Are RX BarsWhole 30 Compliant?
I’ve done Whole 30 several times now and really try to eat the healthiest ingredients I possible can. When it comes to Whole 30, one thing that is important to me for the success of the program is being able to have access to healthy, quick snacks on the go. Larabars have been my favorite go-to bars for a paleo lifestyle and I love them. However, I had also been hearing a lot about this brand called RX Bars in recent months. Are RX Bars Whole 30 approved? I heard mixed things about whether or not they are whole 30 approved (scroll to the bottom of the post for more information on this) but overall had heard so much great feedback about them that I decided to try RX Bars out for myself. I had no idea where to buy them in stores (are they even sold in stores? Based on their website I don’t think they are.) so I ordered a variety pack on Amazon. The variety pack contained the following flavors:
- Pumpkin Spice
- Apple Cinnamon
- Chocolate Sea Salt
- Coconut Chocolate
- Peanut Butter
So were the RX Bars Whole 30 approved? When I looked at the packaging it looks like all of the RX Bars have Whole 30 approved ingredients except the Peanut Butter because of legumes.
When I first opened the box of RX Bars I was really drawn to the packaging. On the package it says the ingredients, bold and center. Perfect. Here’s what the blueberry bar says:
“3 Egg Whites, 6 almonds, 7 blueberries, 2 dates, No B.S.”
The back of the package says:
“No gluten, no soy, no dairy, and no added sugar.”
Very clear, clean, and to the point. I like it.
The first bar I tried was the Chocolate Sea Salt. It is made with cacao, but it’s not all that sweet and comes in at 13g of sugar for the whole bar. This comes from natural sugars from the ingredients which comes from the dates. It tastes good and provided me with good, clean energy throughout my afternoon while I drove around town for meetings. Good stuff!
I have now tried all of the flavors except the Peanut Butter and I can say that I love them all. My favorite is the Chocolate Sea Salt, followed by Coconut Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Blueberry, and Apple Cinnamon. They are all so good! If you are into blueberries I think you would really like that specific flavor. It’s tasty!
The only downside I see to RX Bars are the price. The variety pack on Amazon comes out to roughly $3.25 a bar which is not cheap. However the bar is filling enough to be a snack on its own. I plan to keep these as a healthy snack on hand in my backpack, my desk, and my purse so that I never have to worry about not having healthy options when I’m out and about.
RX Bars Whole 30 – Yea or Nay?
If you are on the Whole 30 there are a couple things you should know. These bars are not meant to be consumed as regular snacks and should be used for emergencies only. While the RX Bars used to be Whole 30 approved and they were an approved Whole 30 partner, RX Bars and Larabars were recently removed from the approved list because of the way people were abusing these bars on the Whole 30. You can read more about this in the official statement from the Whole 30 website here. However, if you are someone who is extremely busy and on the go I encourage you to keep a pack of these bars on-hand for these emergency situations because life happens and there are far worse things you can be eating than these bars.
I think RX Bars are AWESOME and a good source for clean, sustainable energy. I already bought my second variety pack on Amazon and look forward to keeping these healthy snacks on hand.
What about you? Have you tried RX Bars? What did you think? Would you use these bars as a source of clean energy? Post in the comments and let me know.
*Disclosure: This is an unsponsored review of RX Bars. I purchased the bars myself on Amazon. This post contains affiliate links.