Did you know you should be consuming between 10%-35% of your daily calories in protein? That means a person like me, who eats around 1500 calories a day, should be consuming a minimum of 38 protein grams a day. In addition, a female under the age of 50 should consume a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day.
Now, I usually manage to get enough protein in a day, but I don’t think I’ve ever hit that elusive 25 gram mark. For that reason, I am always on the lookout for high protein and high fiber options that are still tasty.
I was thrilled when the folks at Level Foods asked me to review their collection of low carb snacks.
About Level Life
Level Life was founded by Ethan Lewis, a Type 1 diabetic. Ethan says:
I started LEVEL Life because I’ve struggled for too long living with diabetes. I created it for both you and me — and we’re here to make your life with diabetes easier.
Level Life products are a collection of bars, shakes, sweet snacks and even glucose gels, that
- support healthy blood sugar throughout the day
- fight hunger/control carbs
- support weight loss
- All products are low glycemic and gluten free
No one in my immediate family is diabetic, but we are bringing the glucose gels to Art’s Uncle Norval, who is. Glucose gels are 2 times faster than juice and have 50% less calories than soda, so they are perfect for those occasional low blood sugar emergencies. They come in strawberry banana, vanilla, mandarin orange and green apple flavors.
Bud and I went to town on the bars, shakes and sweet treats. Each bar has 11-12 grams of protein and each shake has 15 grams of protein. Both have only about 4 net carbs per serving!! In addition, all have 6 grams of fiber.
These products are a great supplement to my weight loss program and Bud’s strength training program. I have a bar for breakfast, with my usual yogurt and take a shake for my afternoon snack. I find that I am not as draggy at the end of the workday and I’m not reaching for an iced coffee or other sugar and caffeine laden drink to get me through until 5 p.m. My favorite shake is the strawberry and Bud’s is the vanilla. They also come in caramel and chocolate flavors. The caramel chocolatey peanut is our favorite bar and (no surprise) the peanut turtle bars were our favorite sweet snack. Honestly, though I couldn’t find a flavor I didn’t like. They were all quite tasty.
Level Life also offers a free weight loss program geared towards helping you lose weight, improve your diabetes measurements and move forward with your life. There is a 14 day jumpstart guide, 100s of delicious recipes, plus weekly diabetic tips. You can sign up here.
I highly recommend the Level Life products whether you are diabetic, or just looking to improve your diet and raise your protein and fiber levels.
I received a complimentary collection of Level Life products for the purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my own.
For a limited time, Level Life is offering my readers 25% off a purchase of $20 or moe from their website using the code TRYLEVEL25. In addition, you can find Level Life snacks at your local store. Check out the store locator to find out where.
Level Life is generously offering one of my lucky readers a premier bundle pack of new sweet snacks valued at $50!! Giveaway is open to those age 18 and older in the continental U.S. only. Giveaway ends 2/18/15. Enter on the form below.