Celebrate Women’s History Month with Woman-Owned Businesses

It’s Women’s History Month, and at BumbleBar, we are celebrating woman-owned businesses! 

Did you know BumbleBar is a woman-owned business? Founder and owner Liz Ward used her passion for health food and the environment to create the first organic energy bar back in 1995 [Read more…]

Make a Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner

So, it’s Valentine’s Day again. For you, that might mean a romantic evening with your significant other, a fun gathering with your Galentines, or a night in for self-care. Either way, there’s no reason to feel excluded from this holiday, because we can all celebrate our first love: Food!

Whether you’re vegan or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your love for our beautiful planet, precious animals, and your health by feasting on a plant-based menu for your celebration.  

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Stop Eating So Much Sugar! I Did, So Can You

One of the best things I have done for my body lately is reducing my sugar intake. When I first decided to do this, it seemed scary and overwhelmingly restrictive. Desserts are my jam. The good news I discovered: I don’t have to give them up.

By no means have I achieved a completely low sugar diet by now, but I’m certainly much better than I was before.

If you’re thinking about reducing sugar in your diet, too, here are 8 tips and things I learned so far that might help you on your journey. Let’s start with the benefits so you feel encouraged:

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Three of Our Favorite Fair Trade Chocolate Companies

It is no secret to anyone that knows me. I have an insatiable appetite for chocolate. To me, chocolate is essential. It’s the utmost pleasurable gastronomic experience, and I feel it should be indulged in daily in some form, even if only a teensy bit.  

The choices for purchasing chocolate are vast, as far as companies go. But the big name candy companies lack not only in flavor and high-quality ingredients, but also in ethics. Child labor is a serious issue on cocoa farms, as well as farmers being underpaid by companies for their goods.

I see chocolate as a blessing and a luxury. There’s no reason why something that tastes so good should harm anyone.

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Check out this Amazing Vegan GF Lemon Date Bar Recipe!

I have been making these gluten-free, plant-based treats for years. Kids & adults love them equally. One of my favorite cookbook series is the Moosewood Collective. The recipe is a riff on a lemon date bar from Moosewood Cooks At Home, which I highly recommend. I recently found out about a great source for used vegan cookbooks, Thriftbooks. Many books are $4 and below. Shipping is free after $10 in books. The site is a little dangerous for someone who is obsessed with books like me. 🙂 -Liz

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Healthy Holiday No-Bake Maca Cookies

Holiday cookies are unapologetically my favorite part of the holiday season! Growing up, I would start making cookies with my mom about mid-December. We baked anywhere from five to eight different kinds. We gave them as gifts to anyone we visited, we left them on neighbor’s doorsteps, and of course, we kept covered platefuls in the kitchen so anytime during the day I could float over and grab a little something to feed my sugary festive appetite.

But ever since I began working at BumbleBar, I’ve admitted just how unhealthful and harmful all of that refined sugar and gluten-filled flour can be. My sweet tooth can’t be stopped, though. That’s the truth. So now I just try to make my sweets with natural sugars—and a little less of it—and ingredients that actually provide some nutrients. [Read more…]

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…]

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