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HALO Bars Recap and Giveaway

Recently Melinda and I discovered that dairy reeks havoc on Shae’s body and have been on the lookout for snacks and snack bars that she can consume that won’t upset her stomach and luckily HALO bars came our way.

HALO Bars are dairy and vegan free and are certified organic. They are low in sugar, all natural and contain only 150 calories. All of these are things make me happy as a parent and allow me not to feel guilty when I give these to my kids as a snack. Not only are they a healthy snack but will hold them over until their next meal allowing them to consume less sugary snacks during the day. Anything that allows my kids to consume less sugar in a day is a great thing in my book.

Although there are lots of organic, nutritious ingredients in HALO bars, the primary sugar we use is organic brown rice syrup. In contrast to typical sugars like corn syrup, brown rice syrup has a low glycemic value and does not cause a sudden spike in blood sugar after consuming it. This is because the sugar profile in this syrup is 50% soluble carbohydrates, 45% maltose and 3% glucose. The glucose is immediately absorbed and metabolized, maltose takes from 1-1.5 hours, and soluble carbohydrates take 2-3 hours to be metabolized. This results in a constant supply of energy spread over a long time rather than a sudden rush. HALO bars have zero trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils.

HALO Bars come in four awesome flavors: Rocky Road, S’Mores, Honey Graham and Nutty Marshmallow. I have not tried these personally but Melinda and the kids have and they love them. The kids get a great tasting snack that they can enjoy with out all of the sugar, fat and bad stuff that your normal snack may contain. We typically will take the HALO Bars when we go to the pool and it holds the kids over until dinner.

I know I keep going on about the healthiness of the HALO Bar but if you are a parent you know exactly why I feel so strongly about this. Until I was asked to analyse  the HALO Bars I had no idea they existed but I am glad that I do now.

One lucky Look What Mom Found…and Dad too! reader will have the chance to win their own box of HALO Bars. If you want to win a box of HALO Bars head over to Pro Bar and tell me what flavor you would love to try.

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