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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Just checked out your Blog, I like it. Can you help me out with something I can use with my Better Protein Bars from ****, in stead of Honey? I don't like the sugar, but it's used to kind of hold the entire mixture together. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_kent View Post
    Can you point me to the recipe so I can take a look?
    Absolutely, I'll do that now, thanks a lot for your help!

    Each Better Protein Bar pack comes with all of the dry ingredients you need to make 12 fresh homemade all natural protein bars. What could be better than making your very own fresh protein bars? It’s simple; we took all of the hard work out of it for you. With the Better Protein Bar pack all you need to do is: pour it in a bowl, add in your wet ingredients (water, milk, almond milk, etc) and mix, that’s it. No long list of ingredients, no thinking, and no baking. In just 2-5 minutes from start to finish and you have 12 fresh, 100% all natural protein bars!

    As if that wasn’t good enough, here at Need To Build Muscle, we go one step further for you - the customer. At Need To Build Muscle, we have a mission statement - “To provide bodybuilders, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and health nuts with products tailored to their needs and designed to their detailed specifications.” and we mean it!
    For some reason, that doesn't specify or even mention the honey. It's from the product page on their website.

    Let me go check Nutra's page and see if that has any info...

    FOUND IT! http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/n...2-bar-mix.html

    Here is the blurb...

    Better Protein Bars Directions:

    Mix contents of pouch by hand in a blow with: 3/4 cup of Honey, 1 cup of Smart Balance Peanut Butter, 1/4 cup water. Press shape into square dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Using butter-knife cut into 12 bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_kent View Post
    Outstanding and JudoJosh. . .

    First off. . .I apologize for the delay. I've been up to my ying yang in real work and haven't been on this site in a while. . .

    Two substitute possibilities come to mind. I'm assuming that your goal is to replace the honey with something that has a lower glycemic index and/or you just don't like the taste of honey:

    Substitute 1: Agave nectar - has a very low glycemic index, is about the same consistency as honey, and can be bought in places like Wal*Mart. Look by the sugar and splenda in the baking isle.

    Substitute 2: Sugar Free Maple Syrup. If you like the flavor of Maple, this would be a sugar-free substitute. It's slightly thinner than honey, but the maple flavor may add a nice dimension. Be careful with certain sugar-free products, some (not all) can have a nasty aftertaste.

    Whenever I use honey, I always opt for RAW Honey (sometimes labeled Organic--same as RAW). Glycemic index aside, it has many health benefits. Google Health Benefits of Raw Honey.

    Let me know how it goes. If you want to try some different flavors, you could also experiment with some sugar-free coffee syrups.
    I'm not sure about maple, every maple syrup I've had is almost runny like water. But yeh def go with raw honey, I got the number of a bee guy not far from me who sells his own honey, totally forgot about that untill now.
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    Ya the SF maple syrup I have still has around 10-15g of sugar alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_kent View Post
    Outstanding and JudoJosh. . .

    First off. . .I apologize for the delay. I've been up to my ying yang in real work and haven't been on this site in a while. . .

    Two substitute possibilities come to mind. I'm assuming that your goal is to replace the honey with something that has a lower glycemic index and/or you just don't like the taste of honey:

    Substitute 1: Agave nectar - has a very low glycemic index, is about the same consistency as honey, and can be bought in places like Wal*Mart. Look by the sugar and splenda in the baking isle.

    Substitute 2: Sugar Free Maple Syrup. If you like the flavor of Maple, this would be a sugar-free substitute. It's slightly thinner than honey, but the maple flavor may add a nice dimension. Be careful with certain sugar-free products, some (not all) can have a nasty aftertaste.

    Whenever I use honey, I always opt for RAW Honey (sometimes labeled Organic--same as RAW). Glycemic index aside, it has many health benefits. Google Health Benefits of Raw Honey.

    Let me know how it goes. If you want to try some different flavors, you could also experiment with some sugar-free coffee syrups.
    Thanks so much! Malitol in sugar free syrup might be the way to go... I wonder if the maple flavor of the syrup would overpower the peanut butter protein mix/bars - but I have five bags of Need 2's Better Protein Bars, so that's 60 bars in total, I can afford to 'mess up' 12 if it doesn't work out.

    I did see the Agave product while googling recently, but saw it has 17g carbohydrates, seemingly even more carb-dense than honey itself, but as you said they are slower digesting (oh, but I do love the taste of honey).

    I used to pour honey on white bread or rice cakes after a workout years ago as my ritual.
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    Don't forget to use Power Butter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbellBeast View Post
    Don't forget to use Power Butter!
    I'm addicted! I have Power Butter and Celery basically daily - mmmmmm. I don't like that I have to mix it for five minutes before I eat it, but that goes for any natural peanut butter, but this is awesome because it's got egg whites and flax. I have five Power Butter containers right now - they will be gone soon, haha!

    I order them from Need to Build Muscle's website, Power Butter and Need 2 Slin along with four bags of Better Protein Bars just came in the mail. AHH YEAH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    I'm addicted! I have Power Butter and Celery basically daily - mmmmmm. I don't like that I have to mix it for five minutes before I eat it, but that goes for any natural peanut butter, but this is awesome because it's got egg whites and flax. I have five Power Butter containers right now - they will be gone soon, haha!

    I order them from Need to Build Muscle's website, Power Butter and Need 2 Slin along with four bags of Better Protein Bars just came in the mail. AHH YEAH!
    just fyi, for roughly 25% the cost and almost identical profile, made by the same company is Naturally More peanut butter, available at walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    just fyi, for roughly 25% the cost and almost identical profile, made by the same company is Naturally More peanut butter, available at walmart.
    Really? I'll have to check into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    just fyi, for roughly 25% the cost and almost identical profile, made by the same company is Naturally More peanut butter, available at walmart.
    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

    I am going to check it out... the protein is the same, from egg whites and flax? Thanks for the suggestion man! I am going to try and find it on Google

    Oh, I need to go to Wal-Mart tonight anyway, SCORE. Wait, I have five containers of Power Butter, haha, but I still need some other things. The last couple sentences could have been deleted without taking anything away from this post, but yet, I keep typing..........

    EDIT: I FOUND IT... AND... I USED TO EAT IT LIKE CRAZY DURING A CONTEST PREP A FEW YEARS AGO! I had soooooo much of it during the diet, it made me want to puke. I don't know if my appetite is back yet for it, but everyone can check it out here http://www.naturallymore.com/products.html

    I can't find anything specific as far as the protein content compared to Power Butter (other than it has 10g)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    I'm addicted! I have Power Butter and Celery basically daily - mmmmmm. I don't like that I have to mix it for five minutes before I eat it, but that goes for any natural peanut butter, but this is awesome because it's got egg whites and flax. I have five Power Butter containers right now - they will be gone soon, haha!

    I order them from Need to Build Muscle's website, Power Butter and Need 2 Slin along with four bags of Better Protein Bars just came in the mail. AHH YEAH!
    Ha, yeah mixing it can be a pain. But damn good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

    I am going to check it out... the protein is the same, from egg whites and flax? Thanks for the suggestion man! I am going to try and find it on Google

    Oh, I need to go to Wal-Mart tonight anyway, SCORE. Wait, I have five containers of Power Butter, haha, but I still need some other things. The last couple sentences could have been deleted without taking anything away from this post, but yet, I keep typing..........

    EDIT: I FOUND IT... AND... I USED TO EAT IT LIKE CRAZY DURING A CONTEST PREP A FEW YEARS AGO! I had soooooo much of it during the diet, it made me want to puke. I don't know if my appetite is back yet for it, but everyone can check it out here http://www.naturallymore.com/products.html

    I can't find anything specific as far as the protein content compared to Power Butter (other than it has 10g)
    Finally located the ingredients in Naturally More online, 10g of protein was for 2Tbsp, egg whites are listed, but only as the last ingredient here: http://dailyburn.com/nutrition/natur..._seed_calories

    It's $40 for a case of $12 online, not sure how much in Wal-Mart. But Power Butter has nearly an identical blend, just 2g more protein per Tablespoon. So.... if I can buy one at Wal-Mart and see if I can stomach it after going through cases of it during my contest prep a few years ago, I might be saving myself some money!
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    Spicy tuna spread:
    If you like some spice and want to change it up from the cayenne try adding some sriracha (red asian chili sauce) as well as spicy or yellow mustard, black pepper, a little garlic powder, and onion powder. I eat this on sandwiches or with whole wheat crackers. Thick toast, mixed greens and tomato make one mean sandwich.
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    2 cans tuna (in water)
    2 table spoons olive oil
    1 finely chopped garlic clove
    1/8th cup diced red onion
    2 teaspoon old bay seasoning

    heat the oil to medium high heat. toast the onions and garlic until garlic is brown. add drained tuna and old bay. sautee until goldin. freakin awesome!!
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    or you can sub some soy sauce in for the old bay. very nice
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    Bbq sauce n grn onions
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