I normally don’t eat healthy as I should. It’s not that I don’t like healthy foods but it’s way easier for me to eat out or eat packaged foods that someone else has prepared.
Ironically, though, I’ve found that when I do eat healthy I usually cook the majority of my meals from scratch. I like to eat mostly fresh foods, and I’ve found that a lot of processed foods aren’t very healthy even if they are labeled organic or natural. Or if they are indeed healthy I’ve tasted a lot of foods that just taste awful, they are either too bland like cardboard or they have too many odd flavors.
So I normally just avoid the confusion and go for foods that I can cook myself. But while going through the organic aisle at my local grocery I came across a section of healthy snack bars by Dr. Weil. I’ve seen Dr. Weil on the Oprah show and bought one of his books years ago so I trusted that these bars would not only be healthy but that would also taste great.
The first bar I tried was the Weil by Nature’s Path Organic Goji Moji Pure Fruit and Nut Bar. It contains organic dates, organic fig paste, organic cashews, organic dried sweetened cranberries that were sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice, and organic sunflower oil. It also contains organic goji berries, lemon juice concentrate, and orange oil.
These ingredients were all things that were found in nature and since it didn’t have a lot of excess sugar I decided to buy it. The Goji Moji Fruit and Nut Bar contains 170 calories 40 of which were from fat. It has 4.5g of total fat, 1g of sat. fat, 65 mil of sodium, 29g of carb, 5g of fiber, 20g of sugar, and 3g of protein. It also has 20% of our daily value of Vitamin A, 10% of Vitamin C, 2% Calcium, and 8% of iron.
I wasn’t really expecting to love the Goji Moji Bar because I’d never had a goji berry and I just didn’t think I’d like the flavors, but I was really surprised. The bar isn’t full of chunky pieces it’s all blended together to form this soft but firm brown bar.
The first thing I tasted when I bit a piece of the bar was the fig paste which is sweet and reminded me of a Fig Newton without the cookie. The sweetness of paste and the dates though is balanced out with the bitterness of the cranberries and the citrus flavor of the lemon juice and orange oil.
The ingredients are really well put together and I just had a lot of different flavors dancing around on my tongue which I enjoyed. It’s sweet, refreshing, and nutty all at the same time.
If you have the Weil by Nature’s Path Goji Moji Bar as a snack an hour or so after a meal it does feel make you feel full. But whenever I’ve had the bar after I go a few hours without eating it doesn’t make me feel full but it does help to stave off hunger pains while giving me a dose of energy until I can actually eat a meal. I also like that it doesn’t raise my blood sugar like sugary bars do, only to make me it crash an hour later. Instead the Goji Bar makes my blood sugar balance out like fruit does so I don’t feel awful afterwards.
I would totally recommend the Weil by Nature’s Path Organic Goji Moji Pure Fruit and Nut Bar to anyone who wants a healthy bar that they can use to give them energy between meals or to have as a treat. The Goji Moji flavor is definitely for those who enjoy bitter and citrus flavors with a slight sweetness. One Weil Bar costs $2 and I give the Goji Moji flavor a 4.5 out of 5.