5 Favorite Snack Bars

As a rule, I never leave home without some sort of a snack in tow. You just never know where you may end up and for how long. Since I turn into an irrational, volatile, useless person when hungry (it runs in my family), I do what I can to avoid such circumstances.

My typical on the go snack is an apple and snack bar. As I shop for bars, I look at the ingredients and nutrition facts carefully. My goal is to serve up a quick snack, not replace a meal. So, I buy bars that are: made with whole food ingredients, approximately 200 calories, low in sugar, and serve up some protein. I want the main ingredients to be nuts & fruit. Sure, I could make a nice little trail mix to carry around, but I much prefer the portion control and flavor varieties that bars provide.

My five favorite bars are made by two companies: Kind and LARABAR. Both are committed to using simple, natural and good for you ingredients in all of their products.

Favorite Snack Bars

Favorite Snack Bars

What about you, Snacker? Would you rather eat a handful of nuts or a bar?

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7 Comments

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    SlenderGrapefruit
    04/10/2014 at 4:08 pm

    I like bars, but I usually just grab a handful of almonds because I don’t always have time to make my own bars!

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    Lweb
    04/10/2014 at 7:56 pm

    I LOVE the peanut butter chocolate chip Lara bars too. They remind me of lynzi’s balls (haha;))

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    Carissa
    04/10/2014 at 8:46 pm

    Love those and LOVE perfect food bars! My new favs!

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      hellodaynatalie
      04/10/2014 at 10:32 pm

      Those are sooooo good. I think the choc pistachio is my favorite.

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    Lyndsay
    05/10/2014 at 9:13 pm

    I just had a baby and need a midnight snack on my side table to survive until morning. Right now I’m doing trail mix (I like the raw, Un-toasted nuts variety from trader joes), but I wanted to find a bar that meets your basic requirements as well. Thanks for the list. I think I’ll pick up some Kind bars on my next grocery run.

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      hellodaynatalie
      05/10/2014 at 9:29 pm

      Nursing does that to me too! Agreed, snacks must be on hand at all times. I vote for Lara or Kind. How old is your baby? Is this your first baby? Congratulations!

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