This is a sponsored post for Balance however all opinions and content are my own
I'm not big on snacking. As a matter of fact, unless it's around that time, I would rather have a juicy steak or seared salmon than sweets any day. But like I said, sometimes I crave nothing but sweets. Now I'm not a health nut but ever since I moved out here to SoCal I started to put focus on what I ate and that's why sugar was totally cut from my life. Chocolate used to be my best friend but somehow (somehow? yea, suuure!) it got in my head that sugar, sweets and fun food were bad and eventually my love for it dissipated.
Now that I'm not as obsessive with what I eat, and am allowing myself to have some 'fun', I want to have snacks that aren't going to send me over the deep end. I want to satisfy my craving for chocolate without feeling guilty if I didn't work out that day (or week) so thankfully Balance came to my rescue
Balance gave me a few of their bars to try out and I feel in love with the Chocolate Peppermint Patty. It reminds me of peppermint mocha lattes but with a tasty crunch. It also allows me to balance out my juicing with a little bit of indulging. At under 200 calories I don't feel guilty about eating a bar as a snack amidst spinach and kale and true to its name it. And along with their three other new flavors (Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle, Dulce De Leche and Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat) the Chocolate Peppermint Patty is an excellent source of fiber with 5-6 grams per bar. This is perfect for me because I juice as opposed to making smoothies so I lose a great source of fiber by doing that so getting the fiber I need plus having something sweet and tasty is a win-win in my book. It's so cool to have found a perfect balance between the suppressed love of sweets that is trying to come out and eating nothing but greens and protein.
Balancecan be purchased at CVS, Amazon and some Walmart stores and are sold in full-sized bars as well as mini bars (the new flavors) so if you're anything like me and tend to be super stringent one week and eating nothing but chocolate chip cookies and other sweets the next, eating Balance bars every now and then as a snack might help you snack smarter the way it's helping me. And if you're in California check out their Facebook page to see where you can catch the Balance Truck sampling tour this summer and try it out for yourself!
Now If you're not in the LA area and can't make it to any of the Balance Trucks you can win a 16-pack box of Balance in one of their new flavors! To enter just leave a comment letting me know how you plan to use Balance bars to #Cravefreely this summer!