Take a vacation to a warm and savory paradise when you bite into this delectable bar: find yourself on a sunny day, enjoying the flavor of free-range chicken with peri peri spices like ginger, garlic, cardamom, and a hint of cayenne. All of this from something you can pull out of your gym bag or briefcase, made just for you by the savory geniuses at DNX. They've been making the most wonderful spice blends and meat bars for years and this is their newest member of the family. Free range chicken meets a flavor blend inspired by traditional recipes from Africa and Portugal. Your mouth will agree: this is no ordinary "protein bar", and your body will thank you (and ask for more).
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Protein bars full of gimmicky and over-the-top flavors like "birthday cake" or "maple donut" have no place in our Paleo life. Yes, those are real protein bar flavors, and they are truly weird in their chemical formulations and measured sweeteners. But we are ready to embrace real food, even when we need something on the go, and that means meat bars are our best Paleo friends.
I am loving this new flavor from DNX: Peri Peri Style Chicken. Don't worry about the peri peri name and think that you're going to eat a fireball of chili peppers: this is a recipe inspired by African tradition, rich with ginger and cardamom rather than overly spicy peppers. Just a hint of cayenne balances out the delectable herbs, with ginger singing loud and proud.
For the record, all of the flavors by DNX hit the right notes. Not too salty, not too savory or even too "meaty", if there is such a thing. And the texture? WOW! Just the right amount of snap and chewiness—I chomped down on this just like I used to on those really unhealthy gas station meat sticks. Only this time I knew I was doing good things for my body.
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 phenomenal bar is Whole30 Approved, and Keto-friendly!
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. Our savory DNX bars are developed by culinary artisans, who select only nutritious and delicious ingredients. Enjoy one before or after a workout, or when you're on the go and don't have time for a meal."
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in the Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar:
When it comes to real food, we all should be prioritizing sustainably raised meats. What happens when you raise chickens the right way, feeding them out in the open where they can run around and do their chicken thing, they grow to be naturally nutritious. Full of wonderful proteins, healthy fats, and not to mention great flavor, it's gotta be free-range chicken all the way for your own body and health.
A warm and digestion-friendly root, ginger is one of the foundations of this peri peri seasoning blend. You'll enjoy its gentle heat and potency as the other spices come through like garlic, onion, and cardamom. It all works together so well it's a wonder.
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.
- Chop and 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."
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.