Lisa, the Health Nut

I'm lisa and I loooove healthy food!  The lifestyle I chose to live is eating only natural or organic food products, minimally processed whenever possible.  What I can't stand is that people may  automatically assume all "health food" that I eat isn't flavorful or tasty.  THIS IS NOT TRUE!  Why would I eat stuff that doesn't taste good?  So my mission is to spread the word that "healthy" does not mean "tasteless".  Healthy food can be just as yummy as the not-so healthy types!   I'll let you know what foods are good, and which ones aren't so good. :)

Carrot Cake LARAbar 

Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:24:15 PM




I know when the 4 new flavors of LARAbars came out I was excited. LARAbar generously sent me the 4 new flavors to try, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I mean flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? (which certainly was a hit for me!) Which brings me to today’s review, the Carrot Cake LARAbar, which was equally as delicious, and quite enjoyable.

Hunger struck the other day, and I wanted something sweet, satisfying, and yet on the go. I opened up the LARA bar Carrot Cake bar, which had an orange wrapper, followed by an orangey colored bar on the inside. Like most LARAbars, this one  was made with fruit and nuts, and was a bit calorically dense. However, I didn’t mind eating 200 calories in a small bar, for the flavor was delicious, and the nutrition facts were quite good as well. And, as an added benefit, this bar counted as ½ serving of fruit!

Onto the taste- while I can’t say it reminded me of an uber sweet carrot cake with cream cheese frosting- it was rather sweet and really enjoyable. There certainly was a carrot flavor, but a sweet carrot flavor. It was chewy, dense, and very moist. I couldn’t get over this sort of spice it had to it. What WAS that?, I thought as I chewed on this bar.  I guessed it was cinnamon, and after looking at the ingredients, I confirmed that indeed, it was cinnamon.

Overall, this bar gets 4/12 stars from me. Yes, it’s 200 calories for a rather small bar, but the flavor is quite intense and very good, so it’s well worth th 200 calories. Plus I feel good eating this bar, I know that those 200 calories are from heart healthy fats and natural sugars from fruit, rather than added chemicals or other artificial ingredients. Bravo, LARAbar!

1 bar is 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 24 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Dates, Almonds, Walnuts, Raisins, Pineapple, Unsweetened Coconut, Carrots, Cinnamon, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

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