5 Reasons to Become a CSA Member of Your Local Farm

The breakfast menu for this morning: Chioggia beet and red Norland potato hash with two soft-fried eggs seasoned with summer savory.

I have been making these types of delicious, simple dishes for every meal since I became a CSA member of my local farm this season. My meals are made up of about 65% fresh vegetables—roasted, sautéed, or chopped raw—which is more than double what I ate prior.

It may sound like an overstatement, but I assure you it’s not: Becoming a CSA member has changed my eating habits, and in turn, my life. I’m making healthier, more knowledgeable decisions about the food I put in my body and being culinarily inspired along the way. [Read more…]

Our New Machine Increases Co-Packing Production

A new metal beast has arrived on BumbleBar’s production floor!

To increase production numbers and eliminate waste, BumbleBar brought in a Vemag dough portioner. The new machine extrudes mixtures at fast speeds and exceptionally accurate weights.

“We want to create the highest quality product, and we think this is what will produce it,” says Glenn Ward, co-CEO and co-owner. [Read more…]

Make a BumbleBar into a Smoothie

We’re not sure how hot it is in your part of the country or the world, but here in Spokane, Washington, it’s been in the mid-90s for the past couple of weeks. The heat sits on you like a heavy blanket you just can’t kick off. The best relief for us here at BumbleBar is to go jump into one of the numerous lakes in our region. Making a cold drink proves to be another great option.

We grabbed a Mixed Nut Medley BumbleBar and blended it into a smoothie for a nutty-meets-fruity, refreshing beverage. [Read more…]

Ingredient Highlight: Turmeric

5 Ways Turmeric Benefits Your Health

When you take a bite of a chai almond BumbleBar, you’re greeted with the spicy-sweet medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. Here at BumbleBar, we not only aim to create yummy concoctions, but to pack our bars full of ingredients that boost your health. Turmeric is one of those ingredients. [Read more…]

In Praise of Plant-Based Protein

It’s no secret many Americans are in love with meat. Burgers, BBQ, steaks, and tacos make up a massive portion of restaurant menus and home-cooked meals.

People justify their large meat consumption with their need for protein. That’s legitimate. Your body requires protein. But meat isn’t necessarily the healthiest source of it. Studies show eating plants for protein is better. [Read more…]

Chocolate Crisp is the BumbleBar of the Month! Check out 30 Fun Facts about Chocolate

Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars are May’s bar of the month! They’re on sale and 35% for the next 18 days. That’s $11.99 a box marked down from $18.00 and $144.00 per master case marked down from $180.00. In honor of Chocolate Crisp this May, we thought it might be fun to share some fun facts about chocolate and cacao. While our facility, as well as all of our BumbleBars, are certified vegan, we still love the taste of chocolate. Reading this list will make you want some, so be sure to have a Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar close by while you read!

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BumbleBar’s Copacking Abilities: Our Research and Development Department

As a company, we wear many hats. We produce our own private label BumbleBars and JunoBars and we also function as a copacker. We have processed a variety of products, from granola to snack puffs, and perhaps most importantly we research and develop products for clients with a variety of needs.

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Tempeh Time: Cauliflower and Tempeh Curry

We’ve had a lot of fun exploring the different ways to cook with tempeh. It’s a great source of plant-based protein and as you know, we’re pretty obsessed with any form of plant-based nutrition at BumbleBar. For the last recipe in the Tempeh Time series, we decided to make a yummy veggie-centric comfort food: Cauliflower and Tempeh Curry. Follow along to make your own! 

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May is Celiac Awareness Month. What’s it like to Live with Celiac Disease?

May is celiac awareness month. As a gluten-free energy bar company, pretty much every month is celiac awareness month here, but we want to help spread the word.  

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat. Check out our blog post specifically on gluten to learn more about it. Consuming gluten triggers a response in people with this disease. It damages their small intestine’s lining over time and prevents the body from absorbing nutrients. Celiac disease can manifest itself in many ways. The intestinal damage that occurs when eating gluten can cause an individual with this disease to experience anything from fatigue and irritability to weight loss and infertility as well as a variety of other uncomfortable and painful side effects.

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Tempeh Time: Vegan Bolognese Pasta

Calling all pasta lovers! If you’ve been enjoying our other tempeh recipes, you’re going to love this one. It’s one of the easiest and fastest recipes we’ve done yet and it’s a perfect weekday meal that’s delicious to boot!

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