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Snacking On The Go With Balance

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This post is sponsored by Balance Bar ®. Thanks for supporting the brands we believe in!

I don’t consider myself that busy of a mom, but I’m consumed nonetheless. I have just enough going on for me to occasionally forget about… ME. My life feels like one big 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. There’s always something to be done with three little ones and a home business. Everything doesn’t always get done when I want it to, but it’s something I’ve grown to accept. While I don’t always power through my todo list, I at least make sure to give myself power to get through the everyday.

When I’m working, I have a tendency to postpone eating, in part to being distracted or becoming hyper-focused in a task. Five more minutes turns into fifteen more minutes, then thirty minutes, then… what is life? This is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to leave behind for good. I simply can’t afford to treat my body as if it’s invincible because it has proven itself to be otherwise. What helps get me by between meals is having snacks readily available on my desk and in my bag while on the go.

 

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A couple of weeks ago, Daddy G, Akilah and I spent some time in Iowa for business. We stayed an additional day so that we could enjoy a much-needed fun day. When I travel and attend events, I typically don’t eat as much during the shuffle, so I always make sure to have snacks in my bag to keep from feeling faint and hangry. I can always count on a good protein bar to give me a nutritious boost of energy. I brought a box of Balance Bar Minis with me on this trip to keep me going.

Not only are Balance Bars nutritious, they are a treat to eat, satisfying my cravings for chocolate and sweets. My absolute favorite flavors are Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle, and Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat. Seriously, you would never believe you were eating a nutrition bar without looking at the packaging. They are that good.

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Balance Minis are 190 calories or less, containing 5-7 grams of protein, and 5-6 grams of fiber. For me, Balance is a snack with purpose. I can indulge in a Balance Bar knowing that it will give me the pick me up that I need in between meals and while on-the-go. Balance is available at CVS, Amazon and select Walmart stores nationwide. To keep up with Balance, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Win a box of Balance Minis! To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know which flavor you’d like to try!

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through August 8, 2016 11:59PM PST.

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91 Comments

  • Reply Tosha H

    Gotta go with the Peanut Butter!

    View Comment August 9, 2016 at 1:51 AM
  • Reply Leah Shumack

    I would love to try the Peanut Butter Balance Bar first!

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 10:44 PM
  • Reply Sand

    The Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle sounds good!

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 10:40 PM
  • Reply Lily Kwan

    I would like to try the Mixed Berry Nut flavor.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 10:17 PM
  • Reply vivian

    try cookie dough.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 10:06 PM
  • Reply Buddy Garrett

    I want to try Almond Brownie.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I would enjoy trying the Cookie Dough flavor first and foremost upon all the flavors available.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 9:54 PM
  • Reply Melanie Montgomery

    The choclatemint cookie crunch sounds great!

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 9:51 PM
  • Reply amy smeltzer

    sea salt caramel nut, sweet and spicy nut and dark chocolate coconut sound amazing!

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 8:36 PM
  • Reply Breanne

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough Balance Bar

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 7:44 PM
  • Reply Kyl Neusch

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM
  • Reply Candie L

    I would love to try the Chocolate Balance® Bites. Thank you

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM
  • Reply connie black

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Pattie

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 3:29 PM
  • Reply jules m.

    i would love to try the Peanut Butter Balance Bar®

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 2:26 PM
  • Reply Philip Lawrence

    I’d like to try the flavor of Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 11:52 AM
  • Reply Kathy Pease

    I’d love to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 7:20 AM
  • Reply Michelle Salgado

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 1:42 AM
  • Reply Betty C

    I’d like to try all of them but first on my list would be the Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

    View Comment August 8, 2016 at 12:54 AM
  • Reply Leela

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balance Bar.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 11:47 PM
  • Reply Kathryn C

    definitely the Chocolate Peppermint Patty! sounds awesome!

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 11:10 PM
  • Reply bn100

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM
  • Reply shawna

    I would like to try cookie dough.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 10:00 PM
  • Reply Laurie Emerson

    I would like to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply Penny Snyder

    Would love to try the the Sea Salt Caramel Nut bars!!!~

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 6:13 PM
  • Reply Belinda Shaw

    I’d really enjoy trying the chocolate peppermint patty bar.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 4:19 PM
  • Reply Ed

    Double Chocolate Brownie would be my flavor of choice.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 3:38 PM
  • Reply Brittney House

    I would love to try the cookie dough.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Reply susan smoaks

    i want to try the chocolate peppermint patty flavor. it would be my favorite most likely.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 12:47 PM
  • Reply Sandra Williams

    cookie dough (Coconut close 2nd!)

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Reply Renee Walters

    I would love the cookie dough flavor.

    View Comment August 7, 2016 at 12:20 AM
  • Reply Susan Christy

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat sound good!

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 10:55 PM
  • Reply Michelle C

    I would love to try the Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bars!

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 10:42 PM
  • Reply G. Rutkowski

    I would love to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut.

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 9:36 PM
  • Reply Kobi Hensley

    I’d like to try the Honey Peanut Balance Bars. YUM!!

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM
  • Reply Mikael Malone

    I would love to try the cookie dough! But they all look delicious!

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM
  • Reply LynneMarie

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty flavor.

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 2:45 PM
  • Reply Jane McGregor

    Almond brownie please!

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 2:18 PM
  • Reply Stephanie Larison

    I want to try the Chocolate Craze Balance Bar®.

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 10:47 AM
  • Reply Barbara Brooks

    Chocolate peppermint patty,yum but they all skin so good. will have to try all of them now.

    View Comment August 6, 2016 at 12:55 AM
  • Reply Richard

    love to try them..

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 11:09 PM
  • Reply Jennifer R

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle flavor from Balance Bar.

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 10:04 PM
  • Reply Debbie Stein

    Chocolate peppermint patty

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 9:48 PM
  • Reply Pat

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 8:57 PM
  • Reply angie

    I like Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch.

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM
  • Reply Becca

    I would love to try chocolate peppermint patty. I love chocolate and I love mint!

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM
  • Reply Kimberly Miller

    I would like the Mocha Chip.

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 10:50 AM
  • Reply Cheryl

    I’d like to try Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle.

    View Comment August 5, 2016 at 6:20 AM
  • Reply Joseph Stowell

    I’m a nut for nuts, so the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle would be the one I would want to try. Plus it has 7 g of protein!

    View Comment August 4, 2016 at 7:52 PM
  • Reply rich morris

    The Caramel Nut one sounds yummy!

    View Comment August 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM
  • Reply Michelle D.

    Chocolate peppermint patty .. yum!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 10:55 PM
  • Reply Meghan

    Definitely the cookie dough!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 3:21 PM
  • Reply DanV

    I’d like chocolate peppermint patty

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  • Reply Paul Auen

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Reply Angela Winesburg

    I would love to try the chocolate caramel peanut nougat

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 10:31 AM
  • Reply Charlotte Padgett

    I think I would prefer the chocolate peanut butter, but it is almost impossible to make a choice. They all sound so good.

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply Calvin Johnson

    I’d love to try almond brownie

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 6:09 AM
  • Reply Rosalia Doonan

    I would love to try Chocolate Peppermint Patty!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 1:13 AM
  • Reply frank

    chocolate caramel.thank you.

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 12:42 AM
  • Reply Susan

    Chocolate peppermint patty!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 12:19 AM
  • Reply Laura

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, what could be better? It has my favorites, chocolate, caramel, and nuts!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 12:17 AM
  • Reply nicki joseph

    They all sound good especially the dark chocolate pecan turtle!

    View Comment August 3, 2016 at 12:03 AM
  • Reply Timmy

    Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar…Oh, yeah!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 10:33 PM
  • Reply Ruy M.

    I think the Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar sounds delicious. Thanks!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM
  • Reply Cyndi br

    I would try Chocolate caramel peanut nougat

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM
  • Reply Eve

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty:)

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 8:51 PM
  • Reply angie w

    Chocolate peppermint patty sounds delicious!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM
  • Reply Nathan

    I can’t wait to try the cookie dough

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 7:29 PM
  • Reply Donna L

    The chocolate and peanut butter flavor sounds good to me.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM
  • Reply Mary Beth Elderton

    Chocolate Peanut Butter—yum!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM
  • Reply ELIZABETH CURSON

    I definately want to try the cookie dough. Sounds yummy!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Reply Julie

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough Balance Bar.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 5:37 PM
  • Reply Jill Jackson

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty bar

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM
  • Reply Andrea C.

    The cookie dough one looks so yummy. I would love to try that one.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 3:36 PM
  • Reply Sandy Klocinski

    I would like to try Mocha Chip

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 2:48 PM
  • Reply Vickie PRENATT

    Any dark chocolate would be wonderful. Thanks so much for this cool offer!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM
  • Reply Theron Willis

    Dark Chocolate Peanut for my afternoon hikes.

    Hope to win!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:46 PM
  • Reply Holly C.

    I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Peanut, yum! thanks for the chance!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:34 PM
  • Reply Michelle Garrity

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:29 PM
  • Reply Joy Adams

    The chocolate peppermint patties for me !

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:28 PM
  • Reply nickie

    I would like the cookie dough flavor

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:26 PM
  • Reply Linda Lansford

    I want chocolate peppermint the most

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:12 PM
  • Reply katie

    I would love to try Dark Chocolate Peanut or Cookie Dough!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 1:09 PM
  • Reply Nancy Zirbel

    Def the Chocolate Peppermit Patty!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM
  • Reply ROBERT FENCL

    Love chocolate peppermint patty, they all sound good!

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM
  • Reply Ashley C

    I would love the cookie dough flavor

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 7:46 AM
  • Reply deana

    I would like to try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 6:52 AM
  • Reply Tari Lawson

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 6:29 AM
  • Reply Cynthia C

    The chocolate peppermint patty flavor sounds really good to me.

    View Comment August 2, 2016 at 5:58 AM
  • Reply Ann Fantom

    I would like to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar

    View Comment August 1, 2016 at 3:07 PM
  • Reply Kristie

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough flavor :-)

    View Comment August 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  • Reply MJ

    The hubs and I love balance bars. We need to restock our supply. Your Akilah is too cute. She’s growing so fast.

    View Comment August 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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