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(review and giveaway) Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook
Elizabeth Barbone
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Photography Copyright: Tina Rupp.  Used with permission from Lake Isle Press.
Photography Copyright: Tina Rupp. Used with permission from Lake Isle Press.

September 4, 2013

When you're on the run and hungry, what do you grab to eat? Fruit? Nuts? Perhaps a power bar? While there are many gluten-free and allergen-friendly power bars on the market, none are really budget friendly. And if you're like me, allergic to tree nuts, soy,  and sesame in addition to being gluten-free, most commercially prepared power bars don't work for your diet anyway.

Thankfully Camilla Saulsbury came to the rescue! Her new book Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook teaches us how to make healthy power bars from scratch.

Honestly before this book landed on my desk, it never occurred to me that you could make power bars from scratch! For some silly reason, I thought power bars sprang from a factory, not a home kitchen.

But after reading Power Hungry, I practically ran into the kitchen to whip up a batch. And with so many different recipes to choose from--the book includes recipes not only for power bars but for healthy cookies and brownies, too-- it was hard to pick just one.

I settled on a batch of “Healthy Hippy Bars”, a bar that combines gluten-free oats, hemp hearts, dried cherries, chocolate, coconut, flaxseed meal, almond butter, and honey.  They were super easy to make, worked as the recipe promised, and produced really tasty bars. How tasty? Moan and groan while you ate them tasty!

And the best part? I could adapt the recipe to suit my dietary needs. In the introduction, Camilla talks about how to make the bars safe for those on a gluten-free diet (use gluten-free ingredients, mostly), a dairy-free diet, a paelo diet, and a vegan diet. So not only does this book help you crank out budget-friendly recipes, it helps you adapt each recipes to suit whichever special diet you need to follow.

Exciting, right?

I'm so glad Camilla wrote this book. Now I can make healthy power bars and tasty protein brownies and cookies without worrying about questionable ingredients, cross-contact, or my wallet! 


And since I like this book so much, Today I'm giving away one copy of Power  Hungry.

Photography Copyright: Tina Rupp.  Used with permission from Lake Isle Press.
Photography Copyright: Tina Rupp. Used with permission from Lake Isle Press.

How to Enter

Answer the following question

What snack do you grab when you're on the go?

(Remember to include your email address when the comment form asks you for it. If you don't, I won't be able to contact you!)

Bonus Entry Chances

After leaving a comment telling me your on-the-go snack (main entry), you can complete a few easy tasks for additional chances to win! These are totally optional! But if you complete them all, you have additional chances to win.

Once you complete the tasks below, you MUST return to this page and leave a separate comment for EACH task you complete. This is the ONLY way I can keep track of who completed the tasks.

Here are the tasks:

"Like" on Facebook. (After you "like", return here and leave a comment telling me that you liked the page! If you already "like" on Facebook, leave a seperate comment telling me.)

Follow me on Twitter (After you follow me on Twitter, return here and leave a comment telling me that you started following me! If you already follow me on Twitter, leave a separate comment telling me.)

Return each day and tell me that you want to win Camilla's book. Only enter once per day for the additional chances to win. (Yes, I check! So only enter once per day after you complete the main entry and bonus tasks.)


This giveaway is open to United States residents only.

Giveaway will run until Wednesday (9/11/2013) at 11:59 pm EST.

Winner will be generated via a random number generator software program.(

Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.

Winner will have until Friday, 9/20/2013 to claim their cookbook, or I will choose another winner.

The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received.


The giveaway copy is kindly provided by Lake Isle Press. No compensation was received to sponsor the giveaway. (I did receive a review copy of "Power Hungry."However, all the views expressed here are mine and mine alone, yo.)

Good Luck! 

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