Betty Lou’s “Just Great Stuff” Bars

just-great-stuff-1These Betty Lou’s “Just Great Stuff” antioxidant, organic, gluten-free, vegan bars contain lots of servings of fruits and/or vegetables. Fruits? Sure, yum, right? But vegetables? I see some of you making faces out there. Okay, maybe it was just me.

I have to say, the thought of eating the Fruit + Veggie bar, which contains antioxidants equivalent to 11 servings of spinach, carrots, and dates, seemed mildly horrifying to me. And that first, soft bite was filled with spinach flavor. I wasn’t certain this was going to happen for me. But then, I realized it was mostly the consistency that I had an issue with, so I put the bar in the refrigerator. BAM! SO much better, and for some reason, I tasted more dates (and a hint of banana) than I did the first time. I could still taste the spinach, but it blended in nicely with the other flavors. And I enjoyed it! Shush! Please, please don’t tell my mother I actually ate my vegetables. Continue reading


Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Puck Gluten Free and Vegan Bar

PROTEIN PUCK IMG_3337Hockey lovers – here’s one for you. Actually, this is for anyone who’s gluten-free.

It’s the Protein Puck. Perfectly round, but not quite regulation size. (sorry, that was a hockey pun, people!) I discovered these at Eagle Ice Arena in Spokane, but I’ve seen them sold elsewhere.

It looks more like a pre-made hamburger patty than a puck, actually. This is also one of those cases where you open a package and eat the entire thing only to find out it was two servings, not one. That’s quite common with these snacks and cookies. However, the next time I purchased one, I didn’t find it that difficult to portion it at all. It is very dense and filling.

Protein Puck IMG_3339If you like almonds, you will love this. The Protein Puck is certified gluten-free. You can learn more about them at