NuGo sent me some of their new NuGo Slim bars to review and I was so excited. I was getting ready to head to F-Factor’s retreat at Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California and thought they would be the perfect snack for the airplane and for snacking during breaks in our schedule. The NuGo Slim bars each contain 16-18g protein, 5-6 grams net carbs, and has a tested and verified very low glycemic index of 24-29 to help avoid blood sugar spikes. The bars are also gluten-free, low in sugar, vegan and Kosher Pareve.
My favorite flavor of their Slim line is the Chocolate Mint.
As expected, these vegan protein bars were perfect for the cross-country travels. I am constantly on the go and always pack my own food when I travel, so will definitely add these to my Healthy with Nedi approved list of travel snacks. Not only do they fit into my low carb, high fiber diet but they are also super tasty. The first day we were at the retreat, we went on a five mile hike and I remember feeling hungry, so the next day I brought a NuGo slim bar with me. The fiber and protein kept me feeling full for hours!
Something else that I love about NuGo is that they are the only company to use real dark chocolate in their protein bars. Dark chocolate has a lot of great health benefits of its own: it contains important minerals, it’s high in antioxidants and can even lower the risk of developing heart disease (source).