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Sep. 13, 2010
Growing Your Own Food: The Connection to Good Nutrition

Do you have a garden? A pot of basil in your window, perhaps? A tomato plant on your back stoop? No?

CLIF KID Garden 1

Shame on you for ignoring the biggest trend since organic food!

From small rooftops to backyard acreage, gardening has become the “hip” thing to do. There is even an organic garden planted by the First Lady herself on the White House lawn. I love it when something positive becomes cool. These days people are planting gardens for all kinds of reasons. It saves on the grocery bill, it seems safer and it reduces stress. What’s not cool about that?!

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Posted by:
Tara, the RD
Category:
Food Matters, Sustainability

Aug. 23, 2010
Let it Go: Weight, Calories and Nutrients

Eating well and being well go hand in hand: put the right nutrients in your body and you’ll be able to reach that euphoric-type-place while you exercise. So often we let ourselves get overwhelmed with numbers like weight, calories, and grams of nutrients. We need to let it go!



Give those numbers a backseat and bring eating with variety, moderation, proportion, and intention to the forefront of your mind. Have confidence that the nutrients will follow and the healthy weight will come almost as an afterthought.

Here are a few nutrition pointers that’ll help you realize healthy lifestyle today:

Eat a variety

  • Increase the color quotient on your plate; make it colorful.
  • Be adventurous and try new foods.
  • Eat foods of various textures and tastes; eat foods raw and cooked.

Eat moderately

  • Make no food forbidden.
  • If it’s higher in fat or calories eat less of it, less often.
  • Choose plant-based fats like avocado, unsalted nuts, olive oil, or ground flaxseed.

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Posted by:
Tara, the RD
Category:
Food Matters

Jun. 17, 2010
1st Annual Clif Bar Iron Cupcake Throwdown!

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, Facebook or right here on the Clif Blog, then you’ve surely seen some of our fun, wacky adventures of office life. Well, chalk this one up on the big board: The 1st Annual Clif Bar Iron Cupcake* Throwdown!

Clif Bar Iron Cupcake Throwdown IMG_0473

Eat your heart out, Bobby Flay. We’ve had more than a dozen Clif Bar & Company participants and a panel of Clif volunteer judges. After after the judging, we put the remainder of cupcakes up for donation to the rest of the company with all proceeds going toward the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Looks like we’ve raised over $400 in total.

The Throwdown featured two key ingredients. The first, lavender. And the second...ready for this? Bacon! Yes, bacon cupcakes. Balancing sweet and salty vaulted creativity to its finest.

Clif Bar Iron Cupcake Throwdown IMG_0459

The calm before the storm. Cupcakes being prepped.

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Posted by:
Chris Morell
Category:
Food Matters, Office Life, r@nd0m

Jun. 4, 2010
Introducing CLIF Crunch!

Spring has sprung and our CLIF family is growing! We’re incredibly excited to introduce you to the newest member, CLIF Crunch.

Clif Crunch


CLIF Crunch is an all-natural and organic crunchy granola bar that contains a special blend of organic whole grains. It comes in four flavors — Chocolate Chip, Honey Oat, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Peanut Butter. The athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen developed the first line of crunchy granola bars to feature whole, baked-in chips made of chocolate, white chocolate and peanut butter for added bursts of flavor throughout the bars.



You may have already started to see Crunch on shelves at your local CLIF BAR retailer. So now that you know all about it, give it a try and let us know what you think! And if you’re looking to snag a free CLIF Crunch Bar, there are plenty of chances over on the Clif Bar Twitter feed. Or if you’re ready to pull the trigger and buy a few boxes, you can do it right here on our Store.

Clif Crunch


Want more info? Check out the Crunch FAQ for a ton more information on CLIF Crunch! And of course, if you have any questions, don’t be shy: ask us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Posted by:
Chris Morell
Category:
Food Matters

Mar. 9, 2010
Field to Table

We’re hardly bashful here about digging into food. Anyone who’s been to Clif Bar knows that we love good food and a good time. But we’re also conscious about the bigger food picture and the importance of understanding where our food comes—including the social and environmental impacts of agriculture. For many farm workers, bringing food to our tables is no picnic. We’d like to see that change—and one way we’re doing that is by lending our support to grassroots organizations committed to creating a more healthy, just and sustainable food system through the Clif Bar Family Foundation. Our staff ecologist,…

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Posted by:
Dean, the PR Dude
Category:
Food Matters, Sustainability

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