This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LÄRABAR for SocialSpark.
All opinions are 100% mine.

I don’t do product reviews very often. When the opportunity to review LÄRABAR arose, however, I was all over it: Larabars are one of my favorite healthy snacks.

Healthy snacks are incredibly important because they help you balance your blood sugar and support your metabolism between meals. If you are the type of person who gets very hungry between breakfast and lunch and/or lunch and dinner, and then sabotages your otherwise good diet with coffee, sweets, and who knows what else, then you should be eating more healthy snacks. Larabars fit the bill.

Larabars come in nineteen flavors, and it would be hard for me to choose a favorite. If I had to pick one, though, it would be the Cherry Pie. Or maybe the Coconut Cream Pie. Key Lime Pie is pretty awesome too, though. Told you it would be hard to choose.

Larabars contain between 2 and 9 ingredients, all of which are non-GMO.  They are preservative-free. Almost all of the flavors are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, as well: the exceptions being the flavors that contain chocolate chips (these are fair-trade and naturally sweetened, but they are made in a factory with chocolate chips that do contain milk).  Though I do like the flavors that contain the chocolate chips, I think of these more like a dessert. For a truly healthy snack, I stick to the flavors that contain only the dried fruits and nuts, and/or coconut.

Larabars are compact and easy to eat on the run. I keep one in my purse almost all the time in case I am stuck somewhere without access to a healthy snack.

They’ve saved me from my  blood sugar getting super low many times.

When compared to other bars on the market, I would put Larabars in the category of a whole foods bar, not a protein bar. They are a bit high in carbohydrates compared to protein, as they are based on dried fruits such as dates; the protein they do contain comes from nuts. Because they are made from real food ingredients only, though, I definitely recommend them over many other bars out there. Additional FYI: Larabars were featured on The Biggest Loser this past Tuesday!

If you’ve never tried Larabars, I think it’s high time you did. They are not expensive (they’re priced at $1-$2 a bar), and if you get your LÄRABAR coupon, you can save $1.

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5 Comments

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — March 10, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    I loved the cherry pie and coconut cream pie bars, too. I love that they are no sugar added because I’m really trying to watch how much processed sugar I eat (which is hard when I love making cookies and cupcakes)… I don’t need my snacks to be loaded with sugar! :)

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — March 10, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    I love Larabars but we don’t get nearly the selection that you do in the states. Lucky you!!!

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    Saint Tigerlily — March 13, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    When they did the (awkward) promotion for this on Biggest Loser Couples it totally caught my eye and you’ve convinced me to get some, which I’ll do today.

    Thanks!

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    Marshall Hansen — December 4, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    I would love to try them. I am a delivery driver so I’m on the road all day. On an almost daily basis I stop in at whatever convenience store I might pass bye to grab something to eat. I always spend at least five minutes wandering around trying to find something that isn’t a fruit pie or donuts to snack on. Where can I find the Larabars? How do they compare to Cliff Bars?

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    Jeremy Forber — July 1, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    Protein bars are targeted to people who primarily want a source of protein that doesn’t need preparation. There are different kinds of food bars to fill different purposes. Energy bars provide the majority of their food energy (calories) in carbohydrate form. Meal replacement bars are intended to replace the variety of nutrients in a meal. Protein bars are usually lower in carbs than energy bars, lower in vitamins and dietary minerals than meal replacement bars, and significantly higher in protein than either.^;*”

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