Even though my sweet tooth would be happy with the chocolate feast, there aren't too many of us that can really consume that many calories in one sitting and feel okay about it (or not end up sick).
Instead, avoiding the extra pounds isn't impossible thanks to finding products that combine the great taste of sweets with healthy nutrition, energy and convenience. That's why this Mother's Day, Father's Day (and beyond) is the perfect time to step away from the junk and instead reach for the satisfying flavor and health benefits of Balance Bar.
Founded in 1992 by a group of sports enthusiasts, scientists and people with a passion for life, Balance Bar was one of the originators of energy bars and the nutrition bar category.
Add to that the many different flavors, styles and formats of energy bars that Balance Bar offers and there is no reason that nutrition can't be easy and delicious for everyone. These convenient bars can be eaten at home, work or on-the-go, so no matter if your day has you attending meetings, running errands, picking up the kids, squeezing in a workout or more, you can stay balanced and ready to keep up with it all.
So, with Mother's Day here, Father's Day right around the corner and a long summer ahead, it is the perfect time to stock up on a tasty way to satisfy cravings while not neglecting your waistline.
Along with the variety of new, delicious bars from Balance Bar, I was happy to be introduced to a company new to my radar, May Designs and their adorable May Books.
While my awesome notebook is customized with a Balance Bar theme, May Books are available to fit every style and personality with their HUGE number of color and pattern options.
Add shapes, names, monograms and more to the front cover, while also deciding what is waiting for you on the inside — monthly calendar, weekly agenda, address book, budget journal, meal planner, wedding diary and so much more!
As much as I was excited about my stylish new May Book, trying out these four new flavors of Balance Bar — Dark Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Coconut, Dark Chocolate Peanut, Blueberry Acai and Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter — definitely brought a smile to my face as well.
Each one is an excellent source of antioxidants and Vitamin D and contain a great deal of fiber and protein, so knowing that my family is getting lots of healthy vitamins and minerals while enjoying the delicious flavors makes them a major win-win!
Whether you are trying to meet your own weight loss goals or you simply know that it is better for your Mom to eat healthy snacks throughout the day to stay fueled (and not starving!), Balance Bars are a delicious way to keep you or your lucky recipient on track... while giving your taste buds a treat at the same time.
To find out more about the HUGE variety of Balance Bars and the endless number of flavors available, visit them at Balance.com and on Facebook and Twitter. As well as keeping an eye out for these bars at your local grocery store and health food store, you can also find them at ShopBalance.com as well as on Amazon.
Plus, thanks to the generosity of Balance Bar, one person will be able to have a post-Mother's Day dose of healthy nutrition as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Mother's Day assortment of bars from Balance Bar and an adorable notebook by Maybook!
A big thank you to Balance Bar for providing a prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.