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EPIC Bar Review

Forever ago, I made a video (click here to watch!) reviewing Epic Bars. As a follow-up after consuming the entirety of bars, here’s some additional comments:

EPIC Bars, in theory to me, where the greatest invention ever. I still think they are pretty great, but I honestly can’t get myself to actually purchase them — only because of the texture. These bars are tasty, have wholesome ingredients, are loaded with protein and healthy fats, and are a quick and easy snack to have stached in the purse or car for when you need something healthy and fast. My only issue is texture. This is coming from someone who is incredibly picky about texture – so I encourage you to try them for yourself. When I think meat in a snack type form, I think jerky or similar. This bar is not. EPIC bars are a soft protein bar – think soft, moist, ground meat. For me, I just couldn’t get over that kind of texture in a shelf stable bar combined with nuts and other ingredients. Just wasn’t my thing — however, I really do encourage you to try them for yourself. I often see EPIC Bars and really wish I had liked the texture because I loved the taste, protein, healthy fats, and convinence. Maybe someday, I’ll grow up and eat all my veggies despite my distain for their texture and then I’ll like EPIC Bars. Visit their website for more information.

Thanks to Taylor and the entire EPIC team for the samples of a great product!


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Blog Rework in Progress

As a note: as you may have noticed, over the past couple of weeks, I have been working on completely redoing the blog. Certain pages linked at the top may be incomplete at this time as I rework them. Posts that you may find missing will be back soon – hopefully just in a more organized useful way! I am working on bringing you more recipes and reviews as requested. Please bear with me through the new organization and I promise all posts will be back soon!

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Garlic Roast Chicken Flatbread Sandwich


2.5 oz rotisserie chicken
2 tbs garlic hummus
1 slice Yancy Fancy Garlic Roasted Cheese
1/2 oz Calabrese salami
thin sliced red onion
1 Flat Out – Fold It Flatbread – 100% Whole Wheat With Flax


Quick, easy, yummy lunch idea. 393 calories, 34 protein, 22 carbs, 9 fiber.

I normally eat about half or slightly more of something this size (14 months post-op and finish the other part as a pre/post workout snack. What you will eat will depend on you and your sleeve size.

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Nutty Nanner Muffins

1 cup Flapjacked Buttermilk pancake mix
1/2 cup PB2
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 large eggs
2 oz chopped walnuts

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, before combining. Spray a cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes. Makes 12 muffins: 103 calories, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g protein.