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 enter for your chance to win, leave a comment here with your favorite healthy snack or KIND snack and send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org (your e-mail will remain confidential and is just a way to contact you if you win!)
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If you would like to purchase your own KIND bars use promo code KINDNUTRITION @ http://www.kindsnacks.com/ to receive one case of KIND for 15% off plus free shipping through the end of February.