Win 72 KIND Bars!

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.

  • Nicole Sinclair
    Posted at 10:29h, 06 June Reply

    I want to try the Dark Chocolate ones….cause i’m a sucker for chocolate 🙂

  • Laurenn Campos
    Posted at 10:31h, 06 June Reply

    Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt sounds AMAZING!!!

  • Franklin
    Posted at 10:32h, 06 June Reply

    Dark Chocolate is my favorite and I want to try Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan!!

    Love your blog!

  • Carlene RD @ Carlene's Figments
    Posted at 10:41h, 06 June Reply

    I would love to try the dark chocolate cinnamon pecan. This looks like a great line up of KIND products. Way to go Toby.

    • Toby Amidor
      Posted at 10:42h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks Carlene! I’ve tried all 4 and I’ll tell everyone my favorite flavor when I announce the winner tomorrow:)

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 10:41h, 06 June Reply

    Cashew and ginger spice sounds yummy!!!

  • Grishma
    Posted at 10:51h, 06 June Reply

    Cashew and ginger spice sounds yummm!

  • Ryan
    Posted at 11:33h, 06 June Reply

    Excited to try the Cashew & Ginger!

  • Alysa (InspiredRD)
    Posted at 12:53h, 06 June Reply

    Dark chocolate with sea salt is my favorite combo, so I can’t wait to try it!!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 12:55h, 06 June Reply

    Madagascar Vanilla Almond

  • Sarah @ Semi-Sweet
    Posted at 12:58h, 06 June Reply

    Oooh! I’ve been a fan of Kind bars since they first came out. They taste indulgent while, as you said, having pronounceable ingredients. As for which new bar I’d like to try . . . I’d say it’s a toss-up between the Dark Chocolate w/Sea Salt (I am a HUGE sweet ‘n’ salty fan) or the Cashew Ginger one – I am both a cashew and a ginger junky . . . this’d be right up my alley!

  • Sara P.
    Posted at 15:21h, 06 June Reply

    I would love to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond!

  • Ophira
    Posted at 15:39h, 06 June Reply

    Cashew and Ginger Spice sounds great. I’m a huge fan of KIND bars!!! Pick me.

  • Erin
    Posted at 17:02h, 06 June Reply

    Dark chocolate anything!

  • Erin P
    Posted at 17:27h, 06 June Reply

    I purchased both the Sea Salt and the Vanilla flavors last week to put in my home-packed “gluten-free-to-go” meals. I haven’t gone anywhere yet, so I haven’t tried them, but they look amazing!

  • Kimberly
    Posted at 18:31h, 06 June Reply

    The real dilemma is that I want to taste them ALL! I’m literally salivating from these mouth-watering creative combos. And the fact that they qualify as a healthy snack, well that is KIND and I’ll be wholly satiated.

    Thanks Toby – fun contest!

  • Brittany @ Eating Bird Food
    Posted at 21:08h, 06 June Reply

    Wow. All of these new flavors sound amazing! I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt. 🙂

  • Confused Truffle
    Posted at 22:26h, 06 June Reply

    Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan sounds amazing– reminds me of my stepdad’s family and their down South comfort food… pecan pie with chocolate chips! Only this is much better for you! 🙂

  • Alex Oppenheimer
    Posted at 23:21h, 06 June Reply

    They all sounds really delicious but I’m most intrigued by the Madagascar Vanilla Almond (I can just imagine how it might smell with an essence of vanilla). The Cashew & Ginger Spice sounds fabulous also! I’m a sucker for ginger!

  • Alexandria Hardy
    Posted at 08:12h, 07 June Reply

    I would love to try the Cashew & Ginger Spice – it sounds decadent and healthy all at the same time!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit
    Posted at 09:37h, 07 June Reply

    They all sound amazing but I have to go with the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan! LOVE Kind bars…they’re all so delicious!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 09:39h, 07 June Reply

    LOVE Kind bars. 🙂 The Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt sounds awesome.

  • Elise Sorge
    Posted at 09:39h, 07 June Reply

    I have been looking for these new bars as I cannot wait to try Madagascar Vanilla Almond and Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt!

  • Brittany
    Posted at 09:40h, 07 June Reply

    Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan. I’m a chocolate junkie!! 😉

  • Austin
    Posted at 09:43h, 07 June Reply

    Most excited to try the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan bars. Where can you go wrong with any of those ingredients??

  • Christina
    Posted at 09:45h, 07 June Reply

    They all sound delicious, but I would most like to try the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan – I’m slowly warming up to dark chocolate, and combining it with cinnamon and pecans just sounds amazing!

  • Trixie
    Posted at 09:48h, 07 June Reply

    Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt sounds intriguing. What a winning combo!

  • Mary Kate
    Posted at 09:57h, 07 June Reply

    I really want to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond, vanilla almond has always been one of my favorite combos

  • Keri Doolittle
    Posted at 10:09h, 07 June Reply

    Oooohh, I would LOVE to bring these to our golf charity event! The chocolate one sounds so good, heck, they all sound good!!

  • Lena
    Posted at 10:37h, 07 June Reply

    I’m a little surprised at how good they all sound but I’d love to try the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan the most. I’ve been reading how important different foods and spices are, cinnamon & nuts are right up there. I do love KIND bars already but the new ones sound great because they contain fiber and protein without a lot of calories. I share them with my Mom who is diabetic, put them in my husband’s lunch and give them to my sons instead of empty calories contained in most snacks. Even if I don’t win I’ll be looking for these new bars to try. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and think KIND bars help me to do that instead of reaching for the wrong foods. I am trying to eat smaller healthier foods in between meals to keep my energy up and try to increase my metabolism at the same time.

  • Jeff
    Posted at 13:20h, 07 June Reply

    They all sound great but the Cashew & Ginger Spice is the most intriguing flavor.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 13:51h, 07 June Reply

    Madagascar Vanilla Almond sounds very good!…They all sound tasty though, it’s hard to choose!

  • Brad
    Posted at 14:07h, 07 June Reply

    I literally just bought a box of assorted bars so I can try as many as possible, and am wanting to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond! 72 more please!!!!!!

  • casey ruppelt
    Posted at 16:21h, 07 June Reply

    so excited to try Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt. I love Kind Bars!

  • Renata
    Posted at 16:23h, 07 June Reply

    Cashew & ginger spice!

  • LeAnne
    Posted at 16:24h, 07 June Reply

    cinnamon pecan sounds lovely – and, good for blood sugar with the cinnamon!!!

  • Sloane
    Posted at 16:25h, 07 June Reply

    AH! Madagascar Vanilla Almond! YUM! 🙂

  • Georgiana
    Posted at 16:26h, 07 June Reply

    Yummy Madagascar Vanilla Almond

  • Letitia
    Posted at 16:31h, 07 June Reply

    OHHHH….can’t wait to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond. Vanilla is my favorite, as well as all KIND products!!

  • Rachael
    Posted at 16:36h, 07 June Reply

    I am SO excited to try the Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt Bar! Love these bars 🙂 Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Heather
    Posted at 16:43h, 07 June Reply

    Madagascar Vanilla Almond.or wait.. the Dark Chocolate Sea salt… ohh yummm..dark chocolate cinnamin pecan… ohhh I cant decide!!!!

  • Rachel
    Posted at 17:06h, 07 June Reply

    I absolutely LOVE KIND bars, and seriously look forward to them as a snack or part of breakfast (apple from home, blueberry vanilla cashew kind bar – sold at starbucks! & a red eye). I don’t think I could ever get sick of KIND bars, especially that flavor. These new flavors do look pretty tempting though… maybe I need to incorporate a Dark Chocolate Nut & Sea Salt bar into my post dinner or workout routine?! I can’t wait to try them.

    When I first had a KIND bar in college, I have never looked back to other “nutrition” bars — they simply can’t match up in taste, protein, fiber, and even packaging! Thank you KIND snacks, for your no so random acts of delicious-ness. I could rave about the bars all day, seriously.

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 12:34h, 08 June Reply

    Hi everyone,

    What a great giveaway! I loved reading all your comments!

    The winner of the KIND bars is…Brittany! Congrats! Please keep an eye out for my email so I can have the 72 bars mailed to you.

    I have many more giveaways in store. Stay tuned!

    Happy, healthy eating!

  • Athena R
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 June Reply

    The dark chocolate and sea salt sounds awesome. I just had my first KIND bar today and it was fabulous. I can’t wait to try other flavors.

  • Melissa
    Posted at 08:10h, 11 June Reply

    I want to try the dark chocolate, but right now I’m in love with peanut butter & strawberry bars!

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  • Jessica Sorensen
    Posted at 02:02h, 15 July Reply

    BLUEBERRY VANILLA & CASHEW!!! love them!!!

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