DNX Bars are Paleo and Keto Friendly, Whole30 approved and sourced from 100% grass fed beef, grass fed bison and free range chicken combined with organic fruits, vegetables, superfoods, and spices.
DNX Bars are Paleo and Keto Friendly, Whole30 approved and sourced from 100% grass fed beef, grass fed bison and free range chicken combined with organic fruits, vegetables, superfoods, and spices. Let’s go into more detail on each of these and why this attention to detail and quality is what sets DNX Bar apart from the rest of the meat based paleo protein market segment.
DNX Bars are whole food protein bars because they are made up of whole foods with no added sugar, sodium, artificial ingredients or preservatives. The grass fed beef, grass fed bison and free range chicken used are never given hormones or antibiotics so you can feel comfortable knowing that these healthy snacks are also safe for your children, in fact kids love DNX bars.
At DNX we are proud of our partnerships in the Paleo community and work with a number of online communities such as Paleo Hacks and The Ultimate Paleo Guide. DNX Bars were a crowd favorite at the recent PaleoFx event in Austin, Texas.
For starters DNX bars contain none of the foods or ingredients that are not allowed on the Paleo Diet. DNX uses only organic natural ingredients with no preservatives. Only 100% grass fed beef, grass fed bison and vegetarian fed free range chicken are used for the respective bars. The DNX Team follows a Paleo Diet so we know how important it is to adhere to strict guidelines in making a clean paleo protein bar.
We use only 100% grass fed beef and bison because not only is it leaner than non grass fed but it’s also much higher in beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and the healthy fat known as CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid which is known for improving the immune system and having anti-inflammatory qualities.
In addition grass fed beef has 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than grain fed cattle. This is because omega-3s are found in the green leaves of plants, predominantly in the chloroplasts. The predominant fat in these omega-3s is a fatty acid known as alpha-linoleic acid or LNA along with the CLA we mentioned above. Grass fed beef contains five times more CLA than grain fed cattle.
Because grass fed cattle are given no antibiotics they have a naturally strong immune system and are far less likely to harbor “superbugs” that have become immune to multiple classes of antibiotics which again makes grass fed beef better from a food safety standpoint.
In addition to the completely additive free meats sourced for DNX Bars, we use only organic fruits, vegetables, superfoods and spices to make up the rest of bars. We proudly list the ingredients for each bar here on the website and have a page dedicated to the core ingredients found in the bars. See Ingredients.
All of the grass fed beef protein bars and the grass fed bison bars contain roughly equal amounts of macronutrients, meaning about ⅓ protein, ⅓ carbs, and ⅓ fats. This means that they can truly be used as a meal replacement bar. Even though DNX Beef and Bison Bars contain around 10 grams of carbs they can still be eaten on a ketogenic diet unless the person is being super restrictive in which case we recommend the Free Range Chicken Bar.
The free range chicken used in the DNX Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar are completely vegetarian fed and are never given antibiotics or hormones. Most people these days are environmentally conscious and are concerned about sustainability in raising animals. The free range chicken used in DNX chicken bars are free to roam just as soon as they grow feathers.
As mentioned above the lack of added hormones and antibiotics makes them naturally healthy and strong and a high quality source of lean protein. For those following a very tight carbohydrate restricted keto diet the free range chicken bar only contains 1 gram of net carbs with 13 grams of protein and only 60 calories. You could literally eat these all day long!
At DNX we partner with several companies in the Keto Community including the monthly subscription companies, Keto Krate and The Keto Box. We value these partnerships and are always seeking more in order to introduce our high quality clean protein bars to as many people as possible.
In the last quarter of 2017 DNX worked closely with Whole30 to reformulate DNX Bars to Melissa Hartwig’s exacting Whole30 requirements in order to be Whole30 Approved Bars. Of course this was an expensive project but well worth the time and effort to be able to bring our healthy Whole30 bars to the Whole30 Community.
For those unfamiliar with Whole30 it’s a 30 day plan for clean eating that was created to help people change their eating habits by eliminating foods that are unhealthy and make you feel horrible. These are things the average American lives on like alcohol, sugar, dairy, grains and legumes so they are tough for many people to get away from. The great thing about the Whole30 Diet is that it really isn’t horribly restrictive. You can eat pretty much all the chicken, fish, and lean meat you want as well as vegetables. It’s simply clean eating very similar to The Paleo Diet.
The Whole30 Program was created in April of 2009 by Melissa Hartwig with Dallas Hartwig with the premise of changing you life in just 30 days, hence the name "Whole30". Most of us don't eat the right foods because we have learned bad habits over our lifetime and in doing so we have damaged our digestive system and gotten our metabolism off track. The Whole30 Program is designed to give your system a reboot, establish healthy habits, and boost your immune system.
Many of the maladies that we suffer from can be attributed to the foods we eat and by changing what we put in our bodies they will go away. Eating legumes, dairy, grains, and sugar can cause an inflammatory response in the body causing issues such as low energy, aches and pains, digestive problems, skin problems, trouble losing weight and more. By eliminating these types of foods from our diet and replacing them with healthy whole foods we can rid ourselves of these issues and live a healthier and more pain free life.
No matter what your flavor preferences are you can rest assured DNX has a Whole30 bar just perfect for you.
John Rooney, the founder of DNX Foods decided to make a conscious change in the sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle he was living and begin on a path to being fit and healthy. After getting started on a clean eating paleo type diet and exercising regularly he found himself unable to find nutritious, portable food options. All he could find were scores of over processed poor quality snack bars with unpronounceable artificial ingredients and deceptive labeling practices. In addition, the small handful of bars that could be considered healthy tasted horrible.
Rooney then made the decision to set about creating the best tasting and healthiest whole food protein bars on the market. He put together an entire team of culinary experts and fitness professionals and focused with laser intensity on creating the best clean healthy snack bars possible without sacrificing nutrition or taste.
You no longer have to give up taste or clean ingredients to give your body the complete nutrition it needs to perform optimally. DNX offers paleo and keto compliant high protein meal replacement bars that are sourced completely from 100% grass fed beef, grass fed bison and vegetarian fed free range chicken along with organic superfoods touted for their health benefits.
We have traveled to health and fitness industry trade shows all over the United States over the last two years and the reception to DNX Bars has been nothing short of phenomenal. We have been at shows with dozens of other snack bars where people came up to us unsolicited and told us that ours were the best whole food protein bars they had ever tasted. We greatly appreciate those compliments because our culinary artisans work hard to deliver the best tasting protein bars available. By using such organic ingredients as sweet potato, almond butter, Medjool dates and spices these nutritious food experts ensure that DNX bars are healthy and delicious.
With most protein bars you have to make sacrifices of either nutrition or taste. You have to either go with something that taste like it’s loaded with sugar for a quick energy pick up or you go with a high protein bar made with whey and soy isolates that have been over processed and taste horrible. DNX Bars not only give you a healthy clean protein bar but also add antioxidants, reduce inflammation, assist muscle recovery and aid digestive health.
DNX Foods gets its superfoods from around the globe and uses only the cleanest ingredients combining the talents and skills of an extraordinary team of fitness experts, culinary artisans, and nutritionists to give you the best whole food protein bar available. All DNX Bars are slow cooked then vacuum packed to stay fresh for a year with no refrigeration necessary.