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Fuel Friday: Simple Squares

imageCompany: Simple Squares are savory-sweet, organic nutrition bars infused with honey and herbs. Each bar is made from 5 whole food ingredients. They don’t claim to be an energy bar, a lifestyle bar, or a protein bar. Instead they feel they do it all by keeping it simple. They have flavors that are really unique, despite their simple ingredients:

  • Chili Pep
  • Cho-Coco
  • Cinna-Clove
  • Coconut
  • Coffee
  • Ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
Simple Squares are an exciting new find for me.  These really are simple, with only 5 ingredients and all of them are clean and natural. They don’t have harmful syrups, fillers or preservatives and are definitely not another energy or protein bar.  With real ingredients, Simple Squares can actually be considered food. Although the ingredients are simple the flavors are anything but.

Sweetened with raw, organic honey and containing 6 grams of protein, these weren’t too sweet for me and kept me satisfied much longer than any sort of typical ‘fast’ food. The Cho-Coco tasted almost as good as a treat and actually reminded me of another bar I love, but with half the ingredients.  Mostly nuts with a few pieces of chocolate in it, the Cho-Coco also had a hint of coconut and a crunchy, chewy texture.  Found at New Seasons and Whole Foods, these are a tasty snack to keep on hand, perfect portion size and super convenient.  With few ingredients, all of them organic and clean, Simple Squares are a great new addition to my gym bag.

  • Certified-Paleo + Raw
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Low in sodium + Sugar
  • High in protein + fiber
  • Healthy herbal infusions
  • No wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy
  • Sustainable source of energy
  • No refined sugars, brown rice syrup or agave

Run Oregon reader Angie was hanging out at the Three Capes Relay with Run Oregon and took a couple home to try out. She stated that:

I tried the Chili Pep flavor and my first impression was not the taste, but the texture. It was easy to chew, and didn’t feel too thick or sticky.  I used it for fuel on a 33 mile bike ride –  half about an hour into my ride and the other 30 minutes later.  It was easy to digest, which is not something I can often say about energy bars.  A single bar kept me going for that ride, as well as a run, and I did not have stomach distress. I would continue to eat these bars due to the short list of natural ingredients – not a long list of junk.

A 12-pack runs about $30 online. Check it out!

About Teresa Wymetalek (265 Articles)
I love anything and everything related to health and fitness! I teach group exercise and do small group personal training when I'm not cleaning up after or shuttling three boys around. I run to to clear my mind, keep my sanity and stay connected with friends. I'm still working on teaching our dog, Autzen, proper running etiquette. Half Marathons and Triathlons are my favorite events and I watch a whole lot of soccer.

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