Which is better: pecan or sweet potato pie? Both are delicious when made from good ingredients and with a loving hand, of course. Those flavors, the spices, the satisfying richness! Amazingly, you can taste that love and set off your pie memory-bells with this hand-held high-protein snack, the Sweet Potato Pecan Beef bar by DNX. There are meat bars, and then there are TREAT bars. These knock the socks off jerky and plain-jane sausage sticks. This mildly sweet bar combines the rich flavor of pecans with an earthy sweet potato base and grass-fed beef to kick up the savory level to just right. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
It is truly the era of the meat bar. Not stiff jerky or overly greasy snack sticks. Real, decadent, perfectly spiced meat bars that will have you swearing off those "energy bars" of years past. And to think I actually used to LIKE things like Powerbars and Clif bars and the like.... yikes.
In this brave new meat bar era, you get to enjoy things like this, from a company called DNX. They have made the protein-heavy paleo-friendly bar of animal into a treat to be enjoyed every single day. They start with grass-fed and pastured meats, then add nuts, spices, and even fruit to the recipe to make each flavor a wondrous gourmet delight.
All of the flavors by DNX hit all the right notes. Not too sweet, not too salty, not too savory or even too "meaty", if there is such a thing. But THIS flavor, this amazing flavor, is kind of like pecan pie, kind of like baked sweet potatoes, kind of like a burger with two pies stacked on top of it. Yep, picture that. Now take a bite and let your tongue have a moment of bliss. Isn't that nice?
Why real food based meat bars by DNX are so good for you
Sourcing. Sustainability. Love. Yes, all of these things are in each bar, each deliciously delightful bar. Plus, this bar is Whole30 Approved!
Here's what they say about what goes into their bars: "Most bars make you choose. You can get quick energy and a candy bar flavor – if you give up total nutrition and don’t worry about whether your food is organic. Other bars achieve high protein content using highly processed whey and soy isolates, and they just don’t taste good."
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in the Sweet Potato Pecan Beef Bar:
Grass-Fed Beef is lower in fat than grain fed animals: about the same fat content as skinless chicken. “Grass-Fed Beef” denotes that no grain finishing, antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products were ever used in the care and raising of the cattle.
The reason that grass-fed animals have more Omega-3s than grain-fed animals is that Omega-3s are formed in the green leaves (specifically the chloroplasts) of plants. Sixty percent of the fat content of grass is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic or LNA. This beef also contains a rich source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. When cattle are raised on fresh pasture alone, their meat can contain as much as five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets.
Organic Moringa Leaf
Moringa what??? Moringa is a plant native to the sub-Himalayan areas, as well as some parts of the tropics. It is referred to as the miracle tree because the entire tree can be used for medicine or food and it grows under adverse conditions. The bark is used to heal wounds, the roots are made into tea and the oil from the tree is used for cooking.
This awesome leaf contains 90 beneficial nutrients. Moringa leaf powder contains 46 antioxidants, 18 amino acids and is high in Vitamins A, B6, C and K. It is said to increase energy, reduce inflammation, regulate cholesterol, alleviate migraine headaches, have cleansing and detoxifying properties, aid digestion, and help to regulate blood sugar.
How to eat DNX meat bars:
- Can you say, snack attack?
- In the gym bag, ready for post-workout bliss (and avoiding the snack bar)
- In your desk drawer, perfect for vending machine avoidance
- Crumble or chop up and toss with any salad.
- Sprinkle over scrambled eggs: wow!
- Buried at the bottom of your purse and then discovered accidentally in a hungry state. Yay!
- Tucked into a kid's lunch to soothe their craving for something chewy
About DNX, in their own words
Firstly, what the heck is DNX? It's a bit of a playful acronym for "Daily Nutrition, eXcellent taste". I like the subtle reference to R(x) in the name - that food should be your medicine, especially if it has great ingredients and real nutrition.
Here's what they say about their beginnings, "DNX Foods founder, John Rooney, made the conscious decision to change his unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle and embark on a fitness and wellness journey. While adopting a regular exercise and clean-eating routine, he noticed a lack of portable, nutritious food options; there seemed to be only an endless array of processed, artificial, low-quality snack bars with unpronounceable ingredients and misleading labels. Sadly, the few legitimately healthy bars that he found tasted like dirt. It was then that Rooney assembled a team of fitness and culinary experts and became laser focused on creating an honest snack that would never compromise taste or nutrition. It’s a 100% clean, nutrient-rich bar made with wholesome and organic ingredients that doesn’t sacrifice taste."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What makes DNX bars so much better than something like, say, a Powerbar?
Easy! It's real food. Now, it might be real food smooshed together and shaped into a bar that doesn't look unlike a regular energy bar, but it is still FOOD. No processed grains, no refined sugars, no stabilizers or wacky added vitamins.