Perfectly Simple Afternoon Snack

by Alli

Now that it’s starting to cool down some (80’s instead of upper 90’s) my husband wants us to get back into playing tennis.  I like tennis.  I do.  I’m just not as good a player as he is.  I readily admit it.  And he keeps me running around like crazy (good exercise).  And sometimes (a lot) I hit a home run.  That’s what I call it when I whack the ball too hard and it goes over the fence.  Oops.

I AM trying to exercise consistently and eat right, so I won’t complain – too much.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned (more than once) that our youngest daughter is getting married in May and since photos add 100 lbs. (to me anyway), I’m determined to look my best in those pics.  So I’m using an app on my phone to keep up with my calories, an activity tracker to track my daily steps and choosing the best protein bars to enjoy after my workouts.

Perfectly Simple

Have you ever tried to take a photo of your daily steps?  It’s really hard and the lighting is horrible, but I did it.

Activity Tracker

In my quest to live a healthier lifestyle, I recently found Perfectly Simple protein snack bars by Zone Perfect. They are the perfect blend of simple, wholesome ingredients in a tasty, on-the-go, treat. I like that these bars are loaded with protein AND low in calories.

Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars

My favorite flavors are:

Almond Toffee Crunch – “made with dry-roasted almonds, velvety-smooth butterscotch chips, salted caramel, Dutch Process cocoa, and puffed quinoa.”

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk  -These bars pack 10 grams of plant-based protein into one delicious little serving. They’re made with rolled oats and unsweetened chocolate.

Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate – From the sweet, buttery cashew pieces roasted and salted to perfection, to the layer of dark chocolate, the Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate bars are made with simple, high-quality ingredients and 11 grams of protein. 

Before grabbing my tennis racket, I make sure I have bottled water and my Perfectly Simple bar.  My husband may be a better tennis player, but at least my protein bar is a winner.

Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars

I need to practice my serve, but before I do, I’m going to take a break and enjoy a Perfectly Simple Afternoon Snack . . . here’s a coupon so you can enjoy one, too!

Perfectly Simple

Got any tennis tips you’d like to share?





Cynthia @craftoflaughter September 15, 2015 - 10:14 am

I love to throw a snack in my backpack for spur of the moment needs! These could be just the ticket. I will check them out

ricci September 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm

I feel like I have seen these bars before and I keep meaning to try them. Thanks for the great review!!

Jaime Nicole September 15, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Great snack idea for after school. The kids always come home hungry and I am constantly trying to come up with something that is healthy and still well-received by them.

michele d September 15, 2015 - 4:11 pm

I’m not one for playing tennis but if racquetball counts then yes. Those snacks seem to be a great afternoon treat. I actually seen them in the stores today. Should of grabbed a box.

Liz Mays September 15, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Ooh I didn’t know they had all of those flavors. Almond toffee crunch sounds good. These sound healthy enough to snack on.

Amanda September 15, 2015 - 4:50 pm

It is so hard to find a good snack that is healthy yet satisfies cravings. Seems like with all of these great flavors they have answered my afternoon hunger problem!

Lisa September 15, 2015 - 5:04 pm

These look like a great snack. They sound tasty. As for the tennis, you are on your own.

Ashley September 15, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Congrats on all those steps, Alli! I’ve tried so hard to be good at tennis time and again, but it’s just not in the cards for me lol 😉

Bri September 15, 2015 - 5:36 pm

I would really like to try the almond toffee crunch bar. I am always looking for a great snack that is healthy and would satisfy me until my next meal.

Jessica Harlow September 15, 2015 - 6:17 pm

I’ve never been very good at’s definitely harder than it looks! lol But, these Perfectly Simple Bars look like a really delicious and healthy snack. I’d like to try the Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate flavor!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) September 15, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Almond toffee crunch sound amazing! I need to try these in the afternoon when I begin to fade.

Jeanine September 16, 2015 - 10:30 am

How fun. I wish I had tennis tips to share but I’ve never even played before. What a great sport to do to get going and your body really working!

Angie September 16, 2015 - 8:19 pm

14,000 steps is great! I have a Fitbit and I have to be really intentional about getting my steps in, otherwise I don’t even come close to 10,000! The snacks all look really good, I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that brand 🙂 enjoy the cooler weather!

Tammy September 17, 2015 - 8:24 am

I just got a FitBit not too long ago and I love it. I love how it keeps up with my steps and encourages me to keep going. Love the Zone Perfect snacks too. Yum. They help that afternoon cravings.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 17, 2015 - 11:10 am

I have been trying to get my hubby to play tennis with me since before we were even DATING! He refuses LOL I haven’t seen these Zone bars yet, but I will look for them…because I see they’re gluten-free! And you know me. If they’re gluten-free, they’re as good as can be. Because they’re gluten-free! (I’ll stop now)

Katarina September 18, 2015 - 5:39 am

I love healthy snacks! I usually go to the gym and I crave for something healthy afterwards!

Jennifer Tammy September 18, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Sounds delicious – it is so hard to sometimes find healthy snacks that don’t completely undo all of the hard work you put in the rest of the day staying healthy and active. Simple bars – will have to look for those…

Rosey September 20, 2015 - 11:02 am

Roasted cashew and dark chocolate you say? Oh yes, I would be up for that as an afternoon (or late evening, ha!) snack.


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