Often times, I find myself standing in front of the pantry looking for something small and healthy that I could take on the go. As someone living with type 1 diabetes, “grabbing something” takes more thought then you’d like, as you want this snack to be kind to your blood sugars…and your waistline. Since NRG bites have entered my home, they have completely filled that void in my pantry!
Who Are They?
NRG was created by yacht chef, Paul Kahan, after his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at the age of 27. Paul’s job of tasting all the food he makes became very challenging once he was diagnosed. Since he was always on the go, Paul relied on protein bars as a quick snack with a burst of energy. He realized many protein bars he had been eating were loaded with sugar and were high in calories.
Paul joined forces with Chris Ruden, a motivational speaker and diabetes online community fan favorite, and Raul Febles, another type 1 who owned a creative design company, to develop his vision of NRG bites. They set out to create a lower-calorie, low-carb snack that would also satiate cravings.
What Is It Made Out Of?
NRG bites are small, bite-size protein bars that are full of flavor. These chef-inspired bars provide natural protein and make the perfect snack for anyone looking to better their health without sacrificing flavor.
NRG bars come in three flavors–peanut butter, chia chocolate, and cran almond. They range from 9-12 g of carbohydrates per bar but also have fiber, which makes their net carb count even lower.
NRG bars are GMO-free, gluten-free, and use protein-dense organic butter. They contain grass-fed whey concentrate, milk protein isolate, and whey protein isolate.
How Does It Taste?
I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of these bars. The chia chocolate is my favorite because any chocolate lover would appreciate the rich, velvety flavor of chocolate chips in each bite. My next favorite is the peanut butter, which had a creamy peanut butter taste with a touch of salt. I find myself constantly grabbing this in the morning, as it pairs fantastically with a cup of coffee. I don’t love cranberries but found this cran almond one to be an exceptional blend of cranberry and almond flavor with the perfect amount of crunch.
None of these snacks significantly impacted my blood sugar either, which is a huge win!
Where Can I Purchase It and How Much Does It Cost?
Right now, NRG bars are sold in a limited amount of retail stores and continue to sell out! The goal is to increase the retail store presence over the next year, but for now, you can purchase the product directly on their website here.
They offer two different options–a box of 12 for $23.88 and a box of 18 for $35.82. In both cases, each bar is less than $2, which is very hard to find!
I found NRG bites to fill a void that I’ve been missing. It is the perfectly portioned snack that won’t affect my blood sugars or ruin my weight loss efforts. It is a great healthy choice for on-the-go, which is hard to come by. I think NRG bites did a great job of striking a balance between proper nutrition and taste! I highly recommend it!
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