Monday, April 26, 2010

Krunchin' some Kardea

Hello! Did you enjoy the weekend? The sun was shining here and it was a pretty active weekend with work, play, chores. Well, we did get a little down time..........


The hubs finally got back late Sunday after a great race in G-town and now he's enjoying a recovery week while I am HATING enjoying a taper week. Hubs Coach has been training me for a race up in D-town. We head out Friday! Family, Fun, and racing........YEEHAW!
Anyway, Saturday was ALSO a great day because I got some goodies in the mail.



Kardea Nutrition sent a sample of their bars. I was so anxious to try them! I've been seeing them at Whole Foods and other Health Food stores around Austin. Here are the stats on the bars.

Plant Sterols-1 grams
•Total Fiber-7 grams with 5 grams Soluble Fiber


•Heart Healthy Soluble Fiber-3grams


•Protein-7 grams of Protein


•Vegetarian-Friendly (Chai Spice & Banana Walnut Are Vegan)


•Kosher Certified


•Only 150 Calories/Bar


•No Trans Fats


•Lower Glycemic Formulation

Pretty good to me! Now the question is.........how do they taste? Well, I first ripped open the the lemon/ginger (because I love that flavor combo) and took a bite. It was scrumptious! So scrumptious that I wanted to treat it as a luxurious topping to my yogurt mess. Plain Greek yogurt/cottage cheese mixture with lemon ginger kardea bar crumbled on top. GENIUS! This gave my mess such good flavor and added lots of fiber and extra protein.


My husband tried the Cherry almond and his exact words mumbles were...."MMMMM....Goood!" The other flavors (banana nut and chai spice) were also good, but I still love the Lemon/Ginger! Not too sweet and perfectly chewy.
I think a lot of people in the food/blogger world have probably tried these and loved them. They are great for post workout snacks, etc. Try 'em! Let me know your favorite flava!

Cheers,
LC

P.S.
Mission Monday will be back next week with Me & Bre tweakin' a Pre-Race Meal recipe. Stay tuned!

12 comments:

Bre said...

Can Sadie Mae get any cuter!? Guess that walk in the sun on the trail tired her out!

april said...

We are total opposites! LOL. I loved the chai and the banana the best! The texture was awesome too.. kind of like laffy taffy!

Nora said...

I've tried these too I think the cranberry almond and banana walnut were my favorites! I loved that the texture was that of oatmeal cookie dough...because I always snag some before it goes into the oven :)

Agent Nancy said...

Loved Nora's comment about the cookie dough (the question is how much dough do we eat before baking those cookies)! The texture is great on these bars; I find the combination of the chewiness and the crunch way more satisfying than other bars I've tried (plus, I love the nutrition and low calories!).

Therese said...

Ahh labs are so silly! Daisy lays like that all the time :)

I'd say the stats look pretty darn good on those bars.

GoBigGreen said...

I just got home from Whole Paycheck and missed those bars! I got the Pro-Bars this time. Also, I got some coconut oil but do i just cook with it? ie lower/medium heat as i would use olive or canola oil?

clueless!

I think hubby was at the race i was just at in Texas. The pro's had quite a turn out, hope he had a good one.
Thanks!

Janetha said...

hahaha that photo of your pup is adorable. i love it. i have never heard of those bars~ i am always on the lookout, so thanks for the review!

Abby said...

That picture of miss sadie mae is ADORABLE!

Lindsay Cotter said...

Ya, he was at the Galveston 70.3 (Lonestar). finished 10th. It was a pro championships! You can use coconut oil for cooking, baking, etc. I use it a lot for baking and stir frys. Its yummy!

ktbwood said...

I must try the bar!!!!!!! ive seen it!!! i would have LOVED the naner flavor :) thanks soo much for your prayers with EXAMS!! must needed girl!

Lindsay Cotter said...

Ya, he was at the Galveston 70.3 (Lonestar). finished 10th. It was a pro championships! You can use coconut oil for cooking, baking, etc. I use it a lot for baking and stir frys. Its yummy!

Agent Nancy said...

Loved Nora's comment about the cookie dough (the question is how much dough do we eat before baking those cookies)! The texture is great on these bars; I find the combination of the chewiness and the crunch way more satisfying than other bars I've tried (plus, I love the nutrition and low calories!).