Yes, you read the title right. No, I’m not running around naked. I found another quick and delicious option for on-the-go nutrition! And, no, I am not getting freebies or any kind of kick back for sharing this information.
Getting ready to fly off to a conference, I went to my local health food store to grab some on-the-go grub that would travel well – you know, through TSA friskings, x-ray interrogations, doggie drug sniffing parties, etc…
I’m a fan of Lara Bars and packing my own little containers of nuts so I won’t be stuck eating iceburg lettuce and waxy tomatoes on the road. I was intrigued to see another option for gluten-free, vegans and bought a few NuDe Food Bars to try out on the trip. Fortunately for me, the conference marked every item in the buffet so I could have something wonderful and different at every meal that was both vegan and gluten-free. So I brought most of my goodies back home to eat later, including these NuDe Food Bars.
Today, for an aftertnoon snack, I finished off the second half my NuDe bar. They are really dense and come in resealable bags, making it easy to eat a portion and save the rest. (I saved mine for a day and it was still fresh in the pouch. The Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor is pretty tasty and half a bar made the perfect snack. It’s made with lots of raw, organic and even some fair trade ingredients. A whole bar would truly be a meal. This one has 440 calories in the entire bar, so a little more than twice that of a Lara Bar. They are a bit more expensive, but since they are double the size, they end of being about the same cost per serving as other bars.
You can purchase, locate a store and view ingredients on their website, CrystalRiverOrganics.com. I still have a couple more flavors in the pantry to try, but I definately plan to buy them again for travel, quick meals and a nice energy boost.