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Have you ever heard of the Health Warrior Chia Bars? I hadn’t. Okay, let me be the first to say I am not a huge “protein bar” fan. They do absolutely nothing for me. If I need to snack, I’d rather snack on a piece of chicken or a hard-boiled egg. But these are Chia bars, my friends… not weighed-down lump-in-your-stomach protein bars. Besides, I’ve grown fond of adding Chia to some of my various foods… so I was super excited to try these.
We’ve all heard that Chia is one of those super foods we should all add to our diet. Why? Because a 1-ounce serving of Chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
Now then… Health Warrior Chia Bars contain:
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Omega-3: 1100 mg
- Protein: 3 g
- They are also gluten-free and 100% vegan.
If you have followed my blog in the past, you know I suffer with hypoglycemia and occasional GI issues when I run. Finding the proper fuel is essential. And I just may have finally found it. #truth
I have tried these both pre-run and pre-gym. I have not had one single issue. They’re not heavy; they have staying power, meaning my sugar doesn’t drop and they hold me over for at least a couple of hours; and quite simply, they taste really good. I’m pleased. And when it comes to fueling, I am not easy to please… or should I say my stomach isn’t.
I then had my busy coworkers try them. Depending on how many animals we have admitted at any given time, sometimes all they get is 5 minutes for a snack and these bars really help with hunger and energy in a time crunch.
The bars also come with a fun Marathon Training coloring book, which is actually quite hilarious when you read through it. Every runner will be able to relate to the entertaining captions. (“H is for Hitting the wall. Walls are bad. Walls feel big. Walls can become walks.”) And really… we’re all adults here… who doesn’t like to color these days! While AJ did his homework at night, I sat next to him and colored away. #qualitytime
Anyhoo… if you’re interested in trying these yummy bars, click here. If you’re interested in getting one of the coloring books with some bars, follow this link. A full box of 15 is $15.99, or you can try a sample box for $4.99.
Please do remember that everything stated above is based on my own opinion and the links are not affiliates. If you’d like to research the bars further or read other opinions, you can check out some reviews from my fellow BRPs: Brenda, Matt, Amy, Jessica, Janelle, Lindsey, and Emily.
Either way, I give the chia bars an A+.