Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Picky bars

A While ago I won a giveaway hosted by Callie at thewannabeathlete. Thanks Callie for the giveaway and the chance for me to try these bars.

In the mail I received 4 bars ...for me!!!

I was excited to read that these bars are made by athletes who know what we want and like in nutrition.
You can find more about them on their website Picky Bars.

So far I have tried the All in Almond and Need for Seed
Here is some information from their site:
Picky bars will

  • Be what we consider "ideal size:" 200 calories or less.  Great size for <30min post-workout recovery, one hour before exercise (or cut in half for 20-30 min before), or the perfect snack size between meals.)
  • Have a 4:1 carbohydrate/protein ratio that is ideal for recovery and maximizes absorption of nutrients.
  • Be gluten and dairy free (for the sake of those with intolerances, or for people who just want variety in their diet)
  • Have balanced macro-nutrients (25% fat, 60% carbohydrate, 15% protein) for hunger control and happy digestion.
  • Select carbohydrate sources that promote level blood sugar, sustained energy, and nutrient absorption.
  • Use whole foods that are geographically nearby whenever we can.
  • Minimize soy content (less than 1%) since most people get too much of it daily without realizing it.
  • Provide a mixture of nuts and seeds for nutrient diversity (e.g. cashews are good for vitamin K while almonds are high in vitamin E).

Here is what I think:
-I love the lower calories.
-I love that there is no fake tastes after you eat the bar.
-I love that I can see actual food in my bar-like chocolate chips!
-I love the gluten free
-I love that it just plain old taste good!

I really have no cons or dislikes to the bars.
I think I may have just found my new post run bars for nutrition and fuel!


  1. I just got a Picky Bar in my Stride Box and I am really excited to try it for my pre run! Glad you like them!

  2. that's awesome. picky bars rock.

    so do Jesse and Lauren ;) (2 of the 3 who started the company)


  3. They sound pretty good, I haven't tried them yet. Yay for winning some.