Nature’s Bakery Giveaway

What You Need to Know About (1)

Did you grow up eating Fig Newtons? I did. I had a weird fascination with them. I would eat them when I needed a break from the Oreos, Chips Ahoy, E.L.Fudge, or Animal Crackers we always had around the house. They seemed somewhat healthy to me as a kid, before I liked being healthy or knew what health even was. That was also the time I loved Cherry Coke or Cherry 7 Up! Well, I probably still would like those two choices, but I can’t even tell ya if Cherry 7 Up is still being made. Remember the days of Crystal Pepsi? Yeah, that lasted 10 minutes. But I LOVED it. Anyway, how did I get here? I thought I was talking about Fig Newtons….

So back to it… I like fig. And as an adult, I have found a healthier fig bar with Nature’s Bakery. I am picky with flavors so actually prefer the plain, but MK seems to like all the fun flavors like blueberry, strawberry, etc.

With it being National Nutrition Month and all, Dietitian Cindy and I are doing one last giveaway to round out the month. We are giving away 4 boxes of Nature’s Bakery fig bars. Just enter the giveaway below and good luck! We will pick a winner on the last day of the month.

I am all about being open and honest with nutrition and ingredients so you can view the ingredients list of the plain fig bar below.

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MealEnders Review & Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided MealEnders for review through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit, I was a bit hestitant to try the MealEnders at first. I kept thinking that I do not NEED a product to help me stop eating when I am full or to replace dessert. However, when I read more about the product, I realized that it could be a useful tool to help individuals SAVOR food.  For the peeps that scarf down food so fast the body cannot even recognize when full, MealEnders could be a ticket to slow down.

How MealEnders Work: 

  1. Identify when you want to take a MealEnders. For example, instead of a second helping, in place of dessert, or when a craving strikes.
  2. Savor the MealEnder and allow it to completely dissolve. You don’t want to bite into it. The beauty of this product is that it has a sweet coating around the hard candy piece. The hard candy piece provides a tingling sensation. It will take awhile to finish- up to 20 minutes- which teaches you the art of savoring.
  3. According to the brochure, MealEnders work with the body’s natural hunger and fullness signaling process to clear the desire to overeat from your mind and mouth.

I tried them right after a meal. Every once in awhile I like a little something sweet after my meal so I decided to try a MealEnder this past week to give them an honest go. MealEnders come in four flavors currently: Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Mocha, and Citrus. I have to say, my favorite is the Citrus and I LOVE the tingling sensation. It really was satisfying for my taste buds!

MealEnders are food-based so are regulated by the FDA as a food product. This is not a stimulant or supplement by any means. Each lozenge is 15 calories, contains 2 grams of sugar, and is low-fat, stimulant-free, gluten-free, kosher, and contains no high fructose corn syrup or MSG.

I know many peeps that like to know ingredients too. The citrus product contains: Key Lime Confectionary coating {sugar, palm kernal oil, nonfat dry milok solids, natural flavor, whole milk solids, soy lecithin, artificial color and salt}, Corn syrup, Sugar, Citric acid, and Natural & Artificial flavors.

Could MealEnders replace the office candy bowl? I love the message on the wrapper!

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And now time for a giveaway! One of you will receive all 4 flavors to try. Comment below to enter the giveaway. I will pick a random winner by next Friday the 13th. Bonus entry for each day you tweet the giveaway!