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Quest Hero Bars

Overall, this brand on bars lost it for me. Another company with a lot of hype behind their product that just doesn’t deliver. Check out the reviews to see what I thought or here are some links for you to check them out yourself! 

Quest Hero Bar, Vanilla
Quest Hero Bar, Variety Pack
Quest Hero Bar, Chocolate
Quest Hero Bar, Blueberry

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@questnutritionblueberry cobbler review
170 cal / 7f / 30c / 17p .
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Very faint Blueberry smell here. Cereal bar style filling, Blueberry layer, then covered in a vanilla coating just barely enough to get around the bar. Very very sweet bar, honestly it’s almost chewy texture that sticks in your teeth. Macro split is a bit off for me as I would of liked to see a bit higher protein count here. Flavor definitely isn’t Blueberry cobbler. It should be a sweet vanilla with a weird gummy layer. I get little to no Blueberry flavor here and left a bit disappointed.
Overall – 5.5/10

The bar is edible and isn’t terrible but nothing I would write home about or go outta my way to get again.

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@questnutrition Vanilla caramel hero bar review
170 cal / 9f / 29c / 16p
visually a bit better than the chocolate bar but still very plain. Smells exactly like a cereal bar you’d get from a gas station. Whey crisp filling, thin layer of caramel, then a white coating. Macros on the bar are a bit wacky for me. Higher fat and carb to lower protein usually isn’t a win for me. Also totes 12g of sugar. 60g bar weight so it’s a standard size for quest bars. Bar chews very soft with just a bit of crunch for texture. Kinda keeps the cereal bar flavor as well. The picture shows almonds and I don’t taste any of those, and I don’t really get the caramel flavor either. Mainly just a overall vanilla flavor this this bar. I think the flavor here is actually much better than it’s brother the chocolate pecan. Finished smooth and doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. Wasn’t a bad bar at all.
Overall 7/10

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@questnutritionchocolate caramel pecan review

200 cal / 11f / 27c / 15p .
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I must of gotten the reject of the group. Pulled mine out of the package looking like Frankenstein. Not quite how the package looks eh? Visually very unappealing with a chocolate coated whey crisp bar with a caramel layer and scattered pecan pieces coming it an a pretty standard 60g weight. .
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Fat macros are a bit high for my personal liking at 11 with only 15g protein and 12 of the 27 carbs are sugar which seems a bit high compared to most bars? I could be wrong. .
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Taste wise the primary flavor is caramel with chocolate being a very faint backdrop and a finish at the end. The pecans although some visible decided not to show up to the party as I couldn’t taste them. The bar also seemed to chew and finish a tad bit dry as well. Throwing in the microwave for a bit seemed to help the flavor just slightly, but you shouldn’t have to do anything else to a protein bar as they are suppose to be a convenience product. .
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Overall 6.5/10
With all the factors weighing in I decided to go with 6.5. Originally I had planned a 7 but I felt with as high rep quest has with protein bars I was a bit let down by this bar. It’s much better than the @fitjoynutritionbar I had yesterday (see earlier post) but not something I would write home about.

Here are a few other pages you might like!

Quest Nutrition Mocha Chocolate Chip

MTS Cookies & Creme Protein Review 

Quest Nutrition Mocha Chocolate Chip

@questnutrition Mocha Chocolate Chip Review
180 cal / 6f / 24c / 20p

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Mocha Chocolate Chip, 20g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, 180 Cals, High Protein Bars, Low Carb Bars, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.1 oz Bar, 12 Count

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I like the macros off the bat as the last few newer quest bars were coming in at 9g or more. Visually it’s the very common quest base tan, as flavored mocha with chocolate #chunkporn throughout the bar. Slight mocha, coffee aroma to the bar but very hard to smell imo. Typical for quest I heated one half of the bar and left the other room temp. The room temp bar had good chew but I felt the mocha flavor really lacked until the very end of the bite. It also was just a tad bit grainy as well. Heated up bar made for a better texture but still was a bit grainy or pasty. You get just a hint of mocha or coffee overall. When taken with a chunk of chocolate it can almost give a burnt coffee flavor. The more you ate the bar the more the flavor built in your mouth, you got a bit more flavor after eating the Bar. Was nice to see a coffee flavor come to market but I think it needs a bit of work. Decent to munch on but I wouldn’t buy a whole box, and would choose other flavors to this.

Overall – 6/10

What do you guys think? Have you had it? You like it?

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Best Seller Variety Pack, 12 Flavors, 20-21g Protein, 4-7g Net Carbs, 170-200 Cals, High Protein Bars, Low Carb Bars, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.1 oz Bar, 12 Count

Here are a few other pages you might like!

MTS Cookies & Creme Protein Review

Chocolate Cake Truffles

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Pie

It’s Okay to Gain Weight

Low Fat Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Spice Bars

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Fall. I have a love and hate relationship with it. I hate it cause it tells you that winter is coming, and winter in Wisconsin is brutal. I love it cause bugs go away, temps are warm in the day, yet cool off at night, and most importantly PUMPKIN EVERYTHING comes back around. I originally planned to make this a snickerdoodle theme but pumpkin just kept calling! Moist, light and fluffy, served great warm or cold! Enjoy!

Macros:

  • Calories – 179
  • Protein – 12
  • Fat – 4.6
  • Carbs – 22

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Scoops Cinnamon Whey
  • 84g Lite Butter
  • 50g Splenda Brown Sugar
  • 50g Truvia
  • 240g Pumpkin
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 60g All Purpose Flour
  • 28g Almond flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Maple Syrup
  • 4 oz Fat free cream cheese
  • 28g Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer place in soft butter and sugars. Beat until combined and fluffy.
  3. Add in your pumpkin, vanilla, eggs, and mix completely
  4. In a separate bowl place in the rest of your dry ingredients and combine.
  5. Slowly add in your dry mix to your wet and mix only until combined. Don’t over mix!
  6. Once batter is forms, dump and spread evenly in a greased 8×8 or 9×9 pan.
  7. Place in the middle of your oven and bake for 28min roughly. Depending on your protein it might take less time, or even longer. Just keep an eye out!
  8. Once done, remove from oven and let rest on a cooling rack for at least 10minutes.
  9. Well cooling, place all of your frosting ingredients in the mixer and combine well.
  10. Once loaf is cooled, frost and cut into 9 squares!

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Here’s some things you may need!

Cinnamon Roll Whey Protein Powder 100% Whey Protein 2 lbs (28 Servings) Amazing Cinnamon Flavor

Almond Pro Organic High Protein Almond Flour (Pack of 1), Low Fat, Kosher, Gluten Free.

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 16-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)

Quest Nutrition Protein Powder, Vanilla Milkshake, 22g Protein, Soy Free, 2lb Tub

Walden farms Calorie Free Maple Walnut Syrup 12 oz

Here’s a few other pages you might like!

Low cal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

MuscleTech Nitrotech Crunch Bar

Lions, Tigers and Gym Go-ers, Oh My!

Low cal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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Weathers getting colder so one thing that means other than PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING is that zucchinis are in abundance. I have one sitting on my counter as I type this that is over 4lbs!! Now I eat plenty of veggies for the both of us, but I do know some people have a hard time getting in those healthy green goodies. I decided I would incorporate them into a delicious muffin to make life easy! Traditionally people will make zucchini bread, but then I have to deal with slicing, toasting, adding spreads, etc where as a muffin all I have to do is eat it =D

Macros

  • Cals – 95
  • Fat – 2.7
  • Carbs – 13
  • Protein – 7

Dry Ingredients

  • 50g Vanilla whey
  • 90g Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 52g Truvia

Wet Ingredients

  • 28g Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 150g 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2oz Almond Milk

Instructions – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Shred 200g of Zucchini then squeeze out the water. Set aside
  2. In a separate bowl place in all of your dry ingredients, and mix well
  3. In a small bowl melt your butter and set aside to let cool slightly
  4. Crack your eggs in a bowl and whisk until broken down. Then add in your vanilla, Greek yogurt, zucchini, and milk. Finally add in your melted butter, and mix well
  5. Now dump all of your wet mix into your dry mix and combine.
  6. Lastly sprinkle your chocolate chips into the batter and mix well.
  7. Spray your muffin tin and pour batter in.
  8. Bake in the middle of your oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees
  9. Pop out of the oven when muffins are done. Place them on a cooling rack for 10 minutes to let finish cooling.
  10. Once 10 minutes is up, pop them out of the tin and place back on the cooling rack to finish cooling.
  11. Enjoy!!

 

Things you may need

Quest Nutrition Protein Powder, Vanilla Milkshake, 22g Protein, Soy Free, 2lb Tub

100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour, 5lbs

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Internet’s Best Silicone Cake Mold | 12 Cup | Cupcake Tray | Cake Baking Mold | BPA Free | Dishwasher Safe

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Vanilla Cake with a Salted Caramel Frosting

IMG_20160314_221425.jpgLately I am really trying to experiment with different types of flours, mixing flours, different types of ingredients, and any other way I can think to change things up.

Tonight I decided to give plan ole All Purpose Flour a crack. I had tons of Vanilla protein, and had just got the Salted Caramel from Quest so I figured those to would make a good pairing.

So, lets get all our ingriedents together, and pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.

First lets start by adding all of our dry mix into a bowl.

28g Vanilla Protein

20g All Purpose Flour

7g Coconut Flour

4 Splenda Packets

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Salt

Mix that all together well

Then Proceed to place wet ingredients in.

60g Plain Greek Yogurt

46g Egg Whites

61g Unsweetened Applesauce

25G 0 Cal Waldens Farm Pancake Syrup

1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla (you can just use 1 tsp, I just like vanilla a lot)

And a splash of water if needed to finish mixing.

Once batter has been mixed grab a 6in ramekin and spray it down with non stick spray and/or place parchment paper in it.

Place in the middle of your oven and let bake for roughly 20 minutes. The type of protein powder and size of container will affect cooking time. Just keep and eye on it and use the toothpick test to check if done.

Once cake is done, take out of oven and place on a cooling rack.

Well your cake is cooling its time to make up the frosting.

In a bowl place:

2 oz FF Cream Cheese

28g Salted Caramel Protein

30g Waldens Farm 0 cal Caramel Syrup

Mix it together well. Place in fridge until cake is cooled.

Once cake has been cooled, place on a plate and begin frosting your cake. You can adjust levels and cut in half if you only want the top portion of the cake covered.

Sprinkle Sea Salt over the top if you would like to round out the Salted Caramel feel.

Macros for the whole cake: 457 cals / 1.2f/47.5c/66.3p and 5.8g of fiber!

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If a smores walked into a cake factory and got alil “Dirty”

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As its getting colder I started thinking about campfires……which leads me to food….which leads me to smores of course. Figured it has been awhile since I have don’t anything smores themed, so here we go!

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Here is what you will need.

1 scoop (34g for mine) of Smores Protein

5g Coco

92g Liquid Egg Whites

120g Pumpkin

4g Hot Coco Mix

3 Splenda Packets

15g Self Rising Flour

30g Coconut Flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Milk to mix.

I added just a smidge of 0 cal chocolate sauce

Pre heat Oven to 350

Line and spray down baking dish

Mix everything in a bowl and pour into dish.

Bake for roughly 25-35min. I also had pizza cooking at the same time so the oven got opened multiple times throughout this cooking time.

Well that is Baking in a bowl mix:

30g Chocolate Protein

5g Coco

4g hot Coco mix

Milk/ 0 cal chocolate sauce to mix. Place in fridge.

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Once Cake is baked, pop out and place on rack to cool.

Once cool, put it on a plate, take your frosting out and start frosting. (I usually will add a bit more liquid after pulling out of the fridge)

Once Frosted I dusted with 2g of grahm cracker crumbs and 15g of mini marshmallows. Obviously I added more after the fact but doesn’t matter for the recipe.

Macros for Entire Cake with toppings : 638 Cals / 8.8 Fat / 77.4 Carb / 67.2 protein / and a whopping 22.5g of fiber

Macros for 1/4 of the Cake with Toppings: 159 Cals / 2.2 fat / 19.3 carb / 16.7 protein / 5.6g of fiber

Not to Shabby. Let me know if you like this! Tag me on IG if you post it so I can see it! d_chron or hashtag #dustyscalculatedmadness !

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Lets be Honest. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fucking Rock.

What is up everyone! I decided to share some Reese cake recipes with you.
Will work on building these recipes into even better versions but until then let these satisfy your taste buds. First one I made ages ago, 2nd one made last night. Very similar, next time I will use regular flour.

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Blend 90g cannelloni beans. Put half in one bowl and half in another(for two cakes if only one combine everything) then put half equal parts of each next ingredient in each bowl. 20g coconut flour, 90g pumpkin, 8g sf ff pudding, baking powder, vanilla or chocolate extract, sweetner of choice I used stevia and chocolate sauces, and a egg white in each. Then in the chocolate cake I put 5g coco and 1/2scoop chocolate pb casein. Almond milk to mix. Other bowl I put 12g pb2, 1/2scoop pb protein, and again almond milk to mix. There is the base, chocolate cake and pb cake. Put in oven at 350 and cook till done. 15-25min. Pb cooked way faster than chocolate. Take out and let sit till cool. Then take 5g coco, and 1/2scoop protein (chocolate pb for me) and a bit of almond milk and chocolate sauce if you have and mix into frosting. Can add more sweetener if needed. Cut both cakes in half. Place chocolate on bottom, take half of pb cake on top, take a thin layer of frosting and spread on top of pb cake. Then if wanted place desired goodies(pb cups and cereal for me) then place 2nd pb cake on top of filling. Place chocolate cake on top of that. Then use frosting to cover the cake. Top with desired goodies.
I hope I’m not missing anything.

Macros without goodies but with frosting was 565cals 8f 64c 63p give or take a few.

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1/2 scoop pb protein

1/2 scoop chocolate protein

1/2 c cannelloni beans

90g pumpkin

2 egg whites

6g pb2

5g coco

3 sweetner packets

7g reese chips

Almond milk

Baking powder

Syrup and Chocolate Syrup.

Make just like above cake mixing chocolates with chocolates, pb with pb. Bake same amount of time.

In the meantime Take

5g coco

1/2 scoop chocolate protein

11g SF FF Pudding mix

Chocolate syrup

Splash of almond milk and mix for frosting.

Take takes out to cool, once cool slice each in half and spread a thin layer of frosting on each. Stack the pb on each other with 1 layer of chocolate on the bottom, and one layer on the top. Cover with remaining frosting and top with Reese chips.

Macros for 1/4 of the cake before extra toppings: 144 cal , 2.2f/15.4c/15.3p and 5.1g of fiber

Macros for whole Cake before extra toppings: 574 cal, 8.8f/61.5c/61.3p and 20g of fiber

A light drizzle of peanut butter and the fats can still stay low, or even use a PB2 drizzle to keep it way down. I also recommend adding in at least one crushed up Reese =]

Not to shabby for eating a whole cake. I think just about anyone could fit a slice of that into their day. Served with ice cream is always best of course.

What flavor cakes would you guys like to see? Enjoy the cakes even or am I wasting my time eating all this dank ass food?haha

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