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Snacking On The Go With Balance

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I don’t consider myself that busy of a mom, but I’m consumed nonetheless. I have just enough going on for me to occasionally forget about… ME. My life feels like one big 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. There’s always something to be done with three little ones and a home business. Everything doesn’t always get done when I want it to, but it’s something I’ve grown to accept. While I don’t always power through my todo list, I at least make sure to give myself power to get through the everyday.

When I’m working, I have a tendency to postpone eating, in part to being distracted or becoming hyper-focused in a task. Five more minutes turns into fifteen more minutes, then thirty minutes, then… what is life? This is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to leave behind for good. I simply can’t afford to treat my body as if it’s invincible because it has proven itself to be otherwise. What helps get me by between meals is having snacks readily available on my desk and in my bag while on the go.

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A couple of weeks ago, Daddy G, Akilah and I spent some time in Iowa for business. We stayed an additional day so that we could enjoy a much-needed fun day. When I travel and attend events, I typically don’t eat as much during the shuffle, so I always make sure to have snacks in my bag to keep from feeling faint and hangry. I can always count on a good protein bar to give me a nutritious boost of energy. I brought a box of Balance Bar Minis with me on this trip to keep me going.

Not only are Balance Bars nutritious, they are a treat to eat, satisfying my cravings for chocolate and sweets. My absolute favorite flavors are Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle, and Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat. Seriously, you would never believe you were eating a nutrition bar without looking at the packaging. They are that good.

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Balance Minis are 190 calories or less, containing 5-7 grams of protein, and 5-6 grams of fiber. For me, Balance is a snack with purpose. I can indulge in a Balance Bar knowing that it will give me the pick me up that I need in between meals and while on-the-go. Balance is available at CVS, Amazon and select Walmart stores nationwide. To keep up with Balance, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Win a box of Balance Minis! To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know which flavor you’d like to try!

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through August 8, 2016 11:59PM PST.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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91 Comments

  • Tosha H August 9, 2016 at 1:51 AM

    Gotta go with the Peanut Butter!

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  • Leah Shumack August 8, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    I would love to try the Peanut Butter Balance Bar first!

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  • Sand August 8, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    The Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle sounds good!

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  • Lily Kwan August 8, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    I would like to try the Mixed Berry Nut flavor.

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  • vivian August 8, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    try cookie dough.

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  • Buddy Garrett August 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    I want to try Almond Brownie.

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  • Jerry Marquardt August 8, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    I would enjoy trying the Cookie Dough flavor first and foremost upon all the flavors available.

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  • Melanie Montgomery August 8, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    The choclatemint cookie crunch sounds great!

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  • amy smeltzer August 8, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    sea salt caramel nut, sweet and spicy nut and dark chocolate coconut sound amazing!

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  • Breanne August 8, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough Balance Bar

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  • Kyl Neusch August 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

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  • Candie L August 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    I would love to try the Chocolate Balance® Bites. Thank you

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  • connie black August 8, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Pattie

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  • jules m. August 8, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    i would love to try the Peanut Butter Balance Bar®

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  • Philip Lawrence August 8, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    I’d like to try the flavor of Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

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  • Kathy Pease August 8, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    I’d love to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle

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  • Michelle Salgado August 8, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

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  • Betty C August 8, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    I’d like to try all of them but first on my list would be the Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

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  • Leela August 7, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balance Bar.

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  • Kathryn C August 7, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    definitely the Chocolate Peppermint Patty! sounds awesome!

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  • bn100 August 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Chocolate Peppermint Patty

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  • shawna August 7, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    I would like to try cookie dough.

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  • Laurie Emerson August 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    I would like to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

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  • Penny Snyder August 7, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Would love to try the the Sea Salt Caramel Nut bars!!!~

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  • Belinda Shaw August 7, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    I’d really enjoy trying the chocolate peppermint patty bar.

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  • Ed August 7, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Double Chocolate Brownie would be my flavor of choice.

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  • Brittney House August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    I would love to try the cookie dough.

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  • susan smoaks August 7, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    i want to try the chocolate peppermint patty flavor. it would be my favorite most likely.

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  • Sandra Williams August 7, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    cookie dough (Coconut close 2nd!)

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  • Renee Walters August 7, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    I would love the cookie dough flavor.

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  • Susan Christy August 6, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat sound good!

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  • Michelle C August 6, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I would love to try the Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bars!

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  • G. Rutkowski August 6, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I would love to try the Sea Salt Caramel Nut.

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  • Kobi Hensley August 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    I’d like to try the Honey Peanut Balance Bars. YUM!!

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  • Mikael Malone August 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    I would love to try the cookie dough! But they all look delicious!

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  • LynneMarie August 6, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty flavor.

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  • Jane McGregor August 6, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Almond brownie please!

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  • Stephanie Larison August 6, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    I want to try the Chocolate Craze Balance Bar®.

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  • Barbara Brooks August 6, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Chocolate peppermint patty,yum but they all skin so good. will have to try all of them now.

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  • Richard August 5, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    love to try them..

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  • Jennifer R August 5, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle flavor from Balance Bar.

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  • Debbie Stein August 5, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Chocolate peppermint patty

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  • Pat August 5, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty

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  • angie August 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    I like Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch.

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  • Becca August 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    I would love to try chocolate peppermint patty. I love chocolate and I love mint!

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  • Kimberly Miller August 5, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    I would like the Mocha Chip.

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  • Cheryl August 5, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    I’d like to try Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle.

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  • Joseph Stowell August 4, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    I’m a nut for nuts, so the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle would be the one I would want to try. Plus it has 7 g of protein!

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  • rich morris August 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    The Caramel Nut one sounds yummy!

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  • Michelle D. August 3, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Chocolate peppermint patty .. yum!

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  • Meghan August 3, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Definitely the cookie dough!

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  • DanV August 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    I’d like chocolate peppermint patty

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  • Paul Auen August 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat

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  • Angela Winesburg August 3, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    I would love to try the chocolate caramel peanut nougat

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  • Charlotte Padgett August 3, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    I think I would prefer the chocolate peanut butter, but it is almost impossible to make a choice. They all sound so good.

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  • Calvin Johnson August 3, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    I’d love to try almond brownie

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  • Rosalia Doonan August 3, 2016 at 1:13 AM

    I would love to try Chocolate Peppermint Patty!

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  • frank August 3, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    chocolate caramel.thank you.

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  • Susan August 3, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Chocolate peppermint patty!

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  • Laura August 3, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, what could be better? It has my favorites, chocolate, caramel, and nuts!

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  • nicki joseph August 3, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    They all sound good especially the dark chocolate pecan turtle!

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  • Timmy August 2, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar…Oh, yeah!

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  • Ruy M. August 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    I think the Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar sounds delicious. Thanks!

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  • Cyndi br August 2, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    I would try Chocolate caramel peanut nougat

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  • Eve August 2, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty:)

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  • angie w August 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Chocolate peppermint patty sounds delicious!

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  • Nathan August 2, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    I can’t wait to try the cookie dough

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  • Donna L August 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    The chocolate and peanut butter flavor sounds good to me.

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  • Mary Beth Elderton August 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Chocolate Peanut Butter—yum!

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  • ELIZABETH CURSON August 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I definately want to try the cookie dough. Sounds yummy!

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  • Julie August 2, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough Balance Bar.

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  • Jill Jackson August 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    I would love to try the Chocolate Peppermint Patty bar

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  • Andrea C. August 2, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    The cookie dough one looks so yummy. I would love to try that one.

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  • Sandy Klocinski August 2, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    I would like to try Mocha Chip

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  • Vickie PRENATT August 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Any dark chocolate would be wonderful. Thanks so much for this cool offer!

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  • Theron Willis August 2, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Dark Chocolate Peanut for my afternoon hikes.

    Hope to win!

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  • Holly C. August 2, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Peanut, yum! thanks for the chance!

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  • Michelle Garrity August 2, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Chocolate caramel peanut nougat!

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  • Joy Adams August 2, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    The chocolate peppermint patties for me !

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  • nickie August 2, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    I would like the cookie dough flavor

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  • Linda Lansford August 2, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    I want chocolate peppermint the most

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  • katie August 2, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    I would love to try Dark Chocolate Peanut or Cookie Dough!

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  • Nancy Zirbel August 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Def the Chocolate Peppermit Patty!

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  • ROBERT FENCL August 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Love chocolate peppermint patty, they all sound good!

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  • Ashley C August 2, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    I would love the cookie dough flavor

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  • deana August 2, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    I would like to try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat.

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  • Tari Lawson August 2, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle.

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  • Cynthia C August 2, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    The chocolate peppermint patty flavor sounds really good to me.

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  • Ann Fantom August 1, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I would like to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bar

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  • Kristie August 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    I’d like to try the Cookie Dough flavor :-)

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  • MJ August 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    The hubs and I love balance bars. We need to restock our supply. Your Akilah is too cute. She’s growing so fast.

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