Happy Friday! It’s time for a Fab 5 Friday!
This week’s post is allllllllllll about food. I tried a lot of yummy food at Grand Rapids VegFest a couple of weekends ago. I liked a lot of it, so I’m sharing it with you on my blog!
1. GRAND RAPIDS VEGFEST
I liked VegFest because I found out about so many new vegan foods and I got so many free samples! Read THIS POST by my Grand Rapids blogger friend Katherine if you want to know more about GR VegFest. Don’t worry if you missed it because there will be another one next year that will probably be even bigger and better!
2. ECOTREK PROTEIN BARS = Love at first bite!
I discovered EcoTrek protein bars at VegFest, and I tried the dark chocolate coconut flavor for the first time yesterday. It didn’t taste much like coconut… but I could definitely taste the chocolate in it since the bar has cocoa powder in it and it’s coated in a chocolate shell. The chocolate melts in your mouth when you take a bite (YES), but each bite takes a while to chew because it has that chalky “protein bar texture.” I’m okay with the chalkiness of the bar because it tastes good AND it has 6 servings of fruits and veggies and 10 GRAMS OF PROTEIN per bar. You read that right. 10 grams for 195 CALORIES! It’s a decent-sized bar, too – about the same size as a KIND bar.
The bars are vegan, gluten-free, and they contain antioxidants and superfoods in them like beet juice, spirulina, açai, aloe vera, and hemp powder THAT YOU CAN’T EVEN TASTE. So don’t worry about the bar tasting like aloe — it only tastes like chocolate! It’s as satisfying as chocolate bar but much healthier with less sugar, less calories, and more protein.*
*Based on this mini review, I feel like I could advertise for EcoTrek. Keep that in mind if you’re reading this, EcoTrek company! Haha.
I’m definitely into granola bars right now. I just started play practice for the fall play at my school, so granola bars make a great pre-practice snack! By the way, the play is “The Diary of Anne Frank.” SUCH a good show. I’m Margot Frank.
Back to the bar: it tastes like apple pie. Sweet, doughy, and caramel-y… but the only ingredients are apples, nuts, raisins, dates, and cinnamon! I love Lärabars, and I’m so happy that we got a lot of free samples of them at VegFest. They might be my favorite type of granola bars taste-wise! EcoTrek are my favorite nutrition-wise though because they have 6-7 grams more protein per serving than Lärabars.
Somewhat related question: Are you an actor / actress? If so, what’s your favorite show you’ve been in?
My best friend‘s mom introduced me to Sunbutter. I LOVE IT. I’m almost done with a jar of it — and I only opened it last week! Keep in mind I’m the only one that’s been eating it. It’s great on apples, bananas, on carrots, and by the spoonful!
Don’t worry peanut butter – I’ll always love you, I just wanted a little change!
Redheads** has a store right by my cottage, so my family buys their products a lot. They had a booth at VegFest where we got to try their delicious hummus! I like their pesto hummus and their garlic hummus.
**I also love their baked goods. In fact, I made my own version of their peanut butter carrot muffins! Check out my recipe HERE!
I am so glad my town finally got a VegFest! Do you have a VegFest where you live?