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Are you living gluten free? #NoGiiLife snack bars may be for you

Sunday, June 28, 2015

We are not a gluten free family, but several of my daughters friends who visit our home have dietary restrictions, so when I was asked to review the NoGii line of protein bars, why protein powder and The G Free Diet book by Elisabeth Hasselbeck for free as part of the MomsMeet blogger group, I happily agreed. My opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

My WAHM Plan tries gluten free products


I received a box full of goodies, much to the delight of my daughters, who live to try new protein bars. Created by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Gluten-Free Mom, Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host, and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The G-Free Diet” and “Deliciously G-Free.


About NoGii Products:

NoGii is a line of certified gluten-free protein bars, protein powders, and paleo bars. Made from high quality and sustainably sourced premium ingredients, all products have an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or hydrogenated oils. 

NoGii offers a variety of choices to provide you and your family with good, clean, certified gluten-free, and nutritional food choices that fit your active lifestyle.

We received boxes of high protein bars in:

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp- 30 g protein, 390 calories
  • Peanut butter & Chocolate- 20 g protein, 230 calories
  • Cocoa & Brownie- 20 g protein, 220 calories
  • Chocolate & Mint- 17 g protein, 230 calories
  • Chocolate Coconut- 17 g protein 240 calories


My Thoughts:

Even though my whole family enjoyed these high protein bars, and found them quite tasty and satisfying, I had to remind them that they each packed a pretty big calorie load and must be factored into our daily healthy living goals. 

Personally, I found the paleo bars a much better choice for my goals and dietary needs. All bars are free of dairy, soy, high fructose/corn syrup, gluten, trans fat and peanuts making them a perfect on the go snack for our busy schedules.  


My WAHM Plan tried Paleo bars

My favorite Paleo bar is Nuts and Berries, which has 4 grams of protein and just 180 calories. My daughters love the Paleo Nuts about Nuts bars, which have 5 grams of protein and 200 calories. Unfortunately none of us liked the flavor of the Nuts about Tropical fruit bars, which have 4 grams of protein and 190 calories. There was a hint of soapiness to the bar that we all found off putting.

The Vanilla Bean whey and quinoa protein powder made a delicious, satisfying after work out drink, with none of the bloating I felt using soy based products, so I’m thrilled with this product as well.


About the G Free Diet Book:

"For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't figure out what was making her sick.  She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have the answers. It wasn't until spending time in the Australian outback, living off the land, on the grueling TV Survivor show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished.Returning home, she pinpointed the food that had been making her sick- gluten, the binding element in wheat."


My Thoughts:

Elisabeth starts chapter one My G-Free journey with this “I learned about gluten the hard way. I wrote this book so you don’t have to.” While I don’t subscribe to some of Elisabeth’s opinions on living gluten free whether you need to or not, I found The G free Diet book to be informative and helpful in navigating the gluten free lifestyle.  I now know to shop for and cook for company who come to our home.

If you are interested in learning more about Elisabeth’s journey from pain to loving what she eats, please visit nogii.com to learn more about her books and product line, or follow them Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where you can enter to win a trip to New York City, where you’ll meet and have lunch with Elisabeth Hasselbeck! To enter, visit facebook.com/nogiinogluten, look for the link for the contest, and complete the entry form. Hurry! Contest ends on July 31st, 2015.

Please share in comments: Do you or someone you know follow a gluten free lifestyle?



Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.




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8 Responses to “ Are you living gluten free? #NoGiiLife snack bars may be for you”

MikiHope said...

Only one of my clients daughters and her sons have to follow a gluten free diet. As you have mentioned above gluten free does not necessarily mean calorie or sugar free!! I am a diabetic and have to stick to a different diet. I will tell my client about this book-maybe she will get it for her daughter.

Samantha said...

so many people are gluten free. i like that it has no high fructose corn syrup

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Michelle,

I agree, the sugar and calorie count on some of these gluten free bars were high. I'm glad that my review may be able to help your clients daughter.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Samantha,

I am seeing more and more people living gluten free, so I'm glad I'm better informed.

Athena Nagel said...

I do not live gluten free but I do try to make some changes when possible. We live in a rural area that makes living gluten free much more difficult.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is a great post for my son who is gluten free and just started it at the beginning of the year. It is helping him a lot which I am happy for him completely. I am going to have to share this with him for sure. I know he would totally love the Paleo bar which I wouldn't mind trying myself. Thanks for sharing.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Rebecca,

I am so happy to hear that my review is helpful for you to aide your son. Your comment made my day as I'm sure it would Elisabeth Hasselbeck's too. I hope this book helps your son!

Linda A. Kinsman said...

Hi Athena,

We live in a semi- rural area and try to make the most out of trips into town as well.

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