06 Jun Win 72 KIND Bars!
Many folks often assume that snacking is a no-no. It’s snacking on the wrong foods that can get you into trouble. Snacking on healthy foods is essential to any eating plan. Here are the do’s and don’ts of healthy snacking, then enter to win a 72 bars (yes, 72!) from one of my favorite brands.
Benefits of Snacking
Eating frequently keeps your metabolism revved and blood sugar stable. It helps prevents you from arriving at meals famished, which can lead to gorging on super-sized portions.
The #1 rule to remember when snacking is: the food must provide your body with important nutrients and contribute to satiety—meaning, it won’t leave you hungry. Snacks are most appropriate when you have a long stretch of time before you next meal– over 5 hours. Aim for 150-200 calories per snack and at least 3-4 grams of both fiber and protein.
Planning ahead is crucial when it comes to snacking. Always travel with healthy snacks when you’re on the go and stash some in your desk drawer to prevent visits to the vending machine.
KIND Nuts & Spices
I’ve always been a fan of KIND bars and frequently recommend them as a healthy snack choice. I was excited to learn about their new line of Nuts & Spices bars. These gluten-free bars come in 4 flavors – Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Madagascar Vanilla Almond, and Cashew & Ginger Spice.
For these bars, KIND flavored used spices to add flavor (without many calories) instead of dried fruit. Each bar only contains 5 grams of sugar. This is much lower than many nutrition bars on the market, which can have close to 20 grams of sugar. Each bar also has between 5-7 grams of protein and fiber and contains around 200 calories. I’m also a fan of the ingredient list, which contains only pronounceable ingredients.
Enter to Win!
I am giving away to one lucky commenter a variety pack of the KIND Nuts & Spices that includes 72 bars! You’ll receive:
- 24 Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt
- 24 Madagascar Vanilla Almond
- 12 Cashew & Ginger Spice
- 12 Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan
Enter in the comments for your chance to win. Tell me “Which Nuts & Spices bar flavor is your favorite or are you most excited to try?”
The contest begins 10:30AM EST today, and ends on Thursday June 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Prize sponsored by KIND snacks. Find KIND on Facebook and twitter.