What I'm Loving on Thursday - CLIF Kid ZBaRs

[Eat as much "kid" food as you can get away with.]

CLIF Kid Organic ZBaRs

The other day, I discovered that my feet comfortably fit inside a size 4.5 shoe in the little girl's section at Target. Sigh... While this is good on my wallet (Cute, comfy flats for $9.99!), it perpetuates the fact that I am such a little kid. I'm not a petite girl, but at nearly 5'7" I've got tiny baby feet and the smallest hands of about 97% of people I've met (I know this because friends always make me compare hand size with anyone new I meet...). My appendages are stuck in childhood, as is most of my personality, and it doesn't stop there.

I fancy myself a connesuir of kid food. I love it! Really, everyone loves kid food - even pompous douchewads who savor foie gras and explain, in painstaking detail, every single flavor of every bite they take while consuming anything. You know who I'm talking about. They are the people who describe things as "succulent." Secretly, they come home and want nothing more than to down a box and a half of Kraft Macaroni 'n Cheese, maybe with a hot dog sliced up in it. With a drizzle of ketchup on top. In the shape of a smiley face.

But I digress.

I've been on a real "bar" kick lately. Fiber One bars, Kashi TLC bars, Lara bars, CLIF bars, you name it. These are all super tasty, relatively healthy bars that I would recommend to anyone, but the CLIF Kid Organic ZBaRs hold the key to my heart right now. For one, they are a lot like original CLIF bars, which are absoutely delicious no matter the flavor, except they're a bit smaller (good for if you just want a little snackie snack) and have about half the calories, sugar and carbs as original CLIF bars. They're soft, chewy and taste like a just-from-the-oven cookie. I've yet to try the honey graham flavor, but I assure you the other three are spectacular. They're still a little higher in sugar than I'd like (about 11g), but I can justify it by that being one of my only added sugar sources in my daily diet. I like eating them before any kind of workout, just to have a little something in my tummy to keep me going. They're also just good when you've got a chocolate craving that won't quit.

I don't have kids, but if I did, I wouldn't feel bad bringing these to the soccer field as a post-game treat. Certainly better than candy bars, that's for sure. And I'm not ashamed to buy these in bulk at the grocery store - just because they come in bright packaging with an ultrarad skater dude on the wrapper (not to mention, you know, the word "kid" in its name...) doesn't mean grown ups can't enjoy them, too.


  1. really?? thanks for the tip! I usually eat Lara bars, but I need to mix it up a bit...

  2. Dude! I was just eyeing these as an easy fuel-up during long runs! Didn't wanna shell out the dough if I didn't know if they were good. Awesome! I'll have to check 'em out after all! Thanks! :)


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