LivBar (US$33 for Crowd Pleaser box of 12; US$3.49 each, Amazon and Instacart): while takeaway or to-go meals are notoriously not the healthiest, Oregon-based LivBar turns the concept on its head with a just-launched line of USDA-certified organic nutrition bars that don’t melt or freeze! Each bar is hand-baked with superfood and immunity-supporting ingredients in the company’s solar-powered, dedicated gluten-free, and SQF-certified facility. The colourful, flavour combinations include coffee maple cacao, ginger lemon turmeric, raspberry kale maca, lemongrass cherry matcha, and blueberry vanilla kale. The vibrant wrappers, meanwhile, are 100 per cent compostable and made from cellulose, the most abundant of naturally occurring organic materials.
But probably our favorite thing about these cheesecakes is their easy and healthy crust. You won’t believe it but it is made with only two ingredients: LivBars and dates. That’s it.
We were so fortunate to receive a sample from LivBar and although they are amazing for enjoying a healthy snack on the go, we knew their incredible flavor would also be perfect in a whole food recipe… cheesecake!
LivBar Offers The Dyrt PRO Free To Customers
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Many environmental wonders are top travel destinations - sadly, high foot traffic leads to a more fragile ecosystem and greater possibility for pollution. A few simple and mindful practices can make a huge impact. As a member of the hiking community, it’s our responsibility to not only actively apply these routines, but set an example for those who may not be aware of outdoor etiquette. There’s nothing worse than absorbing a polished landscape and suddenly resting your eyes on a piece of trash. If you already trek while considering these guidelines, I applaud you. However, some are unfamiliar with the ethical courtesies visitors of the wilderness should emulate...
...Granola bars are top priority to prolong energy levels while on trail. After rigorous internet consultations, I finally found a bar that not only meets nutritional needs, but sustainability needs as well. LivBar noticed that food wrappers are the fourth most common single-use plastic found in the environment. This superior company packages their bars with 100% compostable wrapping made of cellulose, the most bountiful of commonly occurring organic materials. While also knowing LivBars facilities are powered by solar energy, the decision to support this forward-thinking brand should be a no brainer.
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Always the Adventure: Sustainably Scrumptious: 11 Brands Cooking Up Health & Sustainable Backpacking Food
The most healthy backpacking food brands were those that use all or mostly organic ingredients.
Organically grown food isn’t just healthy but inherently sustainable to some degree. Because organic agriculture doesn’t use chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it’s not only healthier for you and the farmers, but, turns out, the earth itself. Inorganic agriculture is stripping the earth of all its natural nutrients and, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, if we continue to degrade our soil at the current rate, it will only support about 60 more harvests.
Sustainable outdoor food also means consideration paid to the packaging, the most difficult problem yet to solve....
...Our sustainable camp food pick: Ginger Lemon Turmeric organic superfoods bar (gotta love those anti-inflammatory benefits after a long day on the trail!)
Health-Focused LivBar Now Available In All Sprouts Farmers Markets Across 356 Stores in 23 States
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