It can be tough switching to a gluten-free lifestyle, especially if you have children and you are “on the go” a lot. One of my biggest challenges is having some “grab and go” snacks available for when we need to be gone from the house for a whole day or even a few hours.  I was so excited to discover Larabars because they are an excellent healthy and tasty snack that are both gluten and casein free (not all varieties have no dairy, be sure to read the label!).

Larabars are mostly made from nuts, dried fruits, and other natural ingredients. Even though they may be slightly high in calories, at least you are getting those calories from whole foods and not from processed ingredients.  If you’re interested in cutting the calorie count down, you can now buy them in the “mini” size (example: Larabar, Bar, Mini, Variety Pack, 8/12 Ct); this size is 100 calories or less! Another plus is the shear variety of flavors. Rather than getting bored with a small selection of a few flavors, you can try their numerous flavors and they seem to be adding new flavors all the time. These are great, high-protein snacks for people on the go and many of the flavors can easily be stored in your glovebox without risk of melting on a hot day.

I’m having a tough time choosing my favorite flavor, because they are so good.  Right now, I think it’s a tie between Cashew Cookie and Coconut Cream Pie. If you’ve tried Larabars, what’s your favorite flavor?

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