or traveling. I love that I can take the bars anywhere. They do not need to be refrigerated, most of the flavors won’t melt in my backpack, and I can find them almost anywhere!
My most favorite LÄRABAR flavor is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! It’s the one I always recommend. I love chocolate, so I try to have this flavor for dessert intead of reaching for the cookie jar after dinner. The crazy thing about this bar is that it only has four ingredients. It has cashews, dates, chocolate chips, and sea salt. All of the LÄRABAR bars stick to 2-9 ingredients.
I have been training for a half marathon for the past five months. Not only is stretching, drinking water, and foam rollers important, but so are post and pre workout fuel.
I have been using the LÄRABAR bars for pre and post workout fuel for years. They have the perfect amount of carbohydrates and fat (for energy), protein and sugar (for recovery)! Depending on how long my run is, I’ll eat half before and half after, or one before and one after!
The reason LÄRABAR is so accessable for most people is because their products are gluten-free, Kosher, and non-GMO. They offer a lot of vegan, dairy-free and soy-free options! It makes healthy snacking so much easier.
Food is your best friend when you are training. You should make sure to pack snacks with you on long hikes, trail runs, or just because. I am the only one in my friend’s group that doesn’t experience feeling “hangry”, but I ALWAYS keep snacks in my purse for those friends. LÄRABAR bars are great for the hangry friends because they won’t melt and get your purse all gross! They have all the healthy ingredients and key nutrients to make you feel good and energized!
I had an eight mile run planned on Thursday, so I had a high-fuel breakfast. I had coffee with three tablespoons of protein powered blended in, water, and a blueberry muffin LÄRABAR! The LÄRABAR bars have all the healthy carbs for an energetic run. I love that they are packed with nutrients, but not heavy on the stomach before a workout.
My run felt so great! My plan was to go eight light miles. That means running for a longer period of time, which burns more calories and requires more energy.
It never hurts to bring your snacks to games and events either! I would LOVE to eat all the nachos, cheese dogs, and popcorn at the games, but it doesn’t fit into my healthy lifestyle at the moment. I’ve been working so hard to crush goals, and those types of food only makes me feel sluggish. When I’m at basketball games or football games, the smells of the food always make me hungry! Having the LÄRABAR bar in my purse saved me from going straight to concessions and eating all the nachos that I desired.
I woke up super early on Saturday to fit in a run! I was on the go all day and had to fit everything in before one of my friend’s weddings at 4pm. I had no time to cook, no time to sit down and eat, because I had bigger priorities like running and going to the mall 🙂
My pre-run fuel/breakfast was a peanut butter chocolate chip LÄRABAR bar. The run felt so great and I was so happy we had time to fit it in.
I was hungry by the time we got to the mall so I grabbed a vitamin C energy boost water and ate the Lemon LÄRABAR hiding away in my purse. Those two bars made up for all the energy I burned during my workout. I needed all the fuel I could get because I had only one hour to shower and get ready for the wedding. This is why it should be called the “Lifestyle” bar.
I packed a peanut butter cookie LÄRABAR bar in my purse just incase I was hungry before the reception. It ended up saving one of my friends who was hangry and struggling. Like I said before, ALWAYS pack snacks for your friends!
I always have to eat first thing in the morning. When I wake up, I’m starving! I usually have half a LÄRABAR bar with my cup of coffee. This may sound strange, but I actually keep them in my freezer! I love them cold. I was so impressed with the Banana Bread flavor! It’s only made up of three ingredients! Dates, Bananas, and Almonds! I would eat this before actual banana bread any day.
A lot of people think that packaged food is unhealthy. LÄRABAR is the opposite and proof that it is VERY possible to get REAL food from a package.
LÄRABAR bars taste so good because they are a blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts, and spices. And they’re super delicious dipped in coffee 😉
I have tried most of the LÄRABAR bars but there are some flavors still on my bucket list. I haven’t tried the carrot cake, peanut butter & jelly, or chocolate chip brownie yet! I cannot wait to get my hands on them.
Just be careful because your will PUPS love them too! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t break off a piece for them too.
LÄRABAR is giving my readers a chance to win an awesome prize pack & it’s so easy to enter!
THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS♥
- Head over LARABAR.COM
- Pick your favorite flavor.
- Comment back on this blogpost with your favorite flavor’s ingredients!
THE REAL FOOD PRIZE PACK:
Larabar branded S’well bottle, Real Food tank, fruit push pins, a cloth snack baggie and 12 core bar flavors ♥
*Giveaway is open to readers in the US only and ends in one week, January 31st (my birthday)*
**HEATHER H. WON THE GIVEAWAY!** LOOK OUT FOR AN EMAIL FROM LARABAR! <3
This is a sponsored post brought to you by LARABAR, but all opinions are my own.