Larabar- A great RAW FOOD treat
I just tried a LARABAR. It 'twas' so great! They are all raw, and a great treat for on the run. I bought this one at the Living Temple for $2.00 I think, but I found them online for $1.57 at http://greenleaf-naturals.com/foodbars/larabar.html. I tried the apple pie which was great- very moist and chewy! But they also have cherry pie, banana cookie, chocolate coconut, and a few others.... I just wanted to put the info out because I know all of us, especially at this time of year, are running around on 'empty' and to help prevent that turn into the nearest drive through, this may help your cravin's until you reach a safe zone...
ingredients in the Apple Pie Larabar: Dates, walnuts, unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins, & cinnamon
I love Larabars too. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my local health food store carries them.
I had the pleasure of meeting Lara and receiving a case of assorted bars because she had not many visitors to her booth during the Natual Foods Expo, that kew about Raw. I love them, and my husband - bless his soul, ate up most of them.
Cool- they are so yummy for a quick snack! That's my problem- I have 3 small kids and we are on the run all the time. These are a quick grab in the bag and go options... sometimes bananas get a little boring. These feel like real grub. How lucky are you to have met Lara... it seems her bars are a real hit now!
i heard the chocolate coconut and cashew ones arent raw !
From the Larabar website
I was wondering about what you all said about these 2 being not raw... this is what her website claims is in them:
Chocolate Coconut Chew you'll swear you're eating a brownie! The unsweetened cocoa, however, is actually good for you, providing more antioxidants than green tea. Harmonizing with the dates and refreshing coconut are almonds and walnuts. All told the bar is a whole-food source of 16 essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, Vitamin E, folic acid and more than 2 grams of Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids. So satisfy that sweet tooth
and be healthier for it.
The Cashew Bars have just unprocessed cashews and dates.
I heard Costco sells them at their warehouse.
Our conventional-food grocery store sells them now, for less than what I used to pay for them. (30% less. Those suckers used to be 2.79 plus tax Canadian!!) They are tasty, and for many people in the early stages of raw, are a darned sight better than eating cooked food.
However, if I am in a grocery store I'm not likely to buy them anymore simply because all the fresh, fragrant, delicious fruit has more eye appeal to me these days. Not to mention both are equally "convenient" and "fast food like" to me.
I saw this thread earlier and just came home from the store. I checked out the wrappers. Most of the larabars with chocolate in them...the newer ones...say 90% raw. The ones like apple and cherry pie are 100% raw.
We sell them in Wild Oats. They are good. But I notice that it does not give me the concious eating feeling then when I have when I make something fresh. Anyway, I am glad that more and more raw things are showing up and that it comes more and more to the conciousness of lots of people.
And I think we shoudn't make anything right or wrong, but just choose what feels right for us in that moment and let other people have their choices in their moment.
I wish they weren't so darn expensive, though...I stumbled across Raw Revolution bars being sold by the case on Amazon.com for a case of 12 bars for $13.50...that's ALMOST something I can afford...I just can't justify that to myself, though...not when I can get fresh produce for much cheaper.
I *love* the Lemon Bar flavour.
Transitioning, I ate alot of chocolate Greens Plus bars (which kicked ***,) but, I thankfully lost my taste for them and moved on to treating the Lemon Bars as my desert :)
I have a box of the chocolate mint Mayas on hand to eat with "homemade frosting" in case I get a chocolate attack, but, I don't really like them!
It isn't the speed at which you reach a destination - it's that you've gone in the right direction.
I bought this bar the other day. I decided to get chocolate coconut. At first when I ate it I thought ahhh.. it tasted the same as the Sequal vegan bar only less pugent. But the after taste wasn't so bad. I can live with eating the Larabar if I have to eat a bar at all. I give it a 3 out of 5 for as good as raw bars probably would get. ;)
My favorite is the Banana Cookie one. I buy them by the box from www.drugstore.com it's like $20.00 for a box of 16
Starting weight: 321.8
Current weight: 298.8
Goal weight: 165
Have you tried a Pure Bar? I don't know if they are available in Canada though ... www.thepurebar.com
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