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I have always been a snacker. Especially in the afternoon, I’m always scrounging around for something to snack on. I’ve seen friends post pictures of their Health Warrior snacks and have been curious.
Health Warrior is known for superfood bars – either chia, protein or pumpkin seed. I received 2 boxes of chia bars to try. 1 box of Apple cinnamon, and 1 box of dark chocolate. I immediately assumed that the chocolate flavor would be my favorite, as I am typically drawn to that – over fruity flavors. The bars are not very big, but they are a mighty nutritional powerhouse. Each chia bar is on average 100 calories, has 3 g protein, low sugar, and over 1000 mg of omega 3!! We all know that omega 3 is good for managing cholesterol, fueling your brain, and a strong antioxidant for your body.
Fun fact: chia bars are higher in omega 3 than salmon!
To my delight, my 11 year old son immediately grabbed an apple cinnamon bar and proclaimed them to be delicious. I think he ate 6 of them in the first 2 days before I had to hide the box so that I could try them myself!
Benefits of chia seeds:
Ok time to take the taste test. I tried the chocolate first, because I assumed I would love it. Unfortunately, I found the chocolate flavor to be offputting. Fortunately, my son likes it. It does have many ingredients I like – cashew butter, chocolate chips, cocoa liquor, rolled oats, almonds and more.
Next I tried the apple cinnamon. Success! This was a little sweet but I liked it. Still had cashew butter, almonds, oats, but also dried apples and cinnamon. It was very dense and moist. Like I said previously, these are small but mighty. One down side is that I did end up with chia seeds in my teeth afterwards. They are “white” chia seeds, but still…
There are other ways to enjoy your health warrior bar. I topped a bowl of plain greek yogurt with a chopped up bar and it was a really nice touch.
Both varieties meet the following criteria:
And lastly, Health Warrior is offering a FREE coloring book, specifically for runners. They are funny scenes that distance runners would appreciate. Get yours free with your Health Warrior order at healthwarrior.link/colorbookbr
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!