Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Things: I Love Lara

....because of this.

I heart you, Lara. Thank you for coming into my life in the form of the Cashew Cookie bar. This frickin' rocked my socks off! The best part? Only 2 ingredients. Yowsa.

I've been intrigued by the Fitnessista's Indian (just typed Indiana) eats. Now, being that many of my friends are too scared to even try sushi, I knew there was no way any of them would try Indian (I did it AGAIN! Seriously???) food with me. The next best thing I could think of was to try this lil' guy, Amy's Indian (yep, I did it again - from here on out it's "Indiana" food) Mattar Paneer:

I have to say, I got some funky "What the eff are you cooking?!" looks when I heated this in the micro at work. When the buzzer went off I promptly grabbed my dish and hightailed it outta there. :-)

It was pretty good! Interesting flavor...I'm not quite sure how to describe it. To be honest, it didn't smell all that awesome. But I would definitely eat it again (at home, with my windows open).

While at Trader Joe's last week I also snagged this kiddo:

I'm in loooove. :-) A lot of times those healthy chocolate bars taste like anything BUT chocolate. But this is tried and true. And if it's good enough for kids, it's seriously good enough for me. And we all know I'm just a kid at heart.


lesley said...

Only two ingredients? NICE!

I haven't ever had that kind of Lara ... I'll have to try it

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

yep- still officially the only person who doesnt like lara bars

Anonymous said...

love larabars! ou must try their applepie and cherry pie flavors! I can't believe your friends won't try sushi... thats insane! its one of my favvvorite foods!

Missy said...

Love those Z-Bars!! Try heating it up in the microwave next time! So good!!

Anonymous said...

I really want to try the Clif Z bars! But we don't have them in my city. Sighs. It sucks.

That's funny about your friends being weirded out- you're going to have to find a buddy who is interested in trying new foods and then you can go adventuring to unexplored restaurants :D

- Sagan

kristen said...

I just bought a bunch of Larabars this weekend! I've only had the chocolate coconut one so far but LOVED it. I have a coconut cream pie bar with me to try before my run later. I also bought the pecan pie, lemon zest, and banana cookie. It took a lot of restraint not to buy more! I also tried one of their Jocolat ones, but I wasn't impressed.

I love that they have only a few natural ingredients, but when I was entering the nutritional info I noticed out of the 10 grams of fat, 7 were saturated. I don't know how to take's better than trans fat (I think, right?) but is saturated fat okay? I can't keep up anymore!

It's such a shame your friends don't want to try sushi, it's my absolutely most favoritest food in the whole wide world! It's healthy, delicious, and filling. I'd love to try more Indian food too, but I really don't know where to start since I'm not familiar with any of it. I've had it once or twice before and loved it, but I was with an experienced Indian food-eater.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Mmm, Cashew Cookie. I think that was one of the first Larabars I ever tried, and it's still one of my favorites. Definitely a classic!

You need new friends...just kidding. :)If you're ever in Nashville, I'll go eat Indian with you. You must try the Naan bread. So good for dipping!

Erica said...

LOVE laras! They are so yummy! I just wish they had protein in them! haha - people always give me weird looks at work when I make lunch! Whatever- they're just jealous ;)

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried the lara bars...I live in fear I'll be let down. I have tasted a bit of one here or there and wasn't impressed. I think for the volume and calories, I would be let down.

Maybe I shouldn't judge until I try. :)


Shannon - said...

you must try the PB cookie and coconut cream pie -- they are my fave LARAs

happy friday ;)

Anonymous said...

there is a Lara and AMy's craze going on here in the blogging world! I love Amy's meals, unfortunately not that much of a fan of lara bars...they're ok, but not good enough for me to pay that much for them!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for Larabars!! But you MUST try Pure bars.

Holly said...

Sweetandfit - not a huge cherry fan, but the apple pie flavor sounds amazing!!! I'm checkin' that out next.

Missy - I like how you think! lol. I am a microwave whore...I think everything should be eaten warm!

Sagan - I know! Some of my friends are better than others; unfortunately, the majority just love to eat junk and really unhealthy food. :-(

Kristen - That is actually a great question! I found this discussion board, which made me feel a bit better about the saturated fats in the bars:

I LOVE sushi, too! At least I can always get the "fake" kind at the grocery store. Not the same, but it's good when I need my fix.

Heather - so next time I'm in Nashville, we'll do Indian! I think I would fall in love with Naan bread. Any type of bread, really.

Erica - lol, that's what I tell myself, too!

Sweetsandsweats - they are VERY filling, I will say that. I actually just had 1/2 bar at a time, I don't know if I could handle the whole thing!

Shannon - I am SO looking for the PB cookie next time! Anything with PB = heaven.

Burpandslurp - they are so expensive! I have only bought a few, and definitely can't afford to have that many of them. Why is the good stuff so $$$ ?

VeggieGirl- those are next on my list! I hope I can find them at my store....

Mariposa said...

i tried that same indian dish.. i wasnt a fan, but it wasnt awful either.

i probably wont buy it again though!!