It’s no secret that I’m no hardcore, Paleo-perfect guy. Yeah, most of my eating is Paleo, but I consider myself a smart, as-healthy-as-possible guy who works out hard nearly every day, so my body needs more than what strict Paleo offers me. One of my little carbohydrate gems are Lara Bars. They’re gluten-free, non-GMO, have manageable sugar and are mostly real food. There aren’t many portable, inexpensive, products like this I’ll jam into myself, but when traveling, away for weekend CrossFit competitions, in fun events like Tough Mudder, on long bike rides, I find LaraBars ideal food.
Their new Uber bars are interesting, and to my taste buds (which I feel are running pretty cleanly), bright and interesting. A bit of sugar has been added, bringing these bars up to 15 grams, and salt has also been put into the recipe. 125 mg sodium in each. I’m not worried about that, though I certainly wish it was sea salt.
I don’t eat more than one or two LaraBars in a regular week of my life; sometimes none. In the last couple of months since I’ve really cranked up the grass-fed butter / coconut oil with my coffee, I find myself not getting hungry on those early mornings sometimes for three or more hours, so I don’t crave a LaraBar with my coffee like I used to.
Four flavors of Uber bars are on the market - Roasted Nut Roll, Cherry Cobbler, Banana Foster and Apple Turnover. Try them; if you enjoy simple food bars, and already have a taste for Lara Bars, you’ll enjoy these. Don’t live on ‘em, but at the movie theater, on a long drive, and on other occasions, they’re a nice change of pace, healthier than almost anything else you can purchase at a convenience story in a pinch.
This morning my pre-WOD meal was coffee/butter and one of these Uber LaraBars. I didn’t feel hungry and had no lack of energy for my hour of working out.