Monday, January 26, 2015

Balance is Key to Health and KIND Bar #Giveaway

      My goal for the New Year was to bring you a weekly blog to inspire a healthier you...and then school started. So now my hope is to bring you new tips a couple times a month!

      For this week's blog series, "A Healthier You in 2015", I want to get you to think more carefully about the foods you put in your body.  Food is more than just calories; it provides us with essential nutrients that impact our health.  Choosing a balance of high quality nutrients will positively impact our health, decreasing your risk for a variety of poor health outcomes including cancer and diabetes.

      My goal for you this week is to start choosing meals and snacks that are balanced and provide a source of lean protein, fiber and healthy fats.

      One perfect balanced snack is a KIND bar. They are perfectly portioned; each bar is around 200 calories and is made with whole ingredients that provide heart healthy fats, protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied.   KIND bars come in 4 different varieties; Fruit & Nut, Plus, Nuts & Spices, and STONG & KIND, all of which are gluten free and made with non GMO ingredients that you can see and pronouce®.  My newest favorite is their Nuts and Spice Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Bar. With 5 grams sugar, 7 grams fiber and 5 grams of protein it's the perfect balance of nutrients and calories. The bars are also perfect to take with you on the go. I packed a few with me for my recent trip to San Francisco. One bar plus a banana helped keep me satisfied during my 6 hour flight, preventing me from having to purchase any expensive and not so healthy airplane snacks!

To find out more information about KIND Snacks and what KIND is doing to help improve our community check out KIND Movement and KIND Causes.
Want to win some of your own KIND snacks?

To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment here with your favorite healthy snack or KIND snack and send your email address to (your e-mail will remain confidential and is just a way to contact you if you win!)

You can enter additional times by:
  1. Tweeting about the giveaway: “I just entered @laurensharifiRD #giveaway for FREE @KINDSnacks bars”
  2. Following my Facebook page @ Bite Of Health
The giveaway will run from January 26th through 29th and I’ll pick a winner using and announce the winner later in the week.

If you would like to purchase your own KIND bars use promo code KINDNUTRITION @ to receive one case of KIND for 15% off plus free shipping through the end of February.

Good Luck!

 Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by KIND Snacks. I was compensated for my time by receiving free samples of the products mentioned. All opinions stated are my own.


  1. My favorite healthy snack is probably Greek yogurt with granola + fruit...but that pomegranate blueberry pistachio KIND bar looks amazing! <3

  2. Love kind bars! My favorites are the cranberry and the almond cashew flax!

  3. I like to eat yogurt and granola bars, including Kind bars.

  4. The caramel almond & sea salt Kind Bar I just ate was rather delicious, but I'd have to say my favorite healthy snack is a fresh mango banana smoothie!

  5. Almond & apricot! But some of these other flavors sound great

  6. Triscuits are one of my favorite snacks. Only 120 calories for 6 crackers.