Sunday, March 1, 2015

NUGO - my Vegan protein CRUSH - Review!

* I was not compensated in any way for this review. I simply LOVE NuGo and wanted to share. All bars purchased were purchased by me. If you purchase from any of the links below, I will make a small percentage of your purchase. Thank you in advance!

Move over hubby - I have moved on! Okay, I guess that isn't fair...he is the one who brought home my very first NUGO bar and from that day on, I have been in love!

You may ask why I am so passionate about a protein bar..and I get why I might sound silly confessing my love to a bar but I assure you, it isn't just any bar. This bar is packed with great ingredients, a great protein pick me up, free of artificial stuff, and covered in rich chocolate. Let's face it, most protein bars aren't very tasty,  have the consistency of old chewing gum, and are actually NOT healthy for you! See how your bar stacks up!  Next time you grab a quick  with protein fix, flip over your bar and you may find artificial ingredients, chemicals, and tons of calories. That just wouldn't do for us, my family was  in search of something better - something organic, healthy, AND that tasted good - ALL AT A GREAT PRICE! Was that too much to ask?

Luckily, Nugo bars were able to meet ALL of my family's taste, cost, & dietary NEEDS! Nugo is a great company that understands  that we all have different needs but we ALL want our food to taste GOOD! Their product line has Organic Options, Low Carb Options, Gluten Free Bars, High protein Bars, VEGAN bars, soy free bars, diet bars & more (sounds a little like Captain Dan in Forrest Gump - but there are tons of options!). The flavors are amazing and the ingredient list is even better-they are even working to ensure that there ingredients are all NON GMO! They have some of the bars and lines approved non-gmo and are working there way through to ensure that we are getting only the best stuff - and if that wasn't enough they are all certified Kosher! You can even help them out by signing an online petition to create an FDA standard for Dark Chocolate HERE.

If you are managing diabetes, you DEFINITELY want to look into the NuGo Slim line! Check out how it stacks up against one of the better known "diabetic approved bars. NuGo has fewer ingredients, MORE PROTIEN, less sugar and NO artificial ingredients!

Graph taken from the Nugo Website - see more information  HERE

I have to gush about my favorite bar...The NuGo Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel with Sea Salt. I have to admit it - I normally do not like Dark Chocolate but the combination in this bar makes it totally work for me! My husband prefers the Nugo GoOrganic Double Dark Chocolate but who c'mon, what girl can say no to chocolate covered pretzels?! Anyway, on the outside it looks like it could be just another protein bar but the inside...that is where the difference is! This thing is PACKED with texture- It's almost like eating and adult rice-krispy treat! My absolute favorite part is that there are NO ARTFIFICIAL sweeteners - even in their slim and low carb bars! That means no upset tummy nor any of those "warnings" about upset intestinal systems..(eh hem) which are featured on many of the best selling low carb brands!

Tastes like a Girl Scout Thin Mint - ONLY BETTER!
Gluten FREE and VEGAN!


These bars are so easy to pack for work snacks, a quick meal fix, safe enough to share with your kids (no seriously, your kids WILL steal them so hide them!), and cost under $2 a bar.  Since each bar has heart healthy protein, it is even a great way to refuel after a workout!

Check your local grocery store or health food store to see what options may be available. You can also order them online- even from AMAZON and Walgreens!  Check out some of the flavors and styles below.

The following (and TONS more are available at Walgreens Health & Wellness

NuGo Smarte Carb Low-Carb Bars Peanut Butter Crunch
NuGo Family Natural Bars NuGo Coffee
NuGo Family Natural Bars NuGo Orange Smoothie
NuGo Organic Nutrition Bars Double Dark Chocolate
NuGo Stronger Protein Bars Peanut Cluster
NuGo Dark Natural Bars Pretzel Chocolate
NuGo Stronger Protein Bars Cookies n Cream
NuGo Organic Nutrition Bars Dark Chocolate Almond

Or check out AMAZON!