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Why You Must Try the NEW Quest Hero Bar

Everyone needs a hero…bar!! Quest just dropped a new brand new kind of bar called the Hero Bar and it’s so unique and different. The Quest Hero Bar comes in 3 flavors: chocolate caramel pecan,  blueberry cobbler, and vanilla caramel. I got my hands on a chocolate caramel pecan bar, and I filmed my first taste. I had no idea what to expect!

Quest Hero Bar – What is it??

The hero bars look kind of like a candy bar with a creamy and crunchy center coated in chocolate. It’s unlike any other protein bar! Watch the short video below to see my reaction (it’s kinda funny) and for more info on the bars. Don’t feel like watching the video? Keep reading!

How Does the Bar Taste?

Since filming the video, which was only a few days ago, Quest sent me the other flavors of the hero bar to try. My favorite out of the three, as a predicted in the video, is blueberry cobbler. SO FREAKING GOOD. The bars have a slight crunch and taste so yummy. It’s almost comparable to the texture of a snickers bar. 

What are the Macros?

These are the approximate macros for the bars, they vary 1-2 grams per flavor. 

Calories: 200
Fat: 11g
Net Carbs: 4
Protein: 15g

NOT BAD. Especially after you taste it and it’s like the most amazing thing ever. These macros are DOPE.

Where can I Buy it?

Best place is either QuestNutrition.com or GNC. At GNC you can buy one of each flavor so you can try them all and see which one you like best. Click here to shop online!!

Stay Healthy On-the-Go with My 3 Favorite Snacks

Life can be really busy & sometimes things don’t go as planned. That is, if we have a plan. This is why I am always prepared with some sort of snack in my bag or my purse at all times.  You never know when you will get stuck in crazy traffic n the way home or be our longer than you expected. For me, the hanger is real so I am always prepared with one of my 3 favorite healthy snacks which I am sharing with you today. 

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Quest FREE SHIPPING this week only! (promo code inside + recipes)

Now thru 8am PST Monday Aug 24th Quest Nutrition is offering FREE shipping on any order (between $15-$250) on their site! Use the code FSWEEK at checkout for the free shipping. This is HUGE people! You can order 1 box or 5 boxes of yummy Quest bars and get them shipped to you for free!! This is the perfect time to stock up for Fall. quest bar free shipping

My fav are the Quest bars. The protein powder is a close second. The bars win out over the powder because they are so portable. My fav flavor right now is the Mint Choc Chip (insert heart eyed emoji here). 

I am definitely gonna take advantage of this free shipping to get a few boxes and a protein powder. At least enough to hold me over till the possible Black Friday sale 🙂Quest free shipping

If you have never tried Quest bars, order a few individual bars in different flavors. I guarantee you will like at least one of them. They are great on the go snacks and have 20g of protein!! 

Below are a few recipes I have created using Quest bars or Quest protein powders in case you need some inspiration!!

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Let’s Chat:
Have you tried Quest products? What is your favorite flavor?!
 
XOXO
Stay Sweet!
Sarah

My Fav Finds & Deals – Cyber Monday!!!

Happy Monday! This is arguably one of the best Monday’s of the year if you enjoy online shopping. There are some great deals out there this week and I want to be sure that you know about them. 

This is NOT a sponsored post, I am just sharing with you brands that I love and use that are having GREAT sales right now. 😀

My Thanksgiving weekend was great, full of family, a little bit of fashion, took some time off from my job and blog and just chilled. It was so long and wonderful, why can’t every weekend be a 4 day weekend??? haha. Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 1.30.53 AM

Sooooo, if you need me today, I will be shopping online and decorating for Christmas… check out these deals!!

1) I’m particularly excited about QUEST NUTRITION’s SALE!!
I may or may not have already placed an order, and may place another. It’s 25% off the whole entire site!!!!!! (minus protein powder because it’s new & they don’t have a huge enough supply – said they will do a separate promo later for the powder) They are also offering FREE SHIPPING if you spend over $39.99! 

Use code CYBERUS for the 25% discount
The chips are yummy and fun to use in recipes…but my FAVORITE are the protein bars. Since I am going to be traveling come Christmas, I am 100% stocking up on the protein bars! They are awesome to use in fun recipes, like this one, GREAT for traveling, to keep in your purse to avoid “hanger”  or when you want a treat. 

In case you didn’t know, they are GLUTEN FREE! They are also the least doctored up protein bar out there (minus a homemade bar). My fav flavors are white choc raspberry, cookies & cream (pictured above), choc chip cookie dough, double choc chunk and apple pie.

Click the image to view & use code CYBERUS for 25% off
OR click here
These NEVER go on sale, so you definitely don’t want to miss out.
Check out the sale here! 

2) Blendtec Blender – refurbished models & $50 off + free shipping
Do you like green smoothies or protein shakes? Tried of drinking chunky smoothies??? You need a high power blender like the Blendtec! Seriously, my life changed when I found high powered blenders. They can pulverize anything, including ice and whole fruits. You can use them to make soup/sauces AND they will basically do anything your food processor will do. 

This is a SCREAMIN’ deal because not only are they allowing you to buy a refurbished blender which is at a hugely discounted price, they are also giving you an additional $50 off. If you have ever wanted a high power blender, now is the time! These are normally $400-$600 blenders, and they are MORE than half off! 
Click HERE to see what blender models are available and don’t miss out on this awesome offer!

Blendtec Blenders
3) 30% off TRX!!! (& free shipping!)

Again, something else that NEVER goes on sale. To get 30% off and free shipping, use the code CYBER!
The TRX is the ultimate in body weight workouts. These straps can be used anywhere there is a doorway and provide resistance using your own body weight. They are super cool and allow for low impact exercises with high impact results. Save up to 30% on Everything TRX.

TRX would be it’s own blog post, so to avoid writing too much, click on the image above  to read more about what TRX can do for you and the possibilities. I had talked about purchasing one before, but opted to do yoga instead. At these prices, I am probably going to purchase one! 

Click HERE to get exclusive access to this sale – be sure to use the code CYBER at checkout to get the 30% off and free shipping

4) 25% off select Under Armour gear and free shipping!

I LOVE UNDER ARMOUR! Whether you run, are a yoga fanatic or just like to lounge, they have it all and it’s all high quality! The basic UA big logo hoodie is 25% off & it’s a super comfy hoodie for anyone on your list. Be sure to check out the GIFT GUIDE too! Great suggestions! They also have FREE SHIPPING (this will last longer than just cyber Monday I believe)

5) Kate Spade 30% off EVERYTHING!

Need I say more… 
Just be sure to use the code CYBER30! 

Check out some of the super cute new arrivals in this fun video starring Anna Kendrick who you probably know from Pitch Perfect 😀

6) Nordstrom – 10 pts per dollar spent
Many of you may be like, who cares, BUT 10 pts per dollar is a huge deal! It’s normally only 2 points per dollar. If you have gifts to buy from Nordstrom, NOW is the time to do it!
 Nordstrom points is basically a loyalty program and after spending so much money, you get a gift certificate you can spend on whatever you want. You can read about them here.
They also have stuff on SALE! Up to 40% off online. Cool-ness!!Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 1.49.57 AM

Hope you enjoy browsing these deals as much as I will. Online shopping is fun to me because I can browse and don’t feel as much pressure to buy. It’s like window shopping but from the comfort of your own home (or office hehe).
Let me know if there is any other sales you are excited about!

XOXO
Stay sweet!

Sarah

Pumpkin Protein Balls [Recipe]

In honor of Halloween being on Friday, I am sharing healthy recipes every day on my blog this week!!!

Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, Halloween is the kick off to the “holiday season” where there is lots of food and lots of desserts, candies and cookies.

There is no better way to combat these tempting things than to make your own fun treats! It’s much more rewarding to experiment with a new recipe and then enjoy the fruit of your work. It  makes it more special and you can also indulge in chocolate and other sweets knowing that they are better for you because they don’t have all the additives and chemicals of the treats you find on store shelves!

Today we make:
PUMPKIN Protein Balls
DSC01435This recipe features Quest Protein Bars !!!
Have you tried Quest Bars before?
They are some of the best protein bars out there are far as amount of protein and ingredients. They are not loaded with a bunch of crap! Click on the image below to read more!

 

My favorite flavors of quest bars are white chocolate raspberry, double chocolate chunk, cookies and cream, choc chip cookie dough and cinnamon roll! MMM!

This recipe uses the cinnamon roll bars. (Recipe card at bottom of post) Here is what you will need:
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Gluten free oats, pumpkin puree, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, 2 Cinnamon Roll Quest Protein Bars and maple syrup.

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DSC01416Place 1/4 cup almond milk and both quest bars in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 mins. I did it in 30 second  intervals and stirred in-between. The quest bars will melt into the almond milk.

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slowly melting

In a separate bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tbs maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla extract. 

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DSC01419Combine with protein bar/milk mixture. Stir together well. 
DSC01420Roll into balls. Place on parchment paper on baking sheet.
DSC01424Bake in oven or toaster oven @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
DSC01430Here is the finished product!
DSC01433Enjoy!!!!

These are a great for a snack or for a quick breakfast on the go! 

Pumpkin Protein Oatballs
Serves 7
a delicious and protein packed breakfast or snack full of pumpkin goodness!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup almond milk
  2. 2 Quest Cinnamon Roll Bars
  3. 1 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  4. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  5. 2 T maple syrup
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. 1. Place almond milk and quest bars in a microwave safe bowl
  2. 2. Microwave in 30 second intervals, string in-between, until quest bars have fully melted into almond milk
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients.
  4. 4. Once milk/quest bar mixture is ready, combine all ingredients in one bowl and mix well.
  5. 5. Roll into equal size balls
  6. 6. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. 7. Bake in oven or toaster oven for 20 minutes @ 350 degrees
  8. 8. Remove, let cool and enjoy!
Adapted from Quest Nutrition
Adapted from Quest Nutrition
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Let me know if you try them!
XOXO
Sarah