I think I am going to attempt to get back into a Friday Food mode. It may not last since I'm not exactly consistent with anything on this blog, but I'm going to make the effort to do at least one food post a week which includes a meal from the week. Why? Well, there's a few reasons but there is one specific reason which I'll be sharing soon relating to a new side gig! Of course, I don't have anything for this week related to food, but I can share my thoughts on some nutrition bars.
Like many other running bloggers, a couple of weeks ago, I received samples of PureFit bars to try. I was up for doing this product review since I'm always on the look out for good, nutritious products that work with my stomach! They were advertised as gluten free, vegan, high protein bars that were nutritious and great testing.
I received the samples which included each flavor of PureFit bars: Almond Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch, Chocolate Brownie, Granola Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch.
Right off the bat the company earned a plus one in my book. A message about adopting from a shelter? Works for me. Marketing companies love me!
The first bar I tried was Almond Crunch. Honestly, I didn't care for the flavor, it wasn't terrible but cannot see myself eating one again. It did keep me full with no issues when I ate it in the morning when I needed to eat something but could not handle anything heavy since I was planning a run in about an hour. The next one I tried was Granola Crunch. This flavor worked for me. I enjoyed it and had part of it before a long trail run and the other half after. All of the bars take some chewing a good amount of water to get down so I wouldn't be incorporating these while I run (hence the reason I ate part before and then the rest after). The chocolate brownie flavor worked for me as well but I wasn't crazy about the other flavors. Overall, a good bar but I can only see myself purchasing two of the flavors.
*PureFit sent me the bars free of charge in exchange for reviewing them.