Sweet and Smart Snacking Thanks to Balance Bar #CraveFreely

How do you satisfy cravings and still stay on track? I love finding snacks that taste sweet but also keep me on the healthy track. Enter….. BALANCE BARS! If you haven’t tried Balance Bars, these are a fantastic option. Balance Bars are our families answer to sweet cravings and at the same time they boost nutrition while tasting AMAZING.  Balance Bars just launched 4 new flavors that we were able to taste test — they passed with flying colors and the kids loved them too! So now I’ve got one more option to satisfy both my own and my athletic and active kids cravings and hunger. 

New Balance Bar Flavors

We sampled all the new Balance Bar flavors. I’m happy to report that EVERYTHING was delicious, but my personal favorite and that of my kids was the Chocolate Peppermint Patty. SOOOOOO good and seriously a the way to settle my sweet cravings!

I’m wild for anything in a peppermint and chocolate combo so I was all over this new flavor.

Forget about donuts, muffins or bagels for that extra calorie boost or to settle a craving. Instead, sign me up for a snack that is rich and balanced with some wholesome nutrition and a bang of chocolate!

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Each package also had 2 little servings inside which also makes it really easy to maybe divide up your snack based on how hungry you are or how much you might need to “refuel” at snack time. I love this as it’s a great way for us Moms that might be counting calories but want only “half” a bar. No need to break your Balance Bar in half as it’s already a package that has 2 mini bars inside it!  Total win.

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The four new flavors we tried included: Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle and Dulce De Leche & Caramel.

Each of these new bar flavors are actually only 190 calories or less. Awesome right? Beyond caloric count, what I love is the quality nutrition and “balance” of protein and fiber. Each new bar also contains 5-7 grams of protein and 5-6 grams of fiber. Yay!

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Why To Eat Balance Bars for Better Nutrition

We’re a family of athletes and we burn lots of calories. So we’re always looking for nutritious ways to replenish all that fuel we burn. We’re all runners and the the kids are super active on swim team too which means we need to find ways to incorporate extra calories in our diets that satisfy cravings, add calories, and give us real nutrition. Balance Bars are packed with protein and are also an excellent source of fiber, all for under 200 calories. Hip hip hooray!!!!

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The idea behind Balance Bars is that they are a nutritional snack alternative with both a balance of great taste, good nutrition, and solid energy.

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Balance Bars Giveaway Entry Details

1 winner will be chosen to win a Balance Bar prize package. Eligibility is for US Residents age 18+.

1. Leave a comment below by July 23rd, 2016 – Tell us how you #CraveFreely
2. Daily Comments as daily entries allowed.
3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the #CraveFreely @BalanceBar #giveaway from @ClassyMommy
4. Daily Tweets allowed.
5. Follow Classy Mommy on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment to let us know you are following.
6. Follow Classy Mommy @ColleenPadilla on Instagram. Leave a comment to let us know you are following.

Where to Buy Balance Bars

Balance bars are available at Walmart stores nationwide and on Amazon.

You and your active kids will love them!

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 Note: This post is sponsored by Balance. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. #CraveFreely everyday! I run weekdays and need to refuel afterwards need my protein for my muscles. Also im a mom so i need that extra protein in my diet im very active! I would share with my family as you know we can be very busy and need to refuel quickly these bars are great to carry in your pocket, purse, backpack or gym bag! Happy HEALTHY 2016 everyone. Remember to put your HEALTH first you are a prority live a healthy lifestyle for the longrun you wont regret it! *smiles*

  2. Fran says:

    #Cravefreely I’ve recently started eating the dark chocolate dusted almonds as a snack – I get the chocolate I crave and the protein I need!

  3. Tari Lawson says:

    I #cravefreely by eating healthy snacks like balance bars, raw nuts and dried mango for example.

  4. Cynthia C says:

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  8. Ashley C says:

    I #cravefreely chocolate protein bars and drinks! I feel like it is the best way for me to enjoy those kinds of things if they are filled with protein :)

  9. Denise S says:

    I #CraveFreely all the time, but unfortunately for the wrong things!

  10. heather s says:

    I #cravefreely protein bars and trail mix

  11. Brittney House says:

    I love eating protein bar while i’m on the go. They let me #CraveFreely.

  12. NICKIE says:

    I #CraveFreely protein bars

  13. heather says:

    I #CraveFreely protein bars and trail mix for a busy day.

  14. Cindy Loo says:

    I #CraveFreely when I’m doing a 30-day Yoga challenge!!!

  15. emily l says:

    I #cravefreely when making healthy choices while I eat.

  16. heather says:

    Enjoy the day and have some fun, daily comment 7-12-16.

  17. Ashley C says:

    I #cravefreely during the summer when I know there are lots of yummy fruits that I can fill up on

  18. Cynthia C says:

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  19. Dandi D says:

    I #cravefreely on healthy snacks like Greek Yogurt and unsalted nuts.

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  24. heather says:

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  28. heather says:

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  29. Michelle Robbins says:

    I’m fat and I NEED to start eating Balance Bars. They look like they come in a variety of flavors.

  30. Dandi D says:

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  31. Kyl Neusch says:

    I #CraveFreely protein bars

  32. heather says:

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  34. Cynthia C says:

    The flavors look so good!

  35. Jennifer Reed says:

    I #CraveFreely by eating balanced snacks along with plenty of fluids to keep me hydrated.

  36. Danielle says:

    I #CraveFreely things that are healthy for me and yet make me feel like I have cheated.

  37. heather says:

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  40. Gary Black says:

    creative and wholesome snack bars are the way to go !

  41. heather says:

    These are a great snack for traveling in the car.

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  43. Michelle C says:

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  47. heather says:

    Have a nice day and thanks for the chance to win this one.

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  49. katie says:

    I crave chocolate freely, which can be dangerous, but having it with some delicious healthy ingredients in a smart portion is a nutritious choice :)

  50. Cynthia C says:

    Balance bars are a good choice for a healthy snack.

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  53. heather says:

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  55. MARIA simon says:

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  56. Michelle C says:

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  57. Ashley C says:

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  58. heather says:

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  59. Gary Black says:

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  63. susan smoaks says:

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  68. Stephanie Larison says:

    I #CraveFreely when I grab a healthy snack and keep myself motivated.

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  71. heather says:

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  73. MARIA SIMON says:

    we eat these regularly and would be so happy and blessed to win this thank you we are trying to continue with our healthy lifestyle

  74. Ashley C says:

    I #Cravefreely on watermelon!

  75. Michelle C says:

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  76. Dandi D says:

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  77. Jerry Marquardt says:

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  78. Jerry Marquardt says:

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  79. Ashley C says:

    I #cravefreely because I work out

  80. Lisa Voyce says:

    I #cravefreely on pistachios.

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  83. heather says:

    Have a great Friday.

  84. Gary Black says:

    I eat balance bars every day. They make a big difference in my energy levels.

  85. Philip Lawrence says:

    #CraveFreely I do so by eating the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle variety.

  86. Cynthia C says:

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  87. Dandi D says:

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  88. Ed says:

    Hmmm. Is craving a free choice? I pick chocolate, if it is indeed a selection.

  89. Michelle C says:

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  90. Annamarie V says:

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  93. MARIA SIMON says:

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  94. amy smeltzer says:

    I #CraveFreely at work by eating healthy snacks and drinking lots of water.

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  97. heather says:

    Have a nice Saturday enjoy the sunshine and do something fun daily comment 7-23-16.

  98. Ed says:

    Yes, chocolate!

  99. Kathy Pease says:

    I #cravefreely making lots of fruit smoothies

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  102. Cynthia C says:

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  103. Katherine Riley says:

    I #CraveFreely when we are out geocaching!

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  107. angie w says:

    I #cravefreely with lots of walking, Pilates, healthy foods, and lots of water!

  108. Jerry Marquardt says:

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  112. Roseann Kies says:

    We love Balance bars. My son is an avid runner and needs the protein! Thanks.

  113. Lily Kwan says:

    I #CraveFreely by eating healthy snacks.

  114. Lily Kwan says:

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  117. Michelle C says:

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  118. Buddy Garrett says:

    I #CraveFreely for a healthy snack.

  119. Leela says:

    I #CraveFreely chocolate, peanut butter and balance bars.

  120. Carl White says:

    I #CraveFreely for burgers, fries, Jack Daniels and strippers with hearts of gold.

  121. heather says:

    Hope you are having a nice weekend.

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