Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Complete Bar" Giveaway!

I haven't hosted a giveaway on my blog for quite some time. I was going to wait until April, which is my two year "blog-iversary" but I was recently asked to make about twelve batches of my granola bars for an upcoming Columbus Dietetic Association meeting so I thought I could give some away as a blog giveaway!

Do you remember when I posted about my granola bars a while back? I asked you to help me come up with a name for my bars and while "Candid Bar" was the top choice, I decided to go with "Complete Bar".


COMPLETE BAR
"It's a complete and balanced meal....in a bar!"

Calories: ~ 310

Fat: ~15 grams (1.3g saturated)

** A full day’s worth of Alpha Linolenic Acid (essential fatty acid) **


Sugar: ~ 12 grams

** Only 3.5 grams are from added sugars, the rest are from the prunes **


Fiber: ~ 6 grams


Protein: ~ 10 grams


Good source of iron!


One-half serving (cup) of fruit!


12 grams of whole grain!

INGREDIENTS: prunes, oats, walnuts, almonds, molasses, peanuts, puffed wheat, cinnamon, potassium sorbate*, salt, cayenne pepper

* used to preserve the prunes





GIVEAWAY DETAILS


There will be two winners of this giveaway.



Each winner will receive 2 of my Complete Bars and 2 Odwalla Bars



To Enter

1) Leave me a comment telling me what you look for in a snack bar (1 entry)

2) Tweet this giveaway by copying and pasting this; @CandidRD is giving away a sample of her homemade Complete Bars! [Link]
(2 entries)

3) Follow my blog, or tell me that you're already following my blog! (2 entries)

4) Mention this giveaway on a blog post (2 entries)


This giveaway ends one week from today (March 1st)

69 comments :

  1. Great giveaway - I'd love to try these! I look for nuts and not too high in calories!

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  2. I first look to see if it is vegetarian friendly and then look for protein followed by fat. great giveaway. Very glad to see you have this up and running.

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  3. Your bar has excellent nutrition stats! That's what I look for when picking out a bar. Then I hope it tastes as good as it looks!

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  4. I look for a nutritious, filling and tasty snack bar! :)

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  5. i always look for protein and fiber! and not too much added sugar!

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  6. i follow your blog through twitter because i dont have a reader thing!- i never miss a post!

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  7. Great name for your bar!

    In a snack bar I look for whole ingredients, good fats, not too much sugar, and a good amount of protein. I also try to stay away from ingredients I can't pronounce.

    Your bar sounds great! So excited for your! Great giveaway!

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  8. Hey fellow RD! I LOVE when I look at the ingredients and can pronounce everything in said bar as well as know that I like everything listed-- yours sound fantastic! I would really enjoy trying them :)

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  9. hi Gina!

    I would LOVE to win and try out your bars!! I usually look for bars that are "complete," not just a filler but something that is going to give me a boost of nutrition and leave me satisfied. These sound great!

    I tweeted about your giveaway and liked you on facebook! I am already subscribed to follow you too! When I write my next post I will mention this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! Please let me know if these were supposed to be separate comments for each thing I did!

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  10. Mmm....I LOVE bars! (Both the kind you eat and the kind you drink at). ;-)

    I always look for something with few, real ingredients, and something that will fill me up!

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  11. And I follow your blog (on Google Reader)!

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  12. I look first at the added sugar and then protein.

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  13. To be honest, all bars seem to hurt my stomach so what I look for in a bar is it to not bother my tummy- I'm hoping yours won't because you make it yourself haha.

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  14. I look for calories, protein, fiber, and of course taste :)

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  15. I look for familiar ingredients and no added sugar.

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  16. When choosing a snakc bar I look for something that will fill me up and last, also something that has nutrition to it-not a fad bar but something with whole ingredients

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  17. i've beeen waaaaaaiting for you to do this!! haha :)

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  18. i'm already following you! duuuh

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  19. and i'm on my way to tweet in 5 seconds

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  20. oh how yummy!!! i always look at the sugar. i wish they all pointed out how much was added and how much was natural like you do!!!

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  21. I follow your blog and I also liked your page on FB.

    To get a "like" button on your website, go to your Candid RD page and EDIT PAGE. Then click MARKETING on the left hand side, with the little orange flag next to it. Then you will see links to promote your page with a like button or a badge on your website.

    I'm a big fan of your blog, and I always learn something from each post you write!

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  22. I look for something filling, or rather, something that will hold me over until my next meal. I'm a sucker for a softer texture and I love when I can pull the pieces apart and mix them into my yogurt at lunch, too!

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  23. I follow your blog, I like you on facebook, and what I look for in a bar is:
    around 200 calories
    at least 4g of protein
    some fiber
    some healthy ingredients

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  24. I look for protein and few added sugars - yours sound perfect!

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  25. I look for wholesome ingredients, fiber, and a decent amount of protein with a delicious flavor and non-chalky texture :)

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  26. Of course I'm already following you!

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  27. I'd love to try your bars! I always look for a good amount of fiber and protein so that it'll be filling with long-lasting energy. And also it has to taste good :)

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  28. I look for a snack bar that is filling, chewy and delicious!

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  29. I look for bars that have high nutrient density, higher amount of both protein and fiber, healthy fats, definitely vegetarian ingredients, and nothing fake (i.e., whole/organic ingredients instead of chemicals or unrecognizable/processed ingredients.) And I don't really like coconut or chocolate. Whew! Yes - I am picky. So your bars look like they'd really hit the mark for me and I hope I get the chance to try them!! :)

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  30. Do you think people want to try these bars? Well throw my name in the hat. Still cracks me up that bar now means snack versus place where you drink. Having said that, in a nutrition bar I look for calories below or around 200ish, some protein for satiety, not too much sugar and good ingredients.

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  31. I look for whole foods I can pronounce, and a minimum of ingredients. Your bars sound great

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  32. I look for bars with a flavor I like (of course), not too much sugar, some protein, and not too much fiber (I get more than enough of that!). Your bars look great!

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  33. I look for good taste and a wholesome ingredient list

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  34. Fab giveaway!!! I always ook for high fiber (if possible) and protein to keep me full for as long as possible. I et hungry so easily it sucks!!!!

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  35. awesome giveaway! I actually look for a bar that is filling, lots of fiber, proteins, low sugar and low artifical junk. Just all natural!

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  36. I am so intrigued by the cayenne pepper!! 2431 I love that it has a day's worth of omega 3's! That's wonderful!!

    I look for plenty of protein and healthy fats for staying power and something with fiber :)

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  37. woo-hoo! Looks awesome! For me I look for lots of calories, healthy fats, no weird ingredients, and at least 10g of protein :)

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  38. I look for low sugar and high protein/fiber

    --Meagan

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  39. I always look for bars with filling ingredients with fiber, healthy fats, whole grains and protein. Something complete! I hope to win because I really want to try your bar!

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  40. I always look for bars with filling ingredients with fiber, healthy fats, whole grains and protein. Something complete! I hope to win because I really want to try your bar!

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  41. I tweeted the other day... didn't know if I should comment on that but saw that others do it, so I am too :)

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  42. I shared it on facebook, too!

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  43. ...and I follow through twitter too. I also do not have a Google Reader thing!

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  44. Umm, I definitely want to try your new bar! :) I look for low sugar, high fiber, and protein in my bars. :) And real ingredients, of course.

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  45. I look for a clean short ingredient list, with a balanced nutritional make up. And yummy of course:)

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  46. I always look to make sure the bar has protein and not too much sugar :)

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