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Kate’s Real Food snack bites and bars are organic, gluten-free, and delicious

I’m a snacker. While I mostly pride myself on trying to put good food in my system, I am constantly running around between meetings both in town and on the road. When I am in a rush, having something handy to keep me energized and, more importantly, satisfied, is key to my personal nutrition. When I start running on empty – that’s when I break down and go with simplicity over planful meals. I recently tried out Kate’s Real Food, all-natural snacks that seem like they would fit a lot of my needs.

The Tram Bar is Kate’s flagship bar, it’s almost like a candy bar – a nice combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s hard to believe it clocks in at only 130 calories per serving. In fact, pretty much every serving of Kate’s Real Food runs between 260-300 calories/bar. The Bivy Bar was also surprisingly good. I can be hit or miss on ginger flavor, but found this more muted and a perfect complement to the coconut and lemon. My least favorite of the three was the Tiki Bar, but it was still enjoyable. That’s when you know you have a good thing going.

Kate’s Real Foods recently introduced Snack Bites, which have the same great taste and nutrition, but just come in smaller bites (duh). These are perfect for sharing out on a hike, on a road trip, or even just at the park with a few kids. It isn’t too often that my kids enjoy the same food I do, but they really liked the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond. I was a big fan of the Peanut Butter Hemp & Flax, as for some reason I really enjoy Flax seed.

Kate’s Real Food Bites are made quite well and it’s obvious the name of this company rings true. They use a combination of nut butters, fruits, and complex carbs of organic oats and brown rice crisps. Kate’s has honestly done an amazing job at marrying taste, low calories, and an energy-packed snack bar. I’d recommend reading more about Kate’s story to feel even better about your purchase.

At Kate’s, we believe that what you eat matters. That’s why we use only clean ingredients in all our products. From organic gluten-free oats to organic dark chocolate, we want each bite to contain the best-quality, best-tasting, healthiest foods we can get our hands on.

This means no chemicals and no artificial sweeteners. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Kate’s prefers organic fruits–like dried cherries or dried mango–and all natural honey (our sweetener-of-choice). In other words, we keep it simple: only whole foods with great texture and ingredients you recognize.

Having never really delved into Kate’s Real Food before, I can tell you I will ABSOLUTELY checking out the rest in their catalog – they just sound delicious. And if they are anything like these, I know I will be loving them.

You should be able to find these with relative ease using their Store Locator. Follow Kate’s Real Food on Facebook and Instagram.

Items: Kate’s Real Food

  • Singles ($2.49 each or $29.88/dozen)
    • Lemon, Coconut, Ginger
    • Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter, Hemp, Flax
    • Mango Coconut
    • Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond
  • Bites ($19.99/3-pack or $13.99/2-pack)
    • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter, Hemp, Flax
    • Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond

 


Thank you to Kate’s Real Food for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1516 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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