“Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.”
– John H. Tobe
Anyone that has ever traveled and tried to eat healthy has inevitably encountered the, “what’s a healthy snack to take on the plane,” conundrum. So many things are labeled, “healthy,” “low-calorie” or “skinny” snacking options.
By far, my two favorites are Quest Bars and KIND Bars. KIND Bars tend to be more sweet than filling, so Quest Bars provide a better all-around option. They have ~20g. of protein and only ~5g. active carbs and range from 160 – 210 calories per bar.
Another reason that I love Quest is because of their brand. Being a social media and digital marketing strategist, I thoroughly appreciate when a company can effectively engage their customers and develop brand dedication. This is abundantly clear on Quest’s social channels including their Facebook, Twitter and Blog.
Here’s the recipe: Take 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar and break it into 6 pieces. Place 1 chocolate chip on each piece and roll it into a ball. Place the six balls separately on a coconut-oil sprayed plate. Microwave for 15 seconds. Afterwards, top each ball with a drop of almond butter (I used ~1/2 a tablespoon of almond butter total). Dash a little cinnamon on top and then enjoy! For all 6 balls it was ~250 calories.
Another delicious meal I created was a homemade red sauce with veggies and Quest Pasta (pictured right). The sauce was made with onions, mushrooms and zucchini and topped with feta. It was my first time making a tomato sauce from scratch, and I must say, it was delicious!
So, moral of the story: If you haven’t tried Quest Bars yet, you’re missing out. They are absolutely delicious and I promise you’ll find a flavor that you’ll love.
What delicious Quest recipes have you found or created? I’m always looking for more culinary inspiration, so feel free to share!