Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balance. All opinions are my own.
My spring distance running training is in full swing. I have a 50k in March and am going to attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon at the Colorado Marathon in May. Then, I will spend the summer training for my first 100-mile race. During that time, I plan to run the same 24-hour race that I ran last year. All of that training keeps me rather busy. It also keeps me hungry! Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to try Balance bars, because they turned out to be perfect as quick and easy snacks, both to fuel my workouts, and to provide nutrition after a hard workout. Balance has also teamed up with Birchbox, one of my favorite beauty product sampling boxes, to give away a year-long subscription to Birchbox!
Balance is really perfect for anyone who needs tasty nutritious snacks while on the go. Isn’t that nearly all of us? Balance bars focus on an ideal balance of great taste and energizing ingredients. Their original bars are 210 calories or less and have a good mix of protein and carbs, which is why I like them so much for running, since carbs provide good fuel, and protein helps build muscle. I also like to take in some protein for recovery from hard workouts. Snacking on a bar that provides both carbs and protein makes fueling my workouts super easy. Each original bar has 13-15 grams of protein, depending on flavor. You can also get single mini bars that have less than 95 calories with 2.5 -3.5 grams of protein and 2.5-3 grams of fiber, depending on flavor. Those are perfect for quick snacks! I have been keeping Balance bars in my running bag so that I always have one handy should I need it.
The Cookie Dough flavor is my favorite. It is very tasty! Overall, the bars provide the nutrition that you need along with satisfying your sweetness cravings. Balance is easy to find. You can get the bars at Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and via Amazon Dash.
Win a Year-Long Subscription to Birchbox!
Balance is treating their fans with a limited-time, on-pack promotion to win a year-long subscription to Birchbox! Beginning in February, Balance packaging will feature a “golden ticket” with a unique code to enter online at Balance.com/BirchboxWinner for a chance to win. Twenty lucky Balance fans will win a year-long subscription to Birchbox. So, head to your local store for some Balance Bars and enter to win!
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