gluten free bars review (snack and breakfast)

Finally!!! A snack that travels as well and as often as I do! It has been nearly impossible to find a gluten free bar that was not loaded with sugar and still managed to taste great. Think Thin bars are loaded with protein and fall low on the glycemic index (aka they do not cause a major spike in your blood sugar). They also taste like a candy bar,  so I consider this practical travel buddy to also be a delicious, dessert-like snack. They come in 10 different flavors so they satisfy my need to constantly change things up. I think my tastebuds must get bored! My favorite flavor is creamy peanut butter (shown below) which has become a healthier alternative to an old friend, the Reese's peanut butter cup.  #feelingsnacky

Think Thin High Protein Bar - Creamy Peanut Butter

These bars are sweetened with sugar alcohol, which is a natural sweetener often used in processed foods. I don't make a habit of consuming processed foods nor do I make a habit of eating things with sugar alcohol. That said, in small doses, this is a great alternative to refined sugar (and gluten!). It does not raise blood sugar or cause tooth decay like sugar does, which is a plus! I keep these in my purse, at my desk and in my suitcase so I no longer need to worry about finding a healthy snack while on the go. My other alternative is an apple - I don't think I have ever come across a situation where I can't find an apple :)

Tea, Think Thin Bar and the Anthropologie catalog

Aside from travel, I do also enjoy Think Thin bars as a dessert or breakfast with my tea (and my Anthropologie catalog or Allure magazine!) while relaxing at home. These are all of the things that bring me joy on a Sunday morning, with Ray LaMontagne serenading me in the background. As far as tea goes, I am obsessed with Steven Smith Teamaker out of Portland, Oregon. I am tempted to take a trip out to Portland just to visit the tea shop! My two favorites are White Petal tea (pictured above) and their Peppermint Tea, which may just be the best peppermint tea in the world.

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Jessica Flatley

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