Hey Nutrafam! It's been awhile, and I had an interesting run in at my local grocery store the other day that I wanted to share with you. Before I get to that, though, I want to talk a little bit about grocery shopping in general, and my previous struggles with it. (I promise I'll get to the good stuff after, though!)
If you're like me, it's the worst chore. Seriously, I'd rather clean toilets!
This is harder than you think. I'm sure some of you out there are rolling your eyes as your children hound you for another snack thinking about how awesome it would be to only have one mouth to feed and find food for every meal (haha!). But the truth is, it's incredibly demotivating when you're the only one eating the food you make. You cut corners, accept a lower standard of quality, and just generally tend to stick to the quick and easy versions of foods.
Instead of preparing a delicious meal, most nights I would just make a bagel or some toast. But naturally, after a few hours, I would be hunting for more. Cue the potato chips or another carb-heavy snack I chose for the night.
You make a grocery list and decide you'll start to incorporate more healthy foods. Let's say your meal plan includes stir fry. You make a plan to head to the grocery store and grab the items for that, and a few other pre-planned meals. Once you get to the veggie section in the grocery store though, you can't find some of the items you found in the recipe online.
So you just continue on with your grocery list and grab the other items, hoping you'll find inspiration along the way. You make it to the frozen food section and notice a 'healthy' meal that you cook in the microwave. It has a blue label and it's packed with veggies so you're sure it's healthy, right? Except then you check the nutritional information and you find a whopping 25g of sugar.
Now you're standing at the opposite end of the grocery store annoyed that your BACK UP healthy option you chose for yourself turned out to be insanely bad for you. You're frustrated, and maybe even feeling a little bit stupid. (Why can everyone else seem to figure out healthy eating, but you can't?) You put it back, and look around wondering if you should bother heading back to the fresh veggies and trying to find pseudo stir fry ingredients. As you're walking away, you see the two dollar bag of pre-cut french fries right beside you, so you grab that instead.
I was never a fan of cooking. I hated it, to be honest.
I'm not sure if I hated it because I only ever made terrible things for me, or if I hated it because of the effort it required. Either way, I was not a fan. It wasn't until I started my healthy journey that I began to expand my culinary habits and start teaching myself new things. I remember buying my house five years ago and installing a brand new stove/oven.
I think it was six weeks before I even took the plastic off the oven itself.
It's hard to change your eating habits, and it's even harder with all of the confusing information out there in the world. You're pulled and twisted ten different ways when you want to lose weight, and it's (pun fully intended) a recipe for disaster.
Did you know that we have a brand new recipe center now? Not only can you find ALL of our amazing Protein Treats recipes, but you can also upload your own! I have my own profile and I've already uploaded almost 20 recipes that I've made with my Nutracelle! I JUST uploaded a new recipe for Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes. SO delicious!
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I mentioned at the beginning of this post that something funny happened to me at the grocery store.
It wasn't funny in the ha-ha sense, but more so funny in the ironic sense.
I was at the checkout and buying ingredients for a few healthy meals Jordan and I had planned out, when a sweet lady I've known for years (I'm going to call her Ms. M) stood in line behind me. Among her items was a delicious-looking cake.
When the cashier went to finish my order, she hesitated. She couldn't figure out initially if the cake was mine or not (Ms.M and I hadn't put the divider up... we may have been yapping). I instantly felt a beam of pride that she hesitated. Years ago, it would have been a guarantee that the cake was mine. However, the contrast between my healthy items and Ms.M's cake stopped her.
Ms.M immediately chuckled and said, "Oh yes the cake is mine!" We all had a good laugh.
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Very tasty snacks with a good dose of protein. I especially like the mint ones.
The Nutralean is, as always, delicious and super versatile. Highly recommend for anyone wishing to add protein to their diet without the added rubbish that other brands can contain.
I LOVE IT!!! I like the taste and that I can mix it with water or whatever types of milks I like. It mixes up really well no clumps, no yucky after taste. I also plan to cook with it soon.
They were great tasting, really enjoyed them especially the mint chocolate .would like to see better packaging but other than that I would buy them again :)
These are really delicious!
The product does what it says. The protein is a little thick with small particles in the mix. If you can get past this, it's for you.
I just love Nuracelle so much. I've shared it with family and friends. I've even made things with it and my family loved them.My first order was the best thing I had ever done.my boyfriend loves it too. I thank you for all you so to make things better for all of us that love it.it has changed my and my belief in protein powders. You really have renewed my faith smile I love everyone of them I have tried.thank you again so much ❤
I love both flavors of the nutrabites! They leave me nice and full and I don't go looking to snack any further after I've snacked on a nutrabite!
I am a HUGE fan of mint chocolate and even though I kicked sugar a long time ago I still find the cravings can be so bad sometimes! This is where my new nutrabites have become a game changer. Usually I’d make a nutracelle mug cake or some kind of cheesecake bite but some days more cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do. Now I just grab one or two (sometimes three 🤭) of my mint chocolate nutrabites and I am 100% satisfied and 100% guilt free!!
I love my coffee mocha!!!
I have it ice cold or as a hot frothy drink. Makes my day and keeps me full for a few hours .
It's great for these hot days and don't really feel like eating.
I LOVE my nutrabites!! After trying tons of gross protein bars that were packed with chemicals, it's SO nice to be able to enjoy a legitimately delicious snack that's low cal, zero carb, AND naturally sweetened.
Loved the Coffee Mocha sample. Will definitely be in my next order
NUTRALEAN Prebiotic Protein Powder | Coffee Mocha
Love the chewy dense texture, crunchy bits, flavour & find them very filling. Chocolate mint isn't too minty, but just right. Chocolate chunk needs improvement as I've yet to find any chocolate chunks/chips no matter how small a bite I take.
These little guys are so yummy! Dense, chewy and super chocolatey, they are perfect for an afternoon snack or to kick a craving.
Ok seriously this is the best protein treat I’ve had. Yummy !!!
I had a bad first experience that I have already addressed with Jordan, my votes arrived all clumped together due to the heat. I love the protein powder but for the price of these nutrabites I am going to attempt to make my own using the recipe in the book.
These are absolutely delicious! I cannot get enough of them! I have to hide them so my son doesn’t eat them all on me.
Like the title says the mint balls are my favorite. I like the chocolate chunk but the taste of flax seed is very prominent in the chocolate one and im not a fan. Ill buy for sure again but only the mint one.
These bites taste insanely delicious! I am not usually fond of chocolate or any sweets at all, but these bites are definitely exceptional and my bias! I cannot choose which one is may favourite but love both flavours. I have them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! And what I love love about these little guys is that they are sugar free and no carbs! Never find protein bars at store that has no sugar and no carbs, will definitely get more!
I LOVE these protein bites! They're great for on the go or a quick snack. I have tried many protein bars in the past and wasn't happy at all with the taste and all of the unhealthy ingredients! These are so filling and help me stay on track with my healthy eating plan. I will be stocking up!
These protein bites are so tasty and filling. The whole family loves them. A great little treat to have on hand. The price is right aswell especially when comparing to other protein bars.These are the right size and dont have that weird chalky after taste. Very chocolatey tasting. FINALLY a protein bar I love...
I love love love the chocolate chunk... I wasn’t a fan of the mint ones but they’re OK... I would love to see you make a coconut flavor or vanilla 😋
I love the new bites!! I've tried both flavors the cchocolate chunk is my favorite. The chocolate mint is also so good, there is a nice subtle taste of mint and not the usual toothpaste flavor that can be expected from choco mint snacks. They are an easy grab and go snack for busy days. They keep me from caving into junk food cravings when I have them close by.
I've been keto for over three years now and until NutraBites, I hadn't been able to find a truly healthy, delicious snack that I didn't have to make with my own Nutralean - I'm SO excited that the NutraBites are here!! The Mint is hands-down my absolute favourite, some days I replace meals with 'em! They're chewy, dense, filling, AND have the perfect flavor. Chocolate Chunk is delicious too, but the mint is the show-stopper if you ask me! ♥
I just had my first tastes of the chocolate chunk and the chocolate mint Nutrabite and they are amazing. The chocolate chunk tastes like an Eatmore candy bar but is actually good for you, and the chocolate mint is my new favorite ( so long mint Areo bar).
No chemical aftertaste like all those protein bars on the market, and 0 sugar too! Nutracelle you have a winner.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered these. but there SO SO GOOD! My kids ate half my first bag, so I have to hide them from now on. They are exactly what I need - really filling - like I had one with my coffee and I was full til lunch! They are really chewy and dense - and there is no aftertaste at all unlike lots of bars out there and I tried every bar you can name. These bites are by far - the best tasting bar yet. The only complaint I have is they came a little squished in the mail and they stuck together a bit, but they came apart easy and stayed apart after. But so worth it to have something that tastes good.
I’ve had more energy then I’ve ever had since starting nutracelle, the stomach pills I once was never able to get through a day without taking are now completely out of my life. I used to have a lot of complications from a emergency gallbladder surgery and nutracell has toned down or gotten rid of 99 percent of it. I’m actually never hungry but when I am nutracelle has so many amazing recipes to cook using nutralean that fills you up and makes you feel amazing.. as I’m writing this I’m celebrating a 40 pound weight loss and I’ve only been on nutracelle for 2.5 months!!! I love my nutralean life ♥️
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I absolutely love the salted caramel. I’m very fussy when it comes to protein powders. I’m not sure what it is, but my stomach and taste buds are very fussy and most have bothered me in some way or they didn’t taste good at all. I’m so glad I finally found one I really love and the prebiotics really help my stomach.
I have Nutracelle everyday! I love how delicious and versatile it is! My kids love it too!
I have been living a low carb lifestyle for the last 3 years and have been searching for a good protein powder. I am so happy that I have found this product. I am in love with it!!!
Love the taste of this. So happy with the product. I will definitely be buying more.
Really enjoy salted Carmel. Nice change from chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry
Love the shakes they have awesome flavors. I look forward to my mornings so I can have coffee mocha mixed in my coffee. That is a great way to start my day. Thank you Nutracelle