Monday, August 12, 2013

Balance Bar Back to School tips and survey stats #Giveaway

 Are you looking to eat healthier and live a better lifestyle? Well I have a great suggestion for you all, Balance Bars, great low calorie bars that you will love. Here is a little more information about Balance bars from the website: 

Founded in 1992, Balance Bar, one of America’s original nutrition/energy bars, inspires consumers to lead active, well-rounded and balanced lives by providing great-tasting, healthy and convenient nutrition for lasting energy. Balance Bars are available in eight unique product lines (Original, Gold, Dark, Bare, Café, CarbWell, nimble and mini) and all 28 flavors are based on the 40/30/30 nutrition model – a proven formula developed by scientists to help stabilize  blood sugar levels that represents the caloric ratio the body needs to enjoy lasting balanced energy and satisfy hunger for longer; 40% of total calories from carbs, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat.
 
 I was very fortunate to be able to try out some of the great bars including,

Balance Bar mini energy bars. Each are only 100 calories!
   I know what you may think, you may have tried healthy bars in the past and they are tasteless… or they just are terrible.. Well Balance Bars are here to help, they are nothing like bars you have had in the past. I just adore the bars, they remind me of delicious candy bars, they seem too good to be true! If I had to choose a favorite I  would have to choose the dark chocolate brownie bar, because who does not love yummy brownies? Well I sure do, and this bar realty has a sweet real chocolate flavor. 

So if you are looking to eat healthier in this summer I would highly suggest Balance Bars you will surely love them as much as I love them. I was also fortunate to be able to check out a great pouch for food, this would be great for travel, pack up some easy treats a washable pouch that can store grapes, a sandwich and much more! These small bars are great to toss in a bag for a quick pick me up, especially great when traveling. Balance Bar, has some great tips for back to school, make sure to check them out. 
 

August is winding down and families are officially in “Back to School” mode, which includes packing lunches, soccer games, play-dates, homework and so much more! Balance Bar® in

partnership with the Macaroni Kid parent network surveyed more than 5,000 parents of schoolaged children and found that 61% of parents thought that Fall (aka Back to School) is the busiest time of year for their families. What else did we find from this survey? Check it out:


• 77% of parents said they have 3 or more activities/events per week on average once school starts.
• 80% of respondents said once school starts, they will be planning more meals and attending more sporting events for their kids.
• And 57% of parents said they try to have one meal together each day as a family tohelp balance their schedules.
• 79% of parents reported that they pack their kids’ school lunches.

 To help parents, Macaroni Kid provided some tips on how to better prepare for a school day and balance everyone’s schedules:
• Do a run through.  Are your kids starting a new school or a new routine? Do a run through. Wake up "school time," brush teeth, get dressed, pack lunch, have a school appropriate breakfast and maybe even drive or walk to school.  Then, take those packed lunches and head to the park for a final summer break picnic.
• Plan the menus.  Give your kids several options in each category and let them weigh inon what they'd like to find in their lunchboxes... you won't have to guess each morning
and they are far more likely to eat it if they've had a hand in selecting it. We love Balance Bar® minis to pack along for snacks!
• Clean your closets! Nothing gets you and the kids ready for smooth mornings like purged, well-organized closets.
• Start a good sleep routine early. Kids love to stay up late in the summer time (and who can blame them) but it makes for tougher mornings if kids are used to going to bed later and sleeping in past "school time" wake up.
• Set goals with your children for the upcoming school year. Whether it's academics, sports, or extracurricular activities it's great to help kids get motivated for success in the new school year.

Interested in hearing more tips on how to balance your schedule come this Fall? Join Balance Bar® Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST for a live, one-hour Twitter chat.
The generous folks at Balance Bar are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win an Balance Bar Back to School kit, that includes an assortment of Balance Bar® Mini’s and a reusable snack pouch. Would you like to win? Please visit the Balance Bar site, take a look around then come back here and tell me something you learned from the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

Buy it:
                            
The Balance Bar is available at www.Balance.com 
Win it:
One winner will win an assortment of Balance Bar® Mini’s
a reusable snack pouch

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26 comments:

Carla Shiver said...

They have a large variety of bars.

SueZH said...

Im a dark chocolate fan. They have a collection of dark chocolate - yum

Anonymous said...

I learned that: This Balanced caloric ratio (40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat) gives you energy that lasts so you can find your Balance every day.

And I learned that I WANT a supply of these around.. most especially the triple chocolate chaos gold one! I can't wait to find it and try it...

Denise Welch said...

I learn how good they are for you

Sharon Kaminski said...

learned that the Balanced caloric ratio (40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat) gives you energy that lasts so you can find your Balance every day

Anonymous said...

I learned of all of the varieties of Balance Bars, and am particularly intrigued by the Balance Bar Cafe line..looks great, and a good accompaniment to coffee!

Anonymous said...

I learned the company was started in 1992 by sports enthusiasts.
lorenalke@yahoo.com

Growl Tiger said...

I learned that Balance Bar Dark are gluten free! Woohoo! I can try them! They also support the rainforest alliance.

Anonymous said...

Balance Bar® in partnership with the Macaroni Kid parent network surveyed more than 5,000 parents of school-aged children and found that 61% of parents thought that Fall (aka Back to School) is the busiest time of year for their families.

Unknown said...

The bare line of bars sound great too
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Lentil said...

Their new Balance Bar Dark bars and the Original Chocolate Raspberry Bar are certified gluten free, and they may add more flavors in the future!

Molli Vandehey said...

im not a huge fan of thesse as i dont do processed foods, but hubby loves them, as do the kids!

Becca said...

I learned they have a new "Bare" line. The bars look like trail mix :)

Anonymous said...

I learned that Balance Bar was one of the originators of energy bars and the nutrition bar category.

kathy pease said...

All of our Dark, Original, Gold, Café and BARE Balance Bar products contain 13-15g of protein per bar to keep you full and energized. That's around 30% of your recommended daily intake. Calories per bar in these lines range from 180-210.

LesleyfromWI said...

I learned that you can play Outlast the Clock on their site

Chris Alejandro said...

I didn't know they had dark chocolate! delish! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

There is a new Balance Bar - Dark Chocolate Crunch!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Lisa Pecora said...

I learned they began in 1992.

Lisa Pecora said...

I learned their company started in 1992.

Mya Murphy said...

they are actually good for you, with loads of protein!! myamurphy@mail.com

Trudy Z. said...

Gluten Free! Score for my daughter

Brad Merrell said...

There's a lot o' flavors.

Susan Climan said...

I didn't realize how many different varieties they had! sleveene@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

They have a large variety of bars to pick from! Thanks for the chance!
Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

Jaime said...

I learned they started the company in 1992.

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