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Food Find: Eatstrong Trail Mix and Energy Bars

The FedEx man dropped me a package this morning as I had come home from the gym. After a long workout with my trainer I was starving but ripped open the package first and got a reward – something delicious to eat! And more so, what I should be eating after that session. Something full of heart healthy fats, protein and Omega-3! Eatstrong Trail Mix and Energy Bars.

I received a single serving bag of Eatstrong Trail Mix (1.6 ounces). While at first it doesn’t appear to be a lot upon shaking out the package, it is. Nuts and seeds fill you up quickly! 260 calories, 18 grams fat, 15 mg sodium, 5 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar and 7 grams protein.

The trail mix is a blend of walnuts, cashews, pistachios, almond, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and organic chocolate drops (not your average M&M®). The nuts are not roasted nor are they salted, leaving one with the fresh taste of the nuts without heavy salt (thank you!). Very well done and nicely balanced. This mix would carry well in a backpack even in summer.

On the other hand….the energy bar not so much. While I loved the trail mix for its simplicity and fresh taste, I didn’t care so much for the texture of the bar. It is very crumbly, meaning it has the chance of being a pretty messy snack and not a “eating while walking” kind of thing. Though texture wise if you have braces or dental work this is a great choice – not a lot of chewing needed! 1.6 ounces as well, 230 calories, 13 grams fat, 75 mg sodium, 12 grams protein, 7 grams sugar and 3 grams fiber.

The bars are a blend of flax seed, sunflower seed, hemp seed, oat bran, organic cacao nibs, organic chocolate drops and whey protein isolate.The oat bran and whey protein are holding the bar together, unfortunately the chocolate in my bar was soft – and it is cold here. Come summer that could be a real issue.

IMO, the trail mix is a great choice but I’d skip the bars.


One thought on “Food Find: Eatstrong Trail Mix and Energy Bars

  1. Informative post. These items are good for a needed energy kick, but for normal or moderate hiking, they may be overkill. I find them addictive.

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