NoGii Product Line Makes Gluten-Free Snacking Easy #nogiitablesetters

I know a lot of people who have gluten sensitivities.  We don't have any gluten issues in our house as far as I know.  We've never been diagnosed, anyway.  We were still excited to be able to try out Elisabeth Hasselbeck's line of gluten-free products.  To be truthful, I went pretty light on all gluten containing products while I was trying out the NoGii bars and I have noticed that I'm not as tired and I don't seem to have as many tummy issues.  It might be a dietary restriction that I'm really willing to make for a couple weeks to see if it really does help in the long run.

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The NoGii product line was created by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is an Emmy Award winning Talk show host and New York Times best-selling author of the books 
"The G-Free Diet" and "Deliciously G-Free"
 The book includes how Elisabeth came about her diagnosis, what celiac disease is, conditions related to celiac disease, what is gluten?, what you can eat on the diet (including shopping lists), home cooking, eating out, kids who are G-Free, living with someone G-Free and finding G-free beauty products, plus more reasons to go gluten free.

Elisabeth spent many years suffering with fatigue and stomach issues. No doctors or nutritionists were able to come up with why she was having the issues that she was having.  When she was a contestant on Survivor, where she was on a very restricted diet, she noticed her ailments went away.  When she came back from shooting Survivor, she tried to pinpoint which foods were causing her issues and realized that the culprit was gluten!  After an official diagnosis, she was determined to educate others on Celiac's disease and came up with this product line.

The NoGii products are certified gluten-free and are made from sustainably sourced premium ingredients.  All products have an ideal balance of protein, fat and carbs and do not contain any high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, or hydrogenated oils.  

The product line includes protein bars, protein powders and paleo bars.

First off, I was surprised by the amount of product that I received.  Both companies listed above rock!  My family was excited to try the bars out.  We took them with us as snacks to school, the boys took them with them to go ATV riding, we took them with us to the waterpark and the beach.  I snuck them in my purse when I was out running errands.

 If I was going to have a particularly busy day and needed to hit the ground running, I would grab a bar and begin my day.  Quick, easy, nutritious!

My kids loved the Protein D'Lites.  They are bite-sized for portion control.  Each D'Lite only contains 130 calories.  My kids actually begged for these things.  They have 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of sugar.

Everyone loved all of the Super Protein bars.  The Super Protein bars come in three flavors:
Cookies and Cream(29 grams protein), Rocky Road(26 grams protein) and Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp(30 grams protein).

The High Protein Bars cost between $2.50 to $2.99 for (1) 1.93 oz. bar and come in these flavors:
Peanut Butter and Chocolate (20 grams protein)
Cocoa Brownie (20 grams protein)
Chocolate Mint (17 grams protein)
Chocolate Coconut (17 grams protein)

 I can tell you that the High Protein Bars are huge.  They are worth the price for when you're busy and running and need a portable snack.

The Paleo Bars have no dairy, no soy, no high fructose corn syrup, no gluten, no trans fat and no peanuts.  The Paleo Bar flavors include these flavors:
Nuts About Berries
Nuts About Nuts
Nuts About Tropical Fruit

The Paleo Bars include ingredients like dates, honey, cashews. almonds, dried berries, sunflower seeds, pistachios, pineapple and mango.  I liked the Nuts About Nuts and the Nuts About Berries.  There was something in the Nuts About Tropical Fruit bars that I didn't like and I couldn't quite put my finger on it.  My friend thinks maybe it was the dried mango.  The paleo bars are sweet and chewy.  They are lower in protein and calories than the protein bars, but have more fiber.

All of the protein bars are crunchy and sweet.  My son's favorite flavor was Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp.  My hubby didn't try as many as we did, but he said he liked the Cocoa Brownie.  I liked all of the protein bars because they had little bits of crispy soy protein crisps mixed in.  I like stuff with a little bit of crunch.  The kids also loved the Chocolate Mint.  I really also enjoyed the Chocolate Coconut.  Chocolate Coconut smelled like suntan lotion as soon as you opened the package.  Yummo!

I love how portable they are!

As for the protein powder . . . . I'm not a huge protein powder user.  In fact, before trying this protein powder, I've never had protein powder before in my life.  For the sake of the review I tried it. My hubby has used protein powders in the past and they actually keep some at their workplace.  The health and fitness girl at my hubby's work suggested that he use their protein powder in coffee instead of a coffee creamer, so I tried the protein powder that way.

A normal "serving" for the protein powder is two scoops (which come with the container of protein powder.)  I used a half scoop in my coffee.  The first time I opened the container, the powder smelled so good!  I didn't realize that it was vanilla flavored until I used it the first time.  I only used 1/2 scoop, which would be 1/4 serving because I really don't have a need for high-protein intake right now.  I haven't been seriously working out in a long time.

What I liked about the protein powder:
It smelled good.
It has fiber in it.
It has calcium in it.
It's made with quinoa and whey.

What wasn't my favorite about the protein powder:
It has stevia in it.  If you like stevia, this won't be an issue for you.  You'll probably like it.  I have just never been a fan of stevia and I can definitely taste it in this.

How Do You Incorporate Healthy Snacking Into Your Lifestyle?

NoGii is hosting the 
NoGii Tablesetters Contest right now.
You can enter for your chance to win a trip to New York City, where you'll meet Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
To enter, visit
NoGii's Facebook page and complete the entry form.
Hurry!
Contest ends on July 31st, 2015.

You  can connect with NoGii in these ways:
NoGii Website
twitter.com/nogiidiet
instagram.com/nogii_nogluten
facebook.com/nogiinogluten


Overall, we were really impressed with this line.  Even if you don't have gluten issues these are easy to take along everywhere you go.  I really will try to go gluten-free for a couple weeks to see if it makes a difference for me.  In my mom's side of the family, auto-immune diseases run rampant--everything from Grave's disease to IBS and fibromyalgia.  Almost everyone in my house suffers from eczema and other issues. . . . so maybe somehow it's related and worth trying out a new diet for a while.

You can find NoGii products at these National Retailers:
Dick's Sporting Goods, Walgreens, CVS, 7-Eleven, Vitamin Shoppe and RiteAid.  For other locations, be sure to check out their website listed above.

Have you ever tried the NoGii products?




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