Monday, May 27, 2013

Promax Energy Bar

I tried this for the first time today. I tried the Chocolate Peanut Crunch bar. It was not horrible. It tastes like a power bar, but not quite as bad consistency wise. I would buy these. They are higher in calories and carbs than I normally eat, but as a meal replacement would suffice.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Schar Hot dog Buns

I was disappointed in these buns since I liked their deli bread and their french breads I was sure I'd like them. They had a drier consistency than the Udi's hot dog buns that are frozen. While the taste wasn't bad at all I would be more likely to buy Udi's buns vs. Schar just for consistency purposes. Priced around the same $5ish for 5-6 buns my money will go to Udi's.

West Kimberly Hy-vee - another Perk Gluten Free Cooking Class!!

Gluten Free Cooking Class offered by our Chef Elizabeth, this coming Tuesday, May 28.
Cost of the class is $20.00.   Chef Elizabeth has conducted several classes and created delicious
treats at her in-store cooking events.  
Hy-Vee, 2200 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport. 

If you're eating gluten-free, you know how difficult it can be to create healthful meals that taste good. Let Chef Elizabeth teach you a few of her favorite gourmet recipes that are simple, unique, and of course delicious. First we will start out with an appetizer that uses fried plantains instead of bread to create a canapé and some sips of our chefs favorite ciders. After that our chef will take the mystery of some gluten-free grains, like buckwheat and quinoa as she shares recipes she makes at home, including: stir-fried buckwheat and a tasty quinoa salad. We'll top that with potato encrusted salmon a GF and healthy way to get a crisp crust. For dessert enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie!

Contact customer service ASAP to reserve your seat.563-391-0213.   Class size is limited and cost $20 per participant.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Syntrax Nectar Protein Powder

Oh thank Goodness someone finally created a yummy grape protein powder. It's fabulous mixed with 4 oz grape juice and 8-10 oz water. For an even lower calorie treat I mix it with Grape Crystal Light and 16 oz water. It mixes well and has no weird consistency. It has as slight protein after taste, but not too bad.

I love the Roadside Lemonade packets too made by this same company. All their Nectar Products are gluten free. I order it online from  HERE

Protein Bar

I tried this recently. It was very chewy. It tastes like a protein bar, which was a turn off for me. I don't like the consistency of power bars. It reminded me too much of that. It had good brownie flavor, the only issue I had was the texture. I got the brownie one at Hy-Vee W. Kimberly in Davenport. If you don't mind the consistency of a power bar, give it a shot. I personally would not buy this flavor.

I also recently tried the ALT bar from Lara Bars. I tried the Cinnamon Apple Crisp version. It was a weird consistency. Not bad, just odd. It tasted good if you like anything Apple Cinnamon flavored. I went back to Hyvee W Kimberly to see if they had any other flavors, bu they were sold out. It was great in my gym bag for a quick snack. I would buy this product. 

I saved the best for last...

Nogii bars by Elizabeth Hasselbeck - I tried the Chocolate Mint bar - it was really tasty. It again had an odd texture, more like a candy bar than a protein bar (thank God). It tasted like Thin Mints (Girl Scout Cookies). I can't wait to try her other bars. The entire Nogii line is supposed be gluten free. There is even a Paleo product line.  I will definitely buy this product again.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sun Warrior Protein

I wanted so badly to like this protein. I waited so patiently for my free samples. I tried the chocolate in my smoothie. I did not like it. It left a terrible taste in my mouth. I could not even choke it down. I ended up dumping it out. I also tried another one in just milk, still terrible. I am disappointed.