No refined sugar, corn syrup, or chemical preservatives here.Let’s talk chia – yes, it is small. But it is full of superfood powers – earning itself the title “runner’s food” by powering the Tarahumara Indians on their legendary long-distance runs. Instead of eating a big spoon of whole chia seeds, how about indulging yourself in one of Health Warrior’s many mouthwatering chia seed bars? Or, if you are like me, try eating a mango bar and a coconut bar together, you’ll feel like you are running on the sandy beaches of Hawaii. Read More
1. BEST: Health Warrior Lemon Goldenberry Protein BarPlant-powered Health Warrior bars contain a blend of protein-rich chia seeds, oats, quinoa and peas. Chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Dry chia seeds turn into a gel when soaked in liquid, so they take up some serious room in your stomach, helping you feel full. (They also help prevent constipation, giving you more energy and a flatter belly). This Health Warrior bar is also a good source of calcium, which can help at-risk populations like women and adults over age 51 meet their needs.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt Chia Protein Bar"I could see this one really filling someone up and fueling them," Hammer says, of Health Warrior's bar made with superfood chia seeds for protein. Many of its other clean, whole-food, plant-based ingredients are organic, and it has 10g of protein and 5g of fiber to balance out the sugar, plus an omega-3 boost you’ll get from the chia.
Top Gluten Free Bar is Health Warrior Chia BarI routinely race prep marathons and half marathons with these chia bars especially the banana bread and apple cinnamon flavors! Health Warrior is a delicious gluten free and vegan bar option.
Stuff we love: Health Warrior Chia BarsTasty, super satisfying, and high in omega-3s, plus they're low in sugar. Which is hard to find in a bar
#1 Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt Protein BarSuperfood chia seeds are the protein powerhouse ingredient in this bar, and many of its other clean, whole-food, plant-based ingredients are organic. It has 10g of protein and 5g of fiber to balance out the sugar, plus an omega 3 boost you’ll get from the chia. "This is great for people who want something that’s crunchy and slightly sweet for a snack," Hundt says (and for vegans!). "It’s delicious and well-balanced in terms of the ingredients."
Mr. Emmett discussed the brand’s latest innovation, the challenges of health-driven product formulation and how his company spots the next hot ingredients.Shane Emmett knows a hot ingredient trend when he sees one. Before the chia seed’s recent rise to supermarket stardom, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Richmond, Va.-based Health Warrior launched a line of snack bars with chia as the main ingredient.
The tiny little seeds pack in tons of good nutritionJust because something’s little doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. Case in point: Chia seeds. These little superstars are tiny, but they’re loaded with essential nutrients like omega-3s, calcium, potassium and magnesium. If that isn’t enough, they’re great for keeping hunger at bay; between all the fiber they contain (5 grams per tablespoon) and their liquid-binding power, chia seeds can be a powerful force against the munchies.
Health Warrior Chia Protein BarsHealth Warrior's chia snacks are some of our favorites, so we were excited to hear that the brand is now also offering organic protein bars in such great flavors as dark chocolate coconut sea salt and lemon goldenberry. Each bar boasts 10 grams of plant protein from foods like chia and quinoa, plus a healthy dose of omega-3's and fiber—zero guilt, too.
Model and designer Alessandra Ambrosio on her busy Morning routine"I usually have kids snacks like Chia Bars and Pirate's Booty on me, and I munch on cereal bars while driving."
Health Warrior's Apple Cinnamon Chia BarIf you can't have an actual apple sprinkled with cinnamon, the Health Warrior's Apple Cinnamon Chia Bar may be the next best thing. Chewy and packed with tiny sesame-like seeds, it's small (just 100 calories), but still has filling protein (3 grams) and good fat (5 grams), and includes nutrients you won't find in most bars, like heart-healthy manganese, copper, and zinc.
The short answer: an influential book on nutrition, three determined former college athletes, and an almost forgotten, nutrient-packed seed.We consider chia to be the paradigm of what a good ingredient can be. And we’re committed to high-density superfoods. You hear a lot about “better for you” products”. We want to make good-for you” products that are truly convenient and truly good for you.
Health Warrior Chia Bar in Dark Chocolate CherrySurprisingly filling, given it's caloric equivalent of two cheese cubes.
3g protein; 5g sugar; 100 calories
Better Homes and GardensChia seeds are one of those superfoods you hear a lot about but don't know how to actually eat. Health Warrior Chia Bars are loaded with omega-3s, protein, and fiber for about 100 calories.
The Wall Street JournalAmong Health Warriors’ Series B investors, the CEO said, are professional athletes who happen to be fans of healthful snacks in general and chia seeds in particular. They include NFL players Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills and Glover Quin of the Detroit Lions, as well as Mark Teixeira of MLB’s New York Yankees...
Women's RunningBest Low-Cal Bar: Health Warrior Apple Cinnamon Chia Bar
Why We Love It: At 100 calories, this super-portable snack boosts energy without waistline worries. Plus, it packs a powerful chia punch for an extra dose of omega-3s.
The Huffington PostFrom acai to coconut and kale, everyone wants to know what the next new "ingredient" will be to help us in our quest for good health. Shane Emmett, CEO and Co-founder of Health Warrior Chia Bars believes that the new buzzword ingredient is chia seeds. He shares his start up story...
Women's HealthDon't Want to Get Burned, Starve, or Get Soaked? Bring These Helpful Items:
Snack: Bring a healthy, non-perishable that's easy to eat with your hands. Health Warrior Chia Bars.
The Oprah MagazinePacked with omega-3s, chia seeds are taking over grocery aisles.
When 3 P.M. hunger hits, reach for a chewy Health Warrior Chia Bar. Our favorite flavor: banana nut.
The Huffington PostAt first glance, Nick Morris and Dan Gluck, a couple of Wall Street power brokers, might not seem like typical subjects for one of my blogs profiling people intent on making positive change in the world. But spend a few minutes talking with this energized duo and you'll realize they're on a mission.
Los Angeles TimesThe former college swimmer now has a baby, runs and even does push-ups in his Richmond, Va., office. "I wish I could make a giant pot of kale for lunch every day, but I'm too busy. Americans genuinely aspire to be healthier, genuinely aspire to push back against the modern Western diet, but they are not going to sacrifice taste and convenience."
CosmopolitanAnna Kaiser's Workout Motivators: Here's the gear that keeps her going.
"Health Warrior Chia Bars are my fave snack."
Well + Good NYCWe're declaring it: Chia seeds are the new avocado. The formerly obscure seeds beloved by ancient civilizations are now a superfood staple of modern urbanities. Lauded for their omega 3s, fiber, and protein, chia seeds are fast becoming a culinary darling among healthy types.
Supermarket GuruScore: 92 (Hit of the Week!)
Taste: 29/30, Value: 17/20, Nutrition 15/15, Ingredients 15/15, Preparation 5/5, Appearance 5/5, Packaging 5/5, Sustainability 1/5
SelfEndurance athletes love the stuff, and for good reason:
Chia’s soluble fiber slows digestion, keeps you energized longer. But you don’t have to be a marathoner to get the payoff. Mix 2 teaspoons in your breakfast (like yogurt or oatmeal) to power up. Or try Health Warrior bars if you’re on the go.
ShapeThe inspiring athlete shares what she eats to fuel her daily 30-mile (!) runs
“During a run, I’ll fuel up with Health Warrior Chia Bars – usually one every eight miles or so is enough to keep me energized. My favorite flavors and Acai Berry – so delicious! Chia seeds absorb water very efficiently so for a runner, the bars are a great way to stay hydrated on the go.