Nature's Bakery: Local Business's Healthy Alternative

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RENO, Nev. -- Whether you're a super athlete or a super mom, convenience is the key to balancing a healthy lifestyle. One local business is taking the all-natural route to keep you feeling energized and satisfied throughout the day without breaking the bank.

Elizabeth Lyles trains for about 20 to 26 hours per week swimming, biking and running.

"I really dedicate all my spare time to training and I really don't get any alone time other than my training, but that's how I like it," she said.

She's training for her sixth Iron Man Triathlon, which requires a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon run. To boost her energy in her training and daily life. This triathlete and mother of two turns to Nature's Bakery, a local father and son business that specializes in natural nutritious snacks.

"Being healthy just makes me a happier person when I'm well rested and I'm eating healthy and I'm feeling good about myself and I know my kids are getting the energy I need and growing healthy too," Lyles said.

"It's a good way for the moms to actually get fruit and grains into their diet. You try to get them to eat with something healthy, that's hard," Dave Marson, Nature's Bakery Owner said.

Made from natural ingredients, Nature's Bakery fig bars aren't just for athletes, but also for toddlers to seniors looking for a healthy alternative snack.

"I'm not worried [my kids] are snacking on something that might be unhealthy but that they're good, filling, nutritious and they absolutely love them," Lyles said.

The recession hit the decade-old company hard causing them to lose 70% of their business until recently. They can now be found locally, nationwide and even internationally in Canada and Mexico.

"The product speaks for itself," Marson said. "Our tag line is energy for life's great journey. Everybody's on their journey in life no matter what age you are."

For Lyles, she hopes her journey can lead her to Hawaii at the Iron Man World Championships in October.

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