When I noticed the other week on my Sister’s blog there was a new Kashi Bar flavor out there I knew I had to try it ASAP! You see, I may have a teeny tiny obsession with all things Kashi and I knew the new bar would not disappoint.
In fact I wanted to try the new flavor so much I had to drive to a Publix that is 15 minutes farther from my house just so I can purchase a box for myself. The one near me didn’t have it yet!
I present to you the Dark Mocha Almond Chewy Granola Bar.
I loved the addition of the chocolate chips on top. 🙂
The texture for the granola bar falls in sync with the rest of the bars from Kashi’s chewy granola line. It was very chewy and a little dry. There was a great mix of mocha and chocolate flavors, though I wish the mocha had been just a tad stronger. I really did enjoy the chocolate chips on top.
I think I need to have another bar to give my full opinion.
I will admit the bar was very filling and as always delayed me from scrounging for my lunch at 11:00. Instead I dug in at 12:30.
I have been looking forward to these left overs since Sunday night! I topped the left over yucca fries with the left over snobby joes and added a few jalapenos to give it a little extra spice and some parmesan cheese.
On the side I had a few cherries.
They are on their last leg and needed to be eaten ASAP! Still tasted sweet as could be though. 🙂
Does anyone follow Runner’s World on Twitter? They tweeted an interesting post this morning their editor wrote about how he decided to stop giving up on sugar. It got to the point where he was wondering why he gave up on something he loved and decided sugar can be enjoyed in moderation, especially in his favorite cup of morning joe.
I found the post rather interesting. I can not tell you how many times I have seen fellow bloggers try to give up things they love such as french vanilla creamers, diet cokes, or even coffee only to realize the things they love are their special treats and it is better to enjoy them in moderation rather then killing yourself to not have it.
When I first started losing weight I labeled a lot of things ‘off limits’ in the beginning such as beer and ice cream. You all know I love my beer and ice cream, but I also know they don’t love my hips. Over the past 2 years I learned life is too short to just say no and have gradually added both ice cream and beer back into my diet in moderation. I don’t have them every day and when I do it’s usually in small amounts.
I also stopped drinking sweet tea and soda. It’s weird, but now I actually prefer unsweet tea and enjoy sparkling water just as much as I did soda.
It’s all give and take that we have to learn on our own. As always moderation is key. 🙂
Have you ever gave up on something for the sake of healthy? Did you learn to enjoy it in moderation or find you prefer the alternative more?