Thursday, September 15, 2011

Supreme Protein Bars...

Ok, so this is a review for Supreme Protein bars that I had inquired about!  I have been on the hunt for healthy snacks that work with my diet.  I am borderline diabetic and a fitness freak, so I am very particular!  Anyways, I received quite a few different flavors in the mail, including Peanut Butter & Jelly, Carmel Nut Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist to name a few.  I know that they have bars that are 30g of protein, but these in particular are labeled as 15g of protein!  The primary source of the protein is Whey Isolate!  Well, now for the taste test!  Here goes nothing!

Wow!  The Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist is amazing!  It has peanut butter and crushed pretzel all on the outside, seems like a thin layer of carmel and then the protein layer in the middle!  I have tasted many protein bars in my day and nearly all of them tasted like sawdust!  Not this bar!  There is so much going on with this bar, you can barely notice the protein!  D-licious!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist
Calories: 210
Ccalories from fat: 80
Total Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 100mg
Potassium: 110mg
Total Carbs:17g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 15g

The Peanut Butter and Jelly tastes as close to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as you can get with a protein bar!  You have a layer of peanut butter all the way around the bar, then a strawberry jelly center and of course the protein center which acts as the bread!  Very tasty!

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Calories: 200
Calories from fat: 70
Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Sodium: 95mg
Potassium: 110mg
Total Carbs:18g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 15g

Last but not least, the Carmel Nut Chocolate is great for chocolate lovers!!!  (My wife loves this one.  Chocolate, carmel, and peanuts are her 3 favorites!)  You have chocolate and nuts all the way around the outside, then a layer of carmel atop the protein center!

Carmel Nut Chocolate

Calories: 200
Calories from fat: 70
Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 150mg
Potassium: 30mg
Total Carbs:18g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 15g

In closing, these are now one of my 2 favorite protein bars as my other favorites are the P90X protein bars!  A review on those will be coming soon!  (Lots to review these days!)  One complaint that I have about these bars would be that you really need to keep them in a cool place!  This seems more true than any other bars I've tried!  If not, good luck getting the delicious contents of the package out of it's wrapper!  After mine melted on the way to work, I stuck it in the fridge for a bit and all was good!  These bars earned a thumbs up from me!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review of 52 things Kids need from a dad

52 things kids need from a dad: By Jay Payleitner
(What fathers can do to make a lifelong difference)

This was a phenomenal book.  The day I found this book, I was searching the internet for ways to try and be a better father.  I grew up in "not the best of situations" I guess you would say!  (Trying to be as positive and PC as possible here!)  I too can get frustrated with my boys and am trying to find the best ways to deal with this as well.  Also, when I think back on all the great father figures I've seen, they all have a certain set of rituals, traditions and routine that they do with their kids.  There must be something that I can do with my boys on a regular basis!  If this is you as well, then this book is for you!

Example:  Chapter 2, To catch the fire flies!

In this chapter it talks about a father who is a work-o-holic and is running late to a big meeting!  He had his 8-9 yr old son in the car with him.  While driving on a 2-lane stretch of highway, he suddenly, he hits the brakes, pulls over, gets out of his car and goes to the trunk.  His son was confused because the car and it's tires seemed fine.  His father comes back, taps on the window with a glass jar in had, and says come on!  They both go running into the field, wing tip shoes and all!  For what seems like forever, they are scooping bugs and fire flies with their bare hands, having a good ole time.  His some puts some grass in the jar.  His father pokes a couple of holes in the lid and carry the container back to the car like a trophy!  His some had a huge smile on his face.  What made his father decide at that moment to pull over and do this, his son doesn't know!  Perhaps it was memories of his past, or heaven speaking to him, but his son will never forget it!

The point of this story:  Never miss the chance to stop and make a memory!  Sometimes you may even want to orchestrate those memories yourself.

There are 52 lessons like this in this book!  Like learning to not get angry because you children dented you new garage door!  That would be because there are many places your kids could be, and god only knows with who.  His kids and their friends found their house and their home environment so comfortable, that they actually choose to play ball at home instead of gallivanting!  

Point of this story:  Your kids grow up fast!  They will be gone before you know it!  After that, there will be plenty of time to re-sod, re-paint, re-screen, re-carpet, and relax!

This is a must read for any father that wants to be a better and memorable father!!
2 thumbs up!