Product Review: NuGo Egg White Protein Bars
One habit that I incorporated into my marathon training last cycle was eating something right after my run with protein. (Something that is also recommended in the book Roar which I am reading right now.) I felt that this habit went a long way in my recovery during training. The easiest thing to eat right after a run is some type of bar and I have now incorporated the NuGo egg white protein bar into my rotation. I usually keep the bar right on my porch to make it really easy to remember to eat something, as I am not naturally immediately hungry after a run.
|Post run Peanut Butter NuGo Bar!|
The NuGo Egg White Protein bars have 12-14 grams of protein per bar, depending on the flavor. I tried all four flavors that are available: Maple Pecan, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Sea Salt and Blueberry (and yes, those are arranged in order of my preference!). The bars have 180-200 calories (again, depending on flavor).
I do not follow any specific diet, but the bars are certified gluten free, paleo and OU Kosher Pareve.
I also like keeping a stash in my office drawer for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. I was having fun picking the flavor to match my outfit for a few days :)
|Blue outfit = Blueberry NuGo|
|Orange outfit = Peanut Butter NuGo|
As I get back into marathon training, I am having a little difficulty returning to the habit of eating something right afterwards so I am again putting NuGo bars on my porch as I can't deny the benefit of that post-run protein!
Now, if I could only get my bedtime back to 9 PM! #babysteps
The biggest thing that I can say about the NuGo bars that I was sent to test is that I didn't share any with my kids - so you know I really liked them ;)
Want to try NuGo Bars? Of course I have a discount for you! If you go to their website and use code BIBRAVE, you can get 15% off your purchase. This code will expire 8/3/18.
Do you eat something right after your run? What is it? I'd love to know!