My New Favorite Snack Bar

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Have you tried Larabar’s new Ãœber bar? Holy goodness it’s delicious!

A few weeks ago, Larabar sent me their four Ãœber flavors to try, but Mal ate three of the four before I had a chance to try them. The Cherry Cobbler was fair game, so I tried it last night, and it’s seriously the best bar I’ve ever eaten. It was sweet and salty, dessert-like, and really tasted like cherry cobbler. It was basically a mix between a Larabar bar and a KIND bar””chewy and fruity, but with tons of nuts. I’m a huge fan of these babies. You gotta try them!

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Last night’s dinner was chicken with a peanut dipping sauce, roasted red and green bell peppers, and roasted Brussels sprouts. The peanut sauce was really good, so I ended up dipping all of my veggies into it.

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After dinner, I enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine on the couch while I watched TV with Mal and Murphy. (My wine glass is from my bridal shower!)

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Question of the Day

What’s your favorite kind of bar?

P.S. I read an interesting article in Woman’s Health the other day about meat and labeling. I knew “natural” was a unless label, but I didn’t realize that “grass-fed” was also meaningless. I thought you guys might find it helpful too.



  1. I LIVE for Kind Bars and Larabars. Of the Kind variety, I can’t get enough of the Blueberry Vanilla or the Macadamia Apricot. When it comes to Kind Bars, I love the Apple Pie and Blueberry Muffin. I must try the Ubers!

  2. i’ve been hooked on clif bars for the last 6 months or so but i’m looking to change it up so I hope Wegman’s (my local grocery store) has these soon.

    thanks for the meat and labeling article. i had no idea!!! 🙂

  3. Those look amazing! I love PURE Bars. My favorite flavor is the orange. Cute wine glass! I have a question. My birthday is coming up and Im debating wether or not I want to get cross fit for a gift. I know that you talk about all of the benefits, but I am terrified! The heaviest weights I have lifted were 40lbs and I couldn’t move my arms the next day! I am also training for a half marathon too, so would that be a great way to cross train? I don’t want to spam your blog with a lengthy question. Have a great day 🙂

    1. @Christina: Don’t be scared!! You can scale any workout to your ability. When they prescribe a weight, it’s just a suggestion. Last night at CF I did our workout with just the bar, no weight added, because that’s what I was capable of. I was terrified to start too, but everyone at my box is so incredibly nice and supportive, I love it and I can’t ever imagine giving up CrossFit!!

  4. i LOVE those Uber bars too! i think i like them more than the original larabars actually, which is saying a lot! the cherry cobbler was probably my 3rd favorite out of the four. the bananas foster was my favorite with the rolled nuts bar coming in second. you need to try them all!

  5. I like wine bars.

    Just kidding. Well, not really. But I also love the fruity Kind bars. I always keep a bar with me in case of emergency (aka sudden, intense hunger!), but most chocolate-y bars melt and get kind of gross after being in my purse or my car. Kind bars just get a little soft. I love that!

  6. I was excited to learn more about (and try) the Uberbars, however, I just saw that they are not vegan, so I am dismayed!

  7. I love the new Luna Bar flavor, Honey Peanut Pretzel. It’s so good…sweet and salty.

    I’m really annoyed to learn that grass-fed basically means nothing. I guess if the grass is treated with pesticides though, then it’s not really better. Oi!

  8. have you had the new Vega Sport Protein bars?? They are insane. I have never had a bar that tasted so ridiculously amazing. They are just $$$$$$ :/

  9. I love the Uber bars too however once you read the label they have brown rice syrup in them. Not safe if you are eating strict paleo…but none the less a tasty treat!!

  10. I’ve been a litttle skeptical about the new larabers, but I think I might have to try ’em now. I have a slight obsession with ANYTHING sweet and salty. Do the nuts make them crunchy though? Cause I’m really just a chewy person when it comes to sweets.

  11. i am really enjoying clif bars lately, and i love my home made lara bars. the uber bar sounds yummy especially in cherry cobbler flavor! i felt really silly, i read your question of the day and i thought… what does a bar (like that serves alcohol) have to do with today’s post?

  12. You have to have to HAVE TO try picky bars and bearded brothers bars. They are the best thing ever. All natural.
    All their flavours rock
    I especially love the coconut mango flavour of bearded brothers and the smooth caffeinator of picky bars. The others are great as well.

  13. I love Kind bars! Will definitely be looking for these – pretty sure I have a coupon from the whole foods website too…

  14. I can’t wait to try these bars! Love that there is another gluten free bar that is tasty for sale! I love the salty and sweet combo!

  15. I like both Lara and Kind bars. They are both GF and are an easy to reach for snack while on the go item for myself.
    I have not seen the Uber Lara bar here yet, but it does sound and look good, so I think I will need to buy a few on line and see. But a combo of both of my favorite go to bars would be an awesome thing in my book.
    Thanks for posting about it.

    and it’s nice to see I am not the only one who drinks from their wedding related glasses 🙂

  16. I haven’t tried those bars yet. Most bars taste the same to me which is why I really like Rise Bars. I reviewd them in my blog. If you like dates and coconut and figs you will love these bars.

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