Happy Weekend! It’s rainy and chilly here in the Nation’s capital and feels like fall. It’s a perfect day to sit down, write a blog post, and sip on some coffee. This week I really hit the workouts hard with strength training, teaching, cycling, and running. And because of that, my nutrition really needed to be on point. I can definitely feel a difference when I’m eating well and just scrambling for something to get by.
A few weeks ago, AMRAP Nutrition sent me a few bars to try. I’m all about a good nutrition bar made from real ingredients. It’s the reason I only recommend two bars to clients, friends, and families, so I am also glad to have another good go to nutrition bar for the many people I know who are busy and on the go!
My favorite was the almond and honey bar! Containing just almonds, honey, unsweetened coconut, egg-white protein, sesame seeds, cinnamon, sea salt it filled me up and kept my sensitive system in check. One word of caution, these bars are not meant to be a “snack” as they weigh in around 270 – 320 calories. I ate a half a bar before heading into a workout and that worked just fine for me and held for about 2 hours.
You may ask where the “AMRAP” name comes from. Since I am not a CrossFit athlete, I didn’t know how to respond to a food that really stood out for that type of athlete. However, I loved the description on the back of the product:
“As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) defines our philosophy. Through determination, intensity, and focus we aim to empower our community to reach their full potential. Join us, and together we will change the world.”
Their site also follows up by saying that since CrossFit was originally designed as a supplemental fitness routine to any athletes’ training, their bars are also perfect fuel for any athlete. I would have to agree, especially looking at their ingredient list. Most of those items I eat as a group fitness instructor and distance runner. Registered Dietitian approved!
If you have a chance, try these out. They’re delicious and they are great for on the go nutrition for any athlete, CrossFit and runner alike 😉
And if you’d like to try a pack out for yourself, enter my giveaway for one 12 pack ($48 value) of your choice! Enter through Friday 9/19 at 12pm EST. Here’s how to enter (leave a comment to let me know which you’ve done!):
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If you’re amped for a workout now, let me share my new 60 minute cycling playlist for this week’s Wednesday night “Ride” at Crunch.
It’s created with the first and last two songs serving as your warm up and cool down. Enjoy!!! And if you’re ever in the DC area, feel free to give me a shout out and come try a class! I’d love to have you.
What is your favorite nutrition bar for on the go?
Disclaimer: AMRAP sent me these bars for free to test and try. All opinions are my own.