I don't know about you, but I am currently obsessed with Quest protein bars. They're low carb, low sugar, and they taste super decadent. I have been having one at 3pm every day at work, and it's definitely something I look forward to.
I'm still adjusting to the work schedule here in NYC. In Houston, I worked 7:30-4:00. I got home at 4:30 and had the whole afternoon/evening to do whatever I wanted to do. Now, I work 9:00-6:00, and I get home at 7:00. It's a big adjustment. It makes the days feel much much shorter. I'm trying to get myself to be more productive in the morning, so that it doesn't continue to feel like there are less hours in the day here.
I need a snack in the afternoon to help me make it to dinner time (which is now 7:30 or 8:00pm). Quest bars are alright if you just eat them right out of the package, but if you heat them up in the microwave for 10-12 seconds -- Holy Cow--- these things are amazing! It feels like you're eating dessert, but without the guilt and without the heaviness.
You can also make fun stuff with Quest bars. Here's an easy recipe that's well worth the extra few minutes it takes to prep:
- Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar
- Organic Blueberry Jam
- Unwrap the Quest bar, put it on a microwave safe dish, and heat it for 12 seconds
- Divide the bar in half, and then with your hands, flatten these pieces out into squareish shapes
- Put a heaping tablespoon of jam on top of one Quest bar piece
- Top with the other Quest bar piece
- Crimp the ends with a fork
- Place tart on baking sheet and bake at 375 for 8-10 min (depending on your oven, just keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn)
- Remove from oven and eat!
Alright, now here's the exciting part -- I'm giving away 2 Quest Bar 16 Flavor Sampler Packs! One winner will come from Twitter and one from Instagram. This is open worldwide.
To enter on Twitter, retweet my giveaway tweet, hashtag #SSEquest, tag me (@SweatStretchEat) and Quest (@QuestNutrition), and follow both of us.
To enter on Instagram, repost my image, hashtag #SSEquest, tag me (@SweatStretchEat) and Quest (@QuestNutrition), and follow both of us.
This contest closes at 9pm on Wednesday July 2.