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.
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 Daily Nutrition, Excellent Taste (or, DNX for short). Long-winded name aside, 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?
Sourcing. Sustainability. Love. Yes, all of these things are in each bar, each deliciously delightful bar.
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."
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.
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.
Grass Fed Beef, Organic Ghee, Organic Amber Honey, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Deglet Noor Dates, Organic Inulin (blue agave), Powdered Egg Whites, Organic Sweet Potato Powder, Organic Pecans, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dried Goji Berries, Organic Ground Fennel Seed, Organic Spices, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Sacha Inchi Powder, Celery Juice Powder (celery powder, sea salt), Organic Moringa Oleifera Powder.
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. Hence, the DNX Bar – standing for “Daily Nutrition, Excellent Taste” – was born. It’s a 100% clean, nutrient-rich bar made with wholesome and organic ingredients that doesn’t sacrifice taste."
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.