Hello everyone! Yes, I’m back from Europe! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, but I promise I have a ton to tell you. Lots have gone on within the last twelve days, but I’ll save that for another post coming soon! When you’re away from home traveling a lot, usually you have no choice but to buy every meal or order room service at your hotel. There is no cooking from home or knowing exactly what’s in your food.
My family and I needed a nice detox since eating this way, so we bought tons of fruits and veggies and have been cooking delicious and healthy meals since the second we walked in the door. It’s been awesome and super motivating! That being said, I made my own little trip to Sprouts to pick out some special things. I ended up finding TONS of amazing protein bars for when I can’t always make these fabulous home cooked meals. They’re the perfect post gym snack so I really wanted to share them with you guys!
The Complete Cookie
These little gems right here are called the Complete Cookie from Lenny & Larry’s. I initially found this brand from watching MissRemiAshten on YouTube, since she’s been on a health journey for a while now and I’m super inspired by her. I ended up seeing them a few weeks ago at the grocery storing and LOVING them! So naturally, I picked up a few more flavors at Sprouts. I can honestly say these things taste like an actual cookie! It’s kind of scary really that these things have no eggs, no soy, are non GMO, and are vegan! I have no words.
So I’ve tried the double chocolate chip and snickerdoodle flavors. I very much enjoyed both but I’d believe the snickerdoodle flavor was an actual cookie if someone handed it to me. Even better, one serving of these is actually half a cookie so they will last longer. One serving is 220 calories, so they could very easily be a meal replacement if you don’t have time for an actual healthy meal. If you have time to cook for yourself or buy a meal, I’d still recommend doing that first, as it isn’t healthy to just eat protein bars for your nutrition. However, if you have one of these in your car and you’re running late to work or school, the Complete Cookie is a fabulous option! I’m really looking forward to trying the peanut butter and chocolate chip flavors, so I’ll keep you posted on Instagram!
I first found out about these bars last semester when many of my friends in college were trying the Whole 30 plan. It worked very well for many people I know and these bars are a staple for the Whole 30 diet. I first tried the chocolate sea salt flavor and wasn’t actually a huge fan of it. The texture is extremely chewy and sticks to your teeth a bit. However, I gave them a couple more tries and now I’m literally obsessed with them! Once I got past the texture, I found them delicious and another great option if you’re running low on time in the morning. I will mention these are not vegan.
As you can see from the beautiful packaging, all the ingredients are right there on the front! 3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, 2 dates and NO B.S. I love it! They’re so simple and packed with flavor and great things for your body. They had tons of different flavors at Sprouts, so definitely check them out if you have one near you.
These bars are ones I am least familiar with. They sold them at my university’s “grocery store” (lol) but I never picked one up. Before reviewing them, I opened one up and tried it for myself. I will never write about something that I don’t truly love or use myself, as I never want to mislead any of you. But luckily, I am now a big fan of the Quest bar! I chose the cookies & cream and S’mores flavor. Clearly, I love my sweets which is no surprise. The cookies & cream flavor was honestly delicious and I really enjoyed the texture. It’s pretty dense, but again tastes like you’re having dessert! This is another bar I saw in Remi’s videos, and I’m really glad I’m giving them a shot.
Thanks so much for reading today’s post! I’m very motivated to get healthy, so maybe this is the first post of a healthy series? Who knows. Let me know if a health journey/workout tracking series would be something you guys are interested in. Also comment down below if you’ve tried any of these protein bars before!