Becoming a parent means that you will never again take eating with utensils for granted. Your hands always seem to be busy holding a baby, a diaper bag, a carseat…or all three at one time.
Combine that with a busy job where you’re always eating on the go, and it becomes very difficult to find healthy things to eat. Can anyone relate?
I had the opportunity recently to review an awesome “on the go” product that passes the one-handed eating test with flying colors.
Do you remember when I volunteered at the Rev3 Triathlon here in Venice?
When I looked up the winner, Jesse Thomas, I learned that not only is he a professional triathlete, but he is also the CEO of a company called Picky Bars. See the logo on his trisuit?
He was such an awesome, personable guy that when his company reached out to me to try Picky Bars, I couldn’t wait to see what they were all about.
What are Picky Bars? They are “Real Food Balanced for Sport” – gluten and dairy-free energy bars made of only real food, with balanced nutrient ratios for endurance and recovery.
Jesse’s wife Lauren (track and field athlete) and her friend Stephanie actually created the bars while they were injured together and came up with a winning recipe. They needed something with the right nutrient ratios for their training, while also accommodating Steph’s celiac disease and Jesse’s gluten and dairy intolerance.
Well, I’m not really competing in any endurance sports right now (unless breastfeeding counts?) but I can definitely get behind the real food concept. I love that there are no ingredients in these bars you won’t recognize. All good stuff.
My favorite flavor?
YUM. You can’t go wrong when the flavor includes the words “Peanut Butter Booyah.” Can I get an amen?
My runner up? “Smooth Caffeinator.” Delicious.
You can buy the bars right on their website. And no, they didn’t pay me for this post, nor do I make any money if you buy their bars. I just love the idea of supporting a small business (read their story here) and they seriously ARE the best energy bars I’ve ever tasted!
Want to try Picky Bars? Enter to win a Sample Pack of their awesome flavors! Just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite one-handed snack. (I need ideas!) Sorry, giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Entries close on Monday at 7pm EST so don’t delay!