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LÄRABAR: Food Made From Food + Giveaway

Assorted LÄRABAR's
I had first heard about LÄRABAR years ago and I was so intrigued because they are truly a one of a kind bar. Unlike many other snack bars out there, LÄRABARs don’t come with a long list of
ingredients, which is such a relief when you’re just looking for a quick snack! With flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Banana Bread, Blueberry Muffin and more, it’s always been tough to choose just one. I appreciate that LÄRABAR makes so many different varieties of their original bars, which also happen to be vegan and gluten-free so a lot of people are able to enjoy them!

Peanut Butter Cookie LÄRABARAs I already mentioned, the Peanut Butter Cookie LÄRABAR has been one of my long-time
favorites. Can you guess what the ingredients are? Literally just dates, peanuts and sea salt…but it’s amazing that it genuinely feels like you’re eating a cookie when you snack on this bar. It’s a lot more satisfying (and far less messy) than just eating peanut butter on a spoon, and it definitely helps curve any cravings for sweets, at least in my experience.

#FoodMadeFromFoodSometimes when I’m feeling a little extra hungry, I’ll take a LÄRABAR and turn it into a full meal. They make excellent smoothie or banana ice cream toppers, and I find that I’m a lot more full when I eat the LÄRABAR with something like a smoothie…as opposed to just having the smoothie on its own. To feel my best, I try to keep my meals and snacks to as few ingredients as possible. With just 2-9 simple ingredients per bar LÄRABAR is something that fits with my daily routine and goals to stay feeling as good as possible.

LÄRABAR Cherry PieSome days are definitely busier than others and I don’t always have extra time to put snacks
together for myself. I always keep a stash of LÄRABAR’s on hand, whether it’s by storing some in my car, purse, or just around my kitchen. Oh and in case you were wondering, LÄRABAR’s Cherry Pie bar has just dates, almonds and unsweetened cherries!

I love how easy it’s becoming to find LÄRABAR at almost any major grocery store, which to me is a sign that things are changing! I always get so excited when I see people snacking on them
instead of other less-healthy options. LÄRABAR was first established to make easy, accessible, and real food available to as many people as possible, and they are doing an excellent job
keeping that passion going!

Real Food Prize PackGIVEAWAY DETAILS: Now, do you want to know how you can enter to win your own Real Food Prize Pack? Just visit Larabar.com, find your favorite bar and comment below which one it is and you’ll be entered to win! You have until February 2 to enter (and the winner will be announced on 2/3), but why wait? Best of luck to all of you!

UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway has been chosen. Congratulations to Christa! Thank you so much to everyone who entered this giveaway, I’m so happy to see how excited you all are about some of my favorite bars. As always, stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

Compensation was provided by LÄRABAR for this post. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of LÄRABAR.

Where in the World Have I Been?

IMG_3072Wow, has it been a while…I’ve almost forgotten how to blog! I noticed that I’ve been getting new followers lately, so I felt that I needed to first say THANK YOU and secondly that I need to be honest with you all. As part of a very long overdue update, I wanted to catch all of you up with what’s been going on with me lately, along with pictures from my latest trip to NYC. Yes, that’s me in the photo above in front of Rockefeller Center (and yes the jacket and other items are 100% vegan “leather). Anyway, here’s what’s happened in the last few months: Continue reading

  1. I graduated college
  2. I moved out of my parents’ house
  3. I started a job at a vegan startup
  4. I stepped my game up with Instagram/Facebook posts and a YouTube channel
  5. I had a change of heart when it came to this blog

IMG_4155Specifically…number 5 is something I want to address, and it honestly relates to everything else that I’ve been going through lately. First of all, everything is GREAT…in fact better than it has ever been! Lately though, I’ve been finding that blogging here was just something that I did to pass time. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as the other projects that I’ve been working on lately. There are so many great vegan bloggers out there who are doing it full time, and I really appreciate all the effort that they’re putting into it. I haven’t had the time nor the motivation to do a full review, interview or other post on here in quite some time. However, I do feel really good about pursuing other outlets such as cooking classes, vegan meetups, and just joining local friends for dinner and visiting new places around Colorado.

IMG_3089The truth is, my strengths do not lie in blogging. But they do lie in being creative and helping other people with the knowledge that I have (in design, for instance). As someone who was blogging completely for free with whatever spare time I had out of school and working, it has come to a point where I just can’t do it anymore. I think you have to do what you love, and if you don’t love it…it shows in your work. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t follow along my daily posts on places like Instagram, Facebook and even Snapchat (anotherhungryv). Hopefully YouTube will get some more attention from me as well, but I can’t promise anything just yet.

IMG_3965As for my job…I am excited to announce VeganTravel to you all. I’ve been part of this project since the beginning of June, and I’ve worked hard to be able to help bring this site to you and many others. If you want to keep up with my other (more frequent blogs), feel free to check them out here. Just a warning that they’re less about food and products, and more about places I’ve been recently like Scotland and New York. I’m also freelancing as a designer on the side, and you can check out my work here. This post isn’t intended to be an advertisement for myself, but if you are in need of some work feel free to contact me. I’d love to help out!

IMG_4261Anyway, this post is mostly to say THANK YOU for being an avid follower of my blog…or for reading this post alone. You all totally deserve an update and I apologize for taking so long to catch you up on things. This isn’t so much a farewell, but rather a “things are looking up, and I’m excited to share new adventures with you”. I hope you will continue to keep up with my updates on VeganTravel, facebook and instagram for now. I wish the best of luck to all of you, wherever you may be in your lives right now. Keep spreading the messages of kindness, compassion and joy wherever you are.