Power Hungry

Power Hungry

PH_FOB_Final.indd With Halloween right around the corner, then non stop food feasts until January, it’s super important to find the right kinds of fuel this time of year. I’ve always been an advocate of keeping your blood sugar steady and having a healthy snack in between breakfast and lunch as well as lunch and dinner. Prepackaged protein bars are ok in a pinch (depending on which bar you buy); but wholesome, home cooked meals and snacks, are always the best way to go. Healthy, delicious homemade protein bars are the perfect combination of good fats, protein and slow digesting carbs. Homemade protein bars are also sweet treats that taste amazing and keep us from raiding the kid’s candy!

PH_FOB_Final.indd Power Hungry by Camilla Saulsbury is the best gift you can give yourself this season. Learn to make your own nutritious power bars, eliminate junky additives and save a ton of money. Camilla shows us how to stock our pantry with all-natural, high-quality proteins, whole grains, nuts and fruits so we have everything on hand to do it ourself. Recipes from protein bars to endurance training bars and gels, granola bars, raw bars and more are included in this easy to follow cookbook. Each recipe offers variations, tips and storage solutions. A really cool chapter on how to recreate your favorite store bought bar for half the price is also included.

viewer As a new mom, I need to keep my energy up and have something to easily grab when my blood sugar starts to dip. I personally love the Flax Your Muscles Bars made with flaxseed, oats, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, cacao nibs, nut butter, vanilla extract and a little pure maple syrup. Oats and flax are supposedly great for breastfeeding moms and help support milk production. I haven’t had a ton of time to experiment with any other recipes so far; but next up I’m going to make the Cherry Pie Lucy Bars (knock off Larabar). Cherries, almonds, cinnamon, soft dates and warm water is all I need to make the bars and I love all of the ingredients. Before Power Hungry, I would have been too intimidated to make my own power bar; but Camilla makes it so easy and fun. I figure it I can make up a batch every Sunday while my husband entertains Timothy Grayson, I’m good to go for the week!

viewer (1) The recipes in Power Hungry are 100% soy free and can be adapted for gluten free and vegan diets. All the bars are customizable and great for endurance athletes, busy moms, office workers and even kids. The Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies would be the perfect Halloween healthy treat to pass out instead of candy bars. The 5 Minute Truffles would make the best homemade Christmas gift for your health conscious athlete friends and family members. Every recipe has the nutrient value listed so you now exactly how many carbs, protein, fat and fiber are in each serving.

viewer (2) Camilla is giving away 3 of her Power Hungry Cookbooks to my awesome readers. If you want to win a book, let me know if the comments below why. You can also let me know on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to let Camilla know as well! You can find more on Camilla and her Power Hungry Cookbook here. You have until the end of the month, GOOD LUCK!!!

 

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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!

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20 thoughts on “Power Hungry”

  • Hello Kristin!
    I would love to win a copy of the power bar cookbook. I eat a Think Thin bar (0 g sugar) or a KIND bar every day, but I STILL feel like I could be doing better for my body by making my own. I’d love to know how to add healthier ingredients and have them still taste good. Usually when I try it my way, like my kitchen sink smoothies, they are not edible 🙂 I want to feed my body everything it needs to run like the efficient machine it has to as the mother of 3 kids. And I want to keep going for many, many years. I would also like to have my kids try them. There will always be plenty for everyone if I start making my own!!! Thanks, have a great day and congratulations on you precious baby!

    • Congratulations Jeanette! You’ve been chosen to win a copy of Power Hungry. Please check your email for more information.

  • This sounds like the book for me! I eat 3 large meals a day, but I find at least twice a day (in between lunch and dinner and right before bed) that I’m hungry!

    I already have Sunday prep day, so it’d be super easy to make some bars for the week. 🙂

    Plus, who doesn’t love granola bars? Yum! But I also hate eating the pre-made ones. I’ll normally do a big batch of trail mix to snack on instead.

  • To be completely honest, I love to have a snack after doing one of Kristin’s workouts! And I always aim to find a healthy option so it would be amazing to try the recipes in the book. It would also be a wonderful way to do something fun with my two little boys and also teach them something about healthy eating.

  • Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for sharing your review on this new book. I would love to win this for a few reasons; I’m starting to make healthier snacks for myself and this would be a great start! I’m also on the go all the time, so these would be perfect to take with and especially for breakfast and after a workout! Also, I think these would make great holiday gifts for my loved ones this year!

    Thanks for the opp!

  • I would love to have this book!! I’ve been trying to do gluten & dairy free since earlier this year. It has been a challenge, but worthy of every effort. Eating clean is something I want to perfect even more, especially as the family chef. It matters that I present my family with the healthiest options–while still making sure they are appealing! This book seems like it does just that and I would LOVE to have a copy!

    • Congratulations Rachel! You’ve been chosen to win a copy of Power Hungry. Please check your email for more information.

  • I would LOVE to have this book. I am at the very beginning of my 3rd trimester with my first child and am always looking for healthy snacks to bring with me to keep me feeling satisfied throughout the day.

  • I have been in search of a cook book to make delicious healthy bars that offer great flavor and a punch of nutrition. When I was introduced to this book I feel in love. I would love to share Camilla’s recipes with my friends and family whom I cook for. It has been my dream to have a wellness center where I will teach yoga and offer delicious healthy snacks so we can sustain energy throughout our day.

  • I am the ultimate power bar addict, but as I transition from life as a college athlete to a desk job, I’ve embraced healthier, more whole options. I’d love to learn about alternatives to manufactured bars and this book seems like a great resource to continue to fuel my power bar obsession in a much more natural and nutritious way.

  • My husband is a Marine in constant need of quick, portable fueling foods. This would help me keep him stocked up, and as a dietitian, I’d feel good about providing these for him!

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