I recently had the opportunity to sample some of Dr. Francine Kaufman, a leading endocrinologist and former President of the American Diabetes Association, tasty Extend Nutrition products. Dr. Kaufman developed her line of nutritional snacks to help control blood sugar for up to nine hours. Diabetics can definitely benefit from the line of shakes, bars, drizzles and crisps; but they are also good for active people on the go or anyone watching their sugar intake and waist lines.
All of the Extend products are low sugar, gluten free and made with uncooked corn starch, which is a low-glycemic carbohydrate that metabolizes slowly in the system. I’ve tried the Extend delight bars and I really liked them. I had one mid morning when I was skiing recently in Idaho and I definitely found it helped keep me until lunch. I also like to throw one in my purse when I’m running around teaching in Manhattan to have mid afternoon to help my blood sugar stay steady until dinner.
I’ve also tried one of the chocolate shake mixes. I blended it with ice, water and a frozen banana and it was thick and creamy and tasty. My husband was a fan of the crisps and drizzles. I like to alternate my protein sources when it comes to bars and shakes; and this is one of the few that I’ve had with soy protein isolate that I enjoy. Every where from Amazon to your local grocery store carries Extend Nutrition products if you’re interested in trying them out. I highly recommend the peanut delight bar.
All of you can use the special code KRISTINMCGEE to get 20% of an order as well as free shipping when you spend $42 or more. One lucky winner will receive an option to try and one of these Extend Nutrition packages full of goodies!
- Winner’s Choice: 5 bags of Extend Drizzles
- (Caramel Bliss and/or Chocolate Dream)
- Winner’s Choice: 5 bags of Extend Crisps
- (Cinnamon, BBQ, Zesty Ranch, Italian Herb, White Cheddar, or Variety)
- Winner’s Choice: 5 Extend Shake mixes + Blender Bottle
- (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, or Variety)
- Winner’s Choice: 15 Extend Bars
- (Chocolate, Peanut, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, or Variety)
Let me know in the comments below why you are a good candidate to win, maybe you suffer from diabetes, or need a go to snack that can help get you back in to shape for swimsuit season, or your trying to get your teenage kids to snack on something healthier before their afternoon activities. By the end of the week a winner will be chosen!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!