KIND Healthy Grains Bars Review + KIND Peanut Butter Banana Bites Recipe + My Own Personal Super Hero #kindawesome

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I’ve come across a lot of people in my 30 years on this planet. Most probably were just acquaintances passing by at one time or another. Not many people have gotten to know the real me. Maybe it’s because I can be shy or because I hold back. Not sure why really.

I do know growing up with an alcoholic mother did make me somewhat lacking in the trusting department. It’s very hard for me to trust. Often in the back of my mind I still have that negative thinking going on – just thinking the worst outcome possible. It’s been an uphill battle to try to lessen that over the years but it’s at least better than it used to be.

I see the good in people but it’s hard for me to think they see the good in me. Self esteem issues I guess. In honor of the launch of KIND Healthy Grains Bars, a new super grain-packed granola bar line, KIND encouraged me to recognize my own personal super hero.

This was a super easy task for me to do. If I had to think of one person that has always been there, that I feel makes me a better person, and that I couldn’t imagine my world without – that would be my husband.

My husband is everything to me. He really is my super hero. He saved me from the daily torment of living with my mother and we built a life together – a great life. He’s the best person I know. He acts like I’m crazy when I say that but it’s something I truly believe.

There’s no other person I would want my sons to grow up and be just like them. If they grew into the man their father is I know they would be everything I’d want them to be in this world. They’d care and be kind to others – even strangers. They’d be the best husband and fathers they could be – always trying to make them happy. They’d goof off and play around when it was appropriate – just being happy in life. They’d find a work field that they love and earn a living at it. They’d focus on the good things and always try to do what is right. I couldn’t ask for more.

One thing my husband could work on is his eating habits. Poor guy is so picky. Well, the kind of picky where you eat the normal basic foods – meat and potatoes kind of guy. No real veggies unless you count lettuce.

He would benefit from snacking on KIND Healthy Grains Bars instead of whatever he eats at work. Each KIND Healthy Grains Bar packs 18-22 grams of whole grains sourced from a blend of 100% unique whole grains including amaranth, quinoa, gluten-free oats, millet and buckwheat. This means each KIND Healthy Grains Bar has one full serving of 100% whole grains. Definitely something my own personal super hero could use.
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I received 5 different KIND Healthy Grains Bars to try out – that I thought were even better than the KIND Fruit & Nut bars I have tried in the past. There was Dark Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Blueberry, Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, and Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut. All of these bars tasted amazing. Even the kids loved them. They are chewy yet crunchy – a perfect combination. I love that they are healthy yet contain that special something that makes you want to eat them – like chocolate, peanut butter, blueberries, ect. It’s the best of both worlds.

Since the kids loved them so much I decided to turn them into a fun snack – Peanut Butter Banana Bites inspired by Rachel Ray’s Crunchy Monkeys. These little bites are little bites of heaven – so yummy.

KIND Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 KIND Healthy Grains Bars

Directions

Using a food processor crunch up the KIND Healthy Grains Bars. You want the consistency to be something like panko bread crumbs. Not too fine or too chunky but  a nice combo. Pour onto a plate.
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Cut the bananas into bite sized pieces. Place the peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir it thoroughly upon removing from the microwave. The mixture should stir easily but if it doesn’t pop it back in the microwave for a few seconds.

Coat a piece of banana completely with the peanut butter honey mixture and then roll in the processed KIND Healthy Grains Bars coating. Do this for all of the banana pieces.

These are great warm but I also like to freeze them for about 3 hours. This will give the banana an almost ice cream texture that’s just so tasty. It makes a great healthy dessert!
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Who is your personal super hero and why?


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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) says:

    I love the way you speak about your husband! So wonderful and endearing and it’s great to know that there are such happy families among us! Oh…and the peanut butter banana bites sound divine!!! 🙂

  2. You already know how I love fun recipes. This one is no exception. I love all things peanut butter, adding bananas just makes it that much more interesting (and healthy). I pinned it for the future. 🙂

  3. Your husband is a very special man and you’re very lucky to have him. It sounds like you had a rough start with your mother and I hope she’s managed to get help for her alcoholism. Right now I don’t feel as if I have any super hero in my life except possibly my son. But I think he’s a super hero in the making and will hopefully have the same impact in his family that your husband does!

    • Thanks Pat! My husband is amazing. As for my mother she passed away a few years ago due to her alcoholism. Your son sounds like he will def make a great super hero in the future!

  4. Yum, these look great. I love grain bars and those flavours sound delicious. The peanut butter banana bites look so good, I’m sure kids would love them! Thanks for sharing

  5. Yum. I bet children would just love those.

  6. These look really good!

  7. The bars looked delicious and I did copy down the recipe. But, I LOVED the personal aspect of this 100 times better! For me as a loyal visitor and reader for a while now I hope you choose to find your comfort area to share more of you to us. That is such an appeal and you did fantastic! 🙂

    • Thanks Mike! It can be hard at times to share everything online these days. You just never know who may come across it, but I will try just for you 🙂

  8. Tammy @ creativekkids says:

    I’ve never heard of Kind Granola bars before, but these look so great! And I loved reading about your great relationship with your husband. I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest board.

  9. Jen Weaver says:

    Being married is great! And thank you for sharing your healthy snack recipe. 🙂

  10. Those bars look good. I have been married for 48 years and my husband is everything to me. I had a good childhood and I feel blessed to have him my life. My husband is also a picky eater but he is getting better over time.

    • Thanks Arleen! As for my husband’s picky eating…he’s been turned onto jalapeños chips. I used to just eat them and he’d look at me like I was weird. One day he decided to try them and loved them. Now they aren’t safe.

  11. Paul Graham says:

    Good Simple Recipe and nice graphics. My problem is I would eat all the bananas before getting started. Some type of potassium obsession I suppose. Glad you got your life turned around. Adversity makes us stronger

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