(Disclaimer: I received a free sample of Extend Nutrition bars to review, but all opinions and thoughts in this post are my own.)
Ever since I started back on the Weight Watchers program, I’ve had to think ahead about what I will snack on each day. Meal ideas come fairly easily — breakfast sandwiches, cereal, eggs or mini bagels in the mornings; salads, sandwiches with fruit on the side at lunch; protein and veggies at dinner.
Snacks, however, have been a bit of a toss up. I always stock up on fruit, since on Weight Watchers it’s 0 points. But I usually need something more substantial in the afternoon to tide me over until dinner.
I recently tried Extend Nutrition bars for the first time, and they’ll definitely become a go-to snack now! On Weight Watchers each bar is about 4 points, depending on the flavor. I tried the chocolate and caramel (130 calories, 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber), the cookies and cream (140 calories, 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber) and the yogurt and berry (150 calories, 9 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber) — all of the bars were tasty, but the yogurt and berry is definitely my favorite!
The best thing about the bar is I was satisfied until dinnertime. I snacked on some grapes, but I think that was more of a habit thing, which is why low-point snacks are good to have around! Sometimes I think I snack out of boredom, sadly.
Having these bars in my desk drawer will definitely help keep me happy, now!
According to ExtendBar.com, the main goal of these products is to control your blood sugar for longer, actually up to nine hours. The way it works is the bar digests slowly, so your blood sugar stays stable.
And you can even order the bars to be delivered to you automatically, or pick them up at Target, Publix, CVS, Walgreens and other stores.
How do you satisfy your afternoon snack cravings?