Power Up Your Summer with Balance Bars (giveaway ends 5/27/13)


Summer Activities

Memorial Weekend is almost here. Can you believe that? Wasn’t it just Christmas yesterday? In just a couple of weeks we’ll all be celebrating the unofficial start to the Summer season. That means that most people will constantly be on the go-go-go for the next couple of months.

With beautiful blue skies and hot, steamy weather it’s hard to sit around and do nothing all summer long. There is so much to do and only a couple of months to get it done. From bike riding to beach combing and from camping to backyard parties.

I personally know people who are NEVER home during the summer months. It seems like every day after work they have something planned and their weekends are booked solid. Some friends I don’t see until well past the start of the new school year. I wish I had the energy to be THAT busy.

It does take a lot of energy to be active and constantly on the go, which most people are during the Summer months. If possible getting enough sleep and plenty of water to stay hydrated does help, but you also need proper nutrition to give yourself the energy you need to power through the dog days of Summer.

Eating right is not always on people’s minds during the summer months. There are too many temptations available including hot dogs, chips and soda. Who wants to think about eating healthy?

One thing you could do it is keep non-perishable snacks handy such as nuts, granola and raisins. In addition you can make sure to fill up on salad, fresh fruits and vegetables before leaving for a barbecue so that you are not tempted to over indulge in chips, hot dogs and hamburgers.


Another suggestion would be to keep a Balance Bar handy. They are non-perishable but I wouldn’t recommend leaving them out in the hot sun because they could melt.

Unlike granola bars or other energy bars, Balance Bars believes in the the principal of 40-30-30.

40% of calories come from carbohydrates – specially blended with a unique protein blend and dietary fat to help promote a slow glycemic response and sustain energy levels.

30% of calories from quality protein – a combination of whey, milk and soy protein for muscle recovery.

30% of calories from dietary fat – a concentrated source of energy and source of essential fatty acids.

Not only are the Balance Bars filling and satisfying but they also help to keep your energy levels going and help with muscle recovery which is great for truly active people who love to fill their Summer with surf boarding, bike riding, mountain climbing and other strenuous sports and activities.

Balance Bars comes in many varieties and flavors. Some delicious flavors include Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Honey Peanut and Mocha Chip. Their delicious flavors don’t make you miss not having a slice of pie or fresh baked cookies at your next backyard barbecue.

Each bar is individually wrapped making it an idea on-the-go snack. You can also enjoy one just before you plan on eating at a party, that way you are filled up enough and won’t over indulge on the yummy, but not necessarily good for you, foods like hot dogs and hamburgers. They are also great to toss into your bag for long road trips.

Balance Bars are sold at many retail locations around the country.

For more information please visit www.Balance.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


To help you gear up for the active Summer months, Balance Bar would like to give a lucky reader an assortment of Balance Bars to enjoy all Summer long. Thank you Balance Bar.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me how, or where, you plan on enjoying Balance Bars this Summer?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the addition entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received free product samples in exchange for this post. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. on our long family hikes!

  2. Nicole Peifley says:

    Whenever I’m going somewhere, even just for a weekend – I like to have snacks in my purse like this in case I get hungry or someone I’m with gets hungry. They’re good to just stick in a purse and take with you.

  3. At the golf course!

  4. After workouts

  5. In the Caribbean!

  6. Michelle H. says:

    I plan to enjoy them after working out and on fishing/hiking trips.

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    These would be wonderful for when we are on the run during the summer, traveling or camping. Thanks so much.

  8. I plan on enjoying Balance Bars after going on bike rides!

  9. jessica todd says:

    these would be enjoyed pool side

  10. Kate F. says:

    I would enjoy these at the park or the zoo.

  11. Michelle C says:

    I love eating Balance Bars when I don’t have time for making breakfast. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  12. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d take them with me to the zoo w/ my daughter.

  13. These would be great on the golf course.

  14. I would take it to have as a snack at the park.

  15. Jennifer Thompson says:

    I’m not going on vacation but I’d enjoy them at home or anywhere I happen to be, thanks!

  16. Vicki Wurgler says:

    these would be great to take on our bike rides

  17. These would be great to take on a hike or to the pool.
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  18. Ann Fantom says:

    I will be taking Balance Bars on our family bike rides this summer

  19. I plan to enjoy them as a snack during a nice long bike ride 🙂
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  20. Zan Caperton says:

    I don’t like breakfast but I do like Balance bars so problem solved

  21. Dorothy Teel says:

    I believe me and my grandsons and granddaughters would enjoy Balance bars on our trip to Disneyland in June, we are ready and they would be easy to carry in my purse. Yummy Balance Bars and Micky and Minnie what a trio.

  22. D SCHMIDT says:

    I play on taking them on family days out to zoos; adventure parks and the beach

  23. Sonya Neal says:

    On our camping trips! 🙂

  24. sarah kozlowski says:

    I would have them for breakfast and as a snack for a day of kayaking and/or hiking.

  25. take to the golf course with me
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  26. I’d enjoy these in my house. We’re going nowhere this year, or maybe for the next 4! Our son enters college in August, tuition starts this month!

  27. Tari Lawson says:

    I love to keep balance bars in my gym bag for post workout recovery.

  28. wendy b says:

    I will enjoy these bars on my summer camping trips and road trips.

  29. I’d take them with me on vacation

  30. We love to go to the beach and take walks. I woul definately take the bars there to enjoy.—

  31. Jennifer T. says:

    We’ll be on-the-go a lot taking my oldest to daily summer camp. I’ll be grabbing meal bars for those mornings when I’m in a rush.

  32. md kennedy says:

    We plan on enjoying them at the beach!

  33. I would enjoy these laying out by the pool 🙂

  34. I always throw one in my diaper bag because with 4 kids under 5…I rarely remember to eat or have time! I would definitely eat them on the go!

  35. Diana Stanhope says:

    We love to take day trips to the local zoo. They would make a great energy boost then.

  36. definitely taking them on short stay-cations or on hikes

  37. we would enjoy them on road trips

  38. Susan C says:

    On the go – I tend to eat in my car because I am always running late.

  39. At the beach, pool, hiking and camping.

  40. Karen R says:

    They would be great to have on hand when going to the pool or baseball game.

  41. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love to take them with us to the park and camping!

  42. samantha s says:

    We would love to go hiking/camping this summer so the balance bars would be a great thing for us to have on our trip.

  43. Mary Calabrese says:

    I would bring these to work with me.

  44. On vacation and taking nice walks

  45. Kyl Neusch says:

    eat on beach

  46. M.Clark says:

    After a workout or as a snack

  47. I ‘d take them with me camping.

  48. rena gaines says:

    i like this

  49. ky2here says:

    In the hammock.

  50. Ttrockwood says:

    I would take them to the beach for a great snack

  51. as a last minute snack during the day
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  52. They would be a great snack at work.

  53. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    At home………

  54. They’d be great to take to the beach…or to pack in my daughters’ lunches (they will both be working this summer).

  55. Amanda Gilds says:

    On those busy mornings when I skip a ‘real’ breakfast….

  56. I would love to have them in the car for my annual roadtrip to boise!
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  57. Tryna win these bars!

  58. In NYC! I just had a Balance Bar Dark Chocolate Crunch 🙂
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  59. Cody Anderson says:

    I enjoy them while camping and hiking.

  60. Rhonda S. Tenderholt says:

    I’d enjoy them on camping trips, hiking, and fishing.

  61. Amanda Kinder says:

    These would be good while at the park with my family.

  62. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Good afternoon snack

  63. I take them hiking, biking and backpacking.

  64. Lindley A says:

    This would be a great portable snack for the pool or the zoo- thanks!

  65. Christine says:

    after working out

  66. I’d bring them along to the beach.

  67. Rebecca Peters says:

    AT the beach and park

  68. I’d take them to work.

  69. Shelley P says:

    I plan to enjoy them on our family summer day trips.

  70. Linda Lansford says:

    I will eat them before exercise

  71. I love balance bars! I eat them for breakfast or for some pre-workout energy.

  72. Melody Drew says:

    I plan to enjoy these on hikes with my husband or just after a good workout/run.

  73. Danielle says:

    I plan on taking them with us on our LONG mountain bike rides.

  74. s riches says:

    I would take them with me when I go hiking.

  75. After my daily walks

  76. Erin Ellis says:

    I will enjoy them this summer outside watching my kids play! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Erin E
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  77. Derek Timm says:

    This would be great for at the cabin!

  78. i would enjoy them on our hikes in the state park near the ocean.

  79. Belinda Shaw says:

    I plan on using them as a snack after a long walk.

  80. They make great snacks for trips to the beach.

  81. susan smoaks says:

    i would like to take these with us to the beach and on bike rides and hikes

  82. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    at the zoo and picnics
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  83. kelley c says:

    I’m going to be eating them before I teach summer school.


  84. Brittney House says:

    I will be enjoying them at work on my lunch breaks

  85. Ed Nemmers says:

    These would be magnificent while biking and hiking!

  86. Sarah S says:

    I love to take Balance Bars on hikes with me. They are a great pick-me-up food, and they taste so good!

  87. at the pool

  88. Kim Reid says:

    They would be great to take with me on my walks at the park, thanks!

  89. I’m doing a summer boot camp and these would be perfect for my preworkout nutrition!

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  90. Candie L says:

    I would enjoy them in the car on the way to summer school. Thank you

  91. Hesper Fry says:

    I plan on enjoying them as a snack at work

  92. Shirley Zolenski says:

    For snacks at work

  93. Stephanie Grant says:

    I plan on enjoying Balance Bars on our summer road trips 🙂

  94. Jennifer Reed says:

    My kids and I would enjoy Balance Bars after swim lessons this summer.

  95. Michelle Tucker says:

    We’d enjoy these by the pool and after walking.

  96. kathy Kerner says:

    many trips to the park and beach

  97. Breanne says:

    At the beach

  98. Michelle C says:

    Sitting out back in the shade

  99. kathy pease says:

    I would love one of these after walking on the treadmill

  100. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    My brother lives in Malaysia…he loves Balance Bars but can’t find them over there. I’d mail them to him, he’d love it!

  101. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would use these during walks or bike rides.

  102. Heather S says:

    we take them on hikes

  103. On long road trips

  104. Sarah Hall says:

    I would take these on day trips with my grandsons for a quick pick-me-up.

  105. Tim Moss says:

    I’d have them at work for a snack.

  106. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would enjoy them on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  107. Mya Murphy says:

    We go hiking and camping a lot, so on breaks to get energy!!!

  108. They will be perfect to throw in my bag while I am out and about enjoying the summer.

  109. I am going camping in the Rocky Mountains this summer and these Balance Bars would be perfect on long hikes.

  110. At the cottage on long weekends

  111. ill take mine on a walk in the woods

  112. vivian blevins says:

    enjoy it while hiking.

  113. Courtney Renee says:

    Never had them, but I would enjoy them for a snack by the water 🙂

  114. natalie says:

    The beach

  115. At the lake

  116. Deborah Wallin says:

    I would have one right after work before I head out on my walk or jog.

  117. Deborah Wallin says:
  118. Abigail James says:

    I would eat them in the park after jogging

  119. David Wesley says:

    I would eat them before a workout for extra energy and after for muscle recovery

  120. N Robbins says:

    awesome giveaway thanks, I would eat the bars while camping for a nutritious snack

  121. On the go..

  122. Shantille W says:

    I would eat these while taking car of my daughter so that I could have extra energy!

  123. Deborah Wallin says:

    I will eat them after work before heading for my walk or jog.

  124. Chris Noe says:

    I will use them as meal replacements.

  125. heather c says:

    We’ll be on the road for about a month, so I think road chow is the right label for these this summer!

  126. Stephanie says:

    Winner yet?