Clif Seasonals & GU

Clif has seasonal flavors out that sound delicious. I haven't picked them up yet but I can't wait to try them!  Have you tried them yet? The flavors are Cranberry Orange Nut Bread, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. Yum Yum! CLIF BAR will donate 1% of net sales from the seasonal flavors to Winter Wildlands Alliance, the first and only national organization that works on behalf of skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, winter hikers and other outdoor adventurers to address national issues that impact our winter wildlands.  

Another thing new with GU is their energy gel - they made a new recipe. Has anyone tried it? I haven't found it yet but the old one was too heavy for me so I'm looking forward to trying the new one.

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Clif is turning 20 on November 17th so look out for a Giveaway here!!   Hopefully I'll have some seasonal flavors to share with you by then!

Another seasonal flavor - GU's Island Nectars. Have you tried it? I would describe it as a MAI TAI w/ strong pineapple flavor.  I would like to stick with the Chocolate Icing - that's what I call it - or Vanilla Bean flavors, but this was definitely an island flavor. The gingerbread is also amazing: seasonal too! Would you like to win a 4-pack of Island Nectars? Leave a comment below with your favorite go - to vegetarian dinner recipe. If you don't have a favorite in this category, how about your favorite healthy baked good?  Leave one comment! I'll choose a winner on Friday Oct 22.

Things I want to try this week:
Parsnips and Carrots P.S. this is an awesome website for moms/baby food
Flourless Sugar Free Pumpkin Bread
Warm Lentil Salad

Things I've made this week:
Maple Nut Oaties -
I changed this recipe a bit:
1/2 c favorite nut butter
1/2 c oats
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 c flaxseeds
1/4 c protein powder
1/4 c chia seeds

Mix all together. Put in fridge 15 min to firm up then cook at 325 in little balls for 10-12 min.
Yum yum!


  1. Ohhhh I so hope we get some of those flavors up here. They sound so good!!

  2. I'll have to look for the Clif bars. They sound really good!

  3. Right now my favorite go-to recipe is roasted vegetables. Slice some carrots, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, parsnips, onion, or whatever else you have, toss it with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast in a hot oven. Yum!

    I also make a lot of quick black bean soups...can of black beans, can of tomatoes with chilies, can of veggie broth, any veggies I have lying around, and a dash of lime juice.

  4. My favorite go-to vegetarian meal would have to be butternut squash mac and cheese, especially around this time of year with the weather getting colder. I found it in Parents magazine last year - here is a link to the recipe, via another blog:

  5. My favorite go to recipe is White Bean Enchiladas from Cooking Light- my favorite and my husband likes it too!


  6. I picked up all 3 bars as gifts at a running store, and my bf really loved the orange one (I hate orange-y things, but he loves them). I tried a couple of Whole Foods to try to get a box, but none of them are carrying them yet. I'm not that big of a fan of their seasonals overall, though.

    As for GU, I am waiting for Gingerbread to come back. Mmmmm.

  7. Those new flavors of both Gu and Clif Bars sound AMAZING!
    I wonder if they'll make it to Canada since we don't usually have the full line where I live anyway.

  8. ooo those sound good! i must get my hands on some stat!

  9. my favorite vegetarian dish that we make at home is soba noodles with tofu and stir fry veggies. mmmm.

  10. Hey! Thanks for sharing my flourless bread! This is a first time for me visiting your website-I really like it :)