• Searching for the best Healthy Snack Bars: A Taste Test

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    I’m always looking for an easy + healthy snack bar when we’re rushing out the door and I realized I haven’t eaten anything (yikes!). Luckily, there are a million different bars to choose from! So, our team did a taste test of over 15 different brands to try and find our very favorites. Here are the results…

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    There were a few things we considered when we selected the 15 to try. One, it couldn’t be a treat bar, it had be at least mostly healthy. So we looked at bars with protein, greens, raw bars, and/or mostly nuts. Second, it had to be available at our local stores (local grocery stores, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods).  Here’s what we came up with for our favorites:

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    Our Top Five: 

    1. LARABAR Fruits and Greens: We all really liked this strawberry and greens one. It’s a new flavor and tastes like a really substantial fruit leather bar with added nuts and greens to be more filling. I also love the LARABAR peanut butter chocolate chip one. It’s more of a meal replacement, but it’s really good and filling!

    2. KIND Dark chocolate sea salt. Okay, so it’s a little sweet but it’s mostly raw nuts and dark chocolate. That’s way better than most chocolate bars! And it really was delicious.

    3. RX Bar: The simplicity of the ingredients is really fresh. Soft, mild chocolate taste and nutty. Plus, really filling.

    4. GO MACRO Sunflower and Chocolate. For a protein bar, this is our favorite option. Very filling and lots of great ingredients for a a meal replacement.

    5. Trader Joe’s Chia Bar. Might be my favorite Trader Joes Bar with almonds, cranberries, & pumpkin seeds. Really healthy and very good!

     

    Honorable Mentions: 

    1. Trader Joe’s Nuts and Sea Salt. This was is similar to the KIND bar but it’s a little sweeter. It’s mostly nuts, although not as healthy as the others. It’s really good though!

    2. PRO BAR Superfood: a really filling intensely fruity bar that is great for a meal replacement

     

    Do you have a favorite bar you love when you’re rushing out the door?

  • 10 comments

    1. metal beads said… June 17, 2017 6:08 am

      Very interesting post. It is so helpful. Thanks for sharing it.

    2. Mike Gregory said… June 16, 2017 1:45 pm

      Thank you for sharing your best choice! Larabars is my favorite too!

    3. Cool Ass Links said… June 16, 2017 7:52 am

      […] yoga teacher and blogger, I am always on the go so I often need bites to keep my from starving. The bloggess of Say Yes did us all a favor and gives us: the best of the best bars on the go. PS. My fav of all time is the chocolate and sea salt Rx […]

    4. Molly Garvin said… June 15, 2017 7:46 pm

      RX Bars are the beeeeeest!

    5. Katy said… June 15, 2017 3:45 pm

      Kind’s maple glazed pecan and sea salt is my everyday lunch. No shame. 13g carbs (diabetic, not dieting). Perfectly salty and seeet and crunch without a sugar overload like many bars seem to have.

    6. Paige said… June 15, 2017 10:09 am

      We LOVE kind bars in our house! I’l have to try Larabars soon! I can’t believe they’ve been around practically my entire life and for some reason I’ve still never had one!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

    7. Jen said… June 15, 2017 10:03 am

      May I suggest Picky Bars? They’re delicious and packed with quality ingredients.

    8. Bobbekay said… June 15, 2017 9:35 am

      Thanks. This is very helpful

    9. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog said… June 15, 2017 5:33 am

      I have yet to find my favourite bar. I like the sound of Larabars and Quest bars, but they’re really hard to find here in Hong Kong, and when I do find them, their prices are hiked way up. 🙁

      Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
      http://charmainenyw.com

      • Liz Stanley said… June 15, 2017 9:10 am

        Oh, interesting! That’s a bummer they hike them up, but I bet you also get lots of other deals there we don’t get!

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