This post brought to you by Fibre 1. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mommy Gearest.
I have what some may call an indulgent personality.
I throw caution to the wind when it comes to splurging on vacations, designer duds and the latest restaurants.
You know why? LIFE. IS. SHORT.
I choose to really live — every day. And that includes treating myself and my family to the things we fancy. Within reason, of course. I mean, as much as I’d like to buy a yacht and hire a personal chef, it ain’t happening any time soon.
As indulgent foodies, we’re pretty excited about a VERY important but curiously unofficial holiday on next month’s calendar: National Cheesecake Day. Sadly, we’re travelling and won’t be able to make it to the Fibre 1 Cake Walk in Toronto on July 30, 2016 to mark this special occasion.
So in honour of this celebration-worthy event, we’re packing some Fibre 1 Cheesecake Bars as we make a run for the border. I’m planning to lounge by the rooftop pool at our hotel and nosh on some Key Lime Cheesecake Bars — because at just 150 calories per bar, my fabulous swimsuit won’t know the difference. These have a great burst of tart citrus flavour and only a little bit of not-too-sweet icing on top, which I love because I’m in it for the cake — not the icing. Back at home, I’m fairly certain my kids will be finishing every last Chocolate Cheesecake Bar that we have in the house right now. And I’m OK with that, because they’ll be getting 20 per cent of their daily fibre needs with every Fibre 1 bar. Plus a whole lot of chocolate-y chocolateness in every bite. (I know because I obviously had to be the taste-testing authority for this ultra-tough assignment.)
If you’re near the Toronto area on July 30, be sure to join the Cake Walk:
- 10:10 a.m. at The Beaches (it all kicks off at the south end of Northern Dancer Blvd.)
- 11:40 a.m. at Union Station (Front St.)
- 12:40 p.m. at the Rogers Centre
- 2:45 p.m. at Harbourfront (along Queens Quay West and the Waterfront Trail)
- 4:45 p.m. at Trinity Bellwoods
- 6:45 p.m. in the Yonge & Dundas area
Can’t make it to the T-dot? Do a Cake Walk of your own and rejoice as people across the country unite for National Cheesecake Day. Visit your local grocery store’s granola aisle to look for Fibre 1 Cheesecake Bars.
Oh, and trust me, Fibre 1 bars are a heck of a lot easier to eat on-the-go than actual cheesecake. Heck, you could even “Cheers!” someone else on the Cake Walk enjoying a Fibre 1 Cheesecake Bar — try doing that with a slice of cheesecake.