June 13, 2017

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Why The Paleo Diet? Reflections From Ambassador Katie Merritt

With more and more wellness experts and major media preaching about which diets you should be on and which foods you should and shouldn't be eating, it can get confusing to distinguish which foods you should be incorporating into your diet and how much of them to be incorporating. We emphasize our bars to be Paleo friendly, but what does that mean? For some unique insight, we turned to Thunderbird Bar Ambassador, food blogger, Nutritional Consultant, and Personal Trainer Katie Merritt.

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March 10, 2017

austin ›   events ›   local ›   paleo ›   sxsw ›   thunderbirdbar ›   vegan ›  

SXSW Survival Essentials

SXSW is around the corner, and whether you’re a seasoned vet or a first-timer, we’ve crafted a little Essentials Guide for you that's jam-packed with our favorite local brands (and some additional non-optionals) to help you survive the crowds and lines, from morning all the way through the late-night shows!

Cashew Fig Carrot Thunderbird Bars SXSW Healthy Food Bars

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February 02, 2017

food is fuel ›   nutrition ›   paleo ›   thunderbird bar ›   vegan ›  

The Story Behind the Photo: Christy Smith

The #thunderbirdbar tagged Instagram pictures keep rolling in, and we are excited to present the fourth edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!" Customer Christy is an ACSM exercise physiologist, fitness lover, and active mom. She snapped this great family shot on a trip back to her hometown in Virginia. Read on for the full story behind the photo.

thunderbird healthy bars real food

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

There's a new trend popping up all over Instagram and food blogs as of late that we've just been dying to try: Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls. What better way to test out this strange yet delicious-sounding fad than using the ingredients of our September bar of the month, Cherry + Walnut + Cinnamon? View full article →

Eat, Tag, Win!

We want to see how you use Thunderbird Bars in your adventures and daily living. By tagging @thunderbirdbar and using the hashtag #ThunderbirdBar on your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pictures, your picture could become the Thunderbird homepage picture of the month! The monthly winner will receive a box of bars and some other great Thunderbird bar gear! View full article →
April 10, 2016

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New Thunderbird Bar Of The Month and Superfood Muffins by Carly Shankman

We are kicking off the new Thunderbird bar of the month with a fun recipe with our newest ambassador, Carly Shankman. Give this recipe a try and head over to Carly's site for some more delicious and healthy recipes!

Remember to use the code 20Pecan for 20% off Pecan+Goji+Pistachio Thunderbird bars all month!

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New Years Resolutions? That's so 2015...

If you're like me, you may have already fallen off the wagon. If you are still going strong, then good for you! The good news for the rest of is that now is a perfect time to reset.

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November 12, 2015

#lessismore ›   climbing ›   paleo ›   thunderbirdbars ›   yoga ›  

A collaboration between Thunderbird bar and Dani Whitehead


What does Thunderbird have in common with our Ambassador, Dani Whitehead? Lots of things. For starters, we both strive to inspire you to get out and do “that thing” that you have always wanted to do. “That thing,” you’ve always told yourself you couldn’t do, are too old to do, not experienced enough to do, not fit enough to do. Second, we strive for simplicity. When it comes to our bars, we’ve stripped away all of the gimmicks, the added sugar, and the refined ingredients to provide our community with pure, clean, sustainable energy in a convenient, on-the-go fashion. Similarly, Dani has stripped away the materialistic necessities from her life, packing her belongings into a van in order to follow her dreams and travel the world, teaching yoga, climbing, slack-lining (to just name a few of her activities…) while inspiring those around her to pursue their own dreams living dormant inside of them—whether it be to travel, practice yoga, run a marathon, learn to rock climb…the possibilities are endless! It is for these reasons that Thunderbird and our Ambassador Dani have partnered up to create the #LessIsMore Project, to help you all unleash the fittest, bravest, truest versions of yourselves and help kick-start you all into the practice of a healthy, happy, active lifestyle, fueled by Thunderbird Bars and passion.

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10% Off! New Bar of the Month - Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Seed Bar


The former Superseed Spirit bar has a new look but the same great taste. This nut and seed based bar is low in sugar, grain free and nutrient dense. And we are loving this bar recently because of its seasonal ingredients like pumpkin seeds, dates, and almonds. This is the time of the year where most people think more about carving a pumpkin than eating a pumpkin, but don't toss out those seeds! You can roast them up and sprinkle them on salads, in soups, or munch on them for a quick and healthy snack. Here are a few reasons why this powerful seed plays a major roll in the Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Thunderbird bars:

Pumpkin Power
Based on 2 TBSP (28 OZ.) of Pumpkin seeds
9g Protein
146 Calories
37% Daily Magnesium -- 23% Daily Iron -- 33% Daily Phosphorus -- 14% Daily Zinc -- 19% Daily Copper -- 42% Daily Manganese


Take a look at some more health benefits of hemp, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds courtesy of bodyunburdened.com. Also, don't forget to use the code Seed1015 to save 10% on Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Thunderbird bar boxes and all mixed gather bar boxes! 

Carrot Cake Donuts? Yes, please.


Autumn is (slowly) approaching and the time for warm, baked goods laden with spices is upon us, to be enjoyed in the crisper, cooler mornings with a piping mug of black coffee or as a guilt-free afternoon snack to push through the 3 p.m. slump. As a farewell to Thunderbird’s September Bar of the Month, I’ve whipped a Paleo, gluten, dairy, AND refined sugar-free recipe that satisfies all of the above criteria featuring everybody’s favorite comfort food: donuts. Made using our Cashew Fig Carrot Bar’s key ingredients and some sifted almond and coconut flour, these baked donuts lend all of the flavor and satisfaction of a carrot cake, minus the allergens and empty calories that have kept many of us at bay from this timeless favorite.

Paleo Carrot Cake Baked Donuts with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

For the donuts: (Makes 8)

  • ¾ c almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp.  Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of clove powder
  • ¼ c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • ½ c shredded carrot
  • ½ c chopped dried figs
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 6 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift all dry ingredients together in one bowl, and combine all wet ingredients in another. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mix thoroughly, and then fold in the shredded carrots and figs. Pour batter into donut mold (fill each mold ¾ full), you may have to do 2 rounds if your donut pan only accommodates 6 donuts. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until donuts are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to COMPLETELY cool before proceeding to frost them.

For the frosting:

  • ½ c raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
  • ¼ c maple syrup or honey
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. water to thin, if necessary

Process all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Once donuts are cool, dip each one into frosting and return to cooling rack to let frosting set. Top each donut with crushed walnuts and shredded coconut, if desired.

If you don’t have a donut pan or have some (inhumane) aversion to donuts, this recipe also works well as a carrot cake loaf.