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Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Robert Irvine Fit Crunch Puffs

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Recipe: How to make homemade Quest like Bars!

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Ok here we go! This is the most disgusting thing that tastes amazing I ever had on my hand! I almost wanted to cry! I couldn’t get it off my hand ugh!!

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But once I got it off my hand! It was the most amazing low carb thing I ever tasted!

PB&J Better than Quest bars
Ingredients:
1 cup Almond Flour
(grind almonds to dust)
4 tbsp fiber powder (Walmart brand benefiber ripoff unflavored)
4 tbsp sugar free jelly (I used strawberry preserves with fiber)
8 scoops ETB – Eat the Bear protein (I used cinnamon bun)
1 cup PB2 powered peanut butter mixed with water to make peanut butter
And as much extra water as needed (I probably could have used a little more!)

Pour everything in mixing bowl (save a little protein powder to rub your hands with and maybe it won’t stick as bad to your hands (I didn’t do that probably should have)
Then kneed the dough with your hands until fully mixed and put in a wax paper lined pan and spread as best as possible

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Refrigerate for 30 min at the least then you can slice into bars and enjoy!

DIY Quest Bars! Can you believe it? They are so good! Right now Quest Bars are all the rage. Why are they so popular? They are LOADED with protein! I love Quest Bars because they contain the protein that I need after a good workout, and they keep me full. However, what I don’t love is the price. One Quest Bar is $2.49! If you’re like me, and you eat protein bars as snacks, $2.49 can be a very expensive snack. That’s why I decided to make my own Quest Bars. These DIY Quest Bars are affordable and just as delicious. There are different variations to these bars depending on what flavor you want, below are some suggestions!

Ingredients ~for the basic dough~ (makes 5 Bars):
4 Scoops All Natural Vanilla Protein Powder (Depending on the brand, different protein powders have different textures. You want your powder to be as fine as possible, otherwise your bars will taste grainy)
1/4 cup Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (If you don’t like peanut butter, you can use sun butter, cashew butter, or almond butter, anything will work!)
1/2 cup of honey, agave nectar, or a few tsp of stevia (If you choose to use stevia, you will need more water)
1/4 cup Oat Flour (or fiber powder or ground flax seed)
*A few Tbsp of Water (depending on what sweetener you use, you will need more or less water)

Variations:
Depending on the flavor, you will need to add a few extra ingredients to your dough.
~Cinnamon Roll Quest Bar: add 1/2 Tbsp of cinnamon to your dough
~Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar: add 1-2 Tbsp of cocoa powder to your dough
~Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar: add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to your dough

Directions:
With your hands, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Kneed the dough until all of the ingredients are well distributed. Press into a baking pan lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, cut the dough into 5 equal pieces and eat! Store these bars in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Brownie “Quest” Bar

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Cinnamon Roll “Quest” Bar

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar

Nutrition Facts (for 1 bar):

Calories-170

Carbohydrates- 12 grams

Fat- 8 grams

Protein- 20 grams

Sugars- 3 grams

Cholesterol- 0mg

Fiber- 2g

-original idea by: sweetcheetah.com

My bars use PB2 and almond flour/fiber powder so the fat is probably more for almond flour and less for PB2 instead of real peanut butter so it probably evens out fat wise. But because I used fiber powder and strawberry preserves with fiber the fiber is much higher and net carbs are much lower.

I also used ETB protein which is less calories 110 per scoop and 25g of protein to their 20g

I licked my hand when I was done scraping it off, so I know it tastes absolutely amazing!! I can’t wait to try a full bar!

**Update**
My first attempt taste absolutely amazing!! But it’s still a glue consistency even after chilling overnight. It’s stuck to the wax paper and when you slice it sticks to the knife. I am afraid to wrap it in Saran Wrap fearing I will never get it open to eat it. I am currently trying to freeze it to see if I can work with it semi frozen.

I think I need more almond flour! I am going to use Trader Joe’s next time it’s a little more money than grinding your own but the consistency will be better! The vitamix made half the almonds like almond flour and half like almond butter and that might be what made it like glue!

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Because I didn’t add enough almond flour I had to dust them with it to get them not to stick to the cling wrap

Lessons learned:
Cooking is just like anything in life, if at first you don’t succeed try try again.

Don’t just give up because it didn’t come out right the first time! I bet if you ask all the popular Chefs: Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, Giada, Alton Brown; I bet they all screwed up their favorite recipes before they perfected it. If they would have just given up then they wouldn’t be where they are now!

Never Give up!

Today we are going to try to make an alternative bar:

My friends mother is allergic to whey protein and peanut butter, so we are going to use egg protein and specaloos cookie butter. The rest of the ingredients will be the same! And I am taking note of the almond flour and using Trader Joe’s Almond Meal and increasing the amount. We are also adding more psyllium fiber powder.

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Coming soon:
Apple crumb: gala apples, cinnamon and nutmeg

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Reader submitted photo: John Critchfield
One batch: specaloos & organic grape jelly
One batch: Peanut Butter & organic grape jelly

**Update** January 22nd 2014
I made Apple Pie Homemade Quest Bars, because I taught Johnny above how to make them, I named my homemade Quest Bars: Johnny Quest Bars! So from now on they will be referred to as Johnny Quest Bars.

Ok so I made Apple Pie Johnny Quest Bars.

Ingredients:
10 Scoops ETB Cinnamon Bun Protein
(However; I ran out after 5 scoops so I finished with all I had- 5 scoops Chocolate Peanut Butter ETB)
6-10tsp Trader Joes Psyllium Husk
1tbsp Nutmeg
2 tbsp organic Cinnamon (organic Cinnamon contains Cinnamon oil)
3 large Gala Apples (peeled and diced small)
4tsp Truvia
I also used 1 1/3 cups of Cashew Flour instead of Almond Flour this time.

Because you don’t have PB&J you will need more water like 1/3 cup or more to make everything stick.

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I dusted the top with extra Cinnamon and Nutmeg so it soaks in the apples.

Next time I think I would put the Cinnamon, Stevia and Nutmeg In first and stir the apples with the spices so they are fully coated. Then add the Nut Flour, Fiber, Protein and water. I would also make it 1.5 cups nut flour

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If you look at it you will see its extremely sticky. I then dust it with the nut flour. I used cashew flour this time. So, that way it doesn’t stick to the Saran Wrap and you can hold it and it won’t stick to your fingers. If you leave them out of the fridge they will harden up if you leave them in they will stay soft and chewy! I like them soft and chewy. You can also shape them into Johnny Quest bars after you dust them or leave them like brownies it’s entirely up to you.

In case you are wondering why Johnny Quest Bars…

1. It’s a pun on Quest Bars
2. It’s a pun on Jonny Quest the cartoon

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3. John helped me make the first alternative (non PB&J batch) and he makes them for his parents now.

So there you go: Johnny Quest Bars
Since this is a news site and I am not selling them, I can call them whatever I want 😝

I wrapped them this morning and it’s sooo hard not to eat them now, and wait before the gym

Get Creative! And feel free to share your combinations, and comments!

Send images to: louisjbianco@gmail.com

(That goes for any recipe here)

Eat the Bear Protein


Supplement Review: Chef Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Baked Protein Bar

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World-renowned Chef Robert Irvine and FortiFX founder and industry pioneer Sean Perich teamed up to create FIT CRUNCH™ with one rule: NO COMPROMISE. These two industry leaders pushed one another to create a product worthy of their reputations and beyond your expectations: FIT CRUNCH™, the only 6-layer baked bar on the planet.

Each bar delivers 30 grams of the highest quality protein blend, including whey – elements the body can use. Low in sugar, these bars are also easy to digest.

Regarding taste, again, no compromise.

A lifelong body builder as well as the acclaimed culinary expert who is famous for bringing great taste to nutritious foods, Chef Robert Irvine said this about the bar: “As good as anything I’ve ever made.”

The ideal fit as a partner for Chef Robert’s vision was none other than FortiFX founder, Sean Perich. Sean launched his enterprise out of a tiny, apartment kitchen in 2001. Tired of eating the the indigestible protein bricks on the market, he sought to improve the way protein bars were made and created the world’s first baked protein bar.

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FAQ’S

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, ask us using our CONTACT PAGE.

Q: HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL FORTIFX BARS?

A: The original FortiFX bars were our delicious triple-layer baked bars, not completely dissimilar from the new Fit Crunch bars. When industry pioneer and founder of FortiFX, Sean Perich, met Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine they decided to take the original bars to a new level with taste and texture. Fit Crunch offers six delicious layers with a variety of textures – not only a soft cookie core but a layer of cream and a crunch on top! **Please note that the nutritional profile (and ingredients) of FortiFX triple-layer bars is slightly different from Fit Crunch.**

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 15G AND 30G BARS?
A: The bars are manufactured using the same ingredients and process. The only difference is the serving size. The smaller bar is 48 grams in total weight boasting 15 grams of protein – and contain about half of the nutritional content of the 30g version.

Q: WHY IS A BAKED BAR BETTER?
A: All other high protein energy bars are manufactured on technologically inferior “Cold Form Extrusion” or “Cold Slab-and-Slit” equipment which has remained relatively unchanged for the past 25 years. A comparison is simply unfair; our baked products have a far superior taste, softer texture, and much better shelf life. Our proprietary baking process enables us to produce a great tasting, high protein, soft-batch energy bars the same way Grandma used to make her homemade cookies.

Q: WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE BARS?
A: The bars offer an 18 month shelf life. Store in a cool, dry place at or below 70 degrees F to assure shelf life.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN I BUY THE BARS?
A: You can buy our bars online at FitCrunchBars.com or at a variety of other national retailers and gyms as well as online. You can also purchase our bars through participating partners internationally.

FIT CRUNCH PEANUT BUTTER
This bar is packed with peanut butter flavor specifically made with the PB connoisseur in mind. Layers of rich peanut butter taste and creamy chocolate makes for a great reward after a tough workout. A vanilla cookie core is layered with peanut butter, fresh peanuts, high protein chocolate, chocolate crisps and top-layered with a creamy chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.

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PRODUCT INGREDIENTS
PROTEIN BLEND (WHY PROTEIN ISOLATE, MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE), PALM KERNEL OIL, DRY ROASTED PEANUTS, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, MALTITOL, SORBITOL, GELATIN, WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR, PARTIALLY DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR, COCOA POWDER (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), BROWN SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, SUNFLOWER OIL, NATURAL FLAVORS, SALT, MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS, MONO GLYCERIDES, SOY LECITHIN, TAPIOCA STARCH, SILICON DIOXIDE, REDUCED MINERAL WHEY POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM CASEINATE, CITRIC ACID, WHEY, BETA CAROTENE, PALMITATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SUCRALOSE. CONTAINS MILK, SOY, WHEAT, AND PEANUT. MANUFACTURED IN A PLANT THAT PROCESSES MILK, SOY, WHEAT, TREE NUT, PEANUT AND EGG PRODUCTS.
PRODUCT NUTRITION
Serving Size 1 Bar (88g)
Calories 380
Total Fat 16g
Sodium 490mg
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar 6g
Protein 30g

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-fitcrunchbars.com

1. These are the largest protein bars I have ever seen! They even dwarf the detour and supreme bars! Larger bar means you are full when you eat it and you are surprisingly full for a long time!
2. Amazing taste and 20 calories less than detour and supreme bars!
3. They are baked!

They do have more net carbs, but they are listed as a meal replacement bar.

Here’s a challenge to Chef Irvine: can you make a zero net carb bar with less calories for dieters?

My homemade bars are still better! Check out beware the protein bar here on this site!


Dear Food Network, we want a health conscious realistic show with Robert Irvine!

Dear Food Network,

It is no secret that Robert Irvine is the most jacked guy on Food Network.

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We want a show that focuses on his personal diet! We all know he doesn’t eat the food he cooks on Restaurant Impossible on a daily basis. We also know that as a chef he can still make healthy food taste great! We want a show that focuses on his personal recipes that him and Gail Kim eat on a daily basis!

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Not only would it be entertaining, but it would help a lot of Americans eat healthy and still be excited to eat, instead of punishing themselves by eating bland diet food! We all know that pre packaged food like nutrisystem and weight watchers don’t work, because it doesn’t teach you how to eat! Once you stop buying their food bang there you go back up again. We also know how Robert hates pre-made, frozen and canned food!!

Please Robert and Food network help America! You can even name the show Robert Irvine helps America! Or America Impossible!

The obesity epidemic is reaching an all time high and if we don’t take the bull by the horns we are going to lose this battle!

For Gods sake! There is McDonald’s in schools for school lunch! That’s ridiculous! I had homemade lunch, made by our lunch ladies. Yes; they used government products like the infamous government cheese lol, but it was still light years better than McDonald’s! Pizza Fridays, pasta, chicken fajitas, burgers, meatloaf etc…

Maybe have Robert Irvine meet with obese people trying to lose weight and see what they are eating or meet with people that are close to being where they want to be, but for some reason, just can’t quite get there! Have Robert teach them the recipes he personally uses to get ripped and stay in shape, and does he use supplements? If so, what does he use?

Robert Irvine, please help America!

Ps: it’s my idea! I want to be on the first show haha! Even if I’m not the person he helps!