Taste the Power of Yogurt

What do you get when you cross a delicious, creamy yogurt with all-natural non-GMO ingredients and 20 grams of protein? A flavorful blast of goodness that only Powerful Yogurt could capture. We’re talking sweet, chewy, creamy, deliciousness in three delicious flavors that will help you re-charge your workout, satisfy your sweet tooth, and keep your diet on track!

Whether you’re craving creamy vanilla yogurt, chocolate coconutty goodness or a classic peanut butter and jelly, you’ll be pleased to find these bars are the tastiest we’ve tried since Quest bars! The size and texture is similar to that of a Balance Bar, but the sugar content is much lower (only 6 grams!), so you can enjoy these snacks guilt free.

Powerful Yogurt Protein Bars

The outer coating is smooth and the inside chewiness leaves a satisfying taste that we just love! Our favorite of the three is the Yogurt Creme. Peanut Butter and Jelly comes in at a close second and the Chocolate Coconut is divine. We ranked them in this order based on taste, as the Chocolate Coconut is not as sweet or flavorful as the other two.

The bars are all 180-190 calories each, and made with probiotics to support digestive health and aid immune function. To pump up the satisfaction level, we recommend storing the bars in your refrigerator to make them a bit more solid and enhance every bite. This soft, chewy snack is one that we will definitely keep on hand!

The bars are just the tip of the iceberg, though. The nutrition company also makes Powerful Yogurt in seven different flavors; Powerful Yogurt Plus+ in Coconut + Quinoa, Lemon + Chia and Tropical Fruit + Oats; and will be coming out with Powerful Yogurt Protein Drinks! Since the Edible Epiphanies team LOVES protein bars, we started with those, but we’ll report back once we’ve delved into their other delicious snacks.

Want a head start? Find a store or shop online!

These Set the Bar on Nutrition

Thanks to 22 Days Nutrition, the Edible Epiphanies had a field day taste testing the amazing protein bars this exceptional company produces. What we discovered was a tantalizing variety of flavors that made our taste buds dance and our tummies fill with joy! We were impressed and pleasantly surprised by the delectable combinations of flavors the bars included. Anything and everything you would possibly crave – from pumpkinseeds and goji berries to pineapple and chocolate chips – these bars have your hankering covered.

When it comes to snacks – and bars in particular – some of us our more sweet, chocolatey, savory fans, while others are salty, nutty, crunchy fans. The genius team at 22 Days Nutrition made sure to cater to everyone’s tastes by creatively combining an amazing assortment of flavors into one protein-packed snack!

22 Days Nutrition bars

The flavor list is impressive. Just to name a few, you can pucker up to sweet cherries in a Cherry Chocolate Bliss bar, kickstart your morning with a Daily Mocha Mantra bar (our Number 2 fave!) or nestle into your weekend with a Pineapple Chocolate Chip Wonder bar. So, where do we begin!?

Well, first of all, we couldn’t give you all a fair review if we didn’t name our Number 1 favorite bar that’s produced by the company. So, without further ado…wait until you sink your teeth into the PB + Chocolate Chip Nirvana bar! This gold-wrapped meal replacement bar is hands-down our favorite of the bunch. The texture is soft and chewy (which you know we love), the mini chocolate chips give it that extra special chocolatey bliss, and the hint of peanut butter aftertaste is enough to leave you wanting just one more bite.

PB Chocolate Chip Nirvana barThis particular bar contains 20 grams of organic brown rice protein, healthy amino acids for post-workout recovery benefits, and very little sugar. The bar is soy-free, gluten-free and non GMO, making it an ideal option for any dietary lifestyle.

 

We could go on and on (and on!) about these tasty treats, but we better leave the rest up to you before we spoil the fun! Give them a try and let us know what you think! They are available at most natural food stores and online.

 

It’s “About Time” for Another Giveaway!

Have you heard the news?!? Edible Epiphanies is hosting a SUPER exciting giveaway!

For the chance to WIN an About Time Shaker Cup, 3 Whey Packet Samples, and Mocha & Strawberry “Kiss Me Awhey” Lip Balms, just LIKE and FOLLOW the Edible Epiphanies and Try About Time Facebook Pages and let us know when you’re “DONE” in Comments!

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The winner will be announced Monday, August 4th!

Something to KRAVE

The Edible Epiphanies team has been on a protein kick lately, so when we got the opportunity to taste test a wide variety of delicious high-protein jerky, we were ecstatic! We can’t tell you enough how much we enjoyed this particular jerky and we guarantee you’ll want to give it a taste if you haven’t already.

What are we talking about? It’s KRAVE Jerky! This healthy gourmet treat is not only jam-packed with 8-12 grams of protein per 1 oz. serving, but it is low in calories, salt and cholesterol, and virtually fat free.

We opened our sampler box and were both surprised and delighted with the vast amount of flavors and meats that KRAVE makes! With flavors ranging from Basil Citrus Turkey Jerky and Chili Lime Beef Jerky to Black Cherry Barbecue and Sweet Grilled Teriyaki Pork Jerky, there is certainly something to fancy anyone’s taste buds.

A number of the flavors are loaded with garlic, so they’re not for the faint of palate, but they’re ideal for keeping on hand during a long summer hike or storing in the cabinet for a mid-afternoon snack. Our favorites were the Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky and the Black Cherry Barbecue Pork Jerky, but if you’re looking for something a little on the sweeter side, throw your mouth a party by munching on the Pineapple Orange Beef.

Like all treats sampled and reviewed by the Edible Epiphanies team, KRAVE Jerky is gluten free and low in carbohydrates, which make them even more enjoyable! But what the Edible Epiphanies team REALLY loves about KRAVE is their true passion and support in leading active, healthy lifestyles. Because as you know, that’s what we’re all about!

JillianMichaelsWe found “KRAVERS” (which is what they call KRAVE Jerky ambassadors, employees and enthusiasts) in all walks of life, including some high-profile athletes and health professionals you may recognize. This shows the level of support they truly have in their deliciously healthy snacks.

 

 So do yourself a favor and give KRAVE a try! You can buy the jerky online or in certain retailers across the country.

Shur(ky) to Satisfy

Sometimes you crave a little sweet treat to cap off your evening or get you through a long afternoon. Other days, you desire a crunchy, salty snack that is sure to make your mouth water. Did you know there’s an actual science behind why you crave one over the other?

According to SheKnows, you’re likely craving sugar when you’re seeking a little lift in spirits, as sugars – or simple carbohydrates – signal the body to release the mood-boosting neurotransmitter, serotonin. Whereas salt cravings may indicate a deficiency in sodium or calcium levels in the body.

Whatever the case, we have a simply delicious way to satisfy at least one of those cravings – Shurky Jurky!

Shurky Jurky

The Edible Epiphanies team recently taste-tested (and fell head-over-heels!) for this high-protein, chewy snack. Made in five tantalizing flavors, including Traditional Smoked, Peppered, Spicy, Guajillo Chile, and Sesame, Shurky Jurky is not your traditional beef jerky. Not only do meat lovers get to enjoy free-range beef, turkey, pork or bison options, but all their meat products are raised in the Pacific Northwest, flavored with fresh pineapple, made without additives, preservatives or refined sugar, and use all-natural flavorings!

Whether that salty craving hits right before lunch time at the office, on a mid-afternoon hike or even late at night, Shurky Jurky is the ideal healthy snack to satisfy your taste buds.

Not sure where to get it? Here’s where to start!

Happy snacking!

Just Breathe…

Whether you are aware or not, chances are you have experienced at least a mild form of a panic attack at some point in your life. Whether it came in the form of a brief episode of anxiety, increased heart rate, a feeling of nervousness or simply the urgency to remove yourself from a situation, panic attacks are no fun.

There are a variety of options that can help you overcome anxiety. While some methods, such as herbal supplements or exercise practices may require long-term execution in order to achieve the benefits, there is one recommendation that we at Edible Epiphanies have heard about from a number of resources.

Meditation.

Even the most poised, professional, public figures experience panic attacks and swear by daily meditation to get them through it. According to the Maharishi Foundation, Transcendental Meditation (TM) is one easy-to-learn technique that can help you rest your mind and body. If you’re not savvy to meditation, don’t know where to start or don’t think it’s right for you, watch and listen to this story from Good Morning America and Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris.

Eat to Beat Head Pain

Do you suffer from headaches regularly? When you do, is your first go-to a prescription or over-the-counter pain killer? Well, STOP right there! You could actually be doing your body more harm than good if you go that route.

Luckily, there are a number of natural, healthy alternatives that can help you relieve pressure and pain in your noggin. Most of the time, the lack of these things in your diet may be the root cause anyway! Here are a few of our favorite all-natural go-to remedies for headaches:

spinachSpinach
This delicious leafy green is a considered a powerful “super food” helps you fight headaches due to its high content of Vitamin B2! This nutrient has a relaxing effect on your brain, which eases pain and reduces inflammation.

Bananas

Like spinach, bananas are also high in Vitamin B, particularly Vitamin B6, which is a headache-fighting powerhouse. This incredible Vitamin also increases levels of serotonin in your brain, which acts as an antidepressant, so you get added benefits. Bananas are also high in potassium, so in the case you’re suffering from a dehydration headache, this fruit will boost your electrolytes and get you back on track.

Watermelon

watermelon Speaking of dehydration – this is one of the most common causes of headaches. That’s why watermelon is one of the best food sources to help you fight head pain, as it is a water-rich food that will immediately help to rehydrate your body. Plus, it’s a perfect summer treat for picnics and barbecues!

Cherries

Finally, these tart fruits have surprising powerful headache-fighting due to their content of a compound called quercetin, which has strong antioxidant, anti-allergy, and anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin helps your body block sensitivity and pain, so munch on a handful or pick up some cherry juice and you’ll be good as new!

Do you have any natural go-to headache fighters? SHARE your tips in COMMENTS!

The GFB is our New BFF

Okay, so you know how much the Edible Epiphanies team absolutely LOVES finding a good protein bar, so when we were recently introduced to this new hidden gem, we could hardly contain our excitement! The size of a Cliff bar, texture of a Quest bar and delicious flavor like no others out there, the Gluten Free Bar is hands-down at the top of our list of favorite protein bars!

Gluten Free Bars

Jam-packed with fiber and protein, the Gluten Free Bar is a great way to start your day, keep you super-charged through a long hike or satisfy that mid-afternoon tummy rumble. We taste-tested each and every flavor, and fell in love with the Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Coconut and Oatmeal Raisin varieties. A bit higher in sugar than ThinkThin, Quest or Pure Protein bars (an average of 15-17g per bar), these tasty treats still rate high on the health scale. Each of the six available flavors contains at least 10 grams of protein and are (obviously) all gluten free.

What’s even better about these bars – especially compared to others with similar ingredient lists – is that they are vegan, non-GMO, and soy and dairy free! These qualities are hard to find in a protein bar today.

You can track down the nearest store that carries them or buy them online to have them shipped right to your door!

Have you tried the Gluten Free Bar yet?

On the Road Eats

The Edible Epiphanies team travels around the country often, visiting chefs, eateries, partners, and foodies like yourselves. While the destinations provide a whirlwind of culinary choices, the avenues through which we travel aren’t always as glamorous – namely airports and shopping malls. These are two of the most commonly frequented food venues we find ourselves in and it’s not always so easy to find a healthy option when you’re on the go in places like these.

However, we’ve come across some great healthy snacks that you can purchase, pack, prepare, and pop into your mouth while still staying on track!

Here are some of our recent favorites:

For a healthy on-the-go breakfast:

GnuFoods Fiber Love bars can now be found in airport terminal kiosks, magazine stands and most markets. They come in a variety of flavors, they are packed with fiber to keep you full throughout the morning and won’t leave you crashing from a sugar high like most breakfast pastries found at popular coffee shops.

 

For an in-between bite:Kashi GoLean Crisp!

- Kashi GoLean Crisp! Chocolate Peanut Bar: At 180 calories and chocked full of fiber, this bar is delicious, sweet, filling, and the perfect snack for an in-between meal bite, in-between flight filler or late-night dessert.

For a quick dinner:

- Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad: This fresh, green salad is topped with fire-roasted edamame, spicy roasted cashews (which come in a separate package so you can opt to omit them for a lower calorie count), warm grilled chicken and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette (which also comes separately packaged so you can choose the amount for calorie control). This salad is light, fresh and will only set you back around 380 calories.

Wendy's Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

The most important tip we always recommend when flying, traveling, commuting or just plain working hard – DRINK WATER! And lots of it! Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to stay healthy no matter where you are or what you’re doing!

 

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