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Clif Bars to the rescue

June 9, 2014 - Mike Donahey

A journalist's schedule can often be hectic.

Consequently, there is a lot of temptation to bypass regular meals.

I’ve endeavored to keep fresh fruit, nuts, and other healthy items close at hand should breakfast, lunch or dinner be missed.

However, those supplies tend to run out from periodic snacking. Consequently, I'm severely tempted by the many eateries which exist just a mile two or away from the office.

A juicy loose-meat sandwich (with everything) from Taylor’s Maid-Rite, or a melt-in-your mouth Taco Bravo or bean burrito from Taco John’s, or one of the Tremont Grille's daily specials are hard to resist, I’ve found, when “the munchies” come around.

However the aforementioned hectic schedule sometimes does not allow one to leave the building in search of food.

To the rescue of late have been a variety of Clif bars, made by Clif Bar & Co. of Emeryville, Calif.

Yes, that is their name, plain and simple.

If one is looking for a healthy snack that fills one up, with a shot of energy, then the bars come highly recommended by this writer.

The 2.4 ounce organically-certified product come in tasty chocolate chip, crunchy peanut butter and chocolate chip peanut crunch.

They were a lifesaver for me while on a 10-day church mission trip to South Sudan, Africa 2.5 years ago.

Jet lag and other factors had severely curbed my appetite for campfire food, and a supply of Clif bars, courtesy of my oldest daughter, kept hunger at bay.

Nutritious food was important.

Our days were long and the jobs were at times hard and hot, as we worked to repair one water well and install another.

But we got the job done, and I'm still grateful that my daughter thought of her dad and sent a supply of the bars before I departed.

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