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Balance Bar Summer Fitness Tips Giveaway

936399_653791314647834_164482151_n My job keeps me extremely active during the school year. I eat right and stay fit easily. When summer starts, it can be a whole other story. In the past I had gained anywhere between 5-10 pounds over the short time off. What to do, you ask. I have found that simply taking the time to get just a few minutes of exercise in a day and eating the right foods can make a major difference. I know, I know you don’t think you have time between all the chores around the house, work and dealing with the kids and their activities. That is what I thought too. I am telling you that even taking 5 or 10 minutes a day can make a difference. Sometimes I do leg lifts while washing the dishes or squats when I lean down to get clothes out of the drier to fold em. Stuff like this will add up. You have to take some time for yourself so you  are able to stay healthy and get all of life’s long list of chores done. Ever been on a plane? What does the flight attendant tell you to do if the oxygen mask falls in an emergency? That’s right, put it on yourself first so you can breathe and are able to help your children. A lot of good you will do your babies if you are unconscious from lack of oxygen. Staying fit is just as  important. Being healthy can help ya keep up with those toddlers learning to explore, etc…

Eating right is super important too. Yes I know fast food is easy, but most of it is so bad for you. Ever gone on those company websites and read the nutrition information on your favorite fast food meals. They are generally packed full of salt, bad fats (not all fats are bad) and calories. The alternative is simple grab healthy take with you snacks. Fresh fruits and veggies are great. If you are looking beyond the produce section for something that is purse carry friendly try Balance Bar. Balance Bar is one way to snack healthy. They sent me several of their flavors for review. Let’s check em out.

Blueberry Acai Balance Bar Barebar_bare_blueberry_acai_large

Delightful sweetness of blueberries accentuates the crispy bar. Coated in a under-layer of creamy yogurt. Delicious. Sure to be a favorite in the house.

Whole grain nutrition and hearty rolled oats meet a burst of blueberry and acai fruit flavor, offering lasting energy for any activity – with a sweet finish that satisfies your taste buds.

bar_bare_sweet_and_salty_peanut_butter_largeSweet & Salty Peanut Butter Balance Bar Bare

A perfect balance of sweet peanut butter and salty nuts. Yummy and highly satisfying.

Real roasted peanuts and creamy peanut butter flavor combine with the whole grain goodness of rolled oats to provide a perfectly balanced sweet and salty Balance Bar snack, with energy to spare.

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almondbar_bare_sweet_and_salty_chocolate_almond_large
Balance Bar Bare

So very delicious. Big pieces of crunchy almonds surrounded by crispy chewy granola  in a delectable layer of creamy chocolate goodness. And you’re not going to believe how good they are for you. Check out the nutrition facts.

Sweet, meet Salty. Saltbar_bare_sweet_and_salty_chocolate_almond_nutrition_factsy, meet Sweet. Rich chocolatey flavor spends quality time with real almonds and whole grain oats. Our Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond Balance Bar is a delicious combination that delivers all the energy you need.

Nutrition at a Glance:

  • 15g Protein
  • 200 Calories
  • 6g Whole Grain
  • 5g Fiber
  • Excellent Source of Antioxidants
  • 19 Vitamins & Minerals

bar_original_double_chocolate_brownie_largeDouble Chocolate Brownie Balance Bar

Has a soft chewy texture. Delicious chocolate brownie flavor. Packed full of the nutrients your body needs. Nutrition should always taste this good.

Talk about a trip to chocolate heaven! Rich chocolate brownie flavor with decadent chocolate chips is topped with yet another drizzle of chocolatey goodness, creating this on-the-go high energy bar without the sugar crash of a candy bar.

Nutrition at a Glance:

  • 14g Protein
  • 200 Calories
  • Balanced 40-30-30 Nutrition
  • Excellent Source of Antioxidants & Vitamin D
  • 23 Vitamins & Minerals

Want to keep up with all things Balance Bar?You can like em on Facebook and follow em on Twitter.

Ready to buy?  Head on over to Balance Bar and get ya some of these great bars.

The generous folks at Balance Bar have offered to give one lucky Texas Kitchen reader a variety of Balance Bars, a travel journal and travel cooler.
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Giveaway ends July 8, 2013 @11:59PM PST. US  only. Winner will be picked via If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment.  You may post e-mail as: username at domain dot com for security reasons. Winners will be notified by e-mail Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
I was not a paid for my opinion; however I may have been given a free product for review. Thanks to all of my sponsors and their parent companies for their support in this giveaway.

Giveaway Closed Winner Lorena Keech


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