What defines “real food” for you?
Is real food simply anything edible? Or is real food something that is made up of ingredients that you can get at any regular grocery store assembled into something delicious? For me, it’s the second definition – real food is something I can make with readily accessible, real ingredients that it didn’t take a laboratory or a science degree to create.
So, assuming you agree with my take on real food (because everyone always agrees with me…), it would be safe to say that something that comes in a package can’t be real food, right?
You can get real food from a package, you just have to read the label!
Imagine a label where the ONLY ingredients are fruits and nuts. That’s it.
72% of consumers surveyed* believe that there is a difference between packaged food and real food, but the majority of those surveyed also believe that fruits and nuts are real food. So it’s only logical (I’m all about the logic) that a product containing only fruits and nuts would be considered real food!
Real food is important to me. It’s what I demand for feeding my family and because I can’t always make everything from scratch at home, which is why I am so thankful for Larabar.
Food Made from Food
Larabar is a brand that was founded on the idea that real food should be something that everyone has access to, and their current “Food Made from Food” campaign hopes to spread awareness that it is possible to get real food from a package. Larabars are made from a blend of 100% real, minimally processed, unsweetened fruit, nuts and spices. Larabars are REAL FOOD! They are pure and simple with bars ranging from 2-9 ingredients depending upon flavor. All of their products are gluten-free and non-GMO and they have many vegan, dairy free, and soy free options as well.
In order to achieve their mission of making real food accessible to everyone, Larabar has teamed up with Feeding America to help #ShareRealFood. The USDA reports that 1 in 7 Americans are at risk for hunger. This is just too many people who face the possibility of going hungry each day so Larabar has pledged $150,000 to help fight hunger in the United States but they are asking for community help to spread awareness to help fight hunger.
How to get involved:
- Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #ShareRealFood. You can create your own message or share this article and add the hashtag to the end of it.
- Take a photo or video and use the hashtag (and tag @larabar).
- Donate to a food bank in your local community or volunteer your time.
- Find local needs right in your own backyard and donate time, money or food.
For more information and to follow along with the #ShareRealFood campaign you can follow Larabar on their social media channels:
Larabars retail for $1.59 each and are available nationwide and online.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Larabar.