I'm always looking for new healthy products to snack on during the day. I'm sure I've said before that I often forget to make myself breakfast and lunch, so having a stash of healthy snacks is a definite must. Luckily for me, I was able to review a whole bunch of great snacks from Boundless Nutrition!
Boundless Nutrition is a family owned and operated business that manufactures their products in the USA. They currently manufacture and sell their Oatmega 3 Wellness Bars, and their Perfect FIT Protein Cookies. Boundless Nutrition sent me a box with all four flavors of Oatmega 3 Wellness Bars, and their three flavors Perfect FIT Protein Cookies. I snacked on the Dark Chocolate Mint, and Mocha bars before I was able to snap a photograph, but this is the majority of what was sent. (Whoops!)
I first opened up the dark chocolate mint Oatmega 3 bar to try for myself, but I only got a bite in before my daughter snatched it away from me. But, from the bite I did get, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and flavor! I get a little skeptical when something tells me it tastes great, yet it's so healthy for me it has all of the nutrients of a small meal. Now, I'm by no means a health "nut", and I'm definitely not a picky eater. I'll just about scarf down anything you throw in front of me with a few small exceptions. I will admit that there are a few other health bars I enjoy more, but when you take into consideration that the Oatmega 3 Wellness Bars have 50% less sugar than the average bars out there, I'm not going to complain. In addition the Oatmega 3 Wellness Bars are high in omega-3 fatty acids, are high on fiber, and include all the antioxidants that you'd receive from drinking three cups of green tea. Ingredients are all natural and many are organic. With that being said, these nutrition bars taste great!
I think my favorite was the Mocha flavor, but the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter was really yummy too. I haven't tried the Blueberry Pomegranate Crunch one yet. The only big difference I noticed nutritional wise is that the Blueberry Pomegranate Crunch bar contains 100mg less of Omega 3, 2g less of Hormone-Free Whey Protein, and a cup less of Green Tea. Overall that particular bar is 70 calories less.
Next I tried the Perfect FIT Protein Cookies. I had a bite of the Chocolate Chip cookie, and I have to say it wasn't my favorite. The texture was OK. It was dense and chewy, but I didn't care overly much for the flavor. However, my daughter ate it and didn't seem to care that it was a protein cookie. Then I gave my husband the Peanut Butter cookie to try. I had a bite of it and I thought it was a lot better than the chocolate chip. He really liked it. "Compared to other protein/health bars and cookies, I have to say that these are pretty good!" Huzzah! I found something new my husband will eat. (Remember how I said I'm not a picky eater... that is not the case with him.) He also said the protein bars/cookies he's had in the past make him feel sick and they taste worse the more you eat them.
The Perfect FIT Protein cookies are really soft, gluten free, and only 150 calories! They also do not contain any soy, wheat or eggs, and. They too are all natural and contain no genetically modified ingredients. However they are manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, eggs, treenuts, soy and wheat.
If you're looking for a healthy snack for whatever reason, I would definitely recommend Boundless Nutrition products. They would love for you to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Also, they were awesome enough to offer up a box of 12 bars or cookies as a giveaway! The giveaway will run midnight 01/01/12 to 01/07/12 so make sure you check back during those times to enter.
* I received a product in order to write this review. All opinions are 100% my own.