Pressed by KIND: Two Fruits, One Bar

How do they do it and more like how do they keep doing it?  KIND is well on it’s way to overhauling the breakfast and snack bar market into something I can really wrap my hand around as a dietitian. Their newest product PressedbyKIND boasts these healthy attributes:Screen Shot 2016-08-06 at 7.36.57 AM

  • 1 cup of Fruit per Bar
  • 50% RDA for Fruit
  • Gluten Free
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • No Sugar Added
  • Low Glycemic Index
  • Good Source of Vitamin C
  • No Preservatives
  • Low Sodium
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Only Fruit and Veggies in the Ingredient List

While the ingredient labels of many store bought bars are heavily littered with processed ingredients, PressedbyKIND is short and sweet and redundant to say the least!

  • Screen Shot 2016-08-06 at 7.37.33 AMMango Apple Chia: mango, apple, chia seeds.
  • Pineapple Coconut Chia: pineapple, apple, coconut, chia seeds
  • Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach: pineapple, banana, apple, kale, spinach
  • Apricot Pear Carrot Beet: pear, apple, carrot, apricot, beet
  • Cherry Apple Chia: cherry, apple, chia seeds

Each bar is made with five simple ingredients or less and is an easy way to meet 50 percent of the recommended daily fruit intake according to the UDSA MyPlate guidelines.

How do they taste?  WOW! My favorite is the Pineapple Coconut Chia followed by the Apricot Pear.  Each bar has it’s own unique flavor that is naturally sweet, not too sticky and ranges between 110-130 calories.  The chia seeds give it a fun little ongoing crunch in addition to iron, calcium and one gram of protein.  Parents can feel good about packing this bar for a trip to the zoo, after game treat or in a school lunch.  Athletes will enjoy the 27-31 grams of carbohydrate with an average electrolyte load of 55 milligrams of sodium and 115 milligrams of potassium for some glycogen and sweat replacement.  Everyone will enjoy their portability, clean ingredients and creative flavors.  As a snack or workout replacement, you may want to partner these bars with a protein source such as an ounce of nuts, tablespoon of peanut butter, low-fat cheese or milk to help keep you fuller longer and nourish your muscles.  Note they are made in facilities that process peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and soy so individuals with these allergens may wish to avoid.

KIND keeps reinventing itself. I’m a fan, are you? #KINDnutrition #KINDpartner #PressedbyKIND

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