WIN-It-Wednesday: The Simply Bar

Hey everyone – Happy Wednesday! It’s that time again where everyone hopes that Lady Luck is on their side! This WIN-It-Wednesday contest on is sponsored by The Simply Bar – one of my latest and greatest finds when it comes to gluten-free bars.

The Simple Bars are simply put…  Simple! Being gluten-free, I need to read labels all the time. And I love it when a product’s ingredient list read like my grocery list: A list that includes ingredients that I am familiar with and usually are in my cabinets. Ingredients like rice, cocoa, cinnamon, coconut, organic agave nectar, raisins and organic canola oil. Ahhhh… Simplicity!

Good easy eating. Simply put.

Other important reasons why I love these gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan bars are that they pack a protein punch (and I mean pack… 16 grams per bar!) and lack the sugar and empty calories that many snacks afford.  These bars are low-glycemic too – a must for anyone looking to steer clear of empty calories.

The Simply Bar has less that 160 calories per bar and fills me up until my next meal. My favorite flavor is the Cocoa & Coffee, but the other tasty flavors they come in are: Cocoa & Raspberry, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Lemon & Coconut (I do like the Lemon & Coconut as a morning snack though).

The Simply Bar has graciously offered four… YES, four! …winners a BOX of their bars (15 bars per box). Each winner can pick the flavor they would like to win.

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us what simplicity means to you. Me? Simplicity is less “clutter” in my schedule… using time wisely and making the time to enjoy the little things in my (sometimes crazy) life.  =)

Two (2) winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST, and two (2)  more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Good luck, Keep it Simple … and as always,
Be Free!

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78 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: The Simply Bar”

  1. melissa Says:

    Simplicity to me is planning what meals, workouts, work items, etc ahead of time, as to have “play time” in my schedule too. I try not to get overloaded with any one thing

  2. Erin Small Says:

    Simplicity is focusing on just a few things at a time, rather than being scattered with multiple tasks all at once!

  3. kristina herrick Says:

    I would love to win this one, I have never tried these before. simplicity to me is being able to grab a snack that is packed with protein and taste good.Being involved with the PTO, dance studio, an annual fundraiser and a daisy leader I need all the help I can get to keep running.

  4. Katie Says:

    Simplicity is needing less, letting go of things that drain you, and being present in the moment. if you can focus on the last one, everything else in life tends to simplify. 🙂 It just takes practice

  5. Christina Says:

    Simplicity means planning gluten free meals ahead of time for ease of preparation when I get home from work. I look forward to trying these bars!

  6. Kathy Says:

    simple routines for getting ready for the day.

  7. Michie Page Says:

    Simplicity is enjoying the little things in life.

  8. Jennifer C Says:

    Simplicity to me is not overscheduling myself and my family. It’s having time to just enjoy being together instead of having a million things we are committed to do.

  9. Jessica T. Says:

    Simplicity to me is not buying things we don’t need to clutter up our house. I also like to show my son how to enjoy the simple things in life like catching fireflies.

  10. Tomi Says:

    Simplicity to me is staying out of the rat race. I live a simple life in the woods, in a cabin. Not a lot of water, no TV, lots of books and the enjoyment of my dog, cats, fish, moose, squirrels, bunnies (snowshoe hares) and all of the other critters.

  11. Michelle Says:

    Simplicity to me is having everything in my life in order and organized so there is less chance of things going wrong/missing to keep my day going smooth!!

  12. Christine S. Says:

    Simplicity is taking the time to take care of myself: Going to the gym and not worrying about the time, or how long I take putting on my makeup after a workout. Where I’m going will still be there.

  13. Kirsten Antony Says:

    Simplicity for me was this past Saturday. A beautiful Summer day, nothing to do, sitting under an umbrella, eating a bowl of cherries and taking in a deep breath of fresh air.

  14. Paula Says:

    Simplicity is being content with life…No matter what happens, and I know a lot can happen, I’m content to be with my husband & children. So what if the dishes don’t get done? They’re not going anywhere…so what if the towels stay on the sofa until all used up? I’ve spent the time with my family…of which 2 of them will be gone in a matter of a few years, and I won’t get them back the same as they are today…

  15. Monisha Says:

    Simplicity to me is being clutter free and I believe in simple living and high thinking ! wOuld love to try these bars!

  16. Mary Cowin Says:

    Simplicity is keeping clutter out of my life–keeping only the things I use, giving away those I don’t use, and only buying things that I know I will use. It is knowing what is of real importance to me, and prioritizing my time and energy on those people and things that have a lasting value.

  17. Lisa Says:

    Simplicity is hanging at home with my family!

  18. Eileeen Sanders Says:

    Simplicity is enjoying the little things in life and taking care of myself.

  19. Chelsie Says:

    Simplicity to me is just leaving everything else aside for a moment and laughing and playing with my little boy.

  20. Phyllis Says:

    Simplicity to me is food in it natural form with no additives. Healthy.It means living like our fore fathers did , living off the land.I grow a garden in the summer .

  21. katheryn Says:

    Simplicity for me is focusing on the MAIN things in life: Faith, Family and Friends. These are what really matters and what really lasts

  22. cindy Says:

    Simplicity to me is living within your means.

  23. Theresa Says:

    Simplicity to me means living clutter free and living in an organized, and clutter free home. Also, it means enjoying the simple things in life, and focusing on all the good things in your life (and not what you don’t have).

  24. andy depeano Says:

    Simplicity to me means very simple, having what you need and not more. Living more of a simple life, enjoying it and enjoying what you have

  25. Janet LaRue Says:

    Simplicity is stopping to literally smell the roses-to take in nature’s beauty and enjoy life while you can!

  26. Lisa Says:

    Simplicity is making sure I have time to enjoy the small things!

  27. stephanie Harter Says:

    Simplicity is the art of serenity. Anyday that is stressfree and relaxing fits. Simply just finding a good book and reading for the day is a perfect day.

  28. Venessa Says:

    Simplicity to me, is being content with what you have. I have been wanting to try these bars. Thank you for this giveaway! 🙂

  29. Karen Says:

    Simplicity is keeping it simple and clean. Good healthy whole foods. A clutter free home. Being able to find things I need in their place. There is an elegance in being able to just move forward with what I want to do because I’ve kept things organized, clutter free, and simple. It helps me keep my life flowing smoothly.

  30. Debi Says:

    Simplicity to me is taking time out for me to relax and enjoy either my grandchildren or just sitting on the porch enjoying time with my husband. The cocoa & raspberry sound yummy (chocolate is always good) my other choice would have to be the lemon & coconut, they sound wonderful and filling to keep me going through a long day.

  31. Cassie Says:

    Simplicity is not having to worry about figuring carbohydrates for blood sugars with them already labeled and having knowledge that things are gluten free and delicious. When trying to figure out the carbohydrate amounts it can cause either high or low blood sugars if incorrect and doing the wrong amount of insulin for type one diabetes.

  32. Sue Says:

    simplicity means not have to stress over food choice

  33. Linda B. Says:

    Simplicity is a place for everything and everything in its place.

  34. GlutenFreeGirl Says:

    I equate simplicity with a lifestyle that coincides with health and honesty. Not complicated with lies, but abundant with solid truth. Not cluttered or clogged with junk and decay, but with quality that’s brimming with life. You would hope that companies of health items still have ethical standards of providing us with quality, simple ingredients in their products, than deviating from their ultimate health provision for greed, as does the pharmaceutical drug companies. In a more simpler world, I’d also wish that TV stations would present us with less overload of brain numbing commercials and more simple, qualitative viewing.

  35. Terri Peters Says:

    simplicity is getting rid of all the clutter.

  36. Chris Says:

    Simplicity is concentrating on what is important, don’t sweat the small stuff, stick to a schedule, but ignore the dust bunnies and hug someone everyday or every chance you get.

  37. Cara Says:

    Simplicity means being able to go out to a restaurant with your loved one and not have to worry if they have gluten free food or not. Also another simplicity is when your loved ones become gluten free along with you. 🙂

  38. Jenna Says:

    Simplicity means focusing on what important – and reducing the other stuff (physical or otherwise) that gets in teh way.

  39. Nia Holmes Says:

    Simplicity is living a fulfilling life with healthy choices.

  40. Karen Says:

    Simplicity is having my gluten free,vegan food ready to go in the morning!

  41. Kathleen Reale Says:

    WOW! I love, love, love all of these comments!

    I found a quote that I think sums up what most of you are trying to say… here it is:

    “Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.”
    ~Sir Joshua Reynolds

    Have a great weekend everyone! And keep the comments coming…

    Be Free!

  42. ToCo Says:

    Simplicity is a simple list to me…it makes doing the important things easy, because I never forget!

  43. Catriel Says:

    Simplicity for me is resisting buying labor-saving devices or elaborate furnishings in favor of having well-designed, well-made basics I personally take care of and/or use frequently. Similarly, avoiding extravagant food preparation and complicated ingredients, instead concentrating on fresh foods, simply prepared, with maximum nutritional value and flavor. Also, planning my schedule and errands to minimize fuel use.

  44. Eileen Says:

    These sound great! To me, simplicity is lack of clutter in my house and life. It’s a simple life, lots of time just to enjoy life

  45. Denise C. Says:

    Simplicity to me is appreciating the small joys in life.

  46. Jacqueline Osgood Says:

    I define simplicity as any thing that reduces the stress of living. If it makes my life easier it is simplified.

  47. Hillary Heidi Berndt Says:

    Simplicity is running. Whenever I need some order in my life or anything to settle me, I run. It simplifies everything putting it in percpective.

  48. sylvie Says:

    simplicity is enjoying the moment!
    allowing your mind to rest at times of need.

  49. Teresa R Says:

    Simplicity is my children’s laughter.. Everything in life should be more like that!

  50. Lora Says:

    Simplicity to me simply means “FREEDOM” to enjoy life by choosing not to get all tangled up in “stuff”!

  51. katheryn Says:

    Simplicity and contentment go hand in hand. Contentment isn’t getting what you want , it’s wanting what you have. So another way of looking at simplicity would be resting in the fact that God will supply all your needs through Christ Jesus our LORD. Thanks for asking us to define simplicity it’s made me think more about it. Blessings to all!

  52. patricia Says:

    Simplicity to me is just being happy with what I have, knowing God will take care of me and provide all that I need.

  53. Karen Says:

    Ahhh, simplicity. When things seem effortless and just roll out smoothly. For me that means being able to find things in their place, having the essentials on hand, and good clean foods/cleaning agents. The more organic I can keep it the better. Oh, and preparing ahead. That makes my life a lot simpler. I try use Sunday to get the big cooking for the week done, prep fresh veggies, and snacks, get supplements ready, get laundry done and clothes for each day laid out…. The less I have to think about in the morning, the easier my day goes. :^)

  54. Katie C. Says:

    Simplicity is summer vacation spent with my girls……keeping most of our calendar days free to just be with each other and to go with the flow….

  55. jazmine @ Gracefully Glutenless Says:

    simplicity is knowing when im hungry, i have food in the house to eat that wont make me sick. and also being clear of negative things in my life so i can enjoy all of the good 🙂

  56. Erin Small Says:

    Eating eggs every morning for breakfast. Simple!

  57. Phyllis Mueller Says:

    Simplicity is living simply so that others may simply live. I have spent my summer off (teacher) cleaning out all the clutter in my home, cooking basic, healthy meals that won’t make me sick, and giving thanks for each day.
    Now that school is started again, I really need that mid morning snack that I can nibble on while in the classroom. These bars sound divine!!!!

  58. cindy Says:

    Simplicity to me is putting my family first.

  59. Paula Says:

    Contentment breeds simplicity…you want less because you have everything you need.

  60. Mary Cowin Says:

    Simplicity is eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

  61. Christine S. Says:

    Simplicity is getting rid of the internal clutter as well as the external clutter: toxins and toxic thoughts

  62. cb Says:

    When I plan my day so that all the things that need to get done can be accomplished with a reduced carbon footprint and a little geographical fun map. Usually cold items and frozen yogurt are last. I just follow my map and it all falls into place.

  63. Lisa Says:

    being content 🙂

  64. Valerie Says:

    Simplicity to me means enjoying every minute I have on this great planet Earth with No Regrets.

  65. ToCo Says:

    A to-do and shopping list makes my life easy breezy…avoids “DOH” moments! LOL

  66. Cara Says:

    Simplicity is being disconnected from all the electronics and spending one on one time with family and friends playing board games.

  67. Michelle Says:

    Simplicity is having the time available to do whatever it is my son and I want to do during summer vacation!

  68. Marcey Says:

    Simplicity to me is simple living without a schedule. With this it is nice to grab healthy foods that are fast and easy. On a gluten free diet this is a luxury.

  69. Cynthia Says:

    Simplicity is going reading a book with my 16 year old daughter and just enjoying mommy/daughter time.

  70. GlutenFreeGirl Says:

    Ah, the KISS motto always applies as a metephor for simple living standards… KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETHEART!

  71. Kara Says:

    Simplicity is slowing down, picking out what is really important to you and focusing on just that. All the rest can wait or just be left behind.

  72. Nicole @ Special Diet Creations Says:

    To me, simplicity means appreciating the merits of the little things in life — whole natural foods, a sunny day, a smile from a stranger, a note from an old friend — rather than focusing on what we don’t have and struggling to acquire superficial things that don’t make us as happy as we think they will.

  73. Kathy Says:

    Simplicity is taking a moment just to be by myself and being grateful for that moment.

  74. Jennifer C Says:

    Simplicity to me is committing to less and enjoying more!

  75. Karen Says:

    Simplicity is having time to breathe – even if I don’t have everything neat and tidy – and enjoying the moment.

  76. Karen Says:

    Different days, it means different things. Today my gut is a mess so simplicity means clear broth, tea, and water…. Some day soon, I hope it will be a delicious fresh picked tomato with salt and pepper. Ahhh, simplicity.

  77. Lisa Vance Says:

    Simplicity is a clean “house” both in my body and in my home.

  78. Su HArdeman Says:

    Simplicity to me is holding all of earths treasures with open hands.

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