Quest bar review

After seeing people rave about Quest bars I decided it was time to try one for myself!

Using @girlslifee iherb discount I saved $12.68 on two already discounted boxes of Quest bars from iHerb, one chocolate chip cookie dough and one double chocolate chunk with 12 bars per box.





Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Review

I tried the cookie dough flavour first, heated in the microwave for 15s. It tastes exactly like cookie dough I don’t know how it’s got so little sugar and so much protein and healthy goodness in it!

The chocolate chunks melted when I heated it, it tasted like pure chocolate which is always a plus.

It was quite sweet and maybe a bit sickly, but apparently having it with milk works really well and gives you a break from the sweetness.

The cookie dough wasn’t my cup of tea but I loved the chocolate chips in it, so I was looking forward to trying the double chocolate chunk one; I was hoping will be a winner- who doesn’t like chocolate after all.

And sure enough, I tried a double chocolate chunk Quest bar and it was delicious!



Double Chocolate Chunk Review

I don’t usually have snacks cause they’re not actually in my plan, but I was hungry after my psychology exam so I listened to my body and had decided to try the DCC Quest bar.

I tried it raw first which was nice, although the second time I baked it in the oven and it was even better!

Raw quest bars are chewy and have an almost doughy texture unlike other protein bars which I quite liked. They are filling and you can eat them raw, bake them or microwave them which means you won’t get easily bored!

Baked DCC Quest bars taste just like brownie, and the chunks go all oozy and gooey and it is just so delicious.
I cut mine into little squares and baked it for 6 minutes on gas mark 6, and the result was a chewy brownie consistancy which I found perfect.



So, Quest Bars overall?

I find these bars really filling which is kind of hard, but I think they’d be really good if you had binge urges as they fill you up and satisfy you without having to eat lots.

Overall I think Quest bars are a fab creation and there are so many flavours to chose from you cant go wrong really.

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Thanks again to @girlslifee for the discount and for helping me out choosing and ordering my Quest bars. She really is super and you should all go check out her blog.

I have done a review guest blog post on her blog, GirlsLifeeTips, “iHerb order by my follower – Post 7

Her blog: www.girlslifeetips.wordpress.com
Her instagram: @girlslifee
Her iHerb discount: QJJ366

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My guide to Weetabix

Today I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite breakfasts, and how to make it for yourself.
I don’t really like oats or porridge, so this is a great, healthy alternative, and also feels safer than perhaps other more challenging cereals if you are in recovery from an eating disorder.

[This is another post I write a while ago for my old blog, but I thought I’d share it with you because I thought it might be nice to share a recipe-type post. Please do let me know your thoughts or if you want more recipe/ recommendation posts in the future.]

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Prep time:
5 minutes – it’s quick, easy and delicious!

Ingredients:
Essentials:
2 x weetabix or oatabix biscuits
100ml milk of your choice

Possible toppings:
100ml yogurt – either plain yogurt or fruit, your choice!
5 large strawberries
1 chopped banana
Crushed nuts
Any type of berries
Pretty much any chopped fruits or nuts
Can add peanut butter, nutella or spread of some sort
Coca powder
Sugar or sweetener
Can even add chocolate chips

Method:

(1) First of all get your two weetabix/oatabix and crush them up. You can do this using your hands and just crumbling them into a bowl

(2) Add 100ml milk of your choice (this can be cows milk, soy milk, almond milk, goats milk – you get the picture), then using the back of a spoon, mix and stir the crumbled weetabix in with the milk. Press down with the back of your spoon on the weetabix to remove lumps. Leave this to soften while you prepare your toppings

(3) Now for toppings there are a wide variety of choices; the list is almost endless! You can top your weetabix with fruit, spreads, coca powder, yogurt, anything! My favourite is adding yogurt and strawberries, so I’ll tell you how to do that. it’s pretty simple to make it up though- try out different combinations and see which you like!

(4) Get 100ml of a yogurt of your choice (I like smooth strawberry or raspberry yogurts best), then scoop it out of the tub on top of your weetabix. Using the back of a spoon again, smooth the yogurt over the weetabix in a yogurt layer, before adding fruit. (you can stir in the yogurt if you prefer, I just like having the bottom layer of weetabix with a layer of yogurt on top)

(5) Chop up whatever fruit you wish (personally I love strawberries – I usually have 5 large ones and chop them up first into quarters, then I half each of the quarters, so splitting the strawberry into 8).

(6) Sprinkle your fruit on top of your weetabix (and yogurt) and you’re done! Enjoy the yumminess to come!

Other ways to prepare/eat your delicious breakfast:

Another fun and equally delicious way of making your weetabix combo breakfast is by making “Overnight Weetabix”.
This consists of doing exactly the same thing, the same recipe, but instead of doing it in the morning, you can do it the day/night/evening before. This is great if you get up quickly in the minute and want a quick easy breakfast with no faff!
You can make these in a jar like in my picture on the left, or you can just do it in a bowl like before.

NOTE: If you do decide to use a jar, do step 1 (preparing the weetabix) in another bowl first, because it is more difficult to get it all mixed properly in a jar.

Feeling cold?

Why not heat up your milk in the microwave before you stir it in so that it’s hot?
Or mix do steps 1 and 2 and then heat your milk and weetabix?
Or you could even go full out and stick your toppings in it first then heat it up – it’s up to you!
Try it a few different ways and see which you prefer!

And that’s all I have to say!
I hope this is helpful and anyone who tries this enjoys it as much as me.

If you do decide to try it and want to send in a picture (if I recieve pictures I will add a “contributor’s page” or an “emailed in” page to display them on), I would love to see them!
Email: myjourneywithrecovery@gmail.com

Thanks for reading.

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