NIGHTFOOD Cookies N’ Dream Review

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I am absolutely in love with these delicious bars of chocolaty goodness.

 

 Night food bars are a dietary supplement bar that “satisfies after dinner cravings, keeps your diet on track, supports better sleep and is a good source of fiber and protein.” I agree with these statements 100%! With ingredients like organic brown rice syrup, chicory, rolled oats, chocamine and puffed amaranth (protein rich, gluten free grain) you can snack happy without worrying about all of the artificial flavors and chemicals that come from candy bars and relax with a bar that actually supports a healthier eating lifestyle! If that doesn’t convince you to try them, these 140 calorie night time snack bars are packed with  great things like fiber, calcium, iron and 6g of protein with only 9g of sugar and 35 calories from fat but taste just like a regular grocery store snack bar (but better ;)!

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First impression was that they were a bit messy when I broke it apart, it is all put together very well but that is expected from anything you eat. There are 6 perfect snack size bars per “filling” and “satisfying” box. These ‘optimized nighttime nutrition’ bars are all that they claim to be. I do feel like they did help me fall into a peaceful sleep faster, not in a medicated kind of way but in a relaxing and calming way. They do taste like they are made with rich cocoa so I wasn’t surprised to see that they used Chocamine, also they taste similar to a protein bar so they aren’t overwhelmingly sweet like a candy bar would be at 11 pm. I didn’t get a sugar rush nor did I still crave anything sweet after eating these. I have eaten about 3 bars over the last week or two so I am fairly certain of the effects it has on me vs those of the normal salty, sweet fatty things we all crave late at night!

 

Final thoughts, I recommend this product! It’s fairly inexpensive to try, your first box if FREE just pay $4.95 for s&h then cancel your subscription, hassle free, if you don’t absolutely love it! If you just have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night, hungry, this is something you should try. If you are someone who does get late night cravings and you know that apples and grapes aren’t going to hit that sweet spot and you want to indulge beery once in a while without all of the guilt then I do recommend these. I don’t however think you should purchase these thinking they are a night time sleep aid, they will not put you out like a PM pill and that is NOT their purpose, they do however aid in a more calming and restful sleep. Don’t take it from me, try them for yourself here, you have TWO great flavors to choose from, Cookies N’ Dream and/or Midnight Chocolate Crunch!

Also don’t forget to leave any feedback or questions you may have in the comments section!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

xo,

Ana

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Peanut butter oatmeal BREAKFAST COOKIES

Oh me oh my… Cookies for breakfast? Um yes, please and thanks! So I make sure I do not eat the same thing daily and I also try to keep it relatively fun in the mornings. Shakes and cookies, well how much more fun can it get?

Breakfast cookies

1/2 Natural Peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 1/4C Rolled Oats (I use GF)
1C Craisins (or your choice dried fruit)
1C Apple Sauce
2Tsp Vanilla abstract
1Tbs Honey
1/2Tsp Sea Salt
2Tbs protein powder (I use cinnamon whey,optional)
1/2C Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
1/2C Almonds or Walnuts (optional)

Yields about a dozen cookies

Preheat oven to 350
Line baking pan with parchment paper
Mix together the honey, vanilla, applesauce and peanut butter (by hand with wisk is fine)
Add Oats, Dried fruit, Nuts, sea salt and protein powder
Mix with spoon until nicely coated

Drop spoonfuls onto baking pan (I use 1/8c scoops) and bake for 12-15 minutes then remove from oven and let cool on pan

Store in airtight container for up to a week20140623-074055-27655584.jpg

Weekly fitness challenge

Good morning/afternoon/evening, Friends!!

This weeks simple fitness challenge will be to get your blood pumping at least 4 times a day, EVERYDAY!

Try this, every time you go into the washroom, do 20-40 Standing calve raises. This is something everyone can do wether they are at work or at home, it is especially great if have a desk job and need to get some circulation going in those antsy legs of yours!

This weeks simple healthy choice challenge is to make one fruit/veggie snack choice a day, what I mean by that is to opt for a fruit or vegetable INSTEAD of your usual snack or side. So basically if you usually eat chips, grab some almonds and an apple or banana.

Want a bit more of a challenge?
Add 25-40 jumping jacks to your calve raises, this won’t give you too much of a sweat but you will feel so much more awake throughout your day.

Try eating the majority of your carbs at night. What? At night? Well yes of course at night. It’s broscience, you’re probably thinking that’s insane but please do read the article. I have done even more extensive research on this and would be happy to link that all below but I figured if you’re like me, and hate reading 30 pages of scientific mumbo-jumbo, you’d appreciate the simplicity that is bodybuilder friendly science 😉

Thanks for your time, hopefully this helps! Remember baby steps are completely acceptable and if you want, I will be happy to provide you with a full weekly workout routine!

Disclaimer***
Unfortunately, I am not a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and any suggestions on a diet will be purely my opinion and although I know they it will make a significant change, it would be best to seek a professional consultation if you have any health concerns!
I am however, a certified personal trainer and can vouch for any and every personalized routine I may give.

Also photo credit to Verge Mag. UK