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Do you ever get busy during the day, and you just forget about eating? Whether it’s because you’re on the go, busy at work or dealing with a sick child, there’s never a good reason to skip a meal. I should know, because this is one of my struggles. In fact, I’ve had this issue for many years, since I was a teen. I become so immersed with what I’m doing, that I literally need to schedule snack and meal breaks for myself or I won’t eat until the end of the day when I try to remember when I last ate. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve had fainting spells and episodes of dizziness. Now, that’s not a way to live!
I discovered a few years ago that keeping the diaper bag or my purse supplied with a few easy snacks helps to keep me on track. I always try to carry a big jug of water with me and then I like to do something easy like a string cheese, some easy to carry fruit like apples or bananas, and especially high protein bars. Which is why I’m so excited to share my newest find with you!
Introducing the Life Choice Meal Replacement Bars
Recently while shopping at Walmart for some smarter snacks, I came across these Life Choice Nutrition Bars. They have an entire line of different bars based on your needs, but because of my habits, I was drawn towards the Meal Replacement Bars. What’s great about these bars isn’t just how great they taste or the variety of flavors that can be found. The fact that they are high in both protein and fiber will give your body a great boost when you need it most. These are perfect to take as on the go snacks or even keep tucked in your desk while you work. Even the most well planned days can experience a hiccup and it’s great to be prepared when it comes to fuel for your body.
High Protein Snacks
Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t customize these snacks just a bit. Even though these bars are so satisfying and delicious on their own, I just had to play with my food and create something super easy with them since I had a few on hand and had a little spare time to create some snacks. Keeping the added snack nutrition these bars contain in mind, I decided to create a parfait and some bark to snack on. Both recipes are super simple and quick to make, they take only minutes to whip up!
Fruity Peanut Butter Crunch Parfait
- 1 Life Choice Meal Replacement Bar in Peanut Butter Crunch, sliced then quartered
- 3/4 cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
- 2-3 medium strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 small banana, sliced
Fruity Peanut Butter Crunch Parfait Directions:
This parfait is so easy to put together. Just grab your favorite lowfat vanilla yogurt, and slice up your strawberries and banana.
Open up the peanut butter crunch bar and cut it up into bite sized chunks.
Dark Chocolate Berry Bark
- 2 Life Choice Meal Replacement Bars in White Chocolate Pretzel, cut into tiny pieces
- 20 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 5 ounce bag of dried fruit (mine was blueberries, cherries, cranberries and plums)
Dark Chocolate Berry Bark Instructions:
Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the melted chocolate all over. Top with half of the dried berries and half of the cubed white chocolate pretzel bars. Using a spatula to smooth, gently spread the chocolate and even it out, being sure to cover the berry and chunks with a little melted chocolate.
Finish it off by adding the rest of the toppings, and refrigerate between 10-20 minutes until the chocolate is cooled and solid.
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