Prize Package #6 in the Nourished Giveaway:

5 awards of a $100 gift certificate from Quest Bars.

This is the biggest prize package yet in the Nourished giveaway, with a total value of a whopping $500! Each of five winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend on one of the most popular products to hit the market in recent memory. Since this is the grand finale of my first ever contest, I’m going to extend the time to enter to 2 weeks rather than one.

Quest Bars: If you want to know what works for losing fat and gaining muscle. ask a body builder. Quest Bars are used by bodybuilders and fitness competitors, even when preparing for contests, allowing them to trim fat and build muscle while eating something they enjoy. And you don’t have to be young and athletic to appreciate these great tasting treats.

Quest Bars are not just thinly disguised candy, like many nutrition bars. They lay claim to the best nutritional profile of any protein bar out there. They have 20 grams of protein, all of it from nuts. They contain no maltitol, glycerin, trans fat, gluten, or soy, and they have just a few ingredients. One bar has from 2 to 6 net grams of carbohydrates, depending on the flavor, and there are LOTS of flavors (11 at last count!) to choose from, Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Pie, and Coconut Cashew to name a few.

The original line is sweetened with lo han guo and sucralose and the new “all natural” line with stevia and erythritol.

You will want to try several flavors to find your favorite. I, like many Quest Bar fans, like to heat my bars in the microwave for a few seconds to make them soft and chewy, but the “recipe” for my absolute favorite Quest Bar is below. (I do mine in a toaster oven and it only takes one to two minutes per side.)

The World’s Healthiest Apple Pie

1. Take a Quest Apple Pie bar, unwrap it and put it on a cookie sheet.
2. Switch on the broiler in your oven.
3. Place the Apple Pie bar directly under the flame, only a few inches below the flame if possible.
2. Wait about 4 minutes for the top to turn golden brown.
3. Flip it over and wait, about another minute or two (2nd side browns faster, because it’s already warm) until it too is golden brown.
4. Remove from oven and eat while it’s still warm.

You can watch elite fitness athlete, Courtney Prather, demonstrate how to make it here: She says, “When done properly, the outside of the bar gets crunchy like a crust, while the inside, including the pieces of apple, get warm, soft, and gooey. You will be freaked out by how much this tastes like Apple Pie.”
There is a contest underway on the Quest website to win a year’s supply of Quest Bars. It involves making a video about your New Year’s Quest and uploading it to YouTube. (You won’t get a chance at stardom in the Nourished contest, but it is a lot easier!)

You can order Quest Bars by the box or one bar at a time from the website at or by phone at 1-888-212-0601. They also offer a subscription service for automatic delivery with a 10% discount.

Entries for Prize Package #6 will be accepted until February 18th at 12 midnight, Pacific Time. To see how to enter the Nourished giveaway, go to:

(c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker,

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Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
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8 years ago

"They have 20 grams of protein, all of it from nuts"

That's not true at all.
These bars get their protein from whey.

Judy Barnes Baker
12 years ago

Chef Geoff,
Good news about the doctor! More and more of them are "getting" it.

I will need your e-mail address so I can reach you if you win. You can send it to


12 years ago

Judy, please enter me in the drawing. BTW I am going to be ordering a copy of you book for my doc. He's become more interested in LC WOL.

Erica Gott, aka Erratica
12 years ago

Oh, this is one I REALLY want to win! Please enter me in the contest.


12 years ago

I'd like to win this!
poomy_fl at yahoo dot com

Cathy Richardson
12 years ago

These bars sound so good! I would love to enter.

12 years ago

Oh yum–Quest Bars are awesome.

12 years ago

I'd like to enter. The link is for the 3rd giveaway? My email is
cookiebonster at Thanks!

12 years ago

Count me in!

Jenna Z
12 years ago

Please add my name to the hat, I'd LOVE to win this one!!
beastbunny at hotmail dot com

12 years ago

I'm always looking for great new low carb treats!!!

chrisnikkiandg (at) gmail (dot) COM

12 years ago

I hope I am doing this right! I would love to enter!