I thought having one child in college 550 miles away would make my life easier. Instead, my life seems to have become more complicated. Not only do I have to drive all over creation for school classes and functions, the person I could send on errands I didn’t have time to do is gone, forcing me to find time to work them into my schedule.
By 3 o’ clock in the afternoon, I hit an energy slump and so have the kids. I’ve been keeping a small stash of new Balance Bar mini energy bars in my purse in case we need a quick pick me up. During winter it would be fine to leave a box of these in the car, but since they are coated with chocolate right now they’d be a gooey mess in the heat. I don’t like explaining why I have a brown stain on the seat of my pants when someone left a bar lying in the seat!
There’s two flavors of these bars, Cookie dough and Double Chocolate Brownie. Since they’re “mini” .88 ounce size, each bar has 100 calories. They still contain the 40-30-30 balanced energy principle, 23 vitamins and minerals and seven grams of protein. I think the Cookie Dough was my favorite. It had the crumbly texture of cookie dough but wasn’t too sweet. The Double Chocolate Brownie was a little too sweet for my taste, although I liked the flavor.
I’m also (attempting) to teach my children to recycle whenever possible. It’s slow going and they don’t always respond the way I’d like. Whenever I have an opportunity to make a “green” switch, like using the Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened bag that came with my Balance Bars, I’m all over it. Saves the environment and saves me money by not having to buy plastic storage bags. It’s a win-win situation. It doesn’t hurt that the bag is cute!
If you want to try Balance Bars and save some moola, go to www.Balance.com and click on ‘Get a Valuable Coupon” to receive a $1 coupon. They’ve also got a special offer going on now. It’s limited to the first 50 responders so if you’re interested check it out now at www.shopbalance.com. Buy four boxes of Balance Bar mini energy bars and receive one FREE regular-size Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened bag and FREE ground shipping.
One person will receive a 10 count box of Balance Bars mini energy bars and an Itzy Ritzy snack bag.
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