Friday, April 6, 2012

Food Friday - The Clif Z Bar!

Okay, even though I have another "Food Friday" post ready to share that consists of feta, I decided to hold off and give you all a break from my feta fetish! (I realize not everybody enjoys feta.)

So.....onto something else this week.

Are you ever in a hurry or on the go and aren't home to eat one of your normal snacks? Even though I try to plan ahead and take snacks with me, (even it it requires me bringing a little lunch bag with an ice pack) there are inevitably those times when I'm not prepared. This is when I fall back on the Clif Z bar. Now, why this bar opposed to others?
Each bar is 95% organic, lower in sugar than your average health bar, and made with 11g of whole grains. What you won't find in these bars are all the "no no's."

- No high fructose corn syrup
- No hydranated oils
- No preservatives
- No Trans Fats
- No artificial flavors
- No artificial colors

They do make the regular version of the Clif Bar but in my honest opinion, as a snack we don't need that many calories. Therefore, sticking with the "kid" version is perfect. Each Z bar is only 140 calories which is a bonus, as most average bars are anywhere between 190-240 calories or more. 

These really are a perfect pre or post workout snack, afternoon snack, and good source of protein.  Just to have them around handy to fall back on is much better than buying that candy bar. Not to mention, they are very similar to eating a cookie! I like to keep a couple of them in the glove box of my car, so that if I'm ever in a bind, I've got something quick and easy.
My favorite Flavor: CHOCOLATE BROWNIE!
Where to buy them: Not all stores carry the Z bar. Most just carry the actual Clif bar so you may have to look around. They usually run about $1.00 a bar or you can go to Costco like I do and get a box. I find it much cheaper. You get a box of 24 bars for around $13.00 and it comes with three different flavors - honey graham, chocolate brownie, and chocolate chip. 
Again, I know everyone has a personal preference when it comes to these sorts of things, but for me, the Clif Z bar  has helped me on my journey and has provided me with not only the satisfaction I need when I'm on the go and in need something quick and healthy, but also the feeling of having that treat we all need with a lot less calories and sugar than maybe my old way of doing things.

What do you say?  Ready to try a Clif Z bar?

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13 comments:

  1. I love Clif Bars. I love them all. I have not been eating too many lately. I think after reading that I'm going to have to go out and get some.

    Sarah
    notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! Thanks for the snack tip! I was looking for something I could keep in my car/pantry that I can grab on the go! Thanks for blogging about your weight loss journey and sharing Christ in the process. Your posts brighten my day!

    http://bnoelwilliams.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome Brittany. Thanks for dropping by. Looks like you left your blog address. I'll have to stop by and take a peak.

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  3. Thanks for this. I've had a problem finding a bar that wasn't loaded with junk or laden with calories. This is perfect!

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    1. Kimberlynn, I think you'll really like them. I find them very satisfying too!

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  4. I like them, but mostly buy them for my son, who is obsessed with his "cookies" I figure this is a good way for him to have a healthy cookie :) I've never thought about keeping them for a snack for me, good idea!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Emily. Sometimes when we're so worried about our kiddos we forget about ourselves. Next time you're at the store....by one for YOU!

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  5. Have you discovered "Pure protein" at Walmart yet? You should!

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  6. I have bought the cliff kid bars for my kids and they didn't like them. Neither did I. I am not sure they were the Z bars though. I will look for individual bars and give them a try...

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  7. I bought some of the Z bars last week. I wouldn't say that I LOVE them, but I feel that it is more of a mind game than anything. If I think "this is exactly like chocolate", I feel satiated. It doesn't taste great, but I've come to accept that a lot of "healthy" food tastes much different than the fried, fatty, sugary foods I was raised on. Thanks for the tip!

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  8. Well I took your advice and tried the Z bars and am hooked! I like to have them for my late afternoon snack or a pre-workout snack. They work pretty well for dessert too! I loved the chocolate brownie and the honey graham. Thanks for the tip!

    http://lindsay-randomrandom-ness.blogspot.com/

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  9. I just found the Z bars at Target (I got the choc brownie ones) only 3 points plus on Weight Watchers and just enough to get your chocolate/sweet fix! Thank you for the info!!! Connie

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