A Quick Review of Two Tasty Keto Protein Bars

Today I have a quick review of two tasty keto protein bars, one from Fit Factor and one from Primal Kitchen.

If you follow me regularly, you know I’m a fan of fitness guru Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. Well, he has a company called Primal Kitchen and recently I sampled two of his delicious keto bars.

The first was peanut butter flavored and the second was coconut lime. Yummy! The texture was so different than any protein bar I’ve ever tasted, not chalky, or gummy.


In these bars there is 9g protein, 2g of sugar, they are gluten, grain, dairy, and soy free. He uses cage-free eggs and sweetens the bars with monk fruit extract.

It took the second bite to appreciate the creaminess and mouth feel of the bar, a small square of delicious protein packed goodness.

Mark’s company also makes all sorts of things, like condiments, protein powders, dressings, and marinades, all keto approved. Check it out by clicking the above link. (no, I’m not getting compensation)

The second bar I bought a whole box of, I loved them so much! They are from Fit Factor and the flavor I chose was Coconut Crunch. The picture on the wrapper shows chocolate, but there’s none in this bar (except for chips).

I like them as a meal replacement, especially breakfast when I’m tired of eggs-trust me, it can happen.

Some would use them as a snack, or a pre-workout bar. That’s fine as well. There is 67% fat, 16% protein, 10% net carbs, and 1g of sugar in each bar!

They are chewy, yet the nuts and chips give that crunch we all crave. The coconut flavor is satisfying, yet not overwhelming. To me it tastes just like a candy bar.

I’m out, so I need to run to the Vitamin Shoppe and buy some more! A box of 12 bars is $22.99 and had I not just gone on a trip, they would have lasted longer!

Next I want to try the Cookie Dough flavor! Or maybe Chocolate Covered Strawberry! At 20g of protein per serving, these are the perfect keto snack, or meal replacement!

They also deliver 16g of fiber, 6g net carbs, and only 3g of sugar. 0 gluten, but they do contain cashews and almonds. They also give you 15% of your daily calcium requirements.

Pick up a single bar at any Vitamin Shoppe, online or in-store. That way you can taste them before committing to an entire box.

I hope you enjoyed this review and do yourself a favor and go get a sample of these delicious Keto Protein Bars! Trust me, they are the best I’ve ever tasted!

 

 

 

What are Chaffles? Healthy Waffles! Delicious!

What are Chaffles? Healthy and Delicious Waffles!

Most of you know I had done a previous post on Waffles being healthy. Unfortunately, due to an error on my part, I trashed that post and can never get it back.

So. I’m doing a new post on Chaffles, what they are and why they are taking the keto world by storm.

Whether you follow a keto, Paleo, or any other kind of diet, these things are delicious and nutritious, as well as versatile and easy to make.

As soon as I found the recipe, I knew I had to make them.

Whipping out my Belgian waffle maker, however, soon made me realize I had the wrong “tool” for creating the perfect Chaffle, which is a cheese and egg creation perfectly legal on all low carb diets.

The very next chance I got, I rushed out to get a Dash mini-waffle maker-that is the right appliance for perfect Chaffles every time.

See, the Chaffle is used as a bread substitute in most recipes. Each Chaffle is like a slice of bread or a bun for sandwiches, burgers, heck even tacos!

That makes them very versatile and you are going to love making and eating them as much as I do!

Important to know: the recipe makes two Chaffles, so put exactly half the recipe in your pre-heated, greased Dash mini-waffle maker.

The basic recipe for a Chaffle is one large egg and a half cup of shredded cheese. Some add a 1/4 t of baking powder to make them fluffier.

That first bite of a bread-like sandwich was pure delight. I was hooked and wanted to try all the variations one could make with this thing.

Since then, I have made churro Chaffles, chocolate Chaffles with a creamy peanut butter spread in the middle, Wonder Bread Chaffles, and they were all delicious!

You can even make dessert Chaffles like the Oreo Chaffle with a sweet creamy spread in the middle.

They are great for ham and cheese sandwiches, burgers, pulled pork…whatever you can imagine!

Play around with all the recipes and whatever you do, go get a Dash! They can be found everywhere from Target to Amazon. $9.99 is all you’ll pay!

They even make one now that can cook 4 Chaffles at the same time! Make a bunch and freeze them for grab and go meals.

Check my Pinterest board for lots of tasty varieties! All the recipes can be found there like this original one I started with.

Here is the nutrition info for a basic Chaffle: per Chaffle! Calories: 150 Fat:  12g Carbs: 1g Fiber: 0g Protein: 9g Net Carbs: 1g

Please do yourself a favor, go get your Dash, make some Chaffles and report back to me! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, new recipe ideas, whatever!